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  • Writer's pictureMichelle


Updated: Feb 11, 2018

Hello new friends, and welcome to Dream(Ing) Home! My name is Michelle. I live in Northern New York (think almost Canada) with my husband Nick and our 14 year old Weimaraner, Skeeter. I have a full-time job in marketing research, and if you catch me daydreaming during the day – I’m probably thinking about something related to my home!

I am truly passionate about alllllll the home stuff! I love home décor and vintage furniture in particular. I also love inviting friends and family into our home for celebrations, or just everyday entertaining.

At this point you may be thinking “Dream(Ing) Home” – what’s that? It’s not even a phrase! You would be correct because I made it up. Dream(Ing) Home (despite being made up) makes total sense to me based on how I think about my home. Purchased 8 years ago, our home is a nearly 150-year-old duplex located in a busy neighborhood. In those 8 years we have done a TON of work to our home, but it’s still very much a work in progress. Looking back, there are things I would have done differently in every room, even those recently renovated. And of course, there are rooms where I made just plain bad decisions in general. Some particularly bad paint colors come to mind…eek! While certain details in every room nag at me (like my too-small living room rug), I know I have to be patient. Sadly, that unlimited budget I have been wishing for has yet to appear.

So, that’s where I’m at, friends. I certainly do not have my dream home, but I’m working on it. And if you are at all like me, and are working on your dream home, I hope you follow along with me and find some inspiration here. In addition to progress on my own home, I promise to share budget-friendly inspiration for DIY projects, decorating, and entertaining (helloooo Target!). So again, welcome! I hope you will join me in this journey – I promise we will have some fun along the way!


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