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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning with Kids

There's just something about the sun shining brightly and a warm breeze blowing that makes us want to deep clean our homes, to make them feel shiny and new again. Tired rugs, dusty baseboards, smudged windows, and dingy upholstery cry for attention all winter long. This last weekend, our ...

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Our Rustic Boho Family Room

The other day I walked through a friend's house for the first time. I was blown away. No, it's not what you think. Her walls are not painted Sherwin Williams Color of the Year (which happens to be Naval 6244 by the way). Her furniture is a collection of hand-me-downs, yard sale finds, old ...

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Recovering an Upholstered Barstool Seat

You know you're not keeping all the balls in the air when your upholstered barstool seats are in this condition. But in my defense, at times I actively choose to *bomb* simple things like recovering a barstool seat so I can pursue alternative endeavors in my life which pay greater dividends ...

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Snack Hutch Makeover

Around our house, back-to-school means a return to scheduled bedtimes, intentional meal planning, and time-saving systems to make our morning routine flow smoothly. I am ALL about smooth mornings around here. Here's what I believe: No one should leave the house in the morning feeling stressed, ...

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Back to Basics: Our Three Family Rules

I'd like to say I am writing this post from a place of parental inspiration and accomplishment, but quite the opposite is true. Last week was rough in the Coon household. Rough as in pushing boundaries, eye rolling, unkind words, laziness, selfish ambition. You know, all those qualities that ...

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Lessons I’ve Learned About Blogging and Home

I've been picking away at this blog for over five years now.  It began with dreams of beautiful home photos, helpful DIY tutorials, and a longing to be included in a community of like-minded bloggers whom I respect and admire. In actuality, my blogging road has been somewhat lonely. I've ...

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Cruise

My plan today was to post about the metal stand Mr. Wonderful made a few days ago.Just one thing: some days don't go according to plan.Just after twelve o'clock today, we received a phone call from a lady we didn't know.  She was so sorry, her car had just hit a dog on the road by our house.  Our ...

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Baking for my Family

This blog was conceived from my love of furniture refinishing, decorating, and all things design. Oh, don't misunderstand me.  I still love those things...!  I can get downright giddy were you to come over this afternoon and talk furniture over a latte with me.  Matter of ...

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Reflection for 2012

The first day of 2012.  A brand new year. I'm sitting here in the office surrounded by piles of receipts, candy wrappers, items I plan to mail to Afghanistan for my brother, kids' thank you notes in need of envelopes, and an empty water bottle that needs to be ...

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