Wheat, Burlap, Fall and Magazines

Wheat, Burlap, Fall and Magazines

 
master-bedroom-fall

I’m extra falling it this year because a magazine is coming in just a few weeks to take pictures of the inside and outside of the house.

I can’t even believe I just typed that last sentence with a straight fingers.

I’m a little all over the place with it.

I vacillate between washing basketball uniforms and helping my son study for the PSAT with really big vocabulary words and forgetting all about the magazine…

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The Most Important Lesson of All

The Most Important Lesson of All

 

This post was sponsored by Country Curtains.

dance-sign

Teaching life lessons to the next generation is hard.

You begin with the standards.

Be kind to others.

Open the door for your mother.

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The Day My Shutters Went All Gone With the Wind (and a 40% Off Coupon)

The Day My Shutters Went All Gone With the Wind (and a 40% Off Coupon)

 

This post is sponsored by Blindster.

master bedroom

When I was little my sisters and I used to play Gone With the Wind.

Or some facsimile there of.

We’d walk around in fancy costumes that came out of a barrel of old prom dresses some brilliant person handed down to us and wear hats and sip tea and pretend we were waiting to make clothes out of curtains.

I was in charge of everything.

So of course….

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Appreciate Yourself Day (and a Giveaway)

Appreciate Yourself Day (and a Giveaway)

 

This post is sponsored by Kathy Davis.

gray bedding

A few days ago I saw a picture of grilled chicken tossed with pasta and broccoli and tomatoes and topped with cilantro and bits of grated cheese styled on a plate that looked like summer with red and blue pattern and the tiniest of lemon wedges next to a glass of sweet tea.

It stopped me in my tracks.

Seriously.

I think I stared at the picture for ten minutes.

When was the last time I ate grilled chicken with cilantro?

When was the last time I put anything on a plate that looked like summer?

When was the last time I drank sweet tea from a glass that didn’t say Chick Fil-A on it?

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Almost So Close to Amazing

Almost So Close to Amazing

 
bedroom with wood ceiling

I had my first perm when I was in high school.

Wait.

Hold the phones and some horses.

I feel the need to go all Star Wars the prequel and preface that statement with a few facts.

1.  I have a lot of hair.  Like enough for myself and some friends.

2.  No judgement.  Perms were a thing.  Like stirrup pants and earrings that looked like door knockers.

3.  My hair has ADD.  It can’t make up its mind whether it’s curly or straight.  On the top it’s wavy.  Simple, classic waves with a hint of curl and then you lift up the hair and there’s a whole other layer going on.

Business on the top.

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The Day the Mattress Went Up the Stairs

The Day the Mattress Went Up the Stairs

 

This post was written in collaboration with Leesa Mattress.

farmhouse bedroom with color

A long time ago in a land far away we switched up all the rooms.

Some people went upstairs and some people went downstairs and I told you we were making over the rooms from boy rooms to girl rooms.

That was about a century ago.

At least that’s what my daughters tell me.

But we are working on the upstairs now and we are planning on mixing a little vintage with a little farmhouse.

Here’s the foundation for a room for one of the twins who wanted more of a farmhouse room.  She’s an old soul who loves Little House on the Prairie.

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Before and After Bedroom Transformation and 2016 SW Color of the Year

Before and After Bedroom Transformation and 2016 SW Color of the Year

 
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Don’t you love a post with a room that starts like this?

You know that it can only get better from here.

I’m so excited to be partnering with Sherwin-Williams today to showcase the 2016 color of the year in a room I designed for my daughter.

I think it’s one of my favorite transformations ever.

But before we get to the after and the new room and the color of the year and the ceiling to floor transformation….

….let’s take a look at where it all began.

This is what the room looked like when we bought the house complete with blue shag carpeting.

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And So It Continues

And So It Continues

 
bedroom with wood ceiling

When we left off at the end of the post the house was photographing itself and I was no longer speechless.

A typical Monday.

I showed you this bedroom and promised you the rest of the tour and that amazing things were ahead.

And I may or may not have been dancing and painting my nails purple.

Here’s the rest of the house starting with a closer look at that ceiling.

Grab your coffee and let’s go.Continue reading