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Meranda Devan

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When I am not busy writing for hersite.info, I am making supper, and juggling our websites while doing the laundry. I am living the dream life! I love being a wife and a mom. We live in the middle of the mountains and never get tired of the view. I married my dream man. Walk along side me as I discover the world being a mom, a wife, and daughter of the most high God. Please visit my other website to learn about my faith. It defines who I am, and has to be the most exciting aspect of my life so far. I am collecting the dreams that many believers see coming to America and around the world. I am finding it a fascinating adventure.

14th Century Renaissance Theme Decorating -80 Pictures To Inspire You

The Story Book, 1877, Canvas Replica Painting $310 here,  The Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 Canvas Replica Painting $239 here, William Shakespeare Canvas...

4 Designer Homes Decorated Around Old World Renaissance Themes

M. Night Shyamalan's Pennsylvania Estate Seen In Architectural Digest 1. Pamela Pierce's New Renovated Home Seen In Veranda  - One of my favorite interiors...

A Must-Have Antique Furniture Identification Guide

If you love shopping for antiques and possibly sell period furniture, having a guide book which can help you identify the periods along with...

40 + Designer Ideas On How To Add Pattern Into Your...

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Tartan Combination Mixing in pattern with your tried-and-true solid favorites is a way to make your wardrobe so much more interesting.  From...

The Most Beautiful Art From 3 Masters Of Rococo Style

Portrait of François Boucher 1741   The Rococo period flourished during the reign of king Louis XV of France.  It was also closely associated with the...

42 Of The Most Beautiful Cakes Ever Made

These cakes are not your simple bakery cookie-cutter cake, they have been considered some of the prettiest cakes ever made.  From romantic sugar flower...

How I Turned A Set Of 6 Dining Chairs Into A...

My sweet baby girl on the bench I built My Dining Room Chair TO Bench Transformation Dressing up your yard with outdoor furniture doesn't have to...

75+ Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

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Parents Falsely Accused by CPS Fight to Get Reputation Back And...

The parents did nothing wrong, yet their lives were turned upside down. They were falsely accused of abuse when they took their baby girl to...

One Woman’s Health Scare From A New Mattress – Could This...

Caroline’s Toxic Testimony My mattress is passed down from my grandma’s old guest room to my room. Who knows how old that thing is?...

10 Strategies To Help Reverse Your Child’s Autism

  Autism has a number of causes - which means you can do something to help reverse it and improve the life of your child. This...

11 Effective, Natural Strategies To Fight Your Cancer

What you will be reading in this report isn't about a cure for cancer. It isn't medical advice. It is sort of like information...

16 Top Decorators Give Their Best Tips – 50 Pictures Of...

  Stephen Sills Seen On Aesthetically Thinking Blog Some people just have a gift of looking at a room, and knowing exactly how to bring out...

How To Decorate With Wall Shelf Sconces- 35+ Pictures

English, Italian and French Sconces From TNT Commodities On Ebay Almost every French interior features them, and they can be expensive as hell to buy...

9 Interior Design Trends That Continue To Be Popular

Atrium Chaise  The Jacques Garcia Collection  Baker Furniture While most of us have an idea what we like, there it's always interesting to see what...

How To Compost Soil In The Winter Months For The Upcoming...

Since moving out of the city and into the country, and not having that regular garbage pick up through the week, my husband and...

6 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight- Bet You Haven’t Considered...

Losing weight has got to be one of the most frustrating things for a woman to go through. So many of us have worked through...

What Did Thanksgiving Look Like In 17th Century America?

  Still Life with Turkey Pie 1627 Pieter Claesz- Wikimedia Commons As we sit down to our Thanksgiving tables this year, and enjoy the turkey, mashed...

48 Books Of Antique Graphics For Mod Podge Fabric And Wood...

Mary Papageorgiou For Metamorphosis Boheme Mary Papageorgiou On Instagram My friend Mary has mastered the art of transferring graphics to cloth and recently, she spilled her secrets...

