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Hospitality Filled Home

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Hospitality Filled Home

Somewhere on the mission to make my house feel like a home…

…I got distracted with paint colors and fabrics and the perfect piece of art.

Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE paint colors!

paint chips1

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How to Make a Natural Wreath

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

How to Make a Natural Wreath

I’m struggling.

My sweet girls are back in school and their schedules are running 90 to nothin’…

…and I can’t keep up! 

So this morning I am sitting down to the calendar and putting a game plan into action!

This week I won’t feel like everyone else knows what’s going on except for me…I will have dinner ready at night…I will have food to pack lunches…

…this week I can no longer deny that summer is over! :)

But I did take the time to make a few wreaths this week.

And here is how you can make your own…if your life isn’t too crazy! Ha!

How to Make a Natural Wreath:

Burlap Bow Wreath

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Our Home Renovations ~ We’ve Knocked out a Wall!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Our Home Renovations ~ We’ve Knocked out a Wall!

Hello sweet readers! I’ve missed y’all!

I hope everyone has had AMAZING summers! For some of you, the summer continues {jealous} and for other, like myself, you sent your kiddos back to school this week {sad face}.  And for others, there are no kiddos and you are just ready for the heat to end!

I haven’t posted in months…I just couldn’t resist spending my extra time with my girls. They are growing too fast and I don’t want to miss a minute!

Quick recap of our summer {my husband is a youth minister, so we basically follow him around all summer and have a BLAST in the process!}

June was church camp and a camp called Impact at David Lipscomb University in Nashville.

July was Mexico to a children’s home called The City of Children and New York to a camp for inner city kids from the Bronx called Shiloh.

And during our times away from home, we had workers coming and going knocking a wall out of our house. Which of course, led to new floors and light fixtures and crown moulding and paint…

{Thanks Fixer Upper for all of the inspiration that had me not being able to sleep at night trying to figure out which wall I was going to knock out. :) }

So here is what we’ve got:

open house plan

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Country Living Fair Ticket Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 39 comments

People. The event that I have been waiting for is finally about to happen.

If you love a flea market…or a barn sale…or fabulousamazingone of a kind treasure

then the Country Living Fair will be your paradise.

I have seen it advertised in the magazine. Pictures of women walking around with their hands full of their finds. I have drooled over the booths that I feel lucky enough to have just seen pictures of.

And now…

The Country Living Fair is coming to town…right to my backdoor!

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

And I’m giving away a pair of  tickets!

ticket giveaway

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How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 81 comments

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

So a few days ago I shared my exciting news with you!

I’ve opened an Etsy shop that is all about wreaths.

I showed you a few that I had made and had put in the shop and I told you that I would still be showing you how to make some…and I asked you to tell me which one you wanted to learn how to make first.

And the clear winner was the boxwood wreath.

So today, I’m going to show you how to make a boxwood wreath!

how to make a boxwood wreath

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How to Decorate a Spring Mantel

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 14 comments

How to Decorate a Spring Mantel

So are some of you beginning to doubt if Spring is actually going happen this year?!

We have used all but 2 of our snow days here.

So last week I decided that the vintage sled and ice skates that I once thought to be very delightful decorations…had to GO! And GO NOW!

And I trudged through the ice and snow to my craft shed and I started digging out all things Spring!

And I invited some of my blogging friends to do the same…

…and for the next 3 days, we are going to share our Spring Mantels with you!

{A list of the full tour is at the end of this post!}

Here is one way to decorate a Spring Mantel:

Spring Mantel

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My New Etsy Wreath Shop

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 27 comments

My New Etsy Wreath Shop

Hello sweet blog friends!

I’ve missed y’all!

I’ve been taking a break and regrouping a bit. Sorting out priorities. Trying to decide what I want to do next.

And I’m happy to report that I don’t really know for sure…Ha!

One thing I do know is that I love to make wreaths. And I love to teach y’all how to make wreaths. And you seem to like learning.

Although some of you don’t really want to learn how, but you would like to buy one that was made! :)

So my new Etsy store will be just for you!

Click on any picture to take you straight to the shop!

Here is a perfect wreath for Spring!

White Spring Wreath

White Peonies Wreath

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DIY Wood and Burlap Clip Frame

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

DIY Wood and Burlap Clip Frame

**I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.**

Happy New Year!

Are you a resolution maker?  I’m not.

My husband makes a food resolution EVERY year and STICKS with it every year. His resolution this year is that he cannot have a dessert if he hasn’t walked 2 miles that day. Ugh. And he will stick with it 100%. Sickening.

I did go with his resolution once. ONCE. No french fries for the year. And I must say that I stuck with it. And I was so proud of myself. Those were in the days of spending a lot of time at Chick-fil-A with 3 small girls and a lot of opportunities to eat a lot of fries.

The next year he was going to give up donuts. I decided that I didn’t want to join him any more. :)

That is the year that I decided that I just wanted to live by a certain “thought” for the year. {So much harder to track, and you don’t feel like such a failure if you go a day or 2 without living under the new motto.}

This year’s motto is simple:

FIND THE GOOD.

I want to find the good in each day and each situation. And I want to encourage my girls to do the same.

So this Spring Wood Surface was just what I needed to remind my family to find the good!

DIY wood and burlap clip frame

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Parade of Homes Inspiration

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Parade of Homes Inspiration

Being a blogger has it’s perks.

Take last week for instance.

I was invited to attend the King’s Chapel Parade of Homes in Arrington, TN.

And let me just tell you that it knocked my socks off!

Hello Jello.

The inspiration and ideas were mind boggling.

And I met so many new friends and I laughed and I drooled and I took more pictures than I physically thought was possible in a 2 hour stretch…and I think I’m going to have to take my husband back. :)

Because I saw things like this incredible barn wood ceiling…

barn wood ceiling

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 16 comments

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

My Mom has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper.

And she has fallen in love with Jo-Jo and Chip and the beautiful homes they create.

She has been inspired to make some changes to her own house…and my dad just happens to be very handy…and willing. :)

So this year when we drove home for Thanksgiving and we topped their hill and saw their house…

…well I couldn’t believe my eyes!

Their farmhouse was sporting a new metal roof and new cedar shutters {made by my Dad} and a newly painted door {also courtesy of my Dad.}

And my Mom made a request for a new Christmas wreath before I left.

So here is what I came up with.

{I hope Jo-Jo would approve! :) }

How to Make a Christmas Wreath:

How to Make a Simple Christmas Wreath

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