8 Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal

One of my favorite summer activities is going for walks with my hubby and taking in the sights of pretty curb appeal created by mindful homeowners. I've never understood why some people don't plant any flowers for the season ... I guess I'm a bit of a flower freak and enjoy adding color to the landscape. You don't have to spend a lot of money to add curb appeal to your home's exterior. Sometimes a few simple touches are all it takes. This … [Read more...]

Turning an Awkward Space into Something Useful

If there's one thing I wish my old farmhouse had, it's a designated foyer. When you open the front door you immediately step into the living room. No transitional space to hang your coat and purse before entering the rest of the home.  So I've had to figure out a way to create an entry of sorts ... an area that's not part of the general seating and conversational area in the living room. I've rearranged our living room a gazillion times and I'm … [Read more...]