30+ Seasonal Gift Ideas From Popular Home Magazines

Finding a unique gift for that special someone can be a daunting task.  Where do you begin?  Here are some of my favorite ideas...

Embroidered Pieces Worth Looking At

Embroidery Wool Long Jacket-US $110.00 On Ebay Embroidery on clothing seems to be rare, especially in our day and age where mass production is what...

Which Coat Style is Best for Your Body?

Prabal Gurung Twill Parka With Fox Fur Elle Magazine Finding the right jacket for this upcoming season is partly about keeping warm, but if you’re...

30+Primitive Country Painted Furniture From Amazon

Pascal at Moulin Bregeon Wood shelving was a common element seen in primitive styled kitchens, especially above the stove, and sink areas.  Exposed shelving allowed...

80+ Secrets To Lasting Marriages

Improving, Saving And Making Your Marriage The Best It Can Be There are plenty of studies on how to make your marriage work, but some...

75+ Scents By Category – Find Your Perfect Scent

Do you have a girlfriend who has worn the same signature scent for years? She stocks up on it, because she is afraid it...

My 81 Print Botanical Gallery Wall

I bit off more than I could chew with this project.  If I knew how much work would be involved, I might not have...

7 Key Tips To Getting Your Emergency Food Pantry Off The...

I have to admit, when it comes to food saving, canning, and food storage, I have a long way to go in terms of...

79 Links To The VERY Best WORK AT HOME Business Articles

  You have always wanted to work from home, or have wanted to make some serious money on the side...  then started looking at one...

Embellish Your Own Furniture With Top Quality Furniture Appliques

Set of 2, Column Furniture Moldings US (11 Inches Tall)$56.44 + US $13.70 Shipping-here You may not know, but I am obsessed with molds.  Moldings,...

20 Furniture Restoration Questions Answered

D Lawless Hardware Furniture Appliques Last Words - House Beautiful: Home Decorating Ideas, Kitchen Designs If you have a love of furniture and painting like I...

50 Genius DIY Designs

I think we all love looking at DIY projects....easy projects that we can all do with materials that are widely available, or just stuff...

What Faux Finishing Trends Are Here To Stay?

Design by Dana Goodman from the Southern Living Show House, Nashville, TN The faux finish industry had become tainted by the do it yourself painters...

One Man Requested His Digital Finger Print On Facebook Which Came...

October 13, 2011 Kim Cameron Max is a 24 year old law student from Vienna with a flair for the interview and plenty of smarts about both technology and...

3 Ways To Add Color Into Your Closet

Vogue Portugal September 2013,Photographer: Pedro Ferreira,Model: Natalia Uliasz Winter can be a dark time of year, that it can be very natural to want color...

5 Ways To Re-Style An Outdated Vintage Coat

Designer Premium Formal Black Military Jackets Easy Ways to Dress Up Your Jackets Fall has arrived, and winter is on it's way, which means out comes...

Russian And Victorian Fashion Looks You Need This Winter

Max Mara - Georgian and Victorian Twists Military fashion is always trending, and from year to year, many designers give this staple look a unique...

How To Dress Up Your Winter Wardrobe With Tweed And Leather

  JONES NEW YORK Women's Plus Size Short Wool Tweed Coat with Envelope Collar- Amazon Feminine Cuts of Ralph Lauren- Their Sandra Twill Jacket Fall is here,...

Designer Denim Looks For The Fall

  Florence and Fred Couture - Extreme Denim Jacket We are sort in in that transition phase between fall and summer, where the days start to...

20 PRO Flea Market / Estate Sale Buying Tips – Buy...

Who doesn't like to pick through other people's stuff?  Some ladies like to go shoe shopping, others for hand bags, and then there is that...

My Best Moisturizing Cream Find- Hint: You Can Eat It!

I don't know about you, but I have tried dozens of face creams, and refuse to shell out mega bucks anymore for mediocre creams...

