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a little tweaking

Definition of tweak

transitive verb    :to make usually small adjustments in or to <tweak the controls>; especially : fine-tune

There is another use of the word heard on a pretty regular basis around our home.

Example…one son to another son…“Dude!!! Mom’s gonna TWEAK!!!”

When used in this way it does NOT mean:

a) “Josh have you noticed that mom changed out the pillows to reflect a more fall-ish color palette?”


b) “I KNOW Jake, would you just look at the suh-weet way mom is incorporating those pumpkins and pomegranates into the decor?”

N to the O.

When used by my boys it means, “oooooooooo you did it now and mom is gonna flip/wig out.”

Problem is, when they use that expression I do anything but “tweak” because I find it so dang funny. It tickles my funny bone.

Anyhoo, I have been doing a little tweaking (the good kind) around here now that there’s a hint of fall in the air.

I added some upholstered chairs next to the wood burning stove (I think that thing is an eye sore and a decorating abomination, but everyone tells me I’ll feel differently in the ccc-cold Chicago wintertime. We’ll see.)

I wanted to create a cozy little sitting area in the kitchen and camouflage the black beast as best I could.

The little footstools were a Target find (my mom spotted them for me) and a perfect addition to the space.

Have you done any tweaking lately?

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  1. Melinda G. Burke #

    I’m in the process of a little “Tweaking” myself; putting up Halloween/Fall decorations I will post a picture when I am finished. I just love, love, love Halloween! Anyway how can I send you a picture? Let me know, OK

    September 21, 2011
    • Hi Melinda, I’d love to see. Just attach it to an email and send! 🙂

      September 21, 2011
  2. Unfortunately, I’m too busy packing. So I have to get my decorating fix from you creative gals for now. I love that stove! I’d embrace the stove. It looks cozy.

    September 21, 2011
  3. Darling footstools from TARGET!!! OMG! I need to shop Target more often. They are darling. And I love that you have a seating area in your large kitchen. The stove adds lots of charm, too. Did you buy the chairs from IKEA? I’m getting ready to buy new living room chairs/sofa and think I’ll buy from IKEA so I can change out the slipcovers. I love your style of decorating, btw 😉

    September 21, 2011
  4. Jen Jeschke #

    What a great example of tweaking, looks great! LOVE your wall color as well can you share? I am a big fan of PB and love how you use it in your house. WIsh you could help me with a few things!!! Great job!

    September 21, 2011
  5. Love your sitting area. We had a wood burning stove in our other house, and loved it.

    September 21, 2011
  6. Vanessa #

    I bet your little Ba-Humbug-ness is going to go away when you notice how fantastic that stove is when if comes to decorating for Christmas!! Ummmmm are you going to put out your “Witches Brew” bottles this year and have a Halloweenie table?! I am waiting for it!!!!!

    September 21, 2011
  7. Sarah #

    I LOVE the black stove. And you did such a cute job decorating around it. I think it will be awesome in the winter. Sigh… I miss fall & winter. We live in PHX and the highs are still 107. Thanks for sharing a little dose of fall. Sarah

    September 22, 2011
  8. kristie #

    Love it! I found your blog a while ago. Not sure how-but so glad I did! You have inspired me like nothing else has in YEARS! I have ‘collected’ some amazing pieces that I am in the middle of bringing back to life. Can’t wait to complete them and share the fun!

    Your house looks like it’s time for fall…My favorite time of the year!


    September 22, 2011
  9. Your Fall decorating looks so beautiful! I have got to go look for that footstool….Love! Your new header looks really wonderful!

    September 24, 2011
    • The Lake Zurich store doesn’t have any more…didn’t want you to waste a trip! They are on an end-cap with some plum colored floral pillows and candles with fall words embossed on them! Happy hunting!

      September 24, 2011
  10. Jen Jeschke #

    I am in the process of painting our family room and I love your paint colors in this room. Can you tell me what you used for the top and bottom and what brand? I should have started this room, yesterday, ha but I can’t finda color that I love and this is it!!!

    Thanks 🙂

    September 27, 2011
    • Hi Jen, I’m sorry but our kitchen was that colour when we moved in. It is a pretty grey green. I tried to color match it for someone else but couldn’t find the exact shade. Sorry!

      September 27, 2011
  11. um ya.. I’m still here stalking you… I mean reading back in your blog and I had to comment that I too needed TWO of those target footstools… felt weird buying a double but I love the pair!!! You too?? two?? LOL

    November 3, 2011

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