DIY Living Room End Table Tutorial

DIY Living Room End Table Tutorial

Do you know what makes the middle of the work week even more boring?  A Decor and the Dog tutorial.  But some people love these.  People that are crazy like Nate.

Without further ado, here's the tutorial for the living room end table that I shared on Monday!  Thanks to all of you that shared your thoughts.  We're still torn on it but it's hanging around until a better model arrives. You know, similar to how Nate and Ike are keeping me around.

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Books I've Read Lately

Books I've Read Lately

I've been sort of over the internet lately.  I went from a major addiction to not touching my laptop for a week. But what does one do if they aren't obsessively checking all things interwebs?  They play Trivia Crack and read books.  Lots of crack.  Lots of books.  The summary of the past few weeks of my life.

I know a lot of you are readers (of the books) so I thought I'd share my latest reads in case you're looking for your next book to devour.

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Stuff We Might Do In 2015

Stuff We Might Do In 2015

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Ours was on the boring side.  Nate has started his long tax season hours and I've been on a cleaning/organizing binge.  I'll spare you most of that.  (Here's our shamefully messy closet and here it is after I throw crap away. Ta-da!)  Ike was busy getting into trouble.  He managed to get into the pantry and rip open an entire bag of flour while I was working out.  That was fun.  We've lived here for 6 years and he has never once touched anything in our pantry.  I guess the cold Winter days are getting to him.  Luckily, the weather cooperated and we were able to get him outside yesterday.

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2014 Report Card

2014 Report Card

It's time to talk about 2014 even though it was so like 2 weeks ago.  Why can't I let go?  Because I have to see how we did on our 2014 house goals.  That's why.  Gosh.  Strangely I am having zero trouble writing the date as 2015.  Maybe because 2014 was kind of boring and I'm thinking 2015 might be a little more exciting.  Maybe that's just wishful thinking.  Boring isn't all bad.  It's better than super lame or horrible.  I digress.

So how'd we do?

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Poinsettia Punch

Poinsettia Punch

It's that time of year again.  The time of year where you have to spend time with your family. The time of year where coffee and alcohol are your two best friends. 

I kid. I kid. Nate and I love both of our families dearly. 

Beings our holiday sangria was so popular around this time last year, I've decided to share another holiday favorite today.  This one is called Poinsettia Punch.  Fancy, huh?

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How to Photograph Outdoor Christmas Lights

How to Photograph Outdoor Christmas Lights

In the latest Decor and the Dog news, you can see our house from space.

There isn't much better than coming home to a house full of lights after a long day in the pharmacy.  All I want to do during the holidays is soak up every minute of it.  Unfortunately, my day job is also the busiest this time of year.  (Stop getting sick, people!)  I think this may be the reason Nate and I go slightly overboard with this whole holiday thing (we did just as much pre-blog).  It's good for us to suck every ounce out of the holidays while we can.

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2014 Holiday Home Tour- Kitchen/Dining Room

2014 Holiday Home Tour- Kitchen/Dining Room

Let's continue the holiday home tour in the kitchen.  (Catch our living room tour here!)

I try to keep things simple in here because our kitchen gets a work out this time of year.  Well, usually.  I haven't had a chance to bake yet.  Hopefully next week!  (Or maybe New Year's cookies?)

I always have a poinsettia in our kitchen. Where it sheds it's leaves all over my counters.  Memories.

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