10/24/13

Cozy Rancher House Tour

Ready for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour!?!  I think you’ll love love this cozy rancher!  When we placed our house on the market, for sale by owner, I was put on an email list of homes selling in my area. I'm still on that mailing list and when this house showed up I knew I ... |read more|

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10/16/13

Container Store in My Kitchen

Life is too busy to mess with what doesn't work well.  These are some of my favorite kitchen storage solutions in an attempt to create a Container Store kitchen at my house -- 1.  I have a small OXO Small Sink Mat on each side of my kitchen sink and a large OXO Sink Mat below ... |read more|

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09/10/13

Cleaning Area Rug – Three Easy Steps

Cleaning area rugs (both sides) can be a little bit of a pain!  If I were to take a picture of my dining room at the new house you'd be less than impressed (lots of unpacking still to be done).   So for now we'll stick with the Rancher Pics as I show you how I vacuum both sides ... |read more|

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09/09/13

Useful Moving Tips and a Packing Schedule

The other day I mentioned that 'Moving is Messy' -- anyone been there recently?  I think I can actually hear you agreeing with me!  We took a leap of faith and listed our house without a specific plan because the houses where we were moving were selling so fast, contingency ... |read more|

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08/26/13

Rancher Home Layout – Entry

Before listing our house we added shutters to the exterior brick to give it a more impressive entry!  We also pulled out a lot of the overgrown shrubs and replaced with roses and small perennials.  This made a huge difference in the curb appeal! Do you remember what our ... |read more|

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08/20/13

Girl Room Ideas

The other day I shared how I kept my formal living room and dining room somewhat casual AND today, Girl Room Ideas.  My little girl is ten.  She goes back and forth between wanting to put all her 'baby toys' in the attic to being fully wrapped up in imaginative play.  Instead of ... |read more|

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08/06/13

Living Spaces Reveal – Formal Rooms

Yesterday I showed how I declutter our rancher.  I thoroughly sorted every room before throwing up the for sale sign.  I knew my house wouldn't get any cleaner than at an open house (all of three families showed up) so I went around snapping pictures.  I took  SO MANY  pictures ... |read more|

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07/31/13

Home Sweet Home

Life has been a little EXTRA busy.   I know some get a 'rush' from putting this sign in their front yard, but I'm not really that type.  After many hours spent driving Dallas and its surrounding cities, lots of weighing our options, a ton of prayer, and falling in LOVE LOSING OUT ... |read more|

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07/17/13

Hosting a Party in Summer

Hosting a Party in Summer is always fun!  My hubby doesn't usually have business trips, but last week he was away for a full week!  My Sweet MIL came out to keep us company (and to take my three sweet B's home for Gigi and Pa Camp the following week).  Yes, I'm blessed!  While ... |read more|

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07/15/13

Cutting Trim – Kitchen Cabinet Close Up

I still love our Kitchen Cabinet Update!  Cutting Trim allowed us to update our cabinets, pennies per door!   Over the past year I've emailed a lot of pictures to sweet readers that wanted to see a close up picture of the final reveal!   I love the interaction with each of you ... |read more|

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