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Warming Up The Family Room

Cold January days have inspired me to add lots  of warmth to our family room.

~ snuggly pillows and warm throws ~

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~ lots of texture ~

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~ blankets and wood for the fireplace ~

~ candles, too ~

And I will be right here, cozy on the sofa with my ipad, decorating books and a warm drink. 

It's a nice idea anyway, right?
I'm so very thankful that I have a warm home and warm blankets and a warm drink!
~ I hope you are staying warm too ~
JoAnne
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Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Do you tend to be safe and go neutral  on the cabinetry in your kitchen? I sure do!
I adore the color blue, but I don't know if I would be brave enough to choose blue for my kitchen cabinets.
These inspiration pictures make me think that someday  I might be daring enough!
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The blue on the cabinets above is so soft and pretty 
that I don't think I would tire of it.
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This one is more of an aqua blue.
Doesn't it look cute with the bright accent colors?
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And here is a very bold peacock blue.
It's beautiful but I think you would have to be
 very gutsy to choose this color.
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Another soft, soothing blue.
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Love this cheerful shade of blue especially with the
 wooden knobs and other wood elements.
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for an apartment or guest cottage so I think
the decision would be a little easier.
(If one were lucky enough to have a guest cottage!)


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I like this with the dark countertops, too.

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This one has so many charming elem…

New Pendant Lights In My Kitchen

Hubby and I were in Lowes a few weeks before Christmas and we happened to see these pendant lights. They're Roth + Allen and only $48 each ~ so affordable!


I mentioned to him (wink, wink) that they would look nice in our kitchen so he surprised me with them for Christmas.

I had a small panic attack wondering what if I didn't like  them after he put them up? Would I be able to ask him to take them back down?

Luckily, all is well . . . I love them!

I think they add bunches of cottage charm and character.
Do you like them?
And . . . what do you do if your spouse or loved one gets you something you don't like?
Do you tell them?
~ JoAnne ~

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