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Here for some puppy cuteness? Meet Olive and Bernadette.

We love our woolly bullies...even when they flooded our house!

Our Garden in the New Mexico Mountains

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We've come a long way from the barren, post-construction wasteland of dirt we had a few years ago. Actually, it was even worse than it sounds. Dirt had to be hauled in and it was full of thorny weeds that spread everywhere. We've (okay, just my husband and his tractor) worked hard and our yard looks better than it ever has. Sexy Nerd is a landscaping pro! You know, in addition to being a beer brewer, Corvette restorer, woodworker, grill master, mechanical engineer, and installer of tile, wallpaper murals , and little cuts of wood that I insist he glue to our ceiling (photo below). I think I'll keep him around. Our Sandia Park, NM garden improves every year. I can't wait to see what everything looks like in 2022! Surprisingly, our plants have only had a minor impact on our water usage. Through supplementation with rain barrels, choosing native and drought-tolerant plants, and by locating plants so that they are out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day, our wate

10 Bedroom Decorating Ideas

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SN and I have been trying to decide how to decorate our bedroom for a while. We've browsed through interior design photos and discussed bedroom decorating ideas for the last 4 years. It's a hard decision! We had actually (finally!) agreed on painting our entire bedroom, including the doors and ceiling, Sherwin Williams Naval, which is an extremely dark, sophisticated blue. Our thinking is that a bedroom should be as calming and cozy as possible in order to sleep better. What better way to achieve that than by enveloping every surface in a rich, deep blue? We loved this bedroom decorating idea. We loved it too much. Recently, we painted every wall of our guest bathroom Sherwin Williams Naval. It looks amazing (really, check out our bathroom before and after photos ), but we think it would be boring to do the exact same thing in our master bedroom. So, it's back to the drawing board. I complain, but let's face it - browsing through photos of beautiful bedrooms is fun!  In

Unique Bathroom Ideas with Paint and Wallpaper

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When we designed our custom dream home, it was important to us that this not be just another cookie-cutter, builder-boring house. Well, no worries - this house is wild and unique!  But also tasteful and elegant...I think. I hope. We have 3 bathrooms and each has a one-of-a-kind style. The most bold of all is our guest bathroom, which features a vaulted ceiling so tall that visitors tend to look up and say 'WOW!' when they enter.  Sometimes they laugh. I prefer the wows. Unique Bathroom: Before Photos No, our red brick isn't going anywhere. Over the years, our bathroom decor has become rustic with a little bling mixed in. It turns out that a clawfoot tub and cowhide rug pair beautifully together. This style is perfect for a mountain home in the Southwest. The dogs are not allowed in here. Biscuit is a rebel. Our guest bathroom was okay, but the high ceilings left a lot of blank space. We've also had difficulty making the room feel light and bright, despite a wall with 4