my favorite, budget-friendly curtain panels are baaaaaaack!!

March 21, 2016

Thank you all SO much for your sweet comments about our big news, here and on Instagram!!  We are all so excited, especially as we get closer to finding out what we’re having!  Today, though, I wanted to take it back to all-things-decor with some other exciting news, this time for your windows! The second…

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seagrass rugs in any size you need at pottery barn!

January 14, 2016

Thank you all for the sweet comments and suggestions about my dining room furniture in yesterday’s post!  I think it’s time to part ways and let it go to someone else’s house who will love it!  Today I’m moving on to my entry; last fall I posted my plans for a mini makeover for my…

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dining room progress: grass cloth goes up!

January 13, 2016

It’s been an exciting few days at my house as the grass cloth I’ve pined for the last few years started going up in my dining room!  I bit the bullet a few months ago and ordered a few rolls and even though just the ceiling, tray sophet and one wall are done, I can’t…

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our christmas decor + the one finger rule

December 14, 2015

Hello, hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was 75 degrees and sunny here so we spent almost all of ours outside, but I did manage to snap a few (hundred) photos of my Christmas decor before my greens are completely fried!  Every year I swear I’m never buying the real stuff…

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my favorite blue/gray interior paint color

May 12, 2015

Ever since I posted pics of my living room a few months back, I’ve gotten a ton of emails about the wall color.  I shared it a few years ago in this post, but since so many of you have asked recently, I thought I’d kill a few birds with one stone and post it…

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diy: watercolor calligraphy art

April 22, 2015

If you’ve been following along here for a while now, you know that Lydia’s nursery is my favorite space in our house; it’s so hard to pick one favorite thing in her room because I love everything so much, but I have to say, the gallery wall was the one thing that finally made it…

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my living room: sofa, pillow, mirror, map sources

March 11, 2015

Happy Hump Day, friends!  A few of you asked about the sofa and throw pillows in my living room after I posted a picture on Instagram last week of how we keep our furbaby from having dance parties on the sofa when we are out of the house, so, I thought it was good motivation…

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weathered oak stain

February 2, 2015

A LONG while back, I made a farmhouse table for our kitchen and then spent an equally ridiculous amount of time mixing stains trying to find the perfect weathered gray for it.  I finally got the perfect mix and the table has been a beautiful addition to our kitchen ever since; it looks especially fabulous…

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snippets of christmas around here

December 19, 2014

Simple has been my motto for Christmas decorations the last few years.  Last year, I was 50% effaced and 2 cm dilated two and a half weeks before Christmas and, because I worked right up until then, I had to punch it into high gear to get the house decorated in case she arrived early. …

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super easy fix for leftover christmas tree clippings!

December 5, 2014

When the first frost hits and I have to relocate the ginormous Boston ferns that flank my front door to shelter in the garage, the front porch looks always looks so incredibly empty, so I’m always on the hunt for ways to add some greenery that will last throughout the winter.  The local nursery we…

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