Just for fun, I dug into the blogging archives to see which posts are the All-Time favorites! Be sure to check out the Viewers Choice: Best of the Best Blog Posts 2016 too. If you missed these oldies but goodies now is your chance to check it all out without having to search around. All-Time Fav Furniture Before & Afters This custom painted French farmhouse style dining table is #1. The black paint finish sure is sharp and has a sleek modern vibe that feels warm and inviting. Click on- Before and After Black Farmhouse Dining Table This next one…. Whew.… View Post

Just like last year, I’m fashionably late with sharing a look back at the best blog posts from the previous year, and you know what? I’m okay with that. So what if it’s two days into 2017 and I’m taking the time to regroup, assess, and prioritize personal and blog goals for 2017! The past five months have gone by so quickly that it’s time for a breather. If you’re feeling the same way, welcome to the tribe! We are slow and steady planners who like to have a well thought action plan. Alrighty, lets have a look see at… View Post

And just like that, one day I woke up to find summer was gone and fall arrived. By my birthday, which happens to be today, the leaves are turning and flowers have withered away. No doubt, autumn weather is here to stay while others are still in the throes of heat waves. Dealing with heat is crummy! You have my sympathies. Temps are in the 50’s at night and 60’s during the day and the rainy season has been upon us for a couple of weeks. I’m wearing sweaters again and the heat is back on. For thin-blooded, Lower 48’ers, this… View Post

When it comes to home decor, the most exciting and fun part is styling and decorating. More times than I can count, I’ve been asked how to dress a coffee table that will be both beautiful, and functional. Unlike a formal living room, a coffee table in a family room is the main hub of family gatherings. Friends and family alike typically kick off their shoes, prop their feet up on a coffee table, uncork a bottle of wine, and settle in for some TV time, movie nights with popcorn, play board games, maybe even catch up on some paperwork.… View Post

Is it spring yet? I know the calendar says it’s spring, but it’s barely recognizable from my neck of the woods. Most states are well into spring while here in Alaska spring doesn’t go full swing until May. Waiting until then to share a mini home tour with a few spring decor inspirations would be weird, even confusing. All photos are pinnable, but the main Pinterest image is at the bottom of this post. This rocker is one that I gave a paint finish nearly ten years ago. The real test of quality with a paint finish is when it can withstand… View Post