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The Day's Design Studio

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I fall into this trap when I look at other businesses, the trap of thinking that if they go silent on social media, they aren’t constantly bombarding us with emails and information overload, then they must be stagnant.  They must not be doing anything.  If my friends aren’t posting status updates that not much must […]

The Studio Furniture Dilemma

Aug 13

Home Decor

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Easter Centerpiece | TownLine Journal

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I’m still soaking in the weekend vibes.  It know its Tuesday already, but Gretta doesn’t have school on Mondays which makes it all too easy to make it a weekend bonus day.  Today feels like my Monday, but in a really good way.  I think it’s so cliché when people say my “heart is so […]

Our Real Easter

Apr 3

Life Adventures

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Easter Place Cards | TownLine Journal | Hetler Photography

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It’s holy week – the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.  We’re preparing for a home full of company and I took the opportunity to play with a mock Easter tablescape. This was done a couple weeks ago, in preparation for the real deal – which will undoubtedly be filled with a few less frills […]

Easter Tablescape

Mar 29

Home Decor

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Tinge Workshop | Ceramic Bowls

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I used to do nearly all of my shopping in person.  I like to touch and feel and I like the experience of actually visiting a store.  Places like TJ Maxx, Homegoods and my favorite thrift and antique stores are my most shopped places – all places where online shopping isn’t really a possibility. However, […]

6 of My Favorite Ceramic Finds

Jan 31

Home Decor

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Fall Tabletop | The Day's Design

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Autumn is the time of year for gearing up and slowing down, all at the same time.  I find myself unwinding from summer’s busy wedding season and trips to the beach, I finally unpacked our suitcases and feel like I can sit back and take in a deep breath of cool crisp air.  But on […]

Paint Brushes in the Fridge

Oct 11

Home Decor

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Antique Chandelier | Master Bedroom Makeover | The Day's Design

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The onset of slightly slower winter months means we’re finally getting around to a few home projects that have been pushed to the backburner since we moved in.  While the list will inevitably go on forever and ever, I’m glad to say that we’re finally seeing signs of progress in our master bedroom. I shared […]

Our Master Bedroom Retreat

Jan 31

Life Adventures

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Real Christmas Tree | The Day's Design

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I know many of you are moving full steam ahead into the new year.  But I’m not there yet.  I’m holding onto Christmas for a bit longer.  I don’t like the idea of rushing to tear my decorations down and discard my beautiful tree.  I like Christmas to linger on as long as possible. I […]

My Holiday Living Room Tour

Dec 28

Home Decor

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece | The Day's Design

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I really wanted to host Thanksgiving this year.  There’s something about welcoming guests into your home that really calls to me.  I love to decorate, light all my favorite holiday scented candles and then eat a fancy meal, all while never having to put on socks or shoes. But alas, that was not in the […]

A Thanksgiving Tabletop :: The 2016 Edition

Nov 23

Home Decor

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Autumn Mantle Decor | The Day's Design

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I almost began this post with fall is underway… but quickly realized that it’ November 3rd and fall is almost over.  We’ve already seen an inch of snow here in Big Rapids, winter will be here at any moment.  In Michigan, we see lots of “transition” months – month’s that aren’t sure what season they […]

Autumn Mantle Decor

Nov 3

Home Decor

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Family Photos in Ada Park | The Day's Design | Katie Grace Photography

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When we started looking for houses in Big Rapids we quickly found what we were sure was the perfect house. It needed some updating and wallpaper removal, but it wasn’t too overwhelming and there was a ton of charm hiding just beneath the surface. I was certain with a little sweat and creativity this could […]

Why I Purchased a House that Wasn’t My Style

Oct 19

Life Adventures

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