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Waffler wrap-up and recent poll results

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Remember how Janette from The2Seasons was waffling about whether or not to paint the armoire in her mudroom?

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57% of readers thought Janette should paint it, while 43% encouraged her to keep it as is. And what did Janette decide to do? Here she with the answer:

Thanks to everyone who voted on my waffle. I am going to make the armoire the best of both worlds. I will leave the exterior unpainted, but I am going to add some additional shelves to the inside and paint it a soft gray with some hints of blue. It will keep its traditional look on the outside but have a pop of color to give a new and fresh look inside.

When Rayna’s husband purchased this chicken coop she was thrilled…about the fresh eggs, that is.  The chicken coop, not so much.

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Rayna’s predicament prompted me to post a waffle asking voters to choose their favorite coop from a variety of different styles.  The clear winner was this cottage-y coop, which received 44% of the votes.

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Heather Bullard

This modern, clean-lined coop (which even has a skylight) received 26%.

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The Art of Doing Stuff

And Rayna’s favorite? This modern cube only received 12%. (It was my favorite, too, Rayna!)

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This last waffle was inspired by another friend. Marie was giving a dinner party and wondered whether or not to ask people to take off their shoes after entering the house.

47% of readers find the shoes-off request to be totally acceptable, while 28% find it a bit annoying, and 15% have never been asked. If you didn’t get a chance to weigh in, what are your feelings about being asked to take off your shoes?

Have a great weekend!

Waffler Wrap-up and Recent Poll Results

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Remember how Adina of Gluten Free Travelette was looking for the perfect travel dress for her upcoming trip to Iceland, France, and Spain?

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Toe the LIne

Adina showed us three lovely dresses from Shabby Apple. Voters’ top choice was the Champs Elysees dress, which garnered 44%, followed by Overboard with 33% and Toe the Line with 23%. And what did Adina decide? Here she is with the verdict:

I love all the dresses and would love to get all three of them. Since that’s not terribly practical I’m actually going with the Toe the Line Dress for this trip. It’s simple and therefore versatile, which is important to me on this particular trip. That being said, I’ll be looking for any upcoming opportunity or event to get the other two!

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The fantasy mudroom waffle I posted a few weeks ago was quite popular — leading me to believe that there are people out there like me who have a bit of an obsession with this area of the house. The top two vote-getters were the “Beachy Mudroom” (see above) which received 27% and the “Colorful Mudroom” (below), which received 25%.

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House Beautiful

As for my own mudroom, I have big plans. Of course, these big plans are filled with waffles. The one thing I’m sure of is that the white tile floor (otherwise known as ‘the white tile floor that shows every single speck of dirt and makes me want to scream, especially when Will tracks in these little rubbery, black turf things from his cleats’) will have to be covered. I’m thinking Flor tiles. The color? Don’t ask…

Fantasy Waffle: Mudrooms

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What is it about a fabulous mudroom that makes me swoon? I think it’s the illusion of an organized life — I mean if your scarves and winter jacket, kids’ boots, and beach bag have a pretty and tidy area then life must be pretty good, right?

Do mudrooms get you all hot and bothered, too? Take a look at these fabulous images and choose which two most closely match your ideal mudroom.

Do you like this mudroom with the beachy vibe?

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Or would you like something more sleek with doors to keep your outerwear hidden?

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LDa Architecture & Interiors

Do you prefer crisp and white?


Castro Design Studio

Or maybe something more colorful?

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House Beautiful

Would some pretty wallpaper and an upholstered bench do the trick?

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Maybe you like the idea of having chalkboards handy for important reminders.

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Knowles ps

Or would you rather it was closer to the washer and dryer?

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Or do you just want something really, really big?

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Catherine's Creative Corner

Because there are so many great images here, you can vote for you top two favorites.

Do you have an idea for a no-waffle, fantasy waffle or just a regular old waffle? Click here to find out more about waffles or on the button below to contact me and get started.

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