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Home Goals: How Did We Do?

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Every year in January I post our hopes for improvements around the house and earlier this year I posted our Home Goals for 2012.  Here’s the checklist on how far we got!

1)  Prettier powder room?  Check!  New beadboard wallpaper, darker paint for contrast, and a new mirror refreshed this space, full tour here.

kates powder bathroom

 

2)  Build a Bench.   Check!  I dreamed of a potting bench for years and Matt built us one this summer.  Woot!  All the snaps and the full how to here

diy redwood potting bench

 

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I’ll Have a Blue Christmas… Porch

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

I was in the mood for modern, simple, and unexpected this year.  I’m back to my old favorites using blue and green on the front porch instead of traditional red like last year’s poinsettia porch.  Here is our porch all decked out for the season in navy and white with some emerald green thrown in for fun.

blue and white christmas porch

 

I moved the outdoor rug and pillows from the rear balcony to the covered front porch where we could enjoy them for a few months more in a different spot.  Two white trees in urns and a preserved boxwood wreath on the door complete the scene.

boxwood wreath white tree with ornaments

 

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