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Last week I introduced the 7 layers of Design by Christopher Lowell and we covered paint.  I like his process in that it helps me to remember all of the little things that I’m supposed to remember to get a finished look in my home.  However, I often times do not follow his order exactly.  [...]

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Many people think that getting a beautiful look for one’s home usually costs you a pretty penny.  But what I have discovered over the years is that you can really get a beautiful look for a lot less than what people might think.  To learn how to decorate on a dime I’ve decided to show [...]

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The Opulence of The Biltmore Estate A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  It was an amazing place, and you’re probably wondering what such opulence displayed in one of America’s grandest homes has to do with an entire blog focused on financially responsible living [...]

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Garage Sale Planning

On June 14, 2011 By

Every year in the first weekend in June my neighborhood gets together and has a huge neighborhood garage sale.  I always feel sorry for the neighbors not participating as it is almost impossible to get in and out of the neighborhood quickly and easily for all of the visitors looking for bargains within the neighborhood.  [...]

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I recently discovered that June is National Rose Month.  For me I’ve never been one to have roses in my landscaping.  As lots of varieties require so much maintenance, the work involved in growing them always seems so complicated to me.  And you know I don’t like to spend huge amounts of time working in [...]

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If you’re like me the idea of stripping and refinishing your home’s wood cabinets seems completely overwhelming and time consuming.  But if you’ve lived in any home over any period of time, you will discover if you have stained cabinets as I do, that your cabinets will need to be spruced up every once in [...]

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Green Carpet Cleaner

On May 16, 2011 By

aka My Love Affair with Rubbing Alcohol   Green Carpet Cleaner:  The True Story About the White Carpet Trendsetter* I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in my part of the country the most popular color of residential carpet is some shade of white. White. But did you know that the trend [...]

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With my allergies and living in Oklahoma where you develop allergies even if you’ve never had them before, gardening is not high on my wanting to do list.  However, nothing makes me happier then driving up to my house after a long day and seeing my yard looking flush and my landscaping blooming beautifully.  I [...]

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