This month I am trying to complete projects that were started before and after my moms stroke.  Several seasons have passed by and we’ve been busy here in TN.  While I was in SC with mom, my hubby had a our basement garage converted into a good sized bedroom with double closets. When mom and I moved back in August 2017, Mike and I moved our high school graduate from his domain in the basement to our master bedroom upstairs and us downstairs so I could be close to my mom.  Mike is in the process of building us a Walk-In Closet (Yay!).  I can’t wait for our belongings to find a better place than boxes and piles around our room.

We also cleaned out the stacks of papers, blankets, and most of the junk that had been cluttering our guest room upstairs, mentioned in this post.  I still need to relocate the armoire to mom’s room for storage, sell the love-seat, tear down the navy all-in-one shelving unit, and paint.  New closet doors will replace the hollow wood sliding ones and BAM, we’ll be ready to decorate!

I have decided to have a desk in our bedroom to work from vs using the guest room as an office.  I believe our guest room will stay in use all year with visitors for the Holidays and those traveling to see mom.


Guest Bedroom: The design plan for this project is to combine a guest bedroom, mobile desk, and media in one location.  The plan to accomplish this is to include a Murphy Bed that can be put away when not in use or daybed with pop up trundle, wall mounted television with a wall of shelving, large room rug,and a narrow desk on casters with a small seat or bench. The theme is Elegant Comfort.



We’re going to keep the walls neutral and light because this is a small room and keep the decorations functional yet relaxing.

Keep checking for updates.  We’re also almost finished with our Laundry Closet turned Pantry!  Check back for pictures on that project as well.

Beginning after the first of the year we are taking a break from our home and starting renovations on our son’s condo in Nashville, TN.  We have to get a structural engineer to review some things for us there then we will be able to move forward. This will be a project that will last for several months, up to a year. I will show before and after and take you through the process.  This condo was purchased as a fixer upper and we have barely scratched the surface. We have started painting the walls (not finished) since we closed on this property in July 2015.  I am excited to be completing some of these projects and to live more functionally.

Until next time…xoxox, Dawn

The Office-To-Be

Woo Hoo, I get a new Blog Office!

But man, is it gonna take work!!!!!!  Right now I use my iPad, Home PC, Smartphone, and son’s MacBook Air to blog.  Which should be great right?  And I feel like such an ingrate for all the blessings I’ve been given to want more, but I want a dedicated place to blog.  Blogging for me happens in bed, on the couch or at our hap-hazard desk in the living room.  It gets hard to concentrate with life going on all around me including, but not limited to, tv and barking dogs.  I also need an organized place to keep my research, schedules, books, home accounts information, etc.  So, I need this space to be a dual office for home and business as well as photography studio!  Sounds like a lot right?  You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

This is my current work space…


Current Blog Office


I know…and yes, that is a deer head on the wall behind…trust me, the deer was an act of love for my hubby that it holds a place in view of all who enter our home.  Can you tactfully hang a Burberry Scarf around a deer head?  Well, that will have to be another post for another day.  We have more to take in right now, like the room we have to get into glorious Blogging shape!  The room is a small bedroom my son used before he claimed the finished basement as his new digs (this too is another post for a later time).  So without further adieu…

This is the room I have to turn into the perfect Blogging Home Office…




As you can see this room ceased being a bedroom many eons ago and instead became our catch anything and everything we don’t want to deal with right now room.  Believe it or not, beneath the piles on the right there is a couch!  There is also a paper shredder and my Wedding Dress from 1997!

So you see how much work I have to do?  But the house Motto is “Thou Shalt Not Whine”, which is not in the Bible but The Lord would agree I firmly believe.  So to work I go clearing out this mess for the next two-three days!  I sincerely hope the donate & sell piles are bigger than the keep!

Stop back by on Monday to see the Design Plan & Inspiration Board for The New Home Office.

Until then…may y’all’s days be filled with organized, uncluttered rooms! 😌