Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage {& giveaway winners too!}


8 Life Lessons from Leslie Knope // The Everygirl


Hey America, if your room doesn’t feel quite right, it might be because your rug is too small. Hey other part of America, if you are happy with your room and are now just worried that your rug is too small, you have permission to skip reading this post:

The Too Small Rug // Emily Henderson



Hope*ologie has been growing–so many Hope*ologists! Join now and you’ll still be able to download the February printable (seen above), but, you will only have to wait until next week to download the March printable, yippie! Plus you’ll have access to all of our past content (minus the printables–those go away after 30 days).

And speaking of Parks & Rec. Here’s a major hint about our Hope*ologie theme for March:

treat yo self

the Bannerie

Remember, anyone can always listen to the hope*ologie podcast for free on iTunes , but the sister*ologie podcast is for members only. Find out more here.

diamond wall

Remember our duct tape diamond wall? I got a tweet from Michele that this bedroom is in the current issue of Better Homes & Gardens! It was from a whole house shoot they did for their Christmas Ideas Issue (an entire spread on a rental house, y’all!!) And if you are wondering–here are some of the resulting photos.

bhg nesting place

Sadly there was no mention of the duct tape in the current issue–so just for fun, I’m linking back to one of my all time favorite projects–the Duct Tape Diamond Wall–complete with a video! When we moved, I peeled off all the tape (took about 8 minutes), sanded down the parts where the tape stuck to the wall or peeled off the top layer of paint (took about 20 minutes), and gave it a fresh coat of paint just on that one wall (took about 20 minutes–I painted over the same color so that goes super fast!.

Shucks, just for fun, here’s the video…

Survey winners

the nesting place book

The 5 Winners of the signed copies of The Nesting Place Book are: Julia V., Amy G., Emily L., Jessica S. & Darlene C.! Congratulations! (check your inbox for an email from Caroline!)

Y’all, I cannot believe how many of you took this survey! We had so many responses that we had to shut it down early. We are still sifting through all of your great insight, I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to fill it out. Here’s a peek at what you told us:



924A0492The winners of The Fringe Hours Collections from DaySpring are: Rebecca, Karen J., Misty S., Jennifer & Mary!

If you haven’t already, you will receive an email from DaySpring soon! Congratulations!


Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage (& a giveaway)

face the foliage

What Justina Blakeney is doing with Noonday is amazing #FaceTheFoliage A Tale of 2 Couches // Vintage Revivals Jimmy Fallon and the Joy of the Lord // by Zach Hoag via A Deeper Story Our Life with Old House // This Abundant Life Finding Soul Rest in the Midst of Motherhood // Alia Joy   […]

Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage


The Spiritual Discipline of Wearing Better Pants // my sister, Emily Homemade crusty bread // Live Simply My newest favorite book, Home is where My People Are. this!Don’t forget to enter to win the HGTV dream house! Winners of the HeartGrams: Jeannine, Krista M., Elizabeth, Julie S. & Jackie A. Check your email! Did you […]

Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

living-room jones

I’m fascinated by how different a space can look with just a few well-planned changes. Emily Jones shows us what her house looked like when she bought it, they spent their money in all the right places, and used simple inexpensive changes for the rest. Wait until you see the kitchen! Below is what the […]

Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage


Hope Heals Home Tour // The Lettered Cottage This clip? Is perfection. And what Annie Downs writes about it–applies to so many things in life. Have you bought new underwear this year? // Life Your Way On Bringing Husbands Home // Entre Family I Want a Literal Seventh Day // A Deeper Story January’s free […]

Weekend Links


How to Make a Blanket Scarf // Mom Advice : I want to wear this every day I’m in love with this chalkboard star background, you can use the black kraft paper (that we like to use to wrap gifts) draw the stars on a chalkboard that you have or use the table runner from […]

Weekend Links, Deals for your Home & Winners


  One Room Challenge, The Big Office Reveal // Waiting on Martha I wish I would have realized this earlier, but it’s still worth doing, if you refer a friend to Joss & Main and they make their first purchase in the next two days, you’ll get a $25 credit to spend immediately! Ever since […]

Warm & Cozy Weekend Links


¬† Nail & String Feather Art // Design Curiosities boho cheat // a 10 minute DIY Macrame // Make + Haus Free Thankful Printable // Ella Claire ¬†Three years ago we all linked up our fantastic wreaths made from all sorts of items (shells, nuts, thumbtacks, wood) we had over 300 fun wreaths shared and […]

Weekend Links


Shannon writes about all sorts of things, but I especially love it when she writes about her house.   When the wait is over …but it isn’t // Gracelaced   Apple Pancake // Love & Lemons “The most revolutionary thing we can do is choose to see the good instead of the lack.” – Leeana […]

Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

stuff manager

Living Room Before & After // The Natos (just wait till you see the before! such a difference) I made this cookie in a cast iron skillet this week, everyone died over how good it was. Instead of making caramel sauce I used this, and it cooked perfectly when I put in the oven for […]

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