Meet Me at the Online Barn

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Last March I talked about how we had a dream. A dream that involved our whole family, Mom and Dad and my sister and her husband– Emily and John. It started with having some property and a gathering place for you and us and we thought we’d slowly move towards it in the coming years. […]

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Deal Alert!

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I happened to be at Target for my once every 4-6 week visit (we live so far away!) and I found this great metal stool/table on clearance for $23.99! I bought it for the porch but so far it’s been in my office and now in the family room. I think I could have used […]

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Everything I Never Expected About Being A Mother

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Ten years ago my sister stood outside our average dream home and snapped these pictures. My boys were little once too, even though I can’t prove on cute instagram photos much to my dismay. I’m one of those girls who always wanted to be a mom. I always knew I would be. However I always […]

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Let’s Make Pizza on Friday!

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About six years ago our family went to a friend’s house for dinner on a Friday night. Marcy made homemade pizza and I wasn’t that excited about it because I had never tasted homemade pizza that was actually good. Until that night. Starting the next week I made great pizza on Friday. And I have […]

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Insta-Sale on Wednesday!

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We moved in August and since then, I’ve kept a little hoard of my favorite housey things packed away safely in our basement. Yes, I have a barn full of stuff for future barn decorating. But in our house I stored the extra special things from our last house that I assumed I’d use in […]

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The Ugly, Valuable Before Photo

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I’ve been a DIY blogger for seven years and I always regret not taking more before photos. Will I ever learn? When you are in the midst of the before it just seems like one big mess where the goal is to get through as quickly as possible and then forget so that you can […]

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Weekend Links

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Remember that one time Target copied me? :: Vintage Revivals (starts with an update) Speaking of Target, did you see that John & Sherry have a sweet little collection there now? Kristin’s workspace @ The Hunted Interior Jimmy Fallon & Billy Joel

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Girlie Office : In Progress

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canvas: naptime diaries poms: anthropologie tassel: handmade like this canvas: lindsay letters those were the sweet controlled little closeups that capture the very first, super temporary phase one of bringing in all my pretty and sitting it around knowing that all most all if it will change because some of the furniture won’t even be […]

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Small Things, Big Change

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Y’all, my office is moving right along. And even though it was motivating to do the big huge things like a new/old door and fresh paint on the floor, ceiling and walls, there’s nothing like putting out a smattering of pretty, meaningful things to make a big huge change. Finally, this office feels like it’s […]

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How To Hang Plates On The Wall

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I’ve been hanging plates on our walls for years. And the number one question I get asked about house stuff in real life and online is “how do you hang your plates on the wall?”. I’ve answered it before but I tried something new that I wanted to share. Plate hanging isn’t reserved for the […]

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