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Work With What You Have

homeFrom an early age, I have loved houses.  I feel every house has a possibility.  I do get sort of frustrated with the HDTV shows where they take a house, tear out fireplaces, knock down walls, and completely change the floor plans.  I, myself, like to look at a house, work with for the most part what it has, update it, and make decorating changes to make it functional and beautiful.  Not everyone has the money to practically tear up the whole house and begin from scratch.  It is a lovely idea, but not probable or practical.  Continue reading

Home is Where the Heart is

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Our First Home

As a teenager, I always said, “When I am eighteen I am out of here.”  Well, guess what, out of my family I am the only one that has never left.  I have lived in the same town my whole life, have moved only four times, and owned two homes (not including vacation properties).   I moved from my childhood home to an apartment when married, then from there to a new tri-level, and then to a two-story which I am still residing in.

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