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Spring Forsythia

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Spring Forsythia

Don't you love Forsythia? That neon yellow flowering shrub is everywhere right now.  Since we're not lucky enough to have in our yard, the above bunch was $20 at San Francisco's Flower Market.  It's a good value if you buy when the buds are tight - it should last a good month. Forsythia has been everywhere in our house including the sun room. Another year, this bouquet was in our entry way.  When it's gray outside, it's almost like a blast  of sunshine welcoming you inside. That is, until this year.  All of a sudden, I'm allergic.  Plan B -...

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50 DecorBook Ideas

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50 DecorBook Ideas

  When I was a single, 26 year old high school teacher in Portland, Oregon, I bought my first house directly from an elderly widow who thought a single woman couldn't get a bank loan.  We wrote out the agreement on a piece of notebook paper, contingent on the fact that a bank would loan me the money.  As a proud home owner, I took to doing up the rooms like nobody's business.  Money was tight so creativity was a necessity. A few years later, I got married. Together, P and I bought three more houses - a 1920's Portland Foursquare, a 1970's California ranch and our current...

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Color Game : White and Red

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Color Game : White and Red

Don't you love crisp white with a little barn red?  That got me thinking about a little mind game I play with any shelter magazine or on Pinterest.  It's fun to put together a whole house with an unlimited budget just using pictures.  This game can lead to all kinds of ideas you can use in your own rooms.  Are you ready to play?  To start, let's say someone gave you this little cabin.  What would you do inside?   I'd be in favor of white interiors accented with red  - timeless yet modern.  Let's look at how we could...

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