Sometimes All You Need Is a Pair of Stinky Shoes

Sometimes All You Need Is a Pair of Stinky Shoes

 

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This is the week that school started.

Finally.

Can we still be friends…..

……if I tell you I’ve been waiting for this week all summer?

Every time I picked up a pair of flip-flops off the floor or washed stacks of bowls etched with dried-on fruit loops or sorted through wet beach towels left in the back hall or swept up tiny pieces of paper scattered all over the floor or gathered up the stinky tennis shoes from every corner of the house…..

….I sighed.

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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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Personalized All Natural Room Scents

Personalized All Natural Room Scents

 

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 Personalized All Natural Room Scents

I’ve been growing my own herbs in the window.

At first I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them.  I’ve never really grown herbs before.  They were on an end cap at Lowe’s calling my name with the tiny clip-on chalkboard tags and the little tin buckets….put there for people just like me who go into Lowe’s to buy a light and come out with an herb kit.

I wasn’t sure if they would actually grow.

Well….actually I wasn’t sure if I would remember to water them.

But I did.

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Crunch Goes the Mantel

Crunch Goes the Mantel

To the commenter who seemed uncertain whether or not four children live here.

Don’t be.

Let me assure you.

They do.Continue reading


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