Favorite teacher gifts

Posted on May 27, 2016

If you are anything not like me you’ve already scoped out that perfect gift for your kids’ super amazing teachers for the end of the year. If you are like me you realized about three days before the end of the school year that summer really is coming and you need to honor the contribution those teachers have made to your little darlings’ development with a gift. And you need to find those gifts STAT! As long as your last day of school isn’t today (like ours is) I am here to save the day for you with my favorite teacher gifts! Target gift card // Gold usb chargers // Brass lantern // Dipping Bowls // Apple of my eye charm bracelet // Bud vase // Meal service // Frame // S’well gold water bottle / Zipped pouch // Moleskin notebook // Layered bracelet // Candle You could always go with the …

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Pet portrait art

Posted on May 24, 2016

I was going down that old familiar rabbit hole on instagram – you know where you go from one post to another to another to another and next thing you know it’s half an hour… or two hours later? This time though inspiration hit hard and next thing you know I was getting carried away with making pet portrait art! This photo from Chrissy Teagen’s instafeed when she and John Legend were taking pictures of their dogs for the baby’s nursery is what got me all fired up. Is there anything better than crazy cute dogs wearing flowers? Not in my book. This looked like just what I needed. My daughter’s room has been all but finished for about a year and a half. I got this far and just petered out. Motivation for the final push, really just artwork, has absolutely eluded me. Pathetic mom – that’s me! Then I saw …

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Fireplace Makeover….Complete!

Posted on May 23, 2016

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away- I started planning a make-over for the fireplace wall in my living room. This project wasn’t something that I thought we would ever undertake when we bought this house. Upon first moving in the wall seemed just fine, and nothing that I hated or couldn’t live with. But as time marched on and we started changing things in the living room and kitchen, the fireplace wall felt too heavy and rustic for what was going on in the rest of the house. We added a reclaimed wood wall using E & S tiles to the living room, and adding this texture and focal interest to the wall seemed to compete with the heavy rock on the fireplace. I realize that the reclaimed wood trend is just that, a trend that will be out of style at some point. But for now …

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One Room Challenge details

Posted on May 20, 2016

Another One Room Challenge in the books! A huge thank you again to Linda of Calling It Home for inspiring 227 bloggers to transform a room in their house in just six weeks. Can you believe she’s now inspired over 1000 makeovers? I also want to say a big thank you for all the love so many of you have shown for this room on our blog and also on instagram. Thanks so much for all the kindness and the shout outs – you made my little ole heart sing. And one last thank you to Kelli Kronenberger for making this room shine with her gorgeous photography. Now to finally share all the One Room Challenge details! I was down to the wire with actually finishing this room – and yes, I do still need to go back and sew in the lining of the second curtain panel & slap a couple more …

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Tricia’s One Room Challenge Favorites

Posted on May 19, 2016

One round of highlights just isn’t enough when there is so much goodness coming out of Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge. If you missed it, Erin posted her ORC favorites earlier this week. I was just as blown away by all of her picks but what fun would it be if I just repeated all the same ? Obviously I need to a round of my favorite One Room Challenges too! Here are the ones that totally made me want to uproot my life and ask perfect strangers to adopt me as their long lost sister that is never ever going to go away. I know you are going to be blown away by all these beauties so show these talented designers the love and pin directly from their blogs. Thanks guys! Christine Dovey I’ve been impatiently waiting to see the magic Christine was going to wrought in this …

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