Goodbye temporary apartment?

Goodbye temporary apartment?

On arrival to DC, I assumed we’d be in our temporary apartment for 12 months then head back to our Dallas dream house. Life had other plans. Here’s a peek at my tweaks to make this Home. Goodbye Temporary Entryway: Hello entryway that says welcome… Goodbye Temporary Hallway: Hello hallway that says drop your bags…… Continue Reading

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4 kids in 1 bedroom?

4 kids in 1 bedroom?

Please welcome Sara Rivas, my fellow Hoosier girlfriend turned Texan. Sara recently added baby #4 and is experimenting with 4 kids in 1 bedroom. She is one of those rare talents who can make a home look smashing on any budget. I love how she’s always up for a good challenge. Here is Sara’s experiment… Continue Reading

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Host a DC Bunco Night?

Host a DC Bunco Night?

Bunco Night was introduced to me in Dallas. Once a month, a group of girlfriends gathered for dinner, dessert, and a dice game in someone’s home. The game of Bunco fosters mixing and mingling as players change tables and partners throughout the rounds. It’s a game of luck that allows for much chit-chatting. Some of my dearest… Continue Reading

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Valentine’s Day in the District?

Valentine’s Day in the District?

I was excited about my 2nd Valentine’s Day in the District. Last year, the Husband and I went to  “The Naked at the American Art Museum Scavenger Hunt”.  It was a FUN date night that spurred on much laughter and team-work. This year, I wanted another fun night on the town.  We secured babysitting and… Continue Reading

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Multi-Functional Room?

Multi-Functional Room?

When you live in a small space, multi-functional rooms are essential. You’ve seen my 1,200 sq ft apartment – right?  This was our dining room last year. I told you how it never felt right here. Then I moved the dining room into the living room: That created a FREE room with endless possibilities! But that FREE… Continue Reading

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Art Resolutions?

Art Resolutions?

Do you have a New Year’s resolution for your Home? Mine relates to original art.  I want some. You’ve seen my attempts with paint colors, window treatments, plants, and mirrors.  But art has been missing.  Sure, I have great travel prints and artistic photos snapped on vacation – but no ORIGINAL art. My childhood friend turned acclaimed… Continue Reading

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EASY Christmas ornaments?

EASY Christmas ornaments?

Remember how I spent last December here making our apartment festive?  We handcrafted ornaments, garland, and snowflakes. This year we needed EASY Christmas ornaments. Now that my DC job is in full swing, I have no time for daily Christmas crafts. After hauling this year’s tree home and stringing the lights, it was time to make it ours.… Continue Reading

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Saturdays in an apartment?

Saturdays in an apartment?

A Dallas girlfriend recently asked me what I do on Saturdays. When we lived in suburbia, she often joked about our militant approach to weekend chores. Mowing, weeding, pruning, and housekeeping chores kept us busy for several hours each weekend.  It was a labor of love, but it was labor nonetheless! Saturdays are Different My urban Saturdays are very… Continue Reading

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