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Spring Decor

Whatever happened to food just being what it is?

Have you noticed that food is evolving?

What is going on?

Hamburgers are becoming tacos.

Cookies are becoming banana splits.

Chips are becoming dill pickles.

Tacos are becoming chicken sandwiches.

And chips are becoming dill pickles.

I miss the days when a cookie was just known for its chocolate chips. :)Continue reading


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flowers

I spent yesterday in Nashville planning and hoping and dreaming and I’m so excited to tell you about the Designer’s Showcase in October.

I’m part of the design team for House for Hope.  It’s a modern farmhouse being constructed by a local builder and they have assigned rooms to different designers and I have the upstairs game room over the garage.

And after they build it and I design it and decorate it and it goes on tour in October of this year, the house will be sold and the profits will be used to help local organizations.

And so of course, I want to bring it.

Bring it like it’s never been brung before.

Mike drop.

That’s where you come in.  I’m looking for unique ideas and projects and built-ins you might have done or seen before.  Nothing is off-limits.  The more incredible the better.  I want to dream big with this room and create a game room that stops them in their tracks so let’s discuss any ideas you may have in the comments.

I can’t wait to take you on this journey with me.

Here’s to building big and designing and dreaming up the most amazing game room ever. :)Continue reading


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Back Porch Summer Decorating

Raise your hand if you have ever taken pictures in RAW before.

I usually take all my pictures in jpeg, but I’ve been working on some photos for magazines and RAW just works better.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about and you want to learn more about RAW v. jpeg, here’s a great beginning tutorial that explains more about it.

I just started.

The pictures from the post yesterday for the room for FrogTape were all taken in RAW.

It’s a steep learning curve and I’m a little overwhelmed and if you have any tips or can share what you edit your photos with can we please be friends?

I’m going to get it. I promise. It just might take me a little time. :)

#thelittlephotographyenginethatcouldContinue reading


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Someone once told me that one of the secrets to eating healthy is preparing ahead.

So I thought I would try it.

We had a basketball game last night and I knew I would want popcorn.  To me, basketball and popcorn go together like peanut butter and jelly and thunder and lightening and bread and butter.

And leg warmers and Aqua Net hairspray.

Popcorn isn’t really on the healthy list they way they make it at the ballgame.

So prepared ahead and brought a bag of broccoli instead.

I thought I could crunch it and pretend like it was popcorn.

Umm.

Not so much. :)Continue reading


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heart rocks valentines day

Happy almost Valentine’s Day sunshine.

I love a day that’s all about love.

Just in case you needed a love story to kick off your day, here are a few of my very favorite for you and your coffee.

Once Upon a First Date

Dear Abby and the Mirror

Love and Lee Press-On Nails

The Kiss of a Lifetime

And just in case love stories make you roll your eyes, here’s a little inspiration for your weekend. :)Continue reading


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spring porch decorating flowers

Happy day.

How about some flowers with your morning?

In no particular order, here’s my favorite things about Saturday.

1.  That moment when you open your eyes and the sun is peeking out from behind the horizon and you think you overslept but then you realize it’s Saturday.

And you slide back under the covers.

2.  It’s the perfect project day.  Nothing says Saturday like a morning run to Lowe’s or Home Depot.

3.  Or when you run out of projects or you’re kind of over them and they seem all intimidating and overwhelming, it’s the perfect Hallmark movie marathon day.

4.  But my favorite thing about Saturday?  It’s Saturday.

Enough said.

Mike drop. :)Continue reading


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Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning.

1.  I just saw a commercial that said bobby pins were out of style.  Say it isn’t so.

2. Best laundry tip ever.  I added those scented beads to the last load of clothes.  The entire house smells like a meadow.

3.  I’m going to make healthy choices today.  I may or may not say that every morning, but I thought if I told you, I would stick to it.

4.  I had no idea how little I knew about anything until I had middle school girls.

I was super smart until about six months ago. :)Continue reading


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winter scene

This was the view out of my front door last night.

Hello snowmagedon.

It was really pretty and romantic and sweet and snowy and Pride and Prejudice like….

….for about five minutes.

Until.

Until we tried to pull out of the drive way to get milk and bread and realized that our four-wheel drive was stuck and spinning its wheels.

And then all of a sudden a sentence I never imagined I would ever say came out of my mouth.

Cat litter….I love you.Continue reading