How to spot a diamond in the rough

When it comes to home buying, there are plenty of duds out there-- badly designed, badly remodeled, or just plain bad-all-around homes that aren't worth the investment to try to make them good.  There are also plenty of gems-- homes with hidden potential Read More
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Details About Our Rental

Our new renovation project is huge-- much bigger than our last home, if you can believe it.  Because of that, we needed somewhere to live while some of the major changes are happening.  Enter the rental. I don't love renting.  Who does?  Well, some Read More
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Sold….

It's with a lot of mixed feelings I share the following news: friends, we sold our house.  We've actually already moved (more on that in a second) and it all happened so fast, my head is still spinning. There is much to share, so let's start with Read More
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New Mattress

This weekend we made some great progress and I'm excited to share some of it with you, starting with a major addition to our bedroom: a new mattress. We bought our old mattress about 6 years ago and it was expensive.  It's pillow-top, and was so so Read More
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Family Room Details

My goodness, thank you for all of your kind responses about the family room yesterday here and on social media!  I'm always so humbled by the kindness of readers/viewers and feel so lucky to get to share my crazy ideas with all of you. Today I wanted Read More
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FAMILY ROOM REVEAL

Happy Monday!  Today is an exciting day here at withHEART-- it's the day I'm showing you all one of the most lived in, loved, and comfortable rooms in my home-- it's family room reveal day! When we moved in, I had good intentions of tackling this room Read More
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A NEW WAY TO TRADE YOUR STUFF: SWAPDOM

When I find a great piece of furniture, decor, accent, you name it, it's tough for me to pass it up.  As a result, I switch home items around often and like to switch things up.  But there's a dilemma-- what do you do with it all once you're ready to Read More
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HOME DEPOT PATIO STYLE CHALLENGE REVEAL (video)

It's here!  Today is the day!  I can finally spill the beans about one of the biggest projects in our renovation thus far-- our back deck makeover. I mentioned a while back that the Home Depot asked me to be a part of their Patio Style Challenge.  They Read More
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DAILY CLEANING SCHEDULE

All of the projects and deadlines and weight of the everyday caught up with me last week and I just needed a moment to catch my breath.  Do you ever feel that way?  We spent the weekend catching up on things we put on the back burner during the patio Read More
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PRETTY KLEENEX YOU WON’T MIND DISPLAYING

We go through a lot of tissues at our house.  I have a box on the kitchen counter, one in each bathroom, little pocket sized packages in my glove box, my purse, and in my diaper bag.  Perhaps it's that I'm a germophobe, but I believe tissues could help Read More
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