78 Of My Favorite Nightstands And Endtables

Rimmon Wooden Side Table $437.80 here Stratford Pedestal End Table $437.80 here Kumberlin Round Table in Natural Wood $261.80 here Uttermost Lina End Table $218.05 here Cooper Classics...

10 Ways To Spot A Fake Antique

There are two ways one may be led into buying an antique with a lower value than advertised. One is the circulation of an...

A Rustic Chippy Swedish Decorated 1820s House- Better Homes And Gardens

See how a combination of family hand-me-downs, savvy purchases, and elbow grease transformed this dilapidated 1820s house into a charming retreat filled with flea...

The Start Of A Baby’s Room- How I Stacked Two Dressers...

This summer, and last summer has been a very busy one for us.  Michael and I moved from Seattle to northern Idaho almost...

How I Made My Own Klismos Chair – Do It Yourself...

Making Faux Klismos Chairs - My Summer Projects I have always admired the Greek/ Roman Klismos chairs that have been brought back into fashion...

How I Transformed A Dingy Shed Into Something Worth Taking A...

A Place For The Cats, Faux 1 This post series should be this year's projects, AND last year's projects.  One of the main reasons we...

DIY Alphabet Relief Plates From Terra Cotta Saucers

Several years ago, we bought dozens of clay planter pot saucers for our outdoor garden.  We had the idea of growing a garden in...

How I Made Over My Garage Using Closet Maid Shelves

Garages are often thought of as spaces to store junk, and random projects in, but they can be so much more than that.  Many...

My Swedish Inspired Drop Desk Makeover

I stumbled across a large vintage drop-front desk for $80 dollars in my local thrift store, and instantly thought of the Swedish slant front...

One Book I Cannot Do Without- Katrin Cargill On HOW To...

Katrin Cargill I have learned not to judge a book by it's cover, or it's publication for that matter. I was in goodwill a couple...

How To Shop And Purchase Pearl Jewerly

A magnificent Tahitian Pearl Necklace from Assael  Pearls have always been a very classy choice for a distinguished woman to wear around her neck. Shopping...

The Best Voices In Design Weigh In On Interiors

Designer Rose Tarlow With Her Furniture Line "My desk is a nine-foot-long table, piled so high I never actually sit at it. I end up...

Signature Design Tips From Designer Stephen Brady

Stephen Brady Seen On The Style Saloniste Hot Tips from Stephen Brady: Interior designer Stephen Brady’s decorating ideas are cool-wherever you hang your hat. COOL COLORS —...

The Ultimate Gray Paint List- The Best 30+ Designer Colors

  Pottery Barn 2014 Paint Colors- Selected Gray Tones Gray has become more popular than ever before. Gray is also a color choice that is timeless. ...

9 Tips To Finding Quality Purses That Last

John Romain Vintage Handbag $75 Katies Closet We are all looking for a deal, and it seems like these days, we can all afford to...

Best Resources For Gallery Wall Picture Frames

Antique French documents custom framed and finished- Things That Inspire Blog Adding art work to your walls shouldn't be expensive.  You can easily spend upwards...

Architect Alison Spear’s Renovates A Historic 19th Century Farmhouse

Family portraits populate the great hall. The Windsor chairs are heirlooms, as are the 19th-century settees, which are clad in a Scalamandré flame stitch. Obercreek...

How I Still Love A Pair Of Chairs After 3 Upholstery...

Years ago, when we lived in Virginia, I saw a set of English style chairs that a pub bar who was going through renovations...

My $5 Dollar Auction Chair Given A New Life

I bought this chair at auction almost 7 years ago, and finally finished it this summer.  Sadly, because it was such a long time...

11 Of The Best Tips On How Dye Fabric

Fabric dying is a lost art.  We don't depend on this skill any longer for our clothing, because it costs much less to just...

A Closer Look At Edith Wharton’s Neoclassical Estate

Garden Tour: Edith Wharton's The Mount - Houzz I have been holding on to a little 200 by 300 picture of a neoclassical room that...

