Because Choosing Your Battles Saves Your Sanity :: How Having One Decent Space Makes all the Difference

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The first room in our house that was kind of livable/done-ish was our bedroom. I knew we’d be knocking down walls (they were knocked down in the kitchen before we even moved in) and living without a sink or stove or ceiling in the kitchen. We needed a place where we could close the door […]

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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 […]

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Why You Must Yes and Also No

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I’m in a season of No. It’s not near as glamorous, impressive or blogable as being in a season of Yes. At least, I’ve heard that some people’s Yesses are glamorous. This summer, one of the books I’m reading is Let’s All Be Brave and of course I get to the chapter called Say Yes […]

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Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

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This tour of a neutral home is stunning  :: Design Sponge  It’s not about whether or not it’s your style, we are so past judging if we can enjoy a space based on its ‘style’. Remember, the way to be inspired online is to look at everything you see online SELFISHLY–which really isn’t selfish at […]

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During July….

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During July, The World’s Worst Barn is beginning a full shake-down, scrub down, paint all over, makeover. This thing is going from a hillbilly tractor barn to a beautifully imperfect gathering space for us all to come and simply BE. I’ll tell you much more about it later but for now, I couldn’t resist to […]

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Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

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Gumball Drink Stirrers // studio DIY Our Mini Home Makeover: Before & After // Candace Cameron Bure The Upside of Downsizing // Be More With Less What I Learned from Painting a Wall // Conversion Diary A Bit of Instructions on How to Live a Good Life: How to be an Artist, a Parent, a […]

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Alison’s Thrifted Makeover:: All the Details

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photo: Alison after before I wanted to show a little more of Alison’s lovely house from our $250 thrift store makeover with Lysa. My job for this project wasn’t really to take photos, but to do the work of putting it all together so forgive me for the lack of lots of great finished shots, […]

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The Decorating Truths You Won’t See on HGTV

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Time. White Space. Imperfections. I know. Not as glamorous as Buy New Stuff, Paint New Stuff, Knock out Your Kitchen Walls With a Sledgehammer While A Camera Crew Watches and it all gets done in one week. But we are real women, with real fries on the floor of our cars, without big furniture budgets […]

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Turning a House Into a Home on a Thrift Store Budget

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I’m joining the How to Decorate Series 25 bloggers sharing great tips all week. If I were a billionaire, I’d still shop second-hand. Pair of chairs $35 each from Salvation Army, Dresser: $18 yard sale, Lamps: $8 each Thrift Store, Chalkboard: $1 Yard Sale with a $12 sea fan from HomeGoods spray painted white and […]

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Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

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Night Stand Tutorial : Ikea Tarva Hack @ Dear Lillie (and that LAMP!! I love everything about this!) Did you see Emily’s Summer House Tour? It’s a breath of fresh air. @ Jones Design Co. about beauty in the mist of it @ Sweetwater Put on that Swimsuit! written by my beautiful friend Jessica Choose […]

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