Week four: the yard

So.  Four weeks.  And still this is what I was living with. Uuuuggghh. It was time to take a break and move my focus outside.  My yard had been thoroughly ignored for weeks, probably months, and nature was definitely taking over.  I think some Rose of Sharons were literally trying to swallow my deck… And my driveway… Andy’s wonderful parents came over with clippers, chainsaws and expertise, and we attacked those out-of-control plants.   Andy got to use a chainsaw for the first time.  That’s a pretty big deal.   Goodbye Rose of Sharon. Hello yard.      By Kerry… Read More

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It’s a pink world

I’ve been seeing lots of pink in design-land lately.  I don’t know if it’s just because I’m hypersensitive to it at the moment, constantly searching for the right pink for my dining room (more on that another time), but I like knowing I’m not the only grownup unafraid of this color. Pink can be cool and modern, via sfgirlbybay Pink can be comforting and relaxed, via The Brass Petal — HGTV “Design Star” Emily Henderson’s blog that I just discovered today Pink can be very grown up when combined with steely accents, via desire to inspire The Sept. 2010 cover of… Read More

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