Vignette Me:: A 31 Day Series


Click below to see each of the 31 posts as they are written, click here to see the entire category one post after another. Scroll down for the first post, and more info about why in the world I’m writing about vignettes: Day 1: (Scroll down) Day 2: Vignette With What Surrounds You Day 3: […]

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The Happiest Barn

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Our barn was SO very happy this weekend! We finally hosted an event–my sister & singer songwriter Christa Wells had an all day writer’s circle gathering along with 42 lovely women. Here are a few of them. Our next event is Hope*ologie Live on November 15th, tickets are sold out. We’ll continue to add more […]

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Because Words Matter


The very first thing I hung on the barn walls was the word REST. After a year of planning, scheming, hoping dreaming–we needed the visual reminder to rest. Sometimes we focus so much on getting to a certain place, we forget to stop and enjoy it when it finally comes. Or maybe that’s’ just me? […]

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It’s Fall Time, The Barn is Ready, And I Want You to Come Here!

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Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn! I’m joining in with Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. for her fall tour. Lindsay’s home ALWAYS inspires me, and I had the joy of meeting her last year. Be sure to check out her fall photos! Today, instead of sharing our home, I want to share our […]

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The Office Gets a Tiny Kitchen


office kitchen by thenester featuring shelves furniture There’s a tiny little wall in my 400 square foot office/craft room/guest house/attached-to-the-barn-room. Here’s where the office started, here’s where it went for awhile, here’s what it looked like two weeks ago. As we were working on the barn, we realized it would be so great to have […]

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31 Days 2014

31 days

  This will be my sixth year of daring myself to write for 31 days on one topic during the month of October and it’s the fourth year I’m inviting you to do it with me. Thousands of crazy people have joined in the fun. Maybe this is your year? The 31 Day challenge has […]

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Barn Update :: Let There Be Paint


Chad and I are pouring all of our energy into this barn, we eat, sleep and drink it. Every thing is barn barn barn. Finally, the walls are up and painted! I wrote a barn update 18 days ago, but so much has changed, and this is the fun part! You have to see it….

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If You’re In the Midst of a Mess, Join the Club


Thursday I shared the mess that is currently my office. And you all reacted the same way I hope to react when someone shares their mess with me–you accepted me anyway. Maybe you even liked me a little more BECAUSE I shared the mess. Thank you. Revealing ourselves to trustworthy people always connects. That’s what […]

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Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

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Living Room Before & After // The Natos (just wait till you see the before! such a difference) I made this cookie in a cast iron skillet this week, everyone died over how good it was. Instead of making caramel sauce I used this, and it cooked perfectly when I put in the oven for […]

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What Progress Really Looks Like


I’m putting this picture of two of our kittens in this post, in case you need to quickly scroll up and look at something cute after seeing all this mess… Once again, my office is the hardest working room. Can you imagine trying to store this mess inside our house? I’m so happy to have […]

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