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New LEED Home in the Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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There is a LEED house being built in my area. What is the difference between a LEED home and a standard build?

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that measures the design, construction and operation of high

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My Trash To Treasure Bookcase

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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I had to share with you how my $15.00 bookcase from the local Barn Sale:

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Came out after cleaning up and painting:

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I used a blue paint I pulled from the fabric I found for the kitchen window treatments. The bookcase fit perfectly in this little space:

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I am still shopping for the

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Fun Idea For Unused Birdbath

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

I was at the garden center yesterday and I thought this was such a wonderful idea:

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Love it! Such a imaginative idea for a birdbath that is not being used:

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I showed you the Fairy Garden I was impressed with the other day at Art In Bloom:

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Which I really liked, but the tiny garden within

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Barmoires

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

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A lovely reader wrote to me recently with a great question. She asked “Can an armoire be made into a bar?’”

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Yes, you can Cindy. And when I looked into it further, I even found that there is an actual name for bar-armoire: ‘barmoire’. A <a href="http://barmoires.com/

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New Navy Blue Sofa!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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Like many of us, my budget for home beautification only allows me to afford one big purchase at a time:

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Ever since I started our living room project, I have been dreaming of a navy blue sofa since I saw this beauty:

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A very beautiful and very expensive sofa. But I want it

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Redesigning Your Window Treatments

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013


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Have you ever thought about taking your existing window treatments and transforming them into something fresh and new?

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Everything is now being renewed, reused and repurposed in our quest for a greener future. I think it is a great idea to take those yards of fabric from your

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