The House That Laughed in Colors

The House That Laughed in Colors

 
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I first met my friend Edie online.

I didn’t have a blog yet.

It was just a far away dream.

I’d spend hours reading blogs and looking and sighing and hoping and wishing that one day I’d start a blog of my own.

And then right around Christmas several years ago, I read the most terrible news on Edie’s blog.  Her house had burned to the ground.

I couldn’t believe it.

My heart almost broke in two when I saw this.
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The Book That Turned Over a New Leaf

The Book That Turned Over a New Leaf

 
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I got a fit bit yesterday.

I know. I get it.  I can literally hear you saying to me, “Welcome to 2016.

The twins wanted to race me and I explained to them to just hand the award to me now because I run circles around them.  Today is my first day and I  already walked 1200 steps before I had my first cup of coffee.

My challenge isn’t stepping.  It’s slowing down and looking and thinking and making wise decisions before I take a step.

Need an illustration?

Oh good.

I was hoping you’d say that.

Once again, here’s a story about turning over a new leaf.

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DIY Leather and Wood Bath Caddy

DIY Leather and Wood Bath Caddy

 
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It’s the last chapter in the handmade Christmas gift installment.

Good thing.

It’s almost February.

Of all the wonderful incredible handmade gifts I got like the leather mason jar mug or the star made of maps or the wood stereo speakers or the linen scrap house pillow….

….I think this one was my favorite.

Maybe because it’s the one I use everyday.

Maybe because the combination of wood and leather fits so perfectly on the tub.

Or maybe it’s because I saw it online for $168.

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What I’m Reading This Summer

What I’m Reading This Summer

 
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Hello almost-summer.

Hello days of warm weather and long lazy afternoons and gentle breezes and afternoons by the pool and straw hats and sunshine.

I’m so happy you’re here.

Meet my reading list full of books I’ve already started or about to start or books I’m counting the minutes until I begin with Chapter 1….

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