I Couldn’t Wait . . . A Master Bedroom Refresh

Master Bedroom - Housepitality Designs

I couldn’t wait. I had some HomeGoods gift cards that I received for my birthday burning a hole in my wallet. I was taking down Christmas decorations and needed a break. So off to HomeGoods I go. I really had one thing in mind to get; however, they had nothing of that item in stock. […]

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Winterizing the Foyer, A Winter Vignette

After a very busy and fun-filled weekend with friends and family which was  also filled with surprises, I hit the ground running on Monday, dismantling the Christmas decorations. It usually takes me the better part of the week to do this, so I concentrate on one area at a time. I thought it best to […]

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Happy 2016 and a Review of My 2015 Favorites

A Year in review - Housepitality Designs

Happy 2016!! I hope you all had a most wonderful New Year’s Eve welcoming in the New Year. I have no resolutions this year. Why? Maybe it is because my goal for this year is to enjoy each day, each moment one day at a time, one moment at a time. The “Que Sera, Sera” […]

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Snowmen and Little Girls’ Post Christmas Luncheon

Little Girls' Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

There is always lots of excitement and festivities for the little ones (and us bigger ones too), prior to and during Christmas day. After Christmas, for them, there is a little less excitement other than enjoying their gifts they have so happily received. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have my sweetie over with […]

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No Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

Antique French Boot Forms - Housepitality Designs

I wish I can say that there are Chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at our noses. No, not this year!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Tree and Chalkboard Ribbon

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tree - Housepitality Designs

Have you seen the new chalkboard ribbon? The ribbon that you use a piece of chalk or chalk pen to write on? I have used it this year for wrapping packages and placing my messages to the recipient on the ribbon. It has taken the place of using tags on those packages. However, my friend […]

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Cookie Baking In Progress ~ Take Out Menus In Drawer

Kitchen Chalkboard Chef - Housepitality Designs

Cookie baking in progress take-out menus in drawer is what the kitchen chalkboard chef sign says these days. Do you find that with all of the Holiday preparations that need to be done, when it comes to the dinner hour, you just can’t seem to get it together with cookies cooling in sheets all over […]

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Have You Ever Dreamed of Living in a Home That was Once A Church?

Sacred Heart Church/Home - Housepitality Designs

Have you ever dreamed of living in home that was once a church? Sometimes when I sit in a beautiful church or chapel, gazing at the amazing architecture and stained glass, I have often wonder how it would be to live in a church. Well, that dream came true for one family who bought a […]

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Rudy and his Twin

Reindeer Pillow - Housepitality Designs

Rudy has been a hit with friends, family, and Facebook. Now he has found his twin!

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The Upper Porch Dressed for the Holidays with Chinoiserie

Upper Back Porch/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

It was supposed to be a birthday and Valentine’s Day gift, an outdoor rug that I saw in the Frontgate catalog that I fell in love with! I ordered it and they said it was on back order. OK . . . I can wait, but it took 9 months! . . . . But […]

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