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Jan 27, 2022

As we near the end of January, I’m watching the snow and hoping I will be able to travel again sometime soon. In the meantime, I’ve decided to plan a staycation where I can check into a hotel for two days, order room service, and never leave my space. I’m going to envision the new year, have a virtual dinner with some of my business friends, and take some time to unplug in the safest way possible right now. I hope you’re staying safe, and I hope you have things to look forward to as well. I’m so excited that you’ve continued to write in with lots of delicious questions, so I’m jumping back into the mailbag!


This episode, I answer questions about...

[6:43] Placing a dining room table in the middle of a kitchen (Amelia)

[15:35] Choosing the size of artwork to hang near a dining room table (Julieane)

[19:05] Covering wood paneling (Eric)


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