The Rest of the Summer & The Summer of Rest

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I’ve been summering well. I think. After two years of fun, needed, work related, home related, dream related, unplanned YESES, I’m requiring myself to rest and say no. I’m having the rest of my life. Or at least trying. And I hope to continue it for the REST of the summer. What are you doing […]

When You Need An Excuse to Gather Your People

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One of the things I’m looking most forward to this summer is hosting a baby shower along with a few dear friends for a friend of ours who moved away and is now expecting her first baby. There is just something about having this group of women in my home all together–the world will stop […]

How Anyone Can Change Up A Room in One Hour

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Here’s a little glimpse of the current state of our family room/dining room area, brought to you buy harsh, yet interesting late afternoon light. I was ready for a change and a little dash of color mixed in with all this neutral and I knew I had a few touches of blue that I could […]

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Welcome to the 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes!

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tassels Imperfect Christmas Decorating at our new little farmhouse Our last house as seen in this year’s Better Homes & Gardens Our Bedroom decorated for Christmas in 5 minutes Here’s what the other side of the room looked like #NotPretty Scroll through the instagram participants & Join in on instagram by adding this hashtag to […]

Five Minute Christmas Bedroom & Last Minute Reminders Christmas Tour of Homes :: You’re Invited!

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I caved and put a few Christmasy things in our room. This room has been neglected since we moved in this summer. It’s in working order so therefore I haven’t paid it any attention after just moving our furniture in. I’m in the market for black drapes and just ordered a new light to replace […]

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Christmas Giftwrap from my Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas Photo Shoot

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Last year, since our Christmas BHG shoot was in January, I needed fake gifts to sprinkle around the house. I used black, white and regular kraft paper. I wanted it to feel handmade with a touch of modern (thank you black paper) and then I embellished the gifts with string and doilies and sequins and paper. […]

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A Study on Color, Evergreens & Inspiration

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 via Life in Grace Did you see Edie’s house decorated for Christmas? There are a million photos of pure gloriousness, click over and then come back here so we can talk about it…

Good Enough Christmas Decorating For When Life Isn’t Perfect. Because isn’t that Always?

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Welcome to our home! If you are new here from Chris at Just A Girl we are so glad you stopped by. If you are old here, then today I’m joining in a blogger Christmas tour of homes that will last all week. And I won’t pretend like I didn’t wait until the last minute […]

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Photos from our Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas Photo Shoot in our Rental House

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Christmas Decorating in a Rental featured in Better Homes & Gardens

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Hand Lettered Love

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The alternate title for this post is : World’s Worst Blogger Doesn’t Have Her Tree Yet. It’s December 2nd and I’ve only put ONE thing out for Christmas which would be fine if I were a normal person but, supposedly I’m a home blogger. Apparently we are supposed to be inspiring with our Christmas decor […]

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