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Strategies for Setting a Home Design Budget

June 5, 2017

Get exactly what you want while staying within your budget.

Building a home last year was an education for my husband and me. We had never even bought a home much less built one. Working with the builders, picking out finishings and being involved in the details of every decision was sometimes overwhelming. Thankfully, my husband had experience negotiating contracts and I had experience managing projects. However, the best lessons we learned were how to manage our money to get exactly what we wanted while staying within our budget.

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Southern Spring Porch Style

Charming porch style is a southern staple. Springtime is all about getting outside and enjoying the weather. What better place to do that than on a comfy, cute front porch? Southerners know how to style a great front porch. And it’s no wonder because…

May 18, 2017
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Elements of the Perfect Cottage Garden

I have wished for several years that I had 1.) space to plant a garden and 2.) a green thumb. Well, one of those things came to fruition last year when we built our new house, which I lovingly refer to as Blue Belle…

April 27, 2017
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Baby A’s Nursery Reveal

Creating baby A’s nursery was such an important step in my preparation for her arrival. It’s hard to pinpoint why but I felt her nursery needed to be organized, decorated and ready as soon as possible. Nesting, maybe? Since we were building our house…

January 24, 2017
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Easy & Affordable Fall Tablescape

Set your holiday table for less than you think! Ok, I know Thanksgiving is over and we’re all looking forward to Christmas. But our Thanksgiving tablescape was just too good not to share. Not because I’m a stellar decorator, but because for less than…

November 28, 2016
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Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

From rustic to classic, Thanksgiving table decor that best suits your style. Thanksgiving is next week! Can you believe it? Is anyone else feeling completely unprepared? With the move into our new house, my sister’s wedding in California and baby needs on my mind, I am…

November 18, 2016
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Home Construction Update | October

It’s finished! Let’s take a tour. Our Home Sweet Home is finally a reality! We closed on our new house at the end of October and moved in on the 29th. Thankfully, we had some some friends help us with the move and we…

November 9, 2016