the magic carpet


The family was coming for Christmas, and it was time to get some rugs on the floor at the Lake House. So I headed to the local Rug and Home store to start the process.

I think I became the salesman’s worst nightmare.

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walk the plank


I figured I’d start with the after, cause no one likes to REALLY see those “before” pics at the top, do they?

Ok, ok….  here is the before:


This is the family room the way it looked before. The previous owners used it as a study, a library, a TV room, and a litter box (I’m not kidding).

See that little cut-out next to the wastebasket? That is a kitty door.

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the orange chair


Just when I had gotten my perfect little waterfront condo all done up in it’s pretty pale blues and green, Summer boy inherited an AMAZING orange chair.

No, seriously, it IS amazing. Continue reading