Calling All Good Girls

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this post contains a video, please click over to watch *Giveaway closed: winners announced here* Is that you?  My sister‘s book Grace for the Good Girl officially releases today.  This book.  It will change you.  And I want to celebrate my sister, her book and especially~YOU.  I’d love to have you join us at my […]

My Pot Rack

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Pot racks are like minivans with automatic doors, once you spoil yourself with one, you can never go back to not having one.  Which is why I’ve never had a minivan with automatic doors.   I cannot imagine my future self whining and complaining about having to open a car door, how annoying I would be. […]

DIY Wreath Linky Party

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I wish I would have thought of this idea myself.  Last month when I wrote about my plastic spoon laurel wreath that some loved, some loved to hate, Centsational Girl encouraged me to have a wreath linky party where people could share wreaths they’ve made.  More specifically, wreaths they’ve made out of interesting things.  I […]

A Revolution

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I happened to land on a beautiful site, bossy color blog created by  Annie Elliot, a highly talented designer.  Annie just attended a panel at the Washington Design Center, you know for real designers.  Here are her observations: Did you see it? “Perfection in decorating is generally considered a bad thing…” Apparently, this is a […]

Should Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Match?

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I thought it would be fun to share a recent email and let you all answer it: Hi Nester, My husband and I just put an offer on a house. It’s a fixer upper, so if our offer is accepted, we will be putting a lot of work into it. Here’s my problem. Our downstairs […]

Bird Watching

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Happy Birthday {yesterday} Gitz Today, read this. And then just do what she asks.  

Decorating Truths From Tony Detroit

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He takes photos around Detroit and posts them on instagr.am. Most people would quickly walk past an old abandoned house or dilapidated building or a rotting chair against a moldy wall and only see a depressing mess. He finds the story and shares it with us. Art takes risk.  Risking knowing that everyone can’t appreciate […]

Process:: Slow Decorating

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Do you allow things in your home to change over time? Sometimes we are so obsessed with finishing something, we don’t enjoy the process and we aren’t open to things happening organically. And we would never dare share or enjoy something that is unfinished, at least not without lots of excuses and apologies and disclaimers. […]

Lived in Chic :: It’s Beautiful

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Lindsey has no idea I’m going to talk about her house today.  But, it has to be done. Last week Lindsay shared some photos of her house with a post called Get Real { A House Tour}. And she showed photos of her house as is.  Nothing new, we’ve all seen bloggers show their real […]

National {not really} Take A Risk Day

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Andre Gide We don’t risk because it’s easy or normal or natural, we risk because of hope. Hope comes in all sorts of packages and I can’t wait to see what you’ve done in your home or otherwise~the good, […]

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