Why it’s Worth it to Take One Microscopic Step Forward

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My office has been so neglected while we put all of our energy into the barn project. But every time I looked at it, it made me sad. I needed a little win. I threw dinner in the oven and ran out to my thrifted office door armed with a quart of pretty pink paint […]

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The Nesting Place ebook for 1.99

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Just a quick reminder that today only in the US, The Nesting Place is 1.99 — it’s the Kindle daily deal so if you’ve been wanting the ebook for you or a friend, today’s your day! And because I know that most of you aren’t going to be on the computer today but will be […]

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Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

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Quiet the House // Jones Design Co Jen Hatmaker ruined my marriage // Danny Franks Going back to school :: The 1970′s vs Today // Scary Mommy Fast + Easy Large Tapestry Wall Hanging // A Beautiful Mess Why Rest Takes Courage by Emily Freeman via {in} courage The Hard Work of Making Your Dreams […]

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How I Learned to Appreciate Water

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right now same room one year ago This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox who just so happened to be a main character in our developing story and water woes here at the ‘farm’ in a post I was planning to write anyway.  All thoughts, opinions and stories represented in […]

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A Saturday with Style

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A few weekends ago I hung out with Emily A. Clark at Lowe’s Home Improvement for Style Saturday. It was such fun, we got to do consultations and everyone who came got to do a craft. The craft I selected was this wallpaper poster and y’all it’s SO EASY. All I did was cut the […]

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Let the Rhythm Move You

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The end of August is the New Year’s Day of summer. Even before I had children, and I’m guessing even after they are all done with school, the end of August will trigger thoughts of fresh starts. It’s a great time to consider what I’m doing at home (or anywhere) and evaluate the whys. I […]

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When the Dream Comes True But the Reality is Slow & Ugly

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Remember the World’s Worst Barn? It was one of the reasons we bought this property…because of the dream. It’s starting to look much better. Ish. And I wanted to show you what’s been done so far, grab your coffee, I’ve got a ton of photos. And if you are like me and spoiled by beautiful […]

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No Brainer Memory Keeping

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This past week we spent some time in Williamsburg, Norfolk and Hampton Virgina for a last week of the summer, before school, family vacation. And because I always forget about my TimerCam app, I don’t have any proof that I was with these four handsome men. And one day I wasn’t with them! This wasn’t […]

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Metallic Linen Pumpkins? Yes Please. :: A Giveaway (Giveaway Closed)

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I look forward to this post ever year. It’s the 4th annual giveaway hosted by my friends at the LoveFeast Shop. And this year they’ve outdone themselves with Metallic Linen pumpkins! These Metallic Linen Pumpkins come in silver or gold (these are the silver) and some have a subtle herringbone pattern and all have metallic […]

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If Your Furniture Needs to be Rescued

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This story starts out like so many…so I met these friends online… Every now and then you follow someone on instagram because she’s sickeningly talented and adorable and wears quirky glasses and he has a handlebar moustache and are they not the cutest couple ever?! Then you assume you’ll forget about them but then you […]

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