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Where I found it – living room style

I always get asked where I find things in our house so I thought I would give a little peek. You definitely don’t have to spend a lot…though you will.

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Starting out we both had futons for couches,┬áso we’ve come along way! Don’t be afraid to take your time and peruse. Use online sites like to find what you are looking for and take your time. It’s okay to slowly build your pieces, you don’t want to deplete your savings trying to decorate in one big swoop. Rome wasn’t built in a day people!

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Here is the final look! I forgot to schedule this post, so excuse the christmas decor!


Imageand dressed up in Benjamin Moore’s Gettysburg Gray…


This weekend, we were able to find a great chair at Home Goods to add to the corner. It seems to be a great fit post-Christmas decor.


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Living Room Spruce: Faux-Mantel

The one thing our new house doesn’t have is a fireplace. I’ve been contemplating putting in a faux mantel. I mean, why not?

Yesterday with the help of my faux-carpenter husband, my faux-mantel dreams came true!

We’ve both been a little perturbed with the expansive wide-open spaces above the tv… insert mantel.


photo3and wah-lahhh, perfect mantel!


We were able to get a great deal on a Threshold shelf from Target, and a few odds and ends from Michaels. I’m looking forward to decorating for every season. I still think we need a pumpkin or two up there for fall.