One Built-in Bench Four Different Ways

One Built-in Bench Four Different Ways

 

 

Today we are talking pillow decorating.

Yesterday I was worried it was going to snow so I sat around the house and watched Gray’s Anatomy and watched a tutorial on how to make a messy bun in my hair….

….and decorated this built-in bench four different ways with pillows.

I’m not sure what is more random about this post.

That I had enough pillows scattered around to create four different pillow looks just by shopping the house.

Or that I got in a hurry to put them out when I made them….

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Home Sweet Home Tour

Home Sweet Home Tour

 

I think the last time I updated the home tour was before they had electricity at Downton Abbey.

I know….right?

A new house tour was waaaaaay overdue.  Enter the incredible Aimee from Anchored Design.  She created this new tour for the house tour page.  And when she finished I was so excited that I wanted to share it with all of you.

You can click on each of the pictures to visit more details on the rooms.

Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a new tour of the farmhouse.  :)

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Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Yesterday I ate my cereal with a fork.

And it wasn’t because I thought it might taste better that way.  I ate my cereal with a fork and oddly tried to scrape up the milk at the end with the prongs because the sink was full of unwashed dishes.  Bowls and plates and cups and mugs….

…..and spoons.

Stacked to the ceiling.

I almost took a picture of my dirty dish leaning tower of pisa.

But that might be grounds for un-friendom.

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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

Random thoughts on an about-to-be snowy weekend.

1.  Best beauty tip ever.  Drink water.  I know….right?  Amazing.  It’s like nature knew what it was doing all along.

2.  I’m watching the Super Bowl tomorrow just for the ads.

3.  Have you read the book, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton?  I couldn’t put it down.  I had to keep reading to figure out what happened.

4.  I went to the best basketball game of the season last night.  And I may or may not have stood up on the top of the bleachers and danced around and jumped up and cheered and raised my arms in the air like I was crossing the finish line at a race.

And my son may or may not have looked at me and rolled his eyes.

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Same Song Second Verse

Same Song Second Verse

 

One of these days I’m going to write a stream of consciousness post.

Remember those from high school literature junior year?

The author of the piece would just write down whatever they were thinking.  It was kind of like chasing rabbits with a literary accent.  Sometimes it made sense and sometimes it didn’t.  At the time I thought it was ridiculous.

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You Won’t Believe What Showed Up On the Doorstep

You Won’t Believe What Showed Up On the Doorstep

 

Remember this incredible, wonderful, amazing ceiling?

I know….right?

It’s made completely out of reclaimed tobacco wood sticks from an old Tennessee barn.

Are you sighing and gazing up at your ceiling and wishing that you could blink twice and tobacco wood would simply appear up there?

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If a Box Could Talk and I’m BACK

If a Box Could Talk and I’m BACK

 

Whew.

That was tough.

Do you know how hard it is to write a blog with the comments not working?

Especially when you get to visit Joanna Gaines shop and you get the bargains of the century and all I want to do is discuss it all in the comments and talk about how amazing she is and ask if anyone saw the latest episode where Chip eats a cockroach.

Can you see why we need to talk?
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Hello Magnolia Market

Hello Magnolia Market

 

Just for the record….

…..I was a Fixer Upper fan from the very first fix.

From the first house that looked like it needed a really good wrinkle cream and a new pair of Spanx.

From the first time the giant over-sized panels pushed back to reveal the amazing jewel underneath.

From the first farmhouse table.

From the first chippy letter.

I was a fan.Continue reading