A Painted Stump Table with Tacks

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Sometimes change comes in the form of five minutes, random acrylic paint and tacks. I used regular gold thumbtacks for this table, they lay more flat and are easy to push into the surface than my usual favorite: upholstery tacks. But there’s no wrong, you could use square upholstery tacks (I love these and also […]

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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 […]

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Weekend Links

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What a fun idea! Macaroon Wedding Cake for a styled shoot // Peter Loves Jane I pretty much want to live here: Renovated Church as a Home @ Domaine Painting Upholstery (these chairs turned out great!) @ Little Green Notebook 12 Projects to Make From an Old Leather Sofa @ Vintage Revivals DIY leather wallet […]

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18 Summers. How Many Do You Have Left?

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  It’s the backwards count down that I make myself do every year. We have to. It’s horrible and also a wonderful reminder. Our oldest has 3 summers (I started counting the one after the senior year, I’m fooling myself counting that one, I know). The middle son has 6 more summers. Our youngest has […]

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Why the World Needs the Makers to Say No Boldly

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I read an essay last week that was written in 2009. It’s called Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule written by Paul Graham and it’s my new battle cry. All creatives need to read this. All people who work with creatives need to read this. Everyone. Read this. Basically, the author talks about the difference between Makers […]

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Summer at Home : 10 Months at The Farm

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I’m so happy you are here today! It’s been 10 months since we bought our little fixer upper, a 3 bedroom home built in 1987 on 12 acres outside Charlotte, NC. I’m calling it a farm because we have chickens, that counts, right?! We’ve knocked down walls, we’ve put things off, we’ve lived with the […]

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Weekend Links

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I cannot stop looking at this beautiful bridal shower photographed by Jessica Peterson  Also, I really want someone to invent balloons that will stay inflated forever because I want a balloon garland in my office. Wishing this were my idea–HUGE yarn poms! eyebombing via Zenhabits.net   A Blessing for the Finishers by Emily Freeman // […]

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Where’d You Get That?

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Every day I’m asked where I get items that are in my home. And the answer is: EVERYWHERE! I’m not a store snob, I’m open to finding great stuff anywhere. And now that we live “in the country” (real people who live in the actual country feel free to roll your eyes– anywhere that’s 25 […]

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Because Whitespace is Something Too

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“Whitespace is anything but nothing.” -Bonnie Gray (Finding Spiritual Whitespace)

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DIY Frame Wallpaper

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This is a sponsored post by ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape and Social Chorus, as always words, opinions and imperfect decorating are mine all mine. I absolutely love this project and I’ve wanted to try it forever! A few years ago I saw this beautiful Graham and Brown wallpaper in person. I knew right then that I wanted […]

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