An entertainment area in the barn

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First, thank you for the kind words yesterday about all the crazy going on in our lives right now. I debated posting about it all  - I like to keep things light and pretty in these parts. But that’s real life, and I appreciate all your sweet words. Now, onto what is probably the least chaotic […]

On selling a house, living in a barn, and being cursed


This is one of those posts that only a few of you will actually care about. No inspirational photos or ideas. Just messy, real life. I have avoided officially announcing it (unless you are on Instagram) because I was afraid of jinxing it, but let’s be honest. Nothing is a secret for me. So as a means of […]

A new recipe on the Inspired Home blog

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association . All opinions are 100% mine. You know I am a house lover and I love to bring a little inspiration in our homes. That’s why I’m thrilled to be working with The International Housewares Assocation over the next few […]

October Silhouette Project Inspiration

October Silhouette Projects

I love all the Silhouette crafting I’ve been doing in the past 6 months since being chosen as a member of the Silhouette Design Team. But I’ve been reminded that not all of you have Silhouette machines (but seriously, why not? ;)). I’m creating at least three projects a month over there, so I’ll be […]

Painting a house in a day

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(This project was featured last week when I took over Behr’s Instagram account for the week. Those were short snippets I’m sharing the long-winded version here.) This is a story that begins with a house. (Like all good stories do.) An old farmhouse my parents bought a few years ago. They live in it half the year […]

An ode to the little details

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I’m really not very sentimental about leaving our current home. It’s not personal. It’s just going to be such a relief to finally sell our house and move to our property. We never planned to stay in this house long – we always planned to move. And the barn and property are much more sentimental to me. […]