Weekend Links

IKEA-studio-organization-14An Easy Armoire Makeover // House Tweaking

string-heart-3Graphic Tied Heart // A Subtle Revelry


mms-4017-1Successful Houseplants // Mustard Seed Interiors

Is Consuming Less the Answer to Creating More // Darling Magazine


Strawberry-Coconut-Milk-2A Tasty Strawberry Coconut Milk Recipe // The Glitter Guide


gretchen-rubinPodcast ep. 20: Better Than Before with Gretchen Rubin // The Simple Show


new-barbie-body-shape-curvy-7See All the New Barbies From Curvy to Tall and Petite // Time


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Compassion Bloggers in Ecuador

I’m a big fan of Compassion International, we sponsor three teenage boys (actually two now, one just graduated) and I’ve traveled to Africa twice with Compassion. I always look forward to following the Compassion bloggers on their trips and today I wanted to share some links with you so you could follow along too…


Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 9.36.00 AMShannan and her son, Calvin



If I Have Gingham But Have Not Love // Shannan Martin


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Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 9.53.07 AMAshley and her son, Corbett


He Jumped in the Game // Ashley Ann


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-1Ruth and her son, Caleb



A Step Towards Hope // Ruth Simons



Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 10.08.20 AMTo anyone who sponsors a child during their trip, you will receive this free print from Ruth.


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24115271963_02bab56a9f_zThe Compassion Bloggers trip leader, Brianne



Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 10.12.26 AMTo This World: I Think I’ve Been Looking at You All Wrong // Brianne McCoy



23591474693_0bd7b174af_zFor all the posts from Equador, click here.


Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 10.00.25 AMFollow the trip through #compassionbloggers on Instagram.

24742071755_edff3cf5b2_zIf you would like to see more photos from their trip, you can view them here.

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Thank you for following along with the Compassion bloggers in Ecuador. If you would like to sponsor a child in Equador, click here. …and then watch as your name & sponsored child pop up on the compassion site!


Make A DIY Wall Hanging:: Starting with a Mop

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Hi friends! I wanted to share how I made my wall hanging, not because I expect you to copy it–you certainly are welcome to, but more because I think it’s inspiring to be reminded to use what we can find in all sorts of new ways. This project was SO fun to collect for and […]

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Weekend Links


Matte Black in the Kitchen // Apartment Therapy Packed Lunch Ideas // Home With Her What is Magic Hour // A Beautiful Mess A Dreamy Kitchen Remodel That Takes Center Stage // Style Me Pretty   “I Carried a Watermelon” print by Shabby Shack Studio because rumor is that ABC is doing a remake of […]

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6 Decorating Mistakes I Made in My Home in 2015

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UPDATED: I started out with 4 Mistakes, but then I added two more, carry on.. I’ve been creating a home for 20 years in 14 different homes–mostly rentals, three we owned. I love home making so much that I wrote a book about it and even taught a class. So imagine my shock when it […]

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Favorite Books of 2015

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I LOVE reading about everyone’s favorite books, so I thought I’d join in and share mine, in no particular order…   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr About the book: “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl […]

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