House TalkN is a fun lookiloo at houses, houses, houses. It will answer pressing questions like, "When folks build a McMansion on a small lot, what are they compensating for?" or "Was the real estate agent drunk when they staged this house?" or "Why don't the Smiths' ever leave their drapes open when I am on a harmless walk-by?"

Monday, December 31, 2012

Get Your "New Year's Eve" On!

You might recall my answer to Fantasy Football with my own version for the ladies- Fantasy Fall.
Voila! is my "Fantasy New Year's Eve!" 
Come on, be my co-pilot in this fantasy!

I would wear:

Source: via Kerry on Pinterest

You would wear:
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We would take our private jet to:

We would be served:

Our table guest would be:
Source: via Kerry on Pinterest

Our bff would be:
Source: via Molly on Pinterest

AND, we would each get our very own:
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                 HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

12 Days of Findings, Take 7

Welcome to day 7 of 12 Days Of Findings...a lookiloo at my sponsor extraordinaire, Findings Boutique!

If you are looking for a little bling for New Year's Eve, look no further!

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HouseTalkN's Top Posts of 2011!

*I'm working on an end of the year feature post for 2012. Here is a look back at 2011.
I started HouseTalkN this summer and it has been a total blast. All of the fun, talented, and supportive folks that I have met are at the top of  my "thankful for" list! 
Here is a lookiloo at some of my favorite posts of 2011. (Mom, you have to click on the title to see the full post!)

Houses Are Like Relationships...The "Bad Boy" House

Bed and Breakfast Shenanigans With My Sisters

I've Become The "Crazy Hosta Lady!"

The Storybook Cottage

Get Your Gnome On, Pay It Forward!

Community Movie Night, "The Help"

Accepting the "F" Word.

Good Mothers...

Over The Moon For "Checkered Moon"

The Breezeway Horrors- The Battle Of The Breezeway!

A Tour Of Local Homes

Name These Movie Houses!

Fall Color...ish

Thanksgiving On Halloween

Queen Of Embarrassing Moments

A Trip To The Country

Home For The Holidays

Meet Our Christmas Puppy, Big George!

Thank you for coming along on my blogging adventure. 
Happy New Year!
Do you have a favorite post?

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Friday, December 28, 2012

12 Days Of Findings...Take 6!

Welcome to 12 Days of Findings! For the next few days, I'll be giving you some New Year's Eve awesomesauce!
See? We all start out so dolled up and on our best behavior... New Year's Eve marches on, we start to look a little...less so. Just make sure you are wearing something fancy and distracting. No one will even notice that you are wearing beer goggles!
What are your New Year's Eve plans and what are you wearing?
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cupcakes For Christmas!

This? This is why I love my neighbors. 
This is what my neighbor delivered last night. 
This is why we are never moving.

Poor George waited and cupcake for him.
May your cup runneth over and may your neighbors always deliver cupcakes!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Our Christmas Puppy...One Year Later

*Remember our Christmas puppy, Big George? Here is a look back... Happy Holidays!

This may go down as the best Christmas EV.ER!
(If you need the back story to our puppy obsession adventure...
click here!)
After spending Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with our Indiana aunts, uncles, cousins and grandma, we pointed our swagger wagon toward our St. Louis family! The SIL's (think sister-in-law mafia!) were hiding our surprise Christmas puppy, Big George!
We had kept this secret for over a month, but those last five hours on the road trip By the time I saw the arch, I was in full out "stupid talk!" 
I was delivering a constant stream about the weather, the traffic, "remember to say 'please' and 'thank you'" and "Raise your hand if you think I am funnier than Dad!"
When we finally arrived, the SIL's presented a box with a stuffed animal puppy inside. While my kiddos were wisely saying their "thank you's", Big George was carried in! 
A lot of shock, disbelief, and squealing (ok, I did most of the squealing!) later, we had our puppy.

George takes a trip in the swagger wagon...home!
A boy and his dog...

I find myself comparing everything he does with our old girl, Shelby. "Remember when Shelby played wolf-dog?" and "Shelby always..."
He has some big, proverbial shoes to fill. Considering the size of his paws, I'm sure he'll find his way. is our guy this year!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

A Silver Christmas With POPS Of Color!

Because I am a psycho love black and white photos, I like to switch my family pictures up during the holidays. In the summer, I use family photos from our vacations to the beach. In the winter, I use these oldies from a Christmas passed.
I am still a color chicken, but this year, I added a few pops of color. I started with these (from Target clearance!) cable knit ornaments.

That's right. I added TWO colors- red and yellow! I'm a big girl, now! I mixed my Target clearance pillow with two yellow Checkered Moon pillows.
How about you? What is your holiday color scheme?

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