Suburban home, urban sensibility and and an oh-so-substandard budget. Join me as I transform my builder-grade, “It’s so suburban,” home one room at a time. Because while we can’t all live in the city, we can all live more stylishly.

Owner: Heather_Tilly_Robertson

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  • Mood Board + Weekly Links
    on Nov 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
    This weekend I’ll be wrapping up Holly Becker’s Blogging Your Way course, and I’m sad to see it end! Above is a mood board I created for this blog as part of the class. There’s a whole pool of ‘em on Flickr if you’...
  • Straight from the Homeowners Association Newsletter
    on Nov 2, 2011 in Exterior
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    on Nov 2, 2011 in Uncategorized
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  • Happy Halloween
    on Oct 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
    Happy Halloween! Trick-or-treaters that dare to visit my home this evening will encounter paint chips leading up the steps from where I scraped the railing this weekend, trim with one thin coat of gray paint on it and a doorbell hanging halfway off t...
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    on Oct 28, 2011 in Exterior
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    on Oct 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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  • Not Afraid
    on Oct 25, 2011 in Exterior
    See that picture? I took it from the top of our extension ladder. And not moments before my death like some sort of Blair Witch Home Improvement Project scenario. That’s right, I am no longer afraid of the ladder. In fact, it is my bitch. But i...
  • Weekend Warrior Time
    on Oct 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
    Have a great weekend, everyone! I’ll see you again on Monday, assuming this weekend’s ladder climbing festivities aren’t too exciting. In the meantime, here are a few of my finds this week from around the web: It was lovely to wake...
  • Chicken.
    on Oct 18, 2011 in Exterior
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  • Mum’s the Gourd
    on Oct 16, 2011 in Exterior
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