National {not really} Take A Risk Day


“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, […]

I’m Fine, How Are You?

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I’m beyond thrilled. My sister‘s been a writer her entire life.  Growing up, I was busy sneaking my mom’s jewelry box out of her room so that I could use it as a Barbie coffee table while my sister worked on short stories.  Short stories that were not assigned at school.  Short stories that she […]

We’ve Been Conditoned To Not Make Mistakes

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painting our bed: risk buying a rug online: risk hanging sheets on our windows: risk buying a chair from the thrift store without knowing where it will go: risk hanging a salvaged oversized lantern: risk painting the walls in a rental: risk Having a room we love to be in: priceless Risk.  It’s an art. […]

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Gallery Walls


Kasey Buick’s Famous Gallery Stairwell that I desperately want her to come to my house and recreate so haute via domino K.I.D Collective The Lettered Cottage Lonny? Pottery Barn Join me at (in)courage for my tips on creating your own gallery wall today, without even going shopping… Is the above link not working for you?  […]

Master Bedroom

drapes made from sheets

so far before Our bedroom had been neglected for far too long.  I was ready for change and my requirements were: neutral colors a pretty bed drapes masculine and feminine feel places to sit an 8 x 10 rug surfaces to place books and tums and snoring medicine and my other old lady paraphernalia better […]

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Decorating Truths from Dog the Bounty Hunter

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Sometimes you have you heart set on something you want for your home and for whatever reason it just doesn’t work out.  I really wanted an upholstered headboard for our room.  But, I didn’t want to make one because of my extreme aversion to anything that requires patience and I didn’t want to dish out […]

Edie Day

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Today is my friend Edie’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Girl! I’ve only met Edie twice in real life–at Blissdom the past few years, and both times, she came bearing gifts.  She made that little bird up there for me using a map of where I live because she is thoughtful and artsy and crafty.  The next […]

5 Tips for Entertaining in a Small Space


We all love the idea of entertaining guests in our home.  But sometimes, especially in a small space, the follow through can be challenging.  Here are a few ideas to make small space hospitality work. Join me at (in)courage today to read 5 of my ideas, I’d love for you to share your ideas as […]

31 Days To A Less Messy Nest Day 21:: Enjoy the Beauty Marks


I love that painted white thing that hangs on our mantel. I’ve dropped it 87 times. It’s broken. In more than one place. I like to think of the cracks and chips as beauty marks.  Marks that prove the item is loved just like the Velveteen Rabbit. You don’t really notice it when it’s surrounded […]

31 Days To Less Messy Nest Day 20:: Quit Apologizing


So sorry if you get this post twice in your reader,  I accidentally titled it 31 Days To A Better Dressed Nest, last year’s series. She invited me in and immediately apologized profusely for what a mess her house was.  I expected to see a normal house in normal disarray like how mine looks when […]

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