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April 28, 2019

For this Happy Hour, how about bringing back May Day?  I love the idea of May 1st being a day of celebration.  In the 1950's, my Mom would make little flower bouquets that my brother and I would deliver to our Portland neighbors.  We'd hang the flowers on the door, knock as loud as we could and then run fast. "Happy May Day" was meant to be a surprise.  This year, why not bring back this sweet tradition?...

April 22, 2019

I'll admit it.  I've got a crush on "blush."  Seems like every decade, pale pinks come into our lives. This time, the color seems more intriguing than the "mauve" or "dusty pink" of the past.  A feminine, sophisticated neutral, it pairs well with almost any muted color you can imagine.  Let's take a look at some "blushing" rooms.

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A variety of blush paint...

April 15, 2019

Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.

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A collection of white vases.

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April 7, 2019

Our Oakland A's are batting just over .500, but you know you have decorating-on-the-brain when that sparks another quick and easy Happy Hour.  Home plates.  Yep, real home plates!  Decorating with plates is an inexpensive and colorful way to decorate our rooms.  What's more, you probably have all the stock you need right in your cupboard. Let's take a look at some stunning home plates - easily mounted du...

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