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Come In and stay a while

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Boys Room Reveal-Our South Carolina Home

When we moved to our new home here in South Carolina
we moved into a smaller house.
With our daughter at college and our son soon to be on his way too,
we decided to downsize.
(Well, inside anyway...our garage(s) and property are way more than we are used to!)
 So each of our sons left at home would have his own room.

Monday, January 23, 2017

My Steals from Decor Steals

  I found a great website called Decor Steals.
I've been selfish not sharing with you.
Their model is a 'deal of the day' type site.
They offer up one product a day and when it is gone, it's gone!
So, in reality the less people that know about it the better.
 But that wasn't nice of me...

Friday, December 16, 2016

South Carolina Home Exterior Dressed for Christmas

 Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas from South Carolina.
A wreath in every window is the way in the South and we were happy to oblige the trandition.
It's always been a favorite look of mine.
 The porch is a bit dressed for Christmas.
 I hope to do much more next year.
 It's such a beautiful porch and I feel like I'm not doing it justice yet.
But I'll get there.

I wish I could get a good picture at night so you can see the candle in every window.
I'm just not that good of a photographer.

Merry Christmas y'all!
May Christ's spirit fill your heart and fill your home.
I'll catch you on the flip side, in 2017 with more reveals of rooms we have redone
as we work to 'make this place our home.'
Peace and love.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

So the Master Bedroom is Blue

 I wanted my master bedroom to be a beautiful gray.
I bought 7, S-E-V-E-N, different shades of gray and painted them on the wall.
I would pick one I thought was perfect but when I started painting a bigger area it would turn purple...
or almost black...
or blue.
I gave up.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Boys Bathroom Reveal-Our South Carolina Home

 Happy Monday y'all! 
Today's reveal...I am so excited to share with you!
 We ended up totally revamping 2 of our 4 bathrooms.
 They took A LOT of work and as with most things in life...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Don't Hate Me...Kitchen Reveal

 Are you ready to hate me?
 I'm totally ready for Christmas.
 Decorating, shopping, wrapping...all of it...have been since November 30th.
It's ok, I'm a little disgusted too.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Dining

 We sure enjoyed our first South Carolina December Weekend.
 Short post today to show you the dining room.
 The tablescape is pretty simple.
 Magnolia leaves, pine cones, natural fibers of wood, and Shagbark nuts...
 (yes I had to look that up, it's a type of hickory nut).
 and splashes of silver.

Friday, December 2, 2016

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


 I'm so excited to share my home dressed for Christmas with you!
 I took SO many pictures...
 I'll probably have to share all of this with you over the next few days.
Dressing the large livingroom was as much fun as it was therapeutic.
  I was so excited that my two older kids were here from college to help pick out and decorate the tree.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dining Room Update

One of the first rooms we updated was the formal dining room.
This is how it looked when we walked through:
And, with just a few changes, this is how it looks now:
Formal dining rooms really are in many ways a waste of space these days.
But I'm secretly tickled to have somewhere to display the farm table I made.

Monday, November 21, 2016

South Carolina Home Tour Begins

Wow! If you are still with me after that last post
 {aka: hemorrhage of the soul}
I sure appreciate it!
From now on, it will be back to my original format.
Lots of pictures,
few words.
Beginning the official home tour of our new home in South Carolina...
The Living Room
Our 'new' home is almost 20 years old.
There is very little new construction in the little country town we live in.
Most homes are about 15 years old or older. 
We picked the home that we felt had the best 'bones' but knew we would have work to do.
The previous owners were the original owners...
this is what it looked like when we toured it during our house hunting trip:
 Sorry the pictures aren't great, they were quick pics on my phone.

And this is what it looks like now: