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Detailed planner, seasoned shopper, & thoughtful creator of simple solutions for your overwhelming home projects.

I'm Mel.

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Thoughtful Designs

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Inspiration, Eating, Listening, Watching, Reading, Working & Making, with a few Small Moments of Joy

Seven Things: February 2023

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Learn the best sources, ways to save money and how to pick the right garage door for your home’s style.

Curb Appeal 101: How to Pick A Garage Door

wood paneled garage door on a brick house
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Ideas, inspiration, sources and a materials scheme for your cottage home.

Exterior Design Guide: Warm Modern Cottage

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Easy ways to add dramatic Oxblood Red to your home – with tips, ideas, my favorite paint colors and lots of sources.

Color Love: Oxblood Red

image of oxblood red orchids with moody lighting
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Easy ways to get Farmhouse Style Curb Appeal for your home’s exterior, with tips, ideas, and sources.

Know Your Home: Farmhouse Exterior Ideas

photo showing a traditional two-story farmhouse surrounded by field grasses
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Adding some fresh color, with ways to use the colors of the year and the meaning behind them.

Color Love: Vibrant Yellow

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Learn all about Ranch House style with ideas, tips, and sources to modernize your home.

Know Your Home: Ranch House Style

image showing a white ranch house with blue windows with a curving sidewalk under a huge old oak tree with golden sunlight on the white rosebushes in front of the house
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Get that vacation style everyday with inspiration and sources for your beach house.

Style Study: Beach House Interiors

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One of my favorite colors, inspired by nature. Ways to add Sky Blue in your life.

Color Love: Sky Blue

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I'm going to listen to what you want, make sure you have everything you need, and then?  I'll show you how to get it done, too. 

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