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Best of February

Friday, March 1st, 2013

I’m in an exceptionally good mood today, perhaps because it’s Friday or perhaps because there are blooms beginning to appear on the trees or perhaps it’s because I plan to spend my Saturday painting something this color but mostly I think it’s because spring is finally on its way. Can you feel it yet?

It’s time for that end of the month roundup, here are the top ten not to miss posts from February.

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We installed a new backsplash and mirror in the hall bathroom; my daughter’s dresser got an upgrade with some overlays and new pulls; there’s a new weathered gray stained bench out in the garden; and the marvelous Annie Selke shared some of her savvy business tips for entrepreneurs.

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I finally figured out how to organize the Legos in the house and make it fun for my boy with the help of IKEA, win win! Also tips on pillow styling on a sofa; there are a few new terrariums around the house; you all shared your thoughts on bunk beds and helped us make a decision, thank you!  The Centsational Girl blog turned four this month (yay!) and I learned more about who you are from the informative survey; finally, don’t miss the Downton Abbey Season 3 recap – the comments are fantastic (but beware there are *spoilers* if you’re not caught up)

A special thank you to three great contributors this month, the first post by Courtney on using recliners in interior design, the second by Shannon who discussed six ways to dress a kitchen window, and the third by Jennifer who shared eight spring fashion essentials. Thanks so much for your contributions this month!

I’ve got some painting to do today and tomorrow and we’re hoping for a day trip somewhere on Sunday with a sunny sky forecast.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Best of January

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

It’s always fun to take a look back at what occurred over a month’s time even if it blows right past you, which it did for me. Do you also let out a great big sigh when you turn the calendar to a new month?   It just passes by so fast…

Last year,  I rounded up a collection of favorite posts at the end of every month, so I’ll continue the tradition this year.  Here are the top ten not-to-miss posts from January.

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We built some new bookcases for my office with IKEA pieces; my new 35mm 2.0 lens came with me on hike through Yosemite; I shared some thoughts on thrifting (what I look for and what I reject) and also some solutions for renters in the bedroom (tips for adding color, pattern, & personality).

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Our French doors were painted with a shade of teal blue; here are several stylish ways to display black + white photographs; I stitched up a rainy day play tablecloth tent for the little ones; this interview with a magazine field scout and stylist gives a peek into the industry; my favorite berry superfood smoothie is now a regular breakfast food; and several bloggers shared their favorite organizational tricks

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We finally finished the backsplash in our ongoing hall bathroom remodel over the weekend, I’ll snap some pics and share that on Monday!

 

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