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Betsy Moyer Vintage Shasta Camper Dreaming in 2009

Estate Envy: A Topanga Dream

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So, big, kinda insane but totally deflating news: Last week, the dude put an offer on a mountain getaway for us and the vintage shasta camper in Topanga. But – we got beat out by an all cash offer. People in LA be crazy loaded apparently. We were seriously one of SEVEN offers on the property. We came in second, so we are still a strong backup, but name me a reason why their cash offer won’t come to fruition. Nonetheless – my fingers are still crossed, the property is/was PERFECT. My huge fantasy fueled mind is having a really hard time moving on. Alas, I remembered “Estate Envy” and then it occurred to me that I fall in love with real estate listings all the time that I can’t have. This is the MLS view that captured our attention: To be real, the place was a little weird and I don’t understand how it…

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Betsy's Coffee Table

Betsy Needs a Coffee Table

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Betsy recently told me she was on the hunt for a new coffee table. She’s studying under the Skillshare hosted tutelage of Justina Blakeney learning how to style her house and the need for a new coffee table has stalled her styling progress. Betsy needs the following in a new coffee table, Serve as a makeshift medicine cabinet for Heffe Durable enough for kids to occasionally eat on   1. Brickmaker 2. Dutch Industrial 3. Double Decker 4. Tourney 5. Seneca 6. Library 7. Edgewood 8. Smart table 9. Martens My pick for Betsy is a close choice between 5 & 9 and really it depends on which direction Betsy wants to go with the overall design of the room. If Betsy were erring more toward the boho/California situation I’d say #9 is definite for me. That might look something like this living room created for Rachel Bilson by Kishani…

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my dollhouse

Pass it Down

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I decided that I would like to give my oldest daughter DC my dollhouse that my grandfather Craig built for me when I was a kid. A dollhouse was actually on DC’s list in addition to the hideous hunk of fuchsia plastic the Dream Castle. But I can’t complain because I wanted a Barbie dream house so badly as a child, Kristin you know what I’m talking about here. After sitting in the my parent’s garage for almost 20 years, whaaatttt! It actually emerged from the depths in great shape. I guess I’d call it a Southern Colonial. The tan and brown aren’t exactly happening and it I thought it would be a pretty quick and easy task to give it a paint job. After some consideration I decided that I would paint it the original exterior color scheme for the Indiana project. Ben Moore’s Iron Mountain and a light…

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Big Up Yourself

Big Up Yourself

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For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about switching DC from a crib to a big girl bed. Dan and I think its a good idea to get a full size bed because it expands our space for guests but we want to be careful not to make it overwhelming for DC. She doesn’t seem to mind sleeping in her crib at all so I’m taking my time in locating just the right bed. I’ve looked at a lot of antique and vintage beds both twin and full size.  I’m really itching to line a pair of twin beds up but I don’t think I have the space in DC’s room for that. Sunshine Ruffalo’s home I’m in the early stages of deciding what direction I want to go in as far as color.  Right now I like the idea of aqua or light blue with a punch of red.  The ceiling in…

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Amanda’s DIY Chalkboard

Amanda’s DIY Chalkboard

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We received another great DIY project for children from our friend Amanda. She posted this DIY chalkboard on her blog Learning As We Go. But before I show you the chalkboard, I think sharing little Evan’s Joe Dirt costume from this weekend is needed. Friends, that is a mullet wig for toddlers. Amanda distracted him from taking it off by initially giving him a popsicle which the neighbors mistakenly thought was a corn dog to go with the costume. Awesome. Okay so back to DIY…It started as an unused homemade tv stand that was sitting in the garage, almost forgotten. Before After Amanda offers step by step instructions in the original post.

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