Home Decor and Improvement

Decorating: Better With ‘Age

Vintage, Cottage…no matter what the ‘age, I love it.  My latest, favorite, go-to websites on vintage, cottage, and farmhouse design and style include the following — check ’em out. Some have shops, some have blogs, and all have great ideas! The Old Painted Cottage The Lettered Cottage Pink Pig Cottage Home Decorating Red Barn Mercantile Barn Light… Continue reading Decorating: Better With ‘Age

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Home Decor and Improvement

Days Seven and Eight: Shaping Up!

With the walls up, and subway tile and beadboard in place — our “country” bathroom is really starting to take shape. Hard to believe that not 3 days ago it barely resembled a room at all; it was just mess of wires, plumbing and lumber seemingly held together with Scotch tape and spit. Next? Paint, trim,… Continue reading Days Seven and Eight: Shaping Up!

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Recipes and Entertaining

Cozy Dinner for a Cozy Winter’s Night

Friends are coming for dinner tonight! It’s warmer than usual today; though I can’t help but think of summer with these colors, the meal is most certainly meant to warm us up (Baked Rigatoni with Prosciutto-Fontina Bechamel ala Giada De Laurentiis). This is not a low-cal meal, but still fits in with our Plan. I’ve been power walking like… Continue reading Cozy Dinner for a Cozy Winter’s Night

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