how much wallpaper is too much wallpaper?

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If you would have told me this time last year that this time next year, I’d be living in Arizona and renovating an old ranch style home with 18 chickens and a cow and a couple of bunnies and a whole lotta citrus trees,  I would have said, “Never. Not in a million years!” But one of the great lessons 2020 taught me was, never say never....

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a home renovation begins.

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Well, here we are! Probably eating take-out tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner since we don’t have a kitchen this week BUT does that even matter when we’re feeling the giddiness Christmas morning often brings as we’re starting our home renovation?!

We are a few months into our new home situation in Arizona and while a lot has happened on the home front in many regards (though never as quickly as I’d like!...

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6 and 1/2 tips to makeover a room with paint!

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 so, if you know anything about me, you know how much i love to transform a space – be it with rearranging furniture around or adding a coat of paint. simply put, i’m a big believer in making your home space yours and a reflection of who you are. and while we’ve been in our current apartment for well over two years now and have really worked to make each room, from the bedrooms to the kitchen to the living spaces, match our family’s spirit and mood and feel, we had never paid much attention to our long apartment hallway....

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family home evening.

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sharing a few photos and a little bit about how our family does “family home evening!” i have mentioned it here and there on social media on occasion and have had a lot of questions around it, so i thought it would be nice to put everything into a big blog post which will hopefully be helpful and insightful for anyone else with a family who is wanting to establish routines and habits around spending quality time together....

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fresh flowers, please.

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something i love having in our apartment each week are fresh flowers. i really really love having them around, on the table, in the kitchen, sometimes on my bedroom dresser if i’m really feeling it. i once teased josh that he doesn’t bring me flowers and he replied something like, “well you’re always beating me to it!”

and then i realized, true. ...

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