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Comfy Guest Room

My daughter went away to college and when she didn’t move back home after the first year my sons went on a campaign to put a pool table in her room. So we did. After 4 years away, she came back home for a few months until she could afford her own place. Since her old bedroom is now the Pool Room, she moved into our guest room. With her effin’ cat. Who tore up the carpet trying to escape.

This is how a lot of my home projects start, with one repair that snowballs into a total makeover. I figured if I have to replace the carpet, I might as well paint while the room is empty. And now that I’m painting a new color I’ll have to get new bedding. And since I’m starting over, I might want to rearrange the furniture because I haven’t hurt my back lately.

Vintage-y guest room

Vintage-y guest room


Sitting area, comes with a free dog.


Vintage family photos mixed with antique prints warm up the room.


Homey collection of prints and photos in a simple arrangement.

The afternoon sun shines on the bed so this room might have to double as the Afternoon Nap Room. Now I just have to redo the attached bathroom, stay tuned!



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Shady Veggie Gardening

Screen shot 2013-07-10 at 8.51.49 AMI have two spots in my yard that I plant veggies. A really sunny spot where I have one raised bed (pictured above from last summer). Last year I grew tomatoes, swiss chard, eggplant, basil and lettuce with great success. This time around I will plant tomatoes, basil and probably swiss chard again. My other larger area is two large raised beds in partial shade (pictured below). I’ve had some success with broccoli and cauliflower but other veggies that I’ve planted wanted full sun. This year I did some research on shade tolerant plants and I’m going to try kale, spinach, lettuce and strawberries for sure, not sure what else. I think I will also mix in some shade tolerant flowers and plants. Here’s a good list or this one for some shade tolerant veggies. Now if I can just figure a way to keep my annoying dogs out of the garden area everything would be peachy! Got any ideas?


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New S+K Graduation Cards

We have a bunch of new Graduation cards debuting on this week. Lot’s with multi-photo that would look great with baby pictures and current pictures. I always love seeing those side by side pictures. It’s fun to see the changes. Hope you like them and for some great party ideas check out these posts, here and here.

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Setting up a Home Office

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We’ve decided that when our lease is up at the end of the summer, that we will move our office to our homes. Erin and I live within a mile of one another so getting together for meetings and brainstorming will be easy. Most of our corporate clients no longer come to our office. We either go to them or everything is done by email. Our licensing manufacturers are all over the country and world so we get together with them only occasionally at trade shows. It’s a changing world we live in.

One of my problems with moving my office to my house is that I won’t have a dedicated room just for my office. I will need to have a multi-tasking area, like the corner of my bedroom or my living room. It will be a big adjustment but will also save us some money (rent, insurance, phone bills, etc.). I’ve just started thinking about some space ideas and also getting to the difficult task of cleaning out an office that has accumulated 20 years worth of stuff! Here are some ideas that I really like. I’ll keep you posted with before and after pics when I finally get around to making changes at home. And check out my Pinterest board for my ideas.

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