Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bringing out the box again...

I thought it was time to bring out the box and add a little bit of fall to my dining area.

 
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Easy Canvas Prints review

As much as Luis and I are enjoying photography, I was excited to get an email from Easy Canvas Prints asking if I wanted to review a canvas. That was an easy "yes" as we are planning on offering them for sale in my shop.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mountain harvest...

Fall is all about harvest here in the North Carolina mountains, and nowhere is that more evident than in my parents' garden. 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn photography

Fall is definitely the time Luis and I like to go out and shoot the changing landscape here in the mountains. You just never know what you're going to get and foggy mornings can make for some great shots.
We headed up the Blue Ridge Parkway early one morning last week, and I finally found an overlook cleared enough to get this sunrise shot over Waynesville. We could also hear something moving in the woods, so I made this a very quick stop!

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Summer begins to have the look...

Summer begins to have the look
Peruser of enchanting Book
Reluctantly but sure perceives
A gain upon the backward leaves --


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Before and after of the antique chest

I painted five pieces of furniture in the girls' room, plus all the art and mirrors, so I've been sharing pieces one at a time instead of one super long post. 

Today I wanted to show you the before of this chest.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall decorating ideas for outdoors

One thing I have always loved to do is use organic elements in decorating -- both inside and out. Instead of heading to a big box decor store, just look around your own yard, or even a neighbor's, for things you can use to decorate your home for fall. Be sure to ask your neighbor first, though:-)

I thought I would share some of the things I have done in the past to decorate our outdoor areas for fall.


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Origami art and painting the wash stand

I wanted to share some more details in the girls' room makeover so I thought I would show how my daughter and I made the artwork and how I painted the antique wash stand.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Small changes make a big impact in the living room...

I have been so busy with the girls' room and the ensuing mess it created throughout the house, that everything else has been seriously neglected.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Organic Fall decorating ideas for indoors...

Even though it's hot and not remotely fall here in the North Carolina mountains, I thought I would give y'all some ideas for fall decorating indoors using organic and natural elements. 

I like to bring the outside in as I like for the inside to reflect what is going on outside, so I take my cues from nature.

I LOVE apples, which are abundant this time of year here, and find they are a great option for fall, plus you can eat them when you're through using them as decor:-)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Painting Isabelle's vanity...


Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about my girls' French bedroom last week:-) I worked so hard on this room, and seeing it come together was extremely rewarding. 

I wanted to share how I painted all the furniture in the room starting with my grandmother's vanity.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Coming home...

Yesterday was my birthday. It was one of those milestone birthdays -- I won't say what year:-)
It is a birthday I will remember, though, not because of the year, but because of the amazing gift I received. 


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