We Could All Use Some Spring Inspiration!:
By Karon    March 2014

It’s finally March, but here in the Midwest it still feels and looks more like January outside. The furnace just keeps running and running, the dog simply refuses to go outside anymore and has been camping out in front of the fireplace since October – he looks a little crispy and well done now! We [...]


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Do Your Spirits Need A Lift?:
By Karon    January 2014

Do your Spirits need a little lift this January? The holidays are over, the decorations are down and packed away for another year, and now the house seems a little cold and bare. Here are a few decorating tips to raise your spirits inside while the glacial temperatures keep falling outside. Let’s face it, stockings [...]


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A Time For Family:
By Karon    December 2013

Hello everyone! As you can see by the date of my last post I haven’t been around much. I’m not sure where the time went, but it went fast. We have been so busy here at Boxwoods having fun with local events like the Junior League Show, working a gazillion hours at the store, decorating [...]


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Dressing The Mantle:
By Karon    September 2013

I’ve always said my house is a fall house. My husband Shane has a mountain of deer antlers from years of hunting trips, and my daughter Sophia always seems to stumble upon one more turkey or pheasant feather when visiting her grandmother’s farm, proudly displaying her new unearthed discovery on my kitchen counter! These memorable [...]


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Are You Ready For Fall?:
By Karon    September 2013

Another summer has passed and fall is fast approaching. It’s time to go back to school, the days are shorter, the air is cooler, and I am getting that urge to nest again. Autumn is such an amazing time of year here in the Midwest, exploding with brilliant colors of red, amber and gold. Time [...]


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Easy Breezy Summer Soiree!:
By Karon    August 2013

Planning one last summer soiree before the season is over?  Here is an easy breezy table setting idea for your last outdoor party of the season.   We started with a beautiful stonewashed indigo patchwork quilt to use as a tablecloth. For the centerpiece, creamy white cutwork vases are filled with tiny battery operated twinkle lights [...]


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4 Rules To Remember:
By Karon    July 2013

Who doesn’t get confused when it comes time to hang artwork and light fixtures, or buy a rug for your dining room? It should be simple to remember, but those measurements and formulas never seem to stick in my head. I fret over buying something for fear it is the wrong size or won’t fit [...]


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The Remodel:
By Karon    May 2013

Last spring, my husband and I decided it was time to start the first phase of a rather large remodeling project on our home. I had been dreaming of ways I could add some character to our 11 year old home, and make my ordinary house not so ordinary.  When you move from an 80 [...]


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Looking Back…:
By Karon    May 2013

I came across this old post, and thought it deserved a re-post.  As the weather here in the Midwest is finally warming up, I find myself longing for those lazy summer days – they’re right around the corner!  I’ve been busy these last few days getting my front porch swept up and ready for spring [...]


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The Art Of Tablescaping:
By Karon    March 2013

For some people, the idea of creating a tablescape seems like a daunting task – spending hours arranging and re-arranging the top of a dresser or side table, only to get discouraged and end up scrapping the whole thing. If you love to decorate, it truly becomes a lifelong hobby and it could take years [...]


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