Business In the Front Party in the Back

Business In the Front Party in the Back

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Do you remember Billy Ray Cyrus?

Remember how he didn’t want us to break his heart….his achy breaky heart…..because he didn’t think it would understand.

A long time ago….he was all that and a bag of chips….

….with a mullet.

You know….the mullet…..the hairstyle with the short hair in the front and the long cascading curls in the back.

Amazing.

Total dual personality hairstyle…..

…..exactly like the gatehouse.

All business in the front…..

….and a party in the back. :) Continue reading


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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

 

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I hope you were much smarter me and remembered you had to allow time to defrost your turkey.

Lots of time.

Like days and days and days.

Good thing the smiling friendly news anchors on Good Morning America reminded me….

….just in time to order the turkey from Cracker Barrel.

It was delicious. :) Continue reading


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I’ve Been Shopping For the Gatehouse

I’ve Been Shopping For the Gatehouse

Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

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I think it’s already been established that I’m a shopper….

…..especially if you have been following along on my journey to decorate the gatehouse.

And you know that I love a bargain.

And that I’m always looking for inspiration.

And a way to remember what I found.

I’ve been looking for bookshelves and clocks and number signs and polka-dotted bean bags and everything and anything that would be perfect for the gatehouse.

I organized them all into collections over on eBay.

And I named them all with a smile. :) Continue reading


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Built In Desk For the Craftroom

Built In Desk For the Craftroom

 

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I know you are going to be surprised at this….but I have brilliant ideas every day.

Seriously.

I’m always thinking of them.

The challenge is…..97.25% of them don’t work out.

But every now and then….once in a blue moon….an idea comes along that actually works.

Like this idea for a built in desk.

And then….I totally amaze myself.

I amaze myself with an idea that is easier and simpler and looks better than I ever imagined.

This is the successful story of one of the 2.75% ideas that worked out.Continue reading


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Southern Country House Tour

Southern Country House Tour

 

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Dear wonderful, incredible, hilarious Laura,

You and your home are amazing.

Truly.

You had me at the winding gravel country road.Continue reading


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Burlap Projects (.com)

Burlap Projects (.com)

 
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Years ago….when my husband held my hand and stared lovingly into my eyes in front of 400 of our closest friends and relatives….

….and promised to have and to hold from this day forward….

For richer or for poorer.

In sickness and in health.

For all the rest of our days.

 

When he stood at that altar….looking so adorable with his twinkling brown eyes and that infectious grin…..I wonder if he knew.Continue reading


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Before….Meet After

Before….Meet After

 

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I adore my brother.

I wish you could meet him.

He’s funny and quirky and sweet and smart with eyes that twinkle and he has a way of talking to you that makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room.

And he makes the most amazing tables.

But the best thing about him….is that he was smart enough…..

….to marry my sister-in-law.Continue reading


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My Favorite Projects of the Month

My Favorite Projects of the Month

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March is slowly waving goodbye…..until next year.

Au revoir.

Arrivederci.

It’s been fun.

And full of joy and laughter.

So sweet month of March…..until we meet again….here’s what I adored about you in 2013.

Catch you on the flip side. :) Continue reading


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