Why it’s Worth it to Take One Microscopic Step Forward

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My office has been so neglected while we put all of our energy into the barn project. But every time I looked at it, it made me sad.

I needed a little win.

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I threw dinner in the oven and ran out to my thrifted office door armed with a quart of pretty pink paint and 15 minutes.

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We’ll get around to cleaning off the porch and replacing the light. One day we’ll install that doorknob that’s still in the package on my desk.

But for now, seeing a pink door is surprisingly encouraging. It’s a visible sign that things are changing for the better.

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It’s not there yet, but it’s better than it was a year ago.

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When I get overwhelmed with how far we have to go, just like when we paid off that huge amount of debt, I step back and remind myself of how far we’ve come.

It’s worth it to start today. Even invisible steps can add up to big changes.

This just in:

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Yesterday Amazon put The Nesting Place ebook on sale an the response was so huge (number 8 in all the ebooks!) that it looks like they are keeping a great sale price, I have no idea for how long, or where, but for me here in the US, the price says 2.80. Download that free kindle app if you don’t have a kindle and get yourself a book!

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The Only Secret Formula For Choosing the Perfect Paint Color

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We are all looking for those foolproof, step by step rules that we can just implement, get ideal results and then forget about it. We want less work, no risk and lots of reward. Even when it comes to something as simple as choosing a wall color. And I am the queen of wanting an […]

Bonus Room Painting & A Giveaway to Help You Paint

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This room makeover is creeping along. By the time it’s done, Ty Pennington will have worn out 39 buses (busi?) with his one week makeovers. My kids will be so old they won’t even be able to get their walkers and grandchildren up the stairs to come up to this room. Chevron will be back […]

Paint Your Furniture…This Weekend

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One of the easiest ways to change up your home without spending a bunch of cash is to simply makeover what you already have.  One of the ways I’ve made over what I have is with paint. Many of you have been painting furniture for years but some of you have yet to try it […]

Whimsical Grandfather Clock

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  I’ve wanted a big clock for a few years.  A couple of months ago I finally saw a simple grandfather-ish clock painted bright blue at an antique store,  I was SO excited, but it was already sold.  I snooped around and could see that it wasn’t an old clock, just a new, inexpensive clock […]

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Handmade Wall Art

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I’ve been meaning to talk about that painted canvas in our family room. Here’s a timeline:: 1. The inspiration :: Angela from The Painted House {a little more info here} the link in that post is to Angela’s old blog from 4 years ago I saw her beautiful mix of styles and the first thing […]

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I Went White

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A little less than two years ago, I painted our family room Favorite Tan.  It’s a lovely color and after living in white rentals for 3 years we decided it would be ok to paint some walls in our current rental.  Nope, we didn’t ask, we just picked colors that we knew would work with […]

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An Arranged Marriage

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If you paint two pieces of furniture the same color and then put them next to each other, it’s kind of like you are joining them in holy matrimony. The yellow mirror in the office was just a temporary pop of color until I realized where I could really use a mirror. Here are the […]

Nesting Place Paint Colors & A Linky For Your Paint Colors

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One of the most common questions I get asked are about my paint colors.  And while I am very open with giving out any and all colors~I’ve mentioned them all multiple times, I’m not very organized about it.  So, I thought I’d list them all here in one spot.  I know how obsessed I get […]

Go Find Your Own Art

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About a month ago while doing some inspiration browsing at Z Gallerie, I feel in love with some paintings.  This one called Limecicles caught my eye first.  You can’t tell on the screen but it’s pure texture.  Each line of color is separated by deep ridges that you can’t help but touch and run your […]

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