My Pottery Barn Slipcover Saga

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Please note that 17 years ago this slipcover was really cool and in style…

Many of you read my Instagram post and saw my Stories about the 89 years of fabric I bought to have two couches, two chairs and a sectional slipcovered. A few of you messaged me and asked if I could have ordered one from the sofa builder.

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My Coffee Table dilemma … help!

So here is my problem. I bought this coffee table thirty years ago. When I bought the table, it was light wood. I had the wood stained dark (gasp!) but at the time I thought that was a good thing. (Of course, I now know it wasn’t.) The table itself is pretty cheap. So it should be replaced. Ideally,  I want either a chippy painted coffee table or a newly found flea market table.

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Stuff I Really Want to Buy For My Home

When I was thinking of what to name this post, what came to mind was Leslie’s Christmas/Birthday/Mother’s Day/Anniversary Wish List. But upon further thought, I wanted to go with something a bit more generic. So I came up with “Stuff I Really Want to Buy For My Home.” Simple, yet exactly what I mean.

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Photos Taken From Here, Here and Here

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Why Patience is Key to Having a Successful Instagram Account

In the spring of last year, Instagram did away with their chronological feed and replaced it with an algorithm that ranks posts based on engagement (likes and comments). The good news to this is that the images you now see at the top of your feed are more likely to be interesting. The bad news is that your posts could be easily buried if you don’t inspire enough engagement right off the bat. The truth is, no matter how good your content, it won’t get very far if you post it at the wrong time.

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TWENTY THURSDAYS ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Setting a Holiday Table with Music

Before you lash out at me for posting Christmas décor in August, let me explain what this idea is. We’ve all been there where it’s mid-December and we realize we’re totally behind. On gifts, on RSVPing to parties, sending out Christmas cards and even putting up the decorations. Or even if you’re ahead, maybe you’re feeling uninspired. I figured that if I started now, I would be able to get creative with my décor ideas and have a whole repertoire of ideas. So, if you don’t feel like reading now, bookmark this and remember me come Christmas so that you can find some great Christmas décor ideas. When you are ready. 

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Why a Neutral Palette Makes Decorating So Simple

06dddb49-30c6-4fef-9aac-e949983dbcb8Before I started transforming the decor in my home to a farmhouse style, I had a lot of color in my house. My living room was tan with highlights of aqua and my family room was gray, dark red and green. Our master bedroom was themed in yellow with orange highlights. Oh heavens, now that I am writing this I realize how awful it sounds! What was I thinking?

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