How to Decorate With Color:  HGTV Smart Home

How to Decorate With Color: HGTV Smart Home

 

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This week I spent an afternoon at the HGTV Smart House.

And I’m still dreaming about it.

During my tour…..I learned several things….

…..the least of which is that the house is truly smarter than I could ever hope to be.

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There were remote control showers and remote control toilets and blinds that could be programmed to let themselves down and a dog door that opened up all by itself to let the dog out.

Seriously.

You can click here if you want to hear all about how smart it is.

But…..really….can we talk about the decorating?

Okay…..I’ll go first. :) Continue reading


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Thistlekeeping

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Choose Happy Sometimes all it takes is one step and one sign….

….to change the world.

My friend Tricia sent me the story behind this sign.

It’s an amazing one.

Truly.

A story full of hope and joy and wonder and a celebration of the artist in all of us.

To see the entire collection…click here.Continue reading


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Good morning rock star.

I hope the sun is shining where ever you are.

Spring has almost sprung and it’s another random Saturday.

Before we start.

Before I discuss all the randomness that was the week of 3-14-14.

Have you seen the new IKEA collection?

Seriously.

Coolest ever……in the history of ever.Continue reading


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I could stare at this room for hours.

Seriously.

Did you see the table?

And that hutch?

Really?

I was five seconds away from planting plastic flowers in my yard….until I saw this room and realized that….

….spring is on its way. :)

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Thistlekeeping

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Please tell me you like rooms with tufted benches and giant clocks on the wall and farmhouse tables with white ironstone as much as I do.

Have you met Dear Lillie’s new dining room?

It will make you sigh and wish you had saved your hydrangea instead of putting them in the Christmas tree.Continue reading


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Thistlekeeping (and a Fun Announcement)

Thistlekeeping (and a Fun Announcement)

 
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I think this week was a little more random than normal.

Blame it on the sunshine and the Olympics.

Between all the fuss over the Olympic scoring with the ladies ice skating and how relieved I was that Bob Costas had finally recovered from his eye infection…..

….I got a little distracted.  :)Continue reading


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Hello friend.

It’s Saturday….and it’s cold.

Brrrrrrr……

Need a little summer?

Check out this house tour from Cedar Hill Farmhouse.

It made me feel like sunshine and green grass was just a glass of sweet tea away.Continue reading


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Good morning rock star.

I hope you are warm.

Just in case you haven’t noticed…..

…..it’s cold. :)

Brrrrrrrrrrrr.

But who want to talk about the weather….when we could talk about Valentine ideas.

Like this one from Kris at Driven By Decor.

You can make any shape….like a heart or a snowflake or a shamrock…..with any words….like a blog post or a poem or a quote or a story.

Literally brilliant.

Complete how-to here.Continue reading


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