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Quick Decorah Iowa Weekend Getaway

Last weekend Keegan and I took our first “vacation” alone in a whole year and drove up to Decorah, Iowa, for a quick weekend getaway. Keegan’s mom grew up in Decorah, and we visited there together a few times while his grandparents were alive. But, we hadn’t been back since

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Life

What’s Keeping Me Sane Right Now

Let’s get real here for a minute. Life looks a lot different today than it did a week ago. It’s unrecognizable from two weeks ago. And, those two weeks…they feel like six months have passed. If you live in an epicenter of the outbreak, then my heart is breaking for

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Life

What I’m Into – January 2018

There are definitely pros and cons to having a new baby during the coldest months of the year. Two of the pros are rarely needing to leave the house and wearing pajamas or leggings 24/7. I have found that my favorite time of day is in the very early morning

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Our House

Baby Boy Nursery Design Concept

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Jillian Lare Interior Design Our New House Before Photos
Our House

Our New House Before Photos

It’s been a crazy few weeks, but we are finally moved into our new house. We closed on August 17th and scheduled painters to start immediately, knowing my parents were coming to visit the following Thursday. The tight schedule made for some interesting moments and a long day last Wednesday

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Baby Boy Nursery R. Cartwright Design
Our House

Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration

As soon as it began to sink in that we were really having a baby, I began to think about the nursery and what type of space I wanted to create for our baby’s first few years. We initially thought we wouldn’t find out the sex but after trying to

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Watercolor rendering chair
Life

What I’m Into – July Edition

Watching Downward Dog. Ok, this show is a little goofy (and already canceled) but I am totally obsessed. It’s set in Pittsburgh, and any show based in PA is already cool in my book. The main human character Nan is played by Allison Tolman whom you might know from the

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My Favorite Natural Beauty Products
Life

My Favorite Natural Beauty Products

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Our InFertility Journey
Motherhood

Our Infertility Journey

Warning: This post is very long and incredibly personal. I have wanted to write this post for a very long time. Mostly because I wanted to explain why I haven’t been posting. Every time I tried to write a blog post about design, or books, or even my dogs, it

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Life

Five Binge Worthy TV Series to Watch This Winter

This is my first post of the New Year and the first in almost four months. A health challenge and then the election distracted me for most of the Fall. I just didn’t have the heart for blogging or doing much of anything. Then the holidays rolled around. We flew

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Jillian Lare Des Moines Interior Designer

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Welcome! I’m a Des Moines based interior designer, boy mom to one, avid reader and always aspiring artist. I started this blog when I moved to Iowa in 2008. Currently, I write about life in Iowa, personal development, and my creative journey.

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