Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage (& a giveaway)

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What Justina Blakeney is doing with Noonday is amazing #FaceTheFoliage A Tale of 2 Couches // Vintage Revivals Jimmy Fallon and the Joy of the Lord // by Zach Hoag via A Deeper Story Our Life with Old House // This Abundant Life Finding Soul Rest in the Midst of Motherhood // Alia Joy   […]

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The Home Survey :: What’s the State of Your Nest?

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This is my eighth year of blogging and I’ve always meant to take a home survey, and now I finally got around to it! I hope it’s fun to answer and as a tiny thank you for your time I’ve giving away a signed copy of The Nesting Place to five survey takers.   Book […]

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The Progress of Redemption :: A Laundry Room Story (with a dash of kitchen) and why we painted over “good wood”

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{hutch // bead & tassels // chair// pillow // stump} Let’s chat about our laundry room/back porch/front porch–because this is where 99% of people enter into our house and it also has a bathroom just to make it even more weird! I wrote about painting the floors in this post. But I wanted to answer […]

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When it’s Time to Paint Your Ugly Floor

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It’s time. You know the room, that wall, that floor, that space that would be so much better if you just had the budget for it and if only your husband was a contractor? That is all of my rooms. Let’s stop waiting. Let’s do something about it now so that we can start enjoying […]

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Laundry Room Teaser: Paint is My Hero

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Y’all. Same view, eighteen months apart. The laundry room makeover cost practically zero dollars {paint from floor to ceiling and we already had all of that but one can.} Paint is my BFF. To see all the befores afters and hows click here. PS, are you following along on instagram? More photos of this room […]

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Good Enough Decorating {in case your house, budget, timeline, circumstances, skills or stuff isn’t ideal}

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The truth is none of us start creating a home out of perfect circumstances or a completely blank slate. We have limitations. We have home “baggage”. And for the most part I try to remind myself to be thankful for the tight budget, country living, long-range fixer-upper, un-done-ness and a house that’s always open for […]

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