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Dining Room Rug and Final Touches


I am back to share a final post about our Dining Room, it’s been a bit of a process but I am done decorating in here for the time being. When I showed this room on Instagram some people thought it was Christy’s space, as I mentioned in the comments that ‘I was excited we finally had a room that was complete’. I can see how that would be misinterpreted since she is the one that just moved! However, we are going through a stage where almost all of our first-floor spaces are undergoing something–kitchen makeover, family room flooring etc. so it feels like we’re in upheaval everywhere around here except for this room. So, no, we’ve lived here a year and I can finally say this space is now pretty much done, obviously we move VERY slowly.



I already showed off my new curtains and several reiterations of them HERE. The final piece of my Dining Room puzzle was the floor. I searched and debated but my heart was just pulled toward this Rug {source at end of post}. It’s currently pretty popular in blogland and also comes in a gorgeous cream color, but I went with the gray.



It’s pretty traditional but this room is pretty traditional so I think it works. It’s also very affordable as far as rugs go {I will link up the sources at the end}, so that is a plus since I have come to the realization that my tastes change too frequently to invest in any one decor style at this point in my life!


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Switching out the Dining Room Curtains…Again!

Here is a quick story today about curtain dilemmas...I know we all have them, right?!? {Or it is just me?} Last Fall when I finished up the decor in our Dining Room in our new house, I ordered these curtains from West Elm. I thought they were fun and would provide something a little off-beat … [Read More...]

Ways to beat the heat this summer using cool colors in your home decor

Beat the Heat with Cool Indoor Decor!

Hi everyone and happy-almost-weekend! I just wanted to share that today I am over at the Mohawk Creative Home blog sharing ways to make your home feel cool even when it's sweltering outside! Click on over HERE to see how Christy and I incorporate cool colors into our home decor. I am a busy bee … [Read More...]

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June Pretty Preppy Party–Share your projects!

  Hi everyone and welcome to the June Pretty Preppy Party! This is your chance to show off what you've been up to this month by joining in the link party.  We'll each be featuring our favorite links on our blogs and social media, we can't wait to see all your pretty and preppy projects this … [Read More...]

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A Bon Voyage Farewell Luncheon

It's always hard to say goodbye when we move on to the next adventure, but last week's farewell luncheon that "my" ladies threw for me was particularly bittersweet. I put "my" in quotes, because I read once that I'm not supposed to call them "my" ladies, because that indicates ownership, but I've … [Read More...]


A favorite DIY Hack–Using Glad Press’n Seal for Painting

  This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks I have a great tip to share with you all today! For the last several years I have snapped … [Read More...]


HomeRight Bookcase Challenge–Billy Bookshelf to Kitchen Bookshelves Hack

      Hi everyone! This is an exciting post I really can't wait to share with you all. For the last week or so I hinted around here I was working on a REALLY BIG DIY in my kitchen as another step in my kitchen 'makeover', but I didn't share that this project is also our … [Read More...]

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How We Found Our New House

I've been promising to tell you all the story of how we found our next house in Southern Pines, because we hardly ever do things in the "usual" way around here! First, we decided to rent this time around.  We still own an income property (our Nashville house), and we're not sure that we'll be in … [Read More...]

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Beautiful Outdoor “Rooms”

I know...isn't that the most gorgeous photo? I'm blogging over at Mohawk's Creative Home blog, and you can see more beautiful outdoor spaces that live like rooms {here}.  There's plenty of inspiration for your spring (and summer) deck, patio, or porch. I'd love it if you'd stop by and take a … [Read More...]

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Super-Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipe

  Since I am knee-deep in finishing up a really fun but big DIY project in my kitchen this week that has consumed most of my time but isn't ready for its "reveal", I thought today I would share how I make an easy, summer smoothie. I have both my version and the variation I make for my … [Read More...]


Ballet and Vacation

This is the last week in our house before the packers arrive next Monday.  I'm spending it re-hanging the original light fixtures that were here when we moved in (I only leave mine behind when we've sold a house and the new buyers want them to convey), pulling things off of the walls and spackling … [Read More...]

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