Shiplap alternative wall treatments

Posted on September 19, 2016

When Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof asked me to join in a shiplap alternative blog hop I was ready to jump right in. Let me start off by saying welcome to Suburban B’s if you’re coming over from Two Firty-Five Designs; we’re glad to see you! Nineteen bloggers are joining forces to bring you wall treatment ideas that aren’t shiplap. WHAT you say?!?! Shiplap is hot in a big ole farmhouse way! Yeah, it definitely is but what about all those wall treatments that Chip and Joanna haven’t been using? Don’t get me wrong – I had a year long love affair with shiplap and I swore it my never-ending fidelity. I had my heart set on transforming my family room into a shiplap haven. It was destined to be my next big project and look something like this room from Fixer Uppers. And then suddenly farmhouse shiplap was everywhere. It was shiplap overload. And …

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I’m back!!!

Posted on September 1, 2016

Chirp, Chirp, Chirp. Did you here the crickets coming from over here? Well, I’m back! Sorry to leave you guys hanging for so long while I tried to get through our crazy summer. It’s the start of the school year so I’m going to use this as a good excuse to get my act back together and start blogging again more regularly. Having the kids gone all day seemed like as good excuse any to kick it into high gear around here. Can you believe this is the first time in 14 years that I haven’t had a little one at home? OK, there were four months when Alice started kindergarten and before I had Charlie when I had the house to myself. BUT I spent that time unpacking from a cross-country move, putting on a conference in Greece and starting on a basement finish project so it didn’t really count. I do …

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My latest beauty secret

Posted on July 27, 2016

Thank you to OOSILK for partnering with me on this post today. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Do you remember the time I bared my naked face to the world? I was make-up free but plastered with scotch tape. Always a good look. My old beauty secret The post was all about sharing my biggest beauty secret (up to that point that is) and it was scotch tape. Are you wondering why scotch tape? Are you thinking maybe it’s a great new undiscovered make-up trend? Nope, it’s definitely not. Here’s the backstory: I often get compliments on my skin. Personally I don’t know why. Really, I’m not trying to being coy. When I look in the mirror it’s blemishes and wrinkles I see, not good skin. But when I’m frequently asked how I keep my skin looking so good, when people acted shocked by my age and when they want to know where …

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Inspired by DIY: Pottery Barn Gold Leaf Coral Prints

Posted on July 19, 2016

This month I’m jumping into the Inspired by DIY Challenge organized by my friend Jess of Domicile 37. Each month, Jess & friends find a piece from a store or designer that  inspires them and they each make it their own. I’m so happy to be jumping into the fray with them! This month’s inspo comes from Pottery Barn. I don’t mind getting down and dirty with a good DIY but most of Pottery Barn’s products lie well outside my range of DIY competence. Seriously people, ain’t no way I’m making a couch or a basket. Part of the challenge for me this month was finding something that I could use as inspiration. I kept it in my wheelhouse by going for the Gold Leaf Coral Framed Prints. Just one problem – they took them off the site today before I downloaded an image of them! Here’s all you need to know …

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The get ungrounded checklist

Posted on July 12, 2016

Thank you to Coit Cleaning and Restoration for partnering with me on this post today. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Aren’t they the sweetest angels? Don’t they look like they could do no wrong? Ha! I totally wish that was true but school’s out and these kids are just itching to drive their mama crazy. Please isn’t summer almost over and I can send the kids back to school? Not even close -I’ve got six more weeks to survive. I know, I know. I’m should to be one of these other moms who plans fun activities for the kids each week of the summer. I should be thrilled that I get to spend all day everyday with the kids and revel in the quality time with them as I run them all over town. I confess; that does not bring this mom endless amounts of joy. I’m a much kinder gentler mom …

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