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May 27th, 2013

Greetings all and Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all are enjoying the extra day off. Today we recognize our men and women in uniform who have served to protect and defend our country, we will never forget your sacrifice.

As we do every two weeks, Amanda and I rounded up some favorites discovered across the blogosphere. Enjoy these inspiring spaces and links!

There’s a very cozy and budget friendly family room to tour over at City Farmhouse.

family room city farmhouse blog


I love all of the spaces being transformed on behalf of Room Service Atlanta, and Rhoda and her team recently transformed this feminine bedroom space.

room service atlanta makeover


This small space solution is so clever, a desk that performs double duty as a bed! Check out how this DIY murphy bed + desk combo looks when guests arrive at Vannessa Shaffer Designs. 

murphy bed desk vanessashafferdesigns


Holly Mathis featured a fantastic little boy’s room in a perfect gray and orange palette.

little boy room hollymathis


Check out this RAST hack over at The Turquoise Home, transforming the popular chest into a more substantial furniture like nightstand complete with molding on the drawers, baseboard, and a stained wood top.

ikea rast dresser hack


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Weekend Reading

May 24th, 2013

It’s officially summer???  Wow, that happened fast. We’ve got a full house this weekend, with my sister and parents coming to stay for my niece’s graduation and my brother and his new baby coming to the house for a barbeque on Saturday. All the makings of good times!

I started an Outdoor Room series over at BH&G since this is that time of year when we’re all sprucing up these transitional spaces. Three of them are linked below, as are a few other articles I’ve written lately.

serene screened porches

sunroom style

decorating above the bed

covered patios and porches

diy stenciled headboard

decorating with a tan sofa


And a few other links I enjoyed this week:

How to create a focal wall

Insider secrets to Walt Disney World (know of any others?)

Someone bought these Jedi jeans for $36,100.

The impact and history of the Mason jar.

Credentials and the fraud police.

The most important thing you will watch all week.

Some amazing color photos from the Depression era from the Library of Congress.

If I had a radiator, I’d do something fun like this with it.

I love the way Alicia writes about a rainy day.


Be back on Monday for a Memorial Day edition of Best of the Blogosphere…

Have a great three day holiday weekend!

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