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Historic Home Tour.

We are delighted to announce that our home has been selected to be part of the 2018 Park Cities Historic Home Tour!  Please consider purchasing a ticket and touring five lovely historic homes in our neighborhood. The tour will take place April 14th. The sun finally reappeared today for the first time in about a… Continue reading Historic Home Tour.

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A Glimpse: Bathroom Floors.

Tonight we want to share a glimpse at the bathroom tile floors. It is only a glimpse because almost immediately after installation each floor was covered for protection. The bathrooms all feature the same traditional hexagonal floral pattern, but each bathroom has a different color theme to compliment the beautiful accent tiles unique to each… Continue reading A Glimpse: Bathroom Floors.

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Happiest color in the world.

Ravishing Coral. This is the happiest color in the world! It was the color of the girls’ room in our old house, and it is the color of their room again in our forever home. The color feels like a warm and comforting hug and it just makes me think of my babies. Below: Let’s… Continue reading Happiest color in the world.

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Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

The protective covers over the eaves have been removed and almost all of the exterior painting is fully complete! The front railing still needs to be replaced and painted white. Here are some updated photos from this morning. Stain color is Cedar Bark, brick color is Illusive Green, and trim color is Extra White. Below:… Continue reading Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

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Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

Our eaves are fully stained and they are just as warm, rich, solid, and strong as we had hoped. I love how the wooden eaves almost glow from within and envelope the house in a cozy hug; cheerfully welcoming, graciously kind, and lovingly peaceful; the same qualities I try to instill in each heart of… Continue reading Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

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Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

  The first time I walked through our home I fell in love with the uniquely enchanting door hardware. Please reference this previous post highlighting our original door hardware: How do I love thee…let me count the ways.  Each door featured a different knob, a different back plate, a different story, a different feeling. Rather… Continue reading Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.