Plate Magnets {diy}

Greetings!  Our kitchen is one step closer to it’s finished makeover.   We have had a hard time displaying wall art because of rental policies and concrete walls.  I decided to use the side of our white fridge for a “plate wall”.  It was super easy and cheap. Plate Magnets Supplies: Cheap plates (I found all […]

Bright and Eclectic Foyer

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Welcome to the second room tour in our new rental, a bright and eclectic foyer.  (I’m knockin’ out the small rooms first!).   In Japanese homes the foyers are usually lower than the rest of the house.  This is for the common practice of removing your shoes before entering the home.  Keeping your shoes and outside gear in […]

The Creative Circle Week 16

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Welcome the Creative Circle!  Angela and I are so glad to have you.  We really enjoy seeing your posts each week.  Y’all are some talented ladies.  If this is your first party, it’s a great place to find all sorts of home decor, design, and DIY inspiration. We are eager to share your posts! Our favorites will […]

Foyer Fan Wall {2 Looks!}

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This post has been updated to include two different looks! I have a fun DIY project for you today.  Every time I go shopping, I’m on the look out for light weight wall art that I can hang with command strips.  After I a few trips to the 100 yen store, it dawned on me […]

Finding Design Inspiration

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Hello my dear readers.  Yesterday I shared with you 7 Easy Decorating Tips for Renters.  It’s a great guideline to help you get started decorating your temporary abode (or any home!).  They are the first steps I take when we move. Which is frequent.  After living in a space for awhile I start thinking about […]

7 Easy Decorating Tips for Renters

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Being in a military family means we move often.  For me it’s an exciting time with endless possibilities of decorating a new home complete with challenges, new layouts, and now a new culture.  For others, decorating a temporary home may seem daunting or pointless.  Don’t let your rental (short term or long term) abode keep you from […]

The Creative Circle Week 15

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Welcome the Creative Circle!  Angela and I are so glad to have you.  We really enjoy seeing your posts each week.  Y’all are some talented ladies.  If this is your first party, it’s a great place to find all sorts of home decor, design, and DIY inspiration. We are eager to share your posts! Our favorites will […]

A Peek into Japanese Living

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Greetings friends.  Typhoons and migraines have slowed my house progress a bit down this week.   I have to say, I sure do miss blogging when I take a few days off. When we first arrived to Okinawa at the beginning of the year, we were super lucky to choose a house off base.  There […]

Modern Traditional Dining Room – Design at Your Door

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Woohoo! We just survived our first typhoon!  Our house was protected with closed steel shutters and we had our emergency food, water, and flashlights on hand.  After a few hours of heavy rain and howling wind, it was over.  Hurricane Noul was just a hint of what the summer months hold for us and a gentle way […]

The Creative Circle Week 14

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Hello friends! Welcome back to The Creative Circle Week 14.  Angela and I are so glad to have you.  We really enjoy seeing your posts each week.  Y’all are some talented ladies.  If this is your first party, it’s a great place to find all sorts of home decor, design, and DIY inspiration. We are eager […]

A Closet Door Transformation for under $2 (aka washi tape)

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Hi there! I’m totally stoked.  Last week I ordered a 50mm fixed lens and it came.  I’m having so much fun with it.  Here are the first few pics I captured.   I am by no means a professional photographer.  I learn by making mistakes first. A lot of mistakes. I hope using my wide […]

Modern Mediterranean Kitchen Plans

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Hello! We are happy to have our family back together again. Today, I wanted to share my plans for our kitchen with you.  To remind you of what we started with when we first moved in our Okinawan rental. There was also a little update a while ago with our loaner appliances and my fabulous new […]

Best of April {2015)

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Today’s an exciting day for our family.  I’ve mentioned that my husband has been “traveling.”  He’s been gone 8 weeks but he’s coming home in a few hours.  He’s arriving three weeks earlier than expected, so we are surprising the kids. I can’t believe it’s already May and we have been in Okinawa for a little over three months […]

The Creative Circle Week 13

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Hello friends! Welcome back to The Creative Circle Week 13.  Angela and I are so glad to have you.  We really enjoy seeing your posts each week.  Y’all are some talented ladies.  If this is your first party, it’s a great place to find all sorts of home decor, design, and DIY inspiration. We are eager […]

Free Printable and Free Graphics for Digital Design

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Hi there! I love to create printables for different seasons and holidays and am always searching for pretty FREE graphics to use.  Today, I get to share an awesome digital  graphic resource with you called Graphic Stock so you can enjoy free graphics too! I put together a couple of collections of some of my favorite graphics […]