The process is often what's important about a home restoration.  What we learn, what we go through, and what changes we have to make after discovering the unknown... it all makes a story.  The process is not just what has to take place, but it's how we as grow and become wiser.  And what good is that if its not shared with others?

Here we will share our discoveries, our challenges, and how we accomplished certain restoration projects.  We plan to add more as we go.

July 23, 2018

Wow, just walking through the house talking about it made me fall in love even more with this property.  As humans we sometimes fall in love with other humans who need some 'fixing up'... and we are counseled by experts to avoid that, right?  Well we don't have to avoid falling in love with a house that needs some fixing up.  

I apologize if you cannot hear me talking during the video... there is a loud swamp cooler r...

May 10, 2018

Plant Dreams, have courage to fly, and stick to your dreams!  Sometimes we need a little motivation in our lives.  I've attached some encouraging messages to a few home decor items that you can use in your life if you choose.  Does anyone else do this?   Do you naturally decide your cute home decor has a message to it, so that every time you see it you'll think of that message, thus always being surrounded by positive encourag...

January 24, 2018

As an interior designer, I've learned that 'most' interior styles look better when there are curtains, or draperies ----in design school I was told, "designers don't call them curtains! We call them draperies! But I'm going to call them curtains here ;)

  A lot of modern interiors wouldn't be as modern if they had the softening curtains.  But if you're going for Farmhouse, Traditional, Cottage, Shabby Chic, Modern Farmhouse, an...

January 23, 2018

 The Pantone 2018 Color of the year is ULTRA VIOLET.  Those of us who love FARMHOUSE style think to ourselves, "how in the world could I use that color??"  

Well most of us probably won't use that color, let alone change out any of our decor to accommodate new ultra violet items.  However, if you're adventurous and like to challenge yourself to 'keep up with the times' when it comes to the annual change of a year's co...

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