From Raunchy to Ranchy in 10 Easy Steps

June 27, 2016

I didn’t set out to become a ranch expert, but after redoing a few rooms and projects for friends, my husband entrusted me with a 1970s ranch house that he insisted was beyond saving. Initially, it was an investment for its land, and...

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DIY Ranch Design: The Master Bedroom

April 25, 2016

I love a design challenge, and if you’ve ever seen other posts from my DIY Ranch Design Series, then you know that this entire project was full of them. The first and biggest one could’ve been a deal breaker, and I’m not talking about...

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DIY Ranch Design Series: The Chicken Coop

November 3, 2015

Growing up in New Mexico, we only ate eggs from the chickens that we raised ourselves.  In fact, I never had a store-bought egg until I left home, sixteen years later. If you’ve ever had farm-fresh eggs, you just know the difference....

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DIY Ranch Design Series: The Mudroom

September 3, 2015

It’s time for Part VIII of my DIY Ranch Design Series, and I’ll be talking about the most important room in every ranch—the mudroom. As you can imagine, it gets a little dirty being out in the elements, and the last thing anybody wants...

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DIY Ranch Design Series: Kids Room

August 6, 2015

It seems like yesterday we were beginning this series, so I can’t believe how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time.  This month is Part VII, and after giving birth about eight weeks ago, I have a new appreciation for this room...

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DIY Ranch Design Series: The Master Bathroom

July 30, 2015

Welcome to Part VI of the DIY Ranch Design Series. Now that you’ve explored much of our open-concept living space, it’s time to get a little intimate and discover some of the spaces where most of our time is spent—the master bathroom. ...

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DIY Ranch Design Series: Dine & Entertain

June 23, 2015

It’s time for Part V of the DIY Ranch Design Series! This month I’m talking about function and entertainment. Though it may not seem like these two concepts relate, I assure you that they do. And when done correctly, even more...

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DIY Ranch Design Series: Open-Concept Dining Room

May 28, 2015

Can you believe it’s already Part IV of my DIY Ranch Design Series? I just cannot get enough of renovation and design, and though it’s not a career that I ever wanted to solely pursue, it has been a wonderful creative outlet. For me,...

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DIY Ranch Design Series: The Blue Bathroom

April 21, 2015

Welcome to Part III of my DIY Ranch Design Series. As I’m sure you gathered from Part I & Part II, the entire renovation process is such a creative and therapeutic outlet for me, and has been since I was a little girl. My parents...

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