Venetian Mirrors Still Remain Highly Collectable

  For centuries people from all over the world come to Italy with the intention of purchasing one of these masterpieces. Venetian Mirrors are made with...

5 Ways To Bring The Tuscan Style Into Your Home- 80+...

Creative Co-Op DA1092 Terra Cotta Vase Set $38 On Amazon Many people find refuge in the Italian style because it so comfortable,  yet so rich...

Get A Historical Paint Finish With Milk Paint

  Milk Paint. General Finishes Water Based Enduro-Var Flat Quart $52 On Amazon Enduro-Var is a self crosslinking polyurethane that looks more like an oil...

Waldermarsudde, Home Of The Swedish Prince Eugen

Prince Eugen (1865–1947) Waldermarsudde, former home of the Swedish Prince Eugen, is a museum located in central Stockholm. Prince Eugen was Prince of Norway in...

25 Pages Of The Best Researched Cancer Prevention Info

William Schnoebelen came out with an interesting new documentary called "Cancer Wars".  In addition to the video, he made available his notes on the...

John and Sherry’s Soft White On Gray Stenciled Office

I bit the bullet and ordered the stencil that John and I have been pining after for the past month (mentioned here a few...

15 Ways To Save Money On Furniture

Eric Piasecki Photography Most of the time great furniture doesn't just land in your lap for free.  If you have found a killer piece on...

Bruce Shostak’s Federal New York Country House

Decorator Bruce Shostak stands at the front door of Hillstead, the Federal house in Claverack, New York Vintage Windsor chairs surround a reproduction tavern-style table...

Readers Digest’s Milk Paint Recipe

Old Blue Paint 19C Pine - New York Milk Cupboard Found on liveauctioneers.com A staple of the 19th century, milk paint produces a soft, flat...

Unique Gifts Ideas For Handmade Gifts In Jars

Cute, simple gift idea - make caramel dip, and put in a 1/2 pint mason jar, top with a shin, green apple, put in...

Paint A Masterpiece Yourself – Modern “Paint-By-Numbers” Kits

Cottage for a Collector - Country Living Dan Robbins first introduced the pop culture paintings in 1951 at the American International Toy Show in New...

How We Tried And Failed, And Later Had Success With Lowering...

Picture Credit -Luxury Leather Card Wallet Can you reduce your debt faster even on a fixed income? Do you have credit cards with high interest rates,...

Plasticisers, Prescription Drugs And Pesticides And Autism

Andrey Rzhetsky, professor of genetic medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago, says: “Essentially what happens is during pregnancy… there are certain sensitive...

Everyone Thought We Were Crazy When We Abandoned Christmas For The...

Passover 2012 Several years ago Michael and I did something drastic in our friends and families eyes.  To many of our friends, what we were...

Marian’s Top 5 Pieces Of White Ironstone To Collect

missmustardseed.com About 15 years ago, I saw a picture of a home in a magazine that was filled with an amazing collection of white pitchers,...

Guggenheim’s Gallery Paint Color Collection

Guggenheim's Classical Colors- Photo Credit Elle Decor The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum partnered with Fine Paints of Europe to bring forth a collection of 50...

What Is The Most Effective Paint Remover Tool On The Market?

Wagner PaintEater It seems like I am always removing paint off of furniture, as I change my mind with pieces I have owned for years,...

4 Ways You Can Decorate With A Mediterranean Influence

Two chairs, neo-Greek, inspired by the style of the Villa Kerylos of the end of 19th beginning 20th style. Gray patina wood. It is hard...

Ellen Allen’s 18th-Century Connecticut Farmhouse

  At her historic Connecticut farmhouse, rug designer Ellen Allen embraces a laid-back style that brings the outside in. Ellen Allen has spent her life surrounded...

