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Christmas 2015  Home Tour with Meme Hill Studio

Christmas Home Tour 2015

Hi Friends! Welcome to The Freling-Brown Christmas Home Tour 2015. As most of you know I’m new to the blogger community and this is the first time that I’ll be posting any Christmas pictures of our home. In the past I’ve posted Christmas decor on Instagram but when a couple of my IG friends asked me to […] Read more…

Welcoming Fall into your Home for under $100.

Happy Fall Y’All

Every September when the leaves start to change color and the air gets a bit chilly here in Upstate New York I know Fall and Halloween are just around the corner.  I love bringing out the fall decorations.  They are simple and often inexpensive way to add the warm colors of the season to your home. Last year, […] Read more…

Chic and functional Back to School Mom Office Makeover

It’s Back to School & Mom needs a Office Makeover.

Back to school time not only means getting organized for kids and teachers but for busy moms too.  Tackling bus schedules, ballet rehearsals, play dates, swim classes, family functions, and work meeting require some serious organization and time management!  What a better time to get an active working mom a new home office makeover. For […] Read more…

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches. Entertaining with small spaces by MemeHill.com

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches.

This week my good friend from college and her daughter are coming to visit the cottage for the first time. I wanted to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The weather forecast is a good one and we’re sure to spend most the time outside on the water or inside the screened in […] Read more…

The kitchen renovation at the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage Kitchen Makeover

I will never forget he first time I walked into the cottage I said to my husband  “These cabinets dividing the kitchen and the living room have got to go!”  And on closing day we remove the cabinets under the soffit and it immediately made the kitchen seem more spacious. Aside from removing the curtains and blinds […] Read more…

DIY Farm table for 14 please

Farm Table for 14 please

As most of you know I come from a big Italian family.  My sister, her family and my niece and nephew live on our street. My aunt lives one street over from us. My parents live in walking distance from us in addition to having cousins and other family members so close it’s a given we […] Read more…

Adding rustic and family friendly charm to the Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage No Wake Zone

It’s hard to believe that just over 9 months ago we started this remodeling rollercoaster!  And although the cottage is so small the project ride never seemed to end. The great room was one of the reason why we bought this cottage.  It’s open space and vaulted ceiling gives the illusion that the space is so much larger than […] Read more…

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard made from reclaimed flooring boards, church pews, and mirror parts.

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard

As some of you may know last spring I worked on a new restaurant in downtown Rochester that was built from scratch in a warehouse factory. The owners had purchased reclaimed wood floors to be put into the restaurant that came from an old Ohio mitten factory. After all the reclaimed wood floors were installed, there was a […] Read more…

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