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Good Housekeeping Feature

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Just a quick post this week about a lovely mention we received over at Good Housekeeping.
Thanks to Kathleen Corlett who found me in this never ending sea of home blogs and thought we’d be a nice fit for a slideshow they were working on -

“7 Bedrooms You and Your Guy Will Love”

It’s always a complete surprise when this happens because lets face it, I’m the WORST at social media and promoting our home blog.  (worst, meaning I don’t do it at all!) It’s just not something I have time for and with so many amazing homes out there ….

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Pinched, Framed and Purple Matsumoto

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I’m sure you’re starting to think this is becoming a floral blog with all these weekly posts about the fresh flowers I bring home.  I swear to you I have not lost my mind… but I have certainly lost my ability to walk, bend over, stand for too long, sit for too long, or even feel my left foot.  So all I can really do is stare at flowers all day.  Which has been a comforting part of my otherwise painful week. (month, … I mean 6 weeks)

I’m not a bitcher or complainer but I’m telling you I’ve never ….

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Fresh Friday: Red Tulips

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This week I tip toed and bought some tulips! The market was filled with flowering bulbs, and while wondering through the displays I could have sworn it was spring.

Pinks, purples, yellows, and whites surrounded me, but eventually red was the mood I was in. A simple glass vase that originally held a gorgeous bouquet from my husband many anniversaries ago still looks pretty no matter what goes in it. I do have a thing for clear glass containers.

The weather this week has been crazy with sleet, snow, and freezing rain. Work was cancelled for 2 1/2 days and ….

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Put a shelf in it!

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Baby, it’s cold outside!  I mean seriously… can’t just about EVERYONE say that.  Even us hillbillies down in Texas are freezing our boots off.  I’m sitting at home today thrilled to have a day off due to freezing rain, sleet and light snow.  So I’m slow-cooking a roast with potatoes and carrots and finding time to catch up on all kinds of things.   Including a recent project!

A little over four years ago I knew this project would happen, I knew how it would look, and I knew I would love it. Now I can finally say IT’S DONE!

I’m talking ….

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Fresh Friday

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always happy to get the holiday decorations back in their boxes. It’s all so pretty when you put them out but when they come down you really appreciate your home just as it was — clean, simple, uncluttered. Okay, that made it sound like I’m the queen of keeping things clean and organized which couldn’t be further from the truth. But it does feel good to get back to “normal” (whatever that is).

Of course that meant moving things around again and freshening up our space. The large glass dome (cloche) I pulled out ….

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Fresh Flowers, Christmas Spirit… and a Birthday!

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Whewww, it’s been a busy week for me, as I’ve been working my tail off at the station to cross off my VERY long list of things to do before my holiday vacation.  It’s a mad dash to finish because I’m off for THREE WEEKS!  Yes, three glorious, fun-filled weeks.  Okay, fun-filled for weirdos like me means lots of work around this house… and I CAN’T WAIT!

I realize Christmas madness excitement has kicked in for most people and I’ve really enjoyed all the holiday sparkle around the blogosphere.  It seems to have done the impossible and put me in the ….

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Fresh Friday: Pink Roses

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This Friday is so fresh I can still smell the Roses! Pretty Pink Roses and a mix of other surprises made their way home with me from the market this week.  A mix of greens, pinks, greys, whites, and evergreens make up this weeks arrangement.  All chosen for a dish I have never used for flowers but have been dying to try.

My kitchen counter is the perfect place and height for these projects.  Richie passed by the kitchen and said (I KID YOU NOT)  ”you smell good… what’s that perfume”?  Ummmmm, honey… it’s called “pink roses”.  Yes, they all ….

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Fresh Friday

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I enjoy having fresh flowers in my home and most of the flowers I buy are from our local supermarkets. I love how they place the flowers right at the store entrance so you have to walk by them and WANT them! Of course I want ALL of them. A bundle almost always makes its way home with me each week.

As much enjoyment as I get out of them they eventually droop, wilt, and say farewell, so I thought I’d start a FRESH FRIDAY post on my blog to feature the pretty flowers that make their way home with me. ….

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Good Finds

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It’s been a while since I reported on some of our odd and fun finds. So it’s time to catch up!
If you were expecting Christmas crafts or seasonal decorating… sorry to disappoint…

I’M A SCROOGE! A GRINCH! CHARLIE BROWN!
(not really… I ‘m just being dramatic)

Christmas is lovely when it’s someone else doing it. I LOVE IT! Bring on the tinsel, the wreaths, the lights and tree. Show off your holiday baking and hand stitched stockings. I will soak it in and “eat it up”. But all you’re getting from me today is the crap we found! HA HA!

First off, ….

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A Little Help from Mother Nature

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Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. Well… actually there wasn’t much celebrating because I took 3 naps during the day. I’m not sure if it’s because I crashed after a tough six weeks at “work” or if it’s because I turned 45 and that’s just what “old” people do… they nap. It may be a little of both… and for the record if naps are what come with getting older then I totally approve!

The past 6 weeks have been intense for me and I’m starting to come through it. The fundraiser is over and my schedule is finally going to get ….

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Latest Finds

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With all the work going on around the house we haven’t had much luck with our thrift finds lately.  There’s been no $20.00 barcelona chairs or $5.00 faberge eggs. (giggle)  That doesn’t mean we don’t get out when we can and find a few things worth picking up.  I do believe the days of scoring big every weekend with designer mid-century furniture is over.

My husband is a hoot!  I don’t talk much about him except to tell you how awesome he is at home renovation but he’s also one of the best story tellers I’ve ever known.  He’s an avid ….

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Wood Accents

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We’re piddling here at The Goode House.  Yes, it’s back to school, end of summer, schedule changes and a shift toward the fall.  It’s been HOT and we’re tired.  I think by the end of August everyone is worn out, no matter where you live.   Which makes this the perfect time to do little things.  Fun things.

Back in January Richie and I went to see Neutral Milk Hotel in concert.  He came home with a t-shirt but I wanted the poster.  I knew it would look so good all framed up but I also knew that there ….

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Take A Seat

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I’m often asked… WHY?  Why in the world don’t you hire someone to finish up this house of yours?  Good grief, that’s an excellent question and my usual answer is … well, because there’s lots of stuff I can do myself and hiring someone is not only expensive but a nightmare.  (we’ve all been there!)  NIGHTMARE!  But this post is about another reason we do it all ourselves.

The thing is that I’m not a rich person.  I make a good living and so does my husband… but we are not wealthy people.  We have beautiful things that we’ve worked very ….

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Office Party!

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I definitely think it’s true that “small” spaces are the hardest.  I know it seems like I’ve been working in the office for like FOR-EV-ER (gag me with a spoon). Honestly the truth is … I HAVE BEEN.  I’ve also been helping Richie with the staining of the outside siding.  Which is going fabulous by the way.

But lets wrap up this space before I stab myself with a pair of scissors.   I don’t know about you but when I’m done with a project I’m DONE with it.  Well, for a while at least.  Ha Ha!

The office is a tiny ….

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Window Wars

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I’m at war… with the sun!  I love you shiny sun.  I love how you brighten my life and my home… but you’re starting to get me HOT….  and not in a way my husband would enjoy.

What I’m about to say is NOT a complaint because having a home with floor to ceiling windows is really special, but it has and continues to be a real challenge.  You have this amazing view to the outside world that makes you feel like you’re never “stuck inside”.  You watch the birds, the rain, the squirrels (who eat your tomatoes out of the ….

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