Because ‘New Everything’ Isn’t the Answer

handmade home books

You know how much I enjoy Lovely Limitations, right? Well, Ashley & Jamin from The Handmade Home challenged a group of bloggers (hi to anyone here clicking from Melissa’s place) to use the art from their three art books in a-non-frame-it-and-hang-it-on-the-wall-way. I immediately told them I was in. Partly because I adore them (did you […]

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And the Winner is…

winner

June, check your inbox for an email from Caroline & leave a comment below so we can all congratulate you! And, we have discount codes for everyone! If you didn’t win that thing you had your eye on, at least you can get it at a discounted price! Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors who […]

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One Grand Prize Giveaway Day

Giveaway Day

 THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED ~ WINNER ANNOUNCED HERE ~ Welcome to our 6th Annual Giveaway Day where ONE incredibly lucky person will win over $1900 in fabulous prizes! Our amazing sponsors have really outdone themselves this year ~ consider Christmas shopping complete if you win this giveaway! As you scroll down you’ll want to click […]

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Vignette with the Meaningful & Unexpected

lysa Terkeurst

from Lysa’s Instagram: do you follow her? You should Quite possibly the most touching vignette I’ve ever seen. Check out what Lysa TerKeurst framed and put on her wall, I promise, you’ll be delighted.

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Vignette With Whimsy

disco

This is one of my favorite photos from our last house, the rental. I liked it so much I suggested it for the cover of my book. Zondervan had better ideas (they were right!) but I still adore this photo. It’s fun and lighthearted, it has wonky imperfectly hung plates, dust on the table, and […]

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You Don’t Need My Obligation

rest

    Where did I go?! Y’all it’s 31 days, a series I not only like to join in but also host and I’ve disappeared. Do you know that every year I give myself permission to not join in? I think that’s key to being able to create things–not feeling like it’s an obligation. You […]

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Befriend the Art of the Vignette

kitchen sink

I’m focusing on the pretty in the kitchen. Just out of the view of the camera is a gross stack of dirty, un-rinsed, stinky dishes. This is the subtle art of vignettes. They are just one small part of the story, but can still stand alone. And the beauty is if we can take the […]

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Vignette in the Laundry Room

collections

  I really miss this pretty, finished laundry room that we had in the rental. For $175 it went from builder average to photogenic. Our currently laundry area needs a lot more than that to make it come together, so as I plot and plan I’ll study what it is I like and don’t like […]

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Vignette With DIY Art

diy art

There’s absolutely no excuse not to have beautiful things on your walls if you are longing for beauty. Here I’ve got a $1 yard sale chalkboard with a spray painted sea fan from TJMaxx that I hot glued onto the chalkboard. a black and white painted canvas (remember to buy those ugly thrift store & […]

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The Truth About Vignettes

bedroom

October 15th is tax day if you got an extension. With the book coming out in April I knew I couldn’t be trusted to be an adult and file our taxes without the possibility of being jailed for fraud because my brain had no room for numbers. Today’s real life vignette looks like this. Because […]

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