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Home For The Holidays Tour: Part Two

Here is the second half of my parent’s house.  We left off at the master bathroom.  To view the first half, go here.

DSC_0165 DSC_0166 All of the tile work in the entire house was done by my dad.  He is a carpenter and can do just about anything house-related.  He is very handy.  There is a clear shower door which swings out and a nice jetted spa tub next to the shower with two huge windows above.  Now, you can really see that we live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by woods.

DSC_0168    DSC_0172DSC_0174DSC_0177    All of the cabinetry on the main floor of the house is the same, as you will see in the

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Home For The Holidays Tour: Part One

I am finally home after a very stressful week and cannot wait to show all of you my parents’ house.  My mom is a great decorator and has been since I was a little girl.  I am sure I got my passion for it from her.  The one thing that stands out in my mind about Christmas was how amazing our house always looked during Christmas, no matter how stressful the time was or how little family was coming over.  My mom loves the holiday season and always goes all-out in her decorating.  I thought now would be a perfect time to give everyone a tour of my real home, when the house is shining in all of its Christmas glory.

After taking all the photos of the house, I realized my mom has a few rules she stands by when decorating for the holidays.  #1 – Work the holiday decor in with your regular decor.  If any of your accessories can be Christmas-ified, than by all means go for it.  It saves you money and time looking for all new accessories.  #2 – Little hints of Christmas decorations go a long way, especially when spread throughout the house.  There are

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Neighborhood Tour: West River Parkway

This week San and I headed to the other side of the Mississippi River over to West River Parkway in Minneapolis. The neighborhood around here was much different than the houses on the east side which I toured here and here. These houses seem more cottage-like and are overall much smaller than the houses featured last week. I loved this neighborhood because it seems like the perfect place to start a family: in a small house with lots of trees and plants in a cozy little neighborhood full of other starting families. Let’s start the tour!

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Neighborhood Tour: Second Day in Highland

I hope you all saw yesterday’s post about St. Paul’s Highland neighborhood. If not, please check it out before reading this one. I wouldn’t want anyone to miss the goodies the first half had to

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Neighborhood Tour: Highland Along The Mississippi

I have decided since my last neighborhood tour that I would like to make this some sort of installment on my blog. I don’t know if it will be every week or every other week, it all kind of depends on when I get to spend time with my boyfriend, San, because he has the wheels. I really like touring neighborhoods though and I think people like reading about them, so whenever I can I will be sure to blog about

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