How To Decorate With Chintz Without It Looking Like The 1980’s

Designer Justine Cushing Seen In House Beautiful April 2014 The living room of this Southamton, New York home was decorated around what the family originally...

How To Cleanse Yourself of Toxic Chemicals

Oprah Magazine December 2012 How Well is Your Detox System Working? Are you constipated Do you urinate small amounts of dark, strong-smelling urine only a...

10 Reasons Why A Midwife May Be A Better Option

(NaturalNews) Where women choose to have their babies -- either in the hospital or at home -- is the subject of much controversy these...

8 Tips On How To Manage Being A Working Mom

    Tip 1- Simplify Your Schedule ...  Simplify your life.  Who is responsible for your hectic, over-scheduled life?  Do your children have to be in cooking...

The Best Yellow Paint Shades Picked By House Beautiful Magazine

Mineral pigments such as iron oxide, red ocher, and red lead, white lead and yellow ocher have been common pigments dating back to ancient...

The Neoclassical Paint Color Celadon Green – How To Decorate With...

The Manor, Oxford From 1st Option   The Manor, Oxford From 1st Option The color green can can create a cool, calm, soothing atmosphere that it is...

A Look Inside The Neoclassical Osterley Park House

      Osterley Park House Temple of Pan Seen at Love is Speed Blog   Osterley Park is a mansion located in the western suburbs of London. ...

How An Overhead Projector Is A Must-Have For Custom Furniture Painting

If you like the pieces above, its all due to having an overhead projector.  An overhead projector has been my go-to tool in the past...

Sherwin Williams Secrets For Choosing The Right Paint Color

Vintage Paint Brush by CuteOldThings on Etsy For many of us, we have had to experiment with paint tones to determine which colors suit a...

Thinking About Painting Your Floor? Consider These 10 Tips First….

  Dramatic Red And White Stenciled Flooring - Found on firsthome.tumblr.com   A stenciled or painted floor is an inexpensive way to make a dramatic change...

Paint Color Trends From Benjamin Moore

First Row Black Satin 2131-10, Flint AF  560, Van Deusen Blue HC 156, Normandy 2129-40, Breath Of Fresh Air  806, Mt Rainier Gray 2129-60 Second Row Distant...

An Extraordinary 18th Century Fredericksburg,Virginia Estate Restoration

John Cay stands beside an antique plaster bust of Napoléon- Architectural Digest Architectural Digest covered a breathtaking restoration of an 18th-century house situated about 20 miles...

It Is Never To Late To Start A Business

50 Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Us in its 2010- Self Made Magazine “You have to get a college degree first.” “You’re too young!” “You don’t have what...

A Very Talented Artist That Paints Extraordinary Custom Pet Paintings

Bella Luna. From Hello Lovely Studio Blog- Artist Dimdi on Etsy Are you looking for a unique gift idea that you cannot find in the...

Are Wood Pallets Safe To Re-Use? DIY Pallet Furniture Warnings

    How To Tell If A Pallet Is Safe For Reuse ? With an estimated 2 billion pallets being used every day, and many more sitting...

How To Create Storage Space In Every Room In The House...

Picture Credit - chezlarsson.com If you have ever lived in a condo, or an apartment, you know how little space there is, and how storage...

Catherine’s Favorite 10 Organic Beauty Products

For me, using as pure ingredients as possible on my skin has always been a priority. However, balancing affordability, performance and quality has not...

Kate From Centsational Girl Blog Gives Her Top 5 Favorite Creams...

I find, I am more willing to try new products, especially ones with a hefty price tag if someone else swears by it. Kate...

10 Tips To Finding The Best Home Loan

  Mortgage fraud is something you need to be aware of. This type of fraud can be done by one or more participants in a loan...

28 Of The Best Finds From The 2015 Ikea Collection

Strandkrypa Queen Set $29.99 ONLY Available in CANADA, NOT the US King size article number 102-829-14 $39.99 Strandkrypa Queen Set $29.99 New Herdal Series VANDRING IGELKOTT Crib duvet...