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

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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

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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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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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