New Paint in Our Kitchen (Finally!)

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  This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are my own. One of the things that's been on my to-do list at the MCC House for at least a year is painting the kitchen.  The reason that it's been on the list for so long is that the paint in the kitchen really isn't that bad, so other … [Read more...]

Fall Tablescape with Copper & Gold

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  I have a fall tablescape to share today. I am not sure it's perfectly normal to design a whole table around these copper wine glasses, but in this situation, that is exactly what I did. I created a simple but elegant fall tablescape that would be perfect for Thanksgiving or fall … [Read more...]

How To Build Stained Wood Open Shelving

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  We're back with another one of our 'greatest hits' to share today, if you've been around awhile then you may have seen this project before, but for our new readers we thought we'd show how we built these rustic farmouse style stained, open shelves with brackets in my {former} kitchen. … [Read more...]

Organizing Our Double Pantry {Real Food Organization}

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  I started this project right after we moved into our temporary rental home, but the lack of natural light inside our kitchen/breakfast area has made taking photos of our pantry (and most of the kitchen) a challenge. I finally dragged out my lighting kit and now that we're just weeks away … [Read more...]

Our Spring Kitchen

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If you visited my home tour a few weeks ago (see it here), then you saw a few shots of my kitchen.  It's definitely compact, which makes it hard to photograph, but it's been nicely updated with new cabinets and granite countertops. Yes, I have to store a bunch of my cooking implements … [Read more...]

The Kitchens of 11 Magnolia Lane

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That almost sounds like a book title, but there's no literary symbolism here--I'm just going to show you the kitchens Amy and I have designed and lived in at our various (many!) houses.  Seeing this builder image of her soon-to-be new house's kitchen got me thinking that we really have cooked in a … [Read more...]

The Kitchen at the MCC House

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Today I thought I'd share a few of the "outtake" photos of the kitchen from my home tour last week, so you can get a better sense of the space.  It's pretty small; we have about a fourth of the cabinets that we had in our old kitchen, but I haven't missed any of our cooking gear yet. It's summer, … [Read more...]

The Dining Room at the MCC House

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I know you've all been waiting for some photos of the inside of the MCC (Mint Chocolate Chip) House, and today I'm sharing the dining room. Just a quick recap for those of you who might have missed previous posts; we're still in Southern Pines, NC, and have downsized from our old house of almost … [Read more...]

Upgrade Your Morning Coffee Experience

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee®. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I'm sharing a few shots of my favorite spot in the house, a.k.a. the corner in my kitchen I've set up as a coffee bar.  When you're as deadly serious about your morning cup(s) of joe as … [Read more...]

Freshening Up the Kitchen

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 I've just gotten all of my Christmas decorations packed away.  Isn't it funny how it feels SO good to do that?  I love pulling them out and decorating for Christmas every year, but then I also love putting them away and going back to a less-is-more look. The kitchen has been stripped of all its … [Read more...]

Bringing Home the Bacon {in the Kitchen}

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This post (and the pig print) are courtesy of Photos.com; all opinions are mine. All of my Christmas decorations have been packed away, and suddenly the house felt empty, especially the open shelving I added above the bar area in our kitchen.  Clearly, they were pretty "done up" for the … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization – Erin from Sunny Side Up

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*Be sure to catch our two giveaways at the end of the post!* We're so happy to welcome back our sweet friend, Erin, from The Sunny Side Up blog.  We love it every time she guest posts with us; she's got a beautiful (and beautifully organized) home, and she's mastered the art of decorating without … [Read more...]

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