My Friend Staci

Taking living spaces from disaster to delightful, and proving any home can be fabulous on the cheap.

Denver!

Authors: Staci

After a brief two days in Colorado Springs we spent two half-days in Denver (evening, then morning).

Hotels in the interesting part of Denver are expensive, y’all! Much more so than I expected. Therefore we made our first foray into airbnb territory. We stayed the night in the Mulberry Cottage; very cute! There were a couple of...

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Colorado Springs!

Authors: Staci

It had been forever since Doug and I had had a break. Okay, forever is an exaggeration but aside from weekend trips to my parents (an hour away) we hadn’t had multiple days off in a row since our Palm Springs trip (post one and two) June 2013. We got double whammied this summer with wedding invites and saw it as a sign that we...

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Catching Up- Living Room Photos!

Authors: Staci

Well, the self-imposed deadline I wrote about last time totally worked. By the time we had our housewarming party, the kitchen and dining room were painted, the curtains in every room but the dining room were hung, and everything was tidy!

Of course, I took photos to document it. A few things have changed since then, but I’m...

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Five Days to Deadline

Authors: Staci

Still trying to figure out the art situation in the bathroom! So let’s change topics, shall we?

This weekend we are hosting our friends for a housewarming party (Saturday) and our family for a Father’s Day grill-out (Sunday) so we have a lot of things to get going before those two events! Nothing like a deadline for...

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Bathroom, Sneak Peek

Authors: Staci

I said when I returned the bathroom would have painted walls, and here I am, true to my word!

Painting such a dark color over white took three coats. For those of you who missed the inspiration board, I used Arboretum by Behr in eggshell. It was very quick since it was a small space, and the transformation is totally worth it.

Although...

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Bathroom Plans!

Authors: Staci

It seems to be a well-established trend in Blogger-Land that the smallest spaces in the home are the ones tackled first. Going with the trend, the bathroom was the first space on my radar, especially since I wanted to paint something a BOLD color after living with white walls in an apartment for a year and a half. Since I want to...

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Same Story, New Chapter

Authors: Staci

Sorry for going MIA on you here for a while, but I’ve been busy working two jobs and buying a condo.

Wait what??! Buying a condo!

It’s real. We moved in a week ago and already put most of our stuff away. My desire to make things look nice and Doug’s type-A “get it done now” personality really make moving...

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Somebody Else’s Vacation: The UK

Authors: Staci

This time, the pictures come from my hubby! During his senior year in college (2010) he took a school trip to Engand, Ireland, and Scotland. I certainly wish I could have gone along on this extensive journey! Instead, I spent my time getting to know my new roommate who I’d only met once before relocating to Kansas. I would say...

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Life, Lately

Authors: Staci

Happy St Paddy’s Day, everyone! This post has nothing do to with today’s pseudo holiday but I figured I would at least mention it. Hope you all find a pot of gold or a four-leaf clover somewhere today! Has it been a month since my last post? I’m so sorry, you guys! I have a lot of things swirling around in my head...

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My Wooly Valentine

Authors: Staci

Last Friday night. It was destiny. We were headed over to North Park, one of our favorite neighborhoods, to meet some friends but first I wanted to stop by West Elm to see if they had anything good in their clearance section. I was thinking of desktop organization or a good deal on some kitchen stuff (typical… the obsession...

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