The Only Secret Formula For Choosing the Perfect Paint Color

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We are all looking for those foolproof, step by step rules that we can just implement, get ideal results and then forget about it. We want less work, no risk and lots of reward. Even when it comes to something as simple as choosing a wall color. And I am the queen of wanting an […]

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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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Weekend Links

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Crepe Paper Popies: Jones Designs “Pinterest Perfect” // Jess Lively pen and paint Words of Gratitude // Alissa Circle shares how you can help support a beautiful family that suffered a tragic loss last week.    

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Summer Fireplace

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I was so excited about having a real wood burning fireplace for a few reasons. In the winter we can have that real fire smell and watch the fire. And in the summer, I’m not at the mercy of dusty pretend gas logs. I can make it look pretty!!! Here I have some stumps in […]

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That Time I Tore Out Our Walls With my Bare Hands in a Fit of Rage While Wearing a Bonnet

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For eight months we’ve had no walls in the back porch. Well, you can see ‘walls’ with gaps in them in the photo because the back porch is a laundry room with a bathroom, so those are cedar wood planks in our little bathroom on the porch. The previous walls were made of 12 inch […]

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Our Wood, White and Gray Bedroom

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It’s been nine months since we bought this house and why do I always forget to care about our bedroom when we move to a new place? A few weeks ago we finally put a little paint on just one wall and it has made the biggest difference. I’m always surprised at how much paint […]

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Big Fringe & Lots of Friends

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sisters. me & em Over the weekend we had a little party for locals friends and family. We all ‘sat on the cover’ and I signed their books and they all signed my original copy. I had no idea how to sign my own name in a book so a few weeks ago I practiced […]

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Weekend Links

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When You’re Exhausted & Need to Exhale   // via A Holy Experience – A guest post by Liz Curtis Higgs (it’s kind of like a study on how Shakers decorate) Adding Paneling to Hollow Core Doors @ Little Green Notebook. Wow. Just WoW! Winner of the custom canvas from Red Letter Words & the two signed […]

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Honor Your Story

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I can pinpoint the very moment when I realized our 13 house journey wasn’t just a sad time I tried not to think about. I realized there actually WAS a story, with adventure and fun times and totally depressed times and all sorts of emotions and with an actual plot and purpose that changed our […]

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Because Sharing the Imperfect is Worth the Risk

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Almost seven years ago I started this blog. And two months into it my sister told me I should talk about my window treatments. My first reaction was that I can’t share my little embarrassing secret. I was sure I’d be met with comments telling me I’m not supposed to do it that way. I […]

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