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New Shop News!

Summer is…starting to wind down, and I’m a little bit in DISBELIEF because how could it?  I’m such a crybaby over here!  Nothing, at all, like a Maine Summer.  We did summer right this year.  State Parks, swimming out the wazoo, a thousand Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. Good thing Fall puts on a show, I tell ya.

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Are you ready for fall?  I know so many people are!!


So, fun news!  We were featured in a “Hot Trends” Etsy Newsletter.  There is NOTHING like the power of PR.  It really made me realize how far we could take this little company, because a boost like that did wonders.  People like us! They really do!  Our Canvas Letters were featured, but it gave our whole line business.  Fast and furious and fun there for awhile!

But OTHER news; we have wanted to introduce color for awhile, and we took our collective photos and waterlogued the heck out of them.  Then started a Society6 line!  And wow…talk about incredible quality!  We are so happy with them!  We have more in this line that we are working on, and will be making similar items available in our Etsy shop soon…for wholesale as well.  Big departure from what we’ve been up to the last couple of years, but we adore it.  Here are a few things you can find in the shop, with more added every day! Oh!  And there is free shipping through Sunday!

Society6 Framed Print, Norway, Maine, Fall Society6 Art Print, Lobsterman, Maine, 163 Design Company Society6 Pillow, Happy As Clams, Maine Society6 Tote, Somes Sound, Maine, MDI Society6 Clock, Baxter State Park Society6 Mug

We’d love for you to hop on over and take a look there and our Etsy store…think Christmas!  Never too early to do that.  Unless you are like me and still stuck in summerland. :)

Have a Super Day Friends!


The Dining Room Makeover, Round Two

Done! For the moment. ;-)

Awhile back I shared our revamped dining room right here.  It was lacking, though; I wasn’t quite satisfied!  It needed some fluffing; some details.  Things I changed;

  • Added the Rug
  • Repainted my tabletop with some DIY chalkboard paint (LOVE)
  • Painted the buffet
  • Changed my Statement Wall
  • Added bias tape around the sconces in the chandelier
  • Added my birthday present (slipper chair) in the corner
  • Finally hung the transom windows on the wall
  • The unfinished chair…is still unfinished!

To jog your memory; this is what we lived with for awhile when we moved in (it came this way, promise). ;-)

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And this is what we made it, for awhile.  There are more details in this post on different aspects of the room, if you’re wondering!

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 And…..currently!  Fluffed up.  Much happier. The new wall…I just needed something a little bolder, that would fit my hopes for our family; it’s partly insipred by Roosevelt’s quote that Brené Brown has made so popular (Dare Greatly), and Chris Rice’s lyrics (Love Like Crazy).



 I’m still crazy about my chalkboard table; I give the details on that right here. Easy to clean, fun to scribble on!table riseandshine

Barb’s Cortilde inspired the buffet makeover; I was looking for a little something different and fell in love with her lovely lady!  I’ll give a few more details on how I refinished it in a future post…


Couple more! (Pay no attention to the kitchen.  She’s next on my list).

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Hope you enjoyed the tour…have a great weekend friends!

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