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Grand Tour

We watched as boards and bricks turned into a home so we wanted to share a little Grand Tour with you.  Thank you for sharing this special time with us and for celebrating a vision that became reality by the very real blessing from God.  We pray that the house will be a place that […]

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When things go wrong…

PROBLEM #1  Really weird, crooked globe on pendant In my dream kitchen (picture from a magazine), I loved the schoolhouse pendants over the island. Small and quaint. So when I found them, I thought “great – just what we need!” We made a lot of internet purchases for the house and this is the only […]

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Making progress

  The painters have worked their magic. When looking for a paint, my philosophy is always to “copy”. One of the first blogs I found during one of my late-night web frenzies was www.thingsthatinspire.net. I now feel I know “Holly”. She has given me a lot of inspiration. Granted the website is on a higher […]

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Cohesive Eclectic

If you like a lot of different design styles, why not just use them all? For a small space, we have a lot goin’ on. We wanted to make the exterior “sophiscated charm”, the living room is garden traditional, the dining room is country maple, the kitchen is Shaker, the downstairs bath is spa-Asian, the […]

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Brick, doors, floors and more

There are two ways to pick out brick (maybe there are more ways, but I only know of two!). Look at the samples, then find houses that have that brick on them OR find a house you like and see if you can find out what brick it is. We did a combination of those […]

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Building a house in January

When you start building a house on January 2, the first thing you think of is cold, bad weather. The kind that not only shuts you down, but shuts down the whole city or state. History bears that out. School systems build “snow days” into their schedule. You don’t have to live in Oklahoma too […]

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Timing is everything

We all want things to move fast. Microwave cooking – fast. Electronic credit card processing – instantaneous. Computer processing speed is now measured in gigahertz GHz which is 1,000 times faster than a megahertz MHz and a MHz wave cycles 1,000,000 times per second. Crazy!! Well, we actually thought we might be in the new […]

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Welcome to our new home…

Well, actually this is where our new home will be. We loved this house; but alas, it had to be torn down. It had a lot of structural damage. We were told it was originally an old farm house that had been been moved to this site about 75 years ago (don’t quote me on […]

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