Triple Feature in Kitchen + Bath Makeovers Magazine

August 14, 2014

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It seems like a lifetime ago, but early last year (in 2013) a crew from Better Homes & Gardens came to my home to photograph a bunch of spaces.  It was an incredible, eye-opening experience and one I will never forget. Truly a dream come true that I never even knew I had... Long before one of my client's kitchens were photographed for this past Spring's KBMO cover and even longer before my kids & I were photographed at our Central Command Center, our kitchen and master bath (plus the family room) were photographed and are finally being featured in the fall/winter issue of kitchen + … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

August 13, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. Welcome Lindsay… ******************* Thank you so much for having me, Jenna!  I am Lindsay and I blog over at The White Buffalo Styling Co.  When Jenna asked me to participate in this series, I was so excited because this is my main goal with my home and blog. There's a long story about The White Buffalo.  You can read the whole thing here.  But in short, I believe that each of us has a distinct style and appreciation of beauty.  And I believe that nothing makes our homes more … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

August 11, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. Welcome Sarah… ******************* Hi SAS friends! I'm Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs, where I share my day to day DIY adventures and all things home related! Even though I've moved three times in the past year, my definition of a meaningful home is the same as most, first and foremost, family and then a few meaningful things that we've made and collected over time. Here's how I've created a meaningful home, on the go! 1. Meaningful items. We make and collect a lot of things, … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: Fieldstone Hill Design

August 8, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Darlene of Fieldstone Hill Design. Welcome Darlene… ******************* Hi! It is so nice to meet you. I'm Darlene Weir, principal interior designer at Fieldstone Hill Design, and blogger at fieldstonehilldesign.com . I am thrilled to be hanging out over at Jenna's place today, getting to meet all of you! I love the idea of this series because, truly, what is more important in home decorating than having meaning in our homes? What is even the point of decorating if it is not about the people that live inside your four … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: Dimples and Tangles

August 6, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles. Welcome Jennifer… ******************* Hi there!  My name is Jennifer and I blog at Dimples and Tangles.  I am a minister's wife and mother of 2 middle school aged children. I am in no way a professional decorator, but I love to decorate our home and try to make it an attractive, comfortable, and welcoming place for our family and others to use and enjoy.  I think there are several factors involved in creating your own meaningful home. The number one rule I try to live by is to buy … [Read more...]

Q & A Interview with David Bromstad

August 5, 2014

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"We have celebrity interior designer and artist David Bromstad available for an interview...  Would love to know if you’d be able to speak with him?" Seriously, does that have to be asked?  Do I want to interview the incredibly talented David Bromstad?  ummm, YAY!!!  After taking a few breaths and realizing the email wasn't a hoax, I was super psyched and totally nervous.  Lil' ole' me interviewing a celeb designer - HOLLA.  It's not every day you get to interview a designer with such great creativity + talent + love for color! David is a favorite of mine because of his passion for great … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: All Things Heart and Home

August 4, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Robin of All Things Heart and Home. Welcome Robin… ******************* Hi everybody! I’m Robin from All Things Heart and Home and I’m so happy to be visiting you and Jenna today, talking about some of the ways I create a meaningful home. Home. What do you think of when you hear the word? I’m immediately filled with a sense of well being. A sense of place. And those feelings have little to do with how fancy my rooms are decorated. When I moved out of my parent’s home decades ago, I lived in a four-room garage … [Read more...]

A Dream Oasis…

August 3, 2014

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I love my home.  Every nook-and-crannie has either been renovated, painted, or touched in some way to make it ours. BUT, I still dream.  I dream of creating an oasis where I can completely step away from it all, relax 100%, and all be mine - just for a moment.  Even though I love color, I dream of this oasis to be serene, quiet, and totally zen.  Soft pinks, hues of white, all surrounded by fluffy pillows and fun textures. Like living on a cloud... So what triggered this post on creating my dream oasis?  Dyson recently reached out to me about creating a magical dream space and even though I … [Read more...]

How-to Prep + Season a New Chalkboard Wall

August 1, 2014

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It's August - WOW!  Where has the Summer gone?!  Obviously for me with a newborn (+ 2 older kids), it's been a busy few weeks, but I just can't believe the days are passing by so quickly.  For some of you back to school is only a few short days away.  For us, school doesn't start till after Labor Day so we get to enjoy few more weeks of late mornings, lazy days, and soaking up the sun! Since I have 3 kids now, lately I've been trying to be overly organized and prepared.  Thinking + prepping ahead of time is my M.O.  With back to school around the corner, Lowe's put the Creative Team to the … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: Our Fifth House

July 30, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Carmel of Our Fifth House. Welcome Carmel… ******************* Hello!  I'm Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I'm honored to be participating in Jenna's Creating a Meaningful Home series.  I believe that a home is about so much more than a place.  In fact the tag line in my blog header reads "where home isn't a place, it's a state of being."  As someone who has moved around a bit I've come to learn that no matter where I live I'll always be home if my heart is filled with joy and contentment. I'm a big believer … [Read more...]