Favorite Things Party

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This year I asked some of my girlfriends, the original favorite things party girls, to submit their favorite things along with mine: Gussy: Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple $6.05 Ellen: Dipped Measuring Cups “One of my favorite things is fancy measuring cups. I spend so much time in the kitchen and sometimes, especially […]

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Angela’s House, Your Eyes will be Gluttons

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I’ve talked about my dear, sweet, kindred spirit friend, Angela often over the years.  She’s my yard sale partner, my thrifting buddy, our craft day teacher, my coffee table painter, my HELP-my-house-is-getting-photographed-and-I-need-someone-to-be-my-slave-and-keep-me-calm-friend, my conference roommate and confidant, my fellow conference speaker at Becoming.  She’s one of my closest friends and one of the most fearless, […]

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How NOT To Shop For A Sofa

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yesterday It first really hit me the morning that the Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself Magazine folks were coming.  The Sofa.  The poor sofa was begging for mercy.  We bought this sofa about eight years ago and I still absolutely love it.  It was one of the best purchases we’ve ever made.  I […]

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Embroidery Hoop Art

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Lately I’ve been inspired by all the wooden hoop projects, feel free to pin the top image if you want to remember this post. If you want to pin individual projects simply click on the link and pin from the original source.  Thanks and happy hooping! bliss in a teacup ruffled via Ian Bicknell style […]

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DIY Curly Paper Lantern

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This is our the space formerly known as the Playroom.  Now that my boys are older and only play with legos and roller blades and SCUBA gear and iPhones we don’t have that many actual toys.  But we still use this room a lot for guests and spend the night parties that the boys have.  […]

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Hosting A Girl’s Weekend

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I hosted a girls weekend at my house last week and it was pure, unadulterated, 100% enjoyment–even the getting ready for six girls to be at my house all weekend.  I love hosting LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  I try to focus on doing things I like and I try to avoid doing things I hate–even […]

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