Best of 2013: The most viewed posts

Hello, friends!  Can you believe another year is almost in the history books?  It's scary how fast time flies!  

It's been a busy year here in the ridge with lots of projects completed and even more that have been added to my to-do list.  

Today I'm doing a recap of the 10 most popular posts of 2013, based on visits and comments by my savvy readers.  Without further ado, here we go!


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Painted and stencilled rock maple 5-drawer dresser

Hello, friends!  I've got a furniture reveal for you today.  I finished this piece last week and put it out for sale and it sold in a week!  I was kinda hoping it wouldn't sell so I would have to bring it home, but one of my customers was looking for something exactly this size and she snatched it up as soon as she saw it.  But that's a good thing, I guess!


Painted and stencilled 5-drawer dresser

For the makeover, first I cleaned it with Gloss Off, then I painted it with Benjamin Moore Rocky Beach.  This piece didn't have any detailing or carving, so I added some interest to it with a stencil. I used Benjamin Moore French Canvas on the stencilled areas.
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Partial reveal of our new bathroom and a giveaway!

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Hello, friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season and is way ahead of me on your shopping and decorating.  I've been busy with work and projects and haven't finished mine yet but hope to have it all done very soon.

I've took a short break from blogging last month to try to get caught up with things around here and now I want to show you what's been going on.



First of all, and BEST of all, we have a new bathroom!!!!

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Christmas Postcards ~ Our Holiday Home Tour

Hello, friends!  I hope you're enjoying the holiday season this year.  I'm looking forward to doing some baking with my girls this weekend and attending a couple of fun parties over the next couple of weeks.  This time of year is always so much fun to get together and see everyone and get the house all decked out.


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The simplest Christmas decorations ever in the history of the world

Hello, friends! Our house has been getting decked out for Christmas and I still have a mess here with boxes and such, but I've gotten a few pictures that I wanted to share.  These are some of my favorite decorations because they're the easiest things you'll ever see.  In my mind, I like to keep it simple.  Because, as you know, what goes up must come down.  Or be put away a few days after Christmas, anyway.


It doesn't get much simpler than this.  Shiny ornaments in a pretty bowl.  You've probably got these already. If not, stop by Walgreens on your next trip out and you've got this one covered.

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7 days to a new bathroom

Hello friends!  We've had some exciting things happening around here over the last few weeks and I wanted to show you how it's all been progressing.  


Here's a peek at the finished room, to be revealed more fully in the next few days.
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