Category Archives: Life by Design

Summer Settles In

Because so much has happened…so very much…that William and I have decided to take a break from the renovation. He has it so I can live here, but there is still much work to be done though is already showing … Continue reading

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White walls!

The ceiling has been painted with primer… and a few walls. It looks so clean and fresh! The cabinets arrived yesterday and are beautiful. I am very, very excited.

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At last…wood floors…a smooth ceiling…and lights!

Wide wood plank floors…now what color to stain? Look a the new ceiling! No more popcorn and beautiful inset light that can be used as focal spots…and they are all on dimmers!

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Laying the sub floor boards

A strong base is put down and I know what it means to have “firm footing.”

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Spring Cleaning

I am going to have a facelift. I have been dreaming about if for years. Boring friends with all the “should I” or “shouldn’t I’s.” Now I am ready. I am going for it. I am going to renovate my … Continue reading

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A Long Winter Begins To Thaw

It has been awhile since my last post, I confess with the guilty heart belonging to a long lapsed Catholic. There are reasons for both failings (for not writing and the gully splitting me from any organized religion), yet a … Continue reading

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Shop Your Closet

This is a guest blog written by Mary Frisby, my sister-in-law and professional stylist and shopper. She dresses women for any and every event (including me…from office to red carpet) she maximizes my minimalist wardrobe so it works overtime. Her … Continue reading

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Forced to Live in the Moment

Well, as you may be aware, we have been socked with frigid weather and one of the hazards is black ice. I learned this when I took a fall last week and broke my arm. After much moaning and groaning … Continue reading

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Hello!

Today is a Snow Day! A gift of winter that I relish. As the blizzard rages blowing clumps of snowflakes against the windows and driving frothing waves to shore, I sit nestled in the couch with my dog, reading and … Continue reading

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