Appreciate Yourself Day (and a Giveaway)

Appreciate Yourself Day (and a Giveaway)

 

This post is sponsored by Kathy Davis.

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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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Best Tip for Putting On a Duvet Cover

Best Tip for Putting On a Duvet Cover

 

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This is the duvet cover in the upstairs guest room.

I love duvet covers.

I loved them when I saw one long ago on an episode on HGTV where they featured a duvet cover on a bed and I thought to myself that it was genius and I wondered how you say duvet…..

….and where in the world can I get one?

It was right about the time I discovered sisal rugs.

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How to Build a Shutter Wall

How to Build a Shutter Wall

 
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A long time ago in a land far away we created this wall in the upstairs guest bedroom tucked under the eves of the attic.

It is still one of the projects that people ask about and pin and send me e-mails full of questions on how to make it.

And I’ve never posted a tutorial on how to build a shutter wall.

Never.

Ever.

Mostly because I just made it up as I went along.

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Blue and Yellow Farmhouse Bedroom

Blue and Yellow Farmhouse Bedroom

 

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Have you ever wondered where the name Thistlewood Farm comes from?

I know you will be totally surprised at this….

….but there’s a story. 

Are you rolling your eyes at me right now and nodding?

You knew it….right?

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Get the Look:  Blue and White Guest Bedroom

Get the Look: Blue and White Guest Bedroom

Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

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Everyone always asks me what my favorite room in my house is.

Hmmm….that’s a hard one.

They are all my favorite….for different times and different places and different reasons.

But if I was going to a desert island and I could only choose one to go along for the ride…..

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A Shutter Wall

A Shutter Wall

 

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 Make a shutter wall

Did you ever wonder what happened to those shutters?

I mean….really.  It was kind of like a cliffhanger.

I was all about those shutters.

Remember?

I talked about the shutters and the watermelon and the car hood.  And then I went on and on about how I wanted you to be there and how I was so excited when I found them and we were all talking about shutter projects and what we would do with shutters if we ever found them.

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