5 Ways We Sold Our Home On The First Showing For Full Asking Price


  When we bought our condo people thought we had lost our marbles. Everyone knew we were desperate to find a house after our very quick relocation, but they didn't think we were that desperate. Maybe we were desperate, or maybe we were smart, or maybe we were both. But our condo was a diamond in the rough... Very rough. The condo had been previously owned by a heavy smoker. Not only did it smell bad from the smoke, but in the upstairs, ... READ MORE »

Pick My Cafe Curtain


Part II to "F-Word, But It's Not What You're Thinking" is taking even more time than I anticipated as I am trying to be very thorough, but in the meantime, I need help from my 5 loyal followers. ;) I am struggling to decide a fabric for my kitchen window. It's naked right now... Here's 3 options... And one more I decided to throw in for kicks and giggles. The script fabric on the chair. Here's a reminder of the adjoining ... READ MORE »

Dining Room Progress

Designed to the Nines Dining a Room

Since I haven't really blogged over the past couple years, we have done a lot to our little home. Our friends and families thought we were crazy buying our condo, as it was extremely dated. But worse, it was totally saturated in cigarette and sewer smell. But our options were pretty slim at the time we bought, we were desperate for a house, and I have vision and maybe an irrational sense of what is possible. Here is what the dining room looked ... READ MORE »

Autumn Wonderland Wedding, Part 2: The Reception


Ok now for the big reception. Their reception was held at the old Wilson theatre that has recently been renovated in Rupert, Idaho. It is one cool place. As I already mentioned, it was in October and so we really took advantage of the fall colors in the color scheme and used pumpkins and a lot of them. I can't recall the exact number but it was around 75 I believe. This is the beautiful buffet table where we had soup, homemade rolls, ... READ MORE »

Autumn Wonderland Wedding, Part 1: The Wedding and Flowers


My baby sister Nikelle just celebrated her first anniversary last week. And she hit the jackpot and knows it! :) She is still in newlywed bliss (where I hope she stays forever and ever) and is expecting her first baby. Although we basically live on opposite ends of the country, it comforts a big sister to know that she has a guy who is treating her as the queen that she is. I was involve a lot in the wedding planning and design. I did all the ... READ MORE »