Lately – Summer 2015 Edition


I’ve been finding it really hard to post regularly the last month or so. The weather has been absolutely amazing here in the Pacific Northwest this summer and I’ve wanted to spend every minute outside soaking up the warm sunshine. Also, with my three kiddos home with me, I find that I’m quite distracted with…

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DIY Striped Growth Chart

I love Pinterest, but then again who doesn’t?! If you’re like me, you probably have a board (or multiple boards) filled with projects you intend to do someday. I have a board called “Future Projects” that I have been adding to over the years and sadly, I haven’t even checked ONE of these projects off…

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4th of july mantel

Fourth of July Mantel

Last week, I mentioned that for various reasons I had never put up any decorations for the Fourth of July in our home. After gathering some inspiration, which I shared HERE, I finally pulled together some festive decor for our mantel this year.I kept it pretty simple, using items we already had at home. The…

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Fourth of July Decorating Ideas

I’ve never decorated at all for the Fourth of July because it always sneaks up on me and we are usually out of town over the fourth anyways. In fact, I don’t even really own anything patriotic aside from the flag we have hanging outside. This year, though, I’m really itching to show some American…

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Selecting the Right Paint Sheen

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “What paint sheen should I use?” so I thought I’d share some tips here on the blog.Paint sheen is the degree of shine your paint will have once it has dried. While there are general guidelines, the paint sheen you choose really depends on your…

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farm chicks vintage finds 2015

Farm Chicks Finds 2015

Earlier in the week I shared pictures of my Farm Chicks adventure and promised I’d be back to show you what treasures I brought home this year. I mostly bought small vintage accessories and haven’t had time this week to find spots for them in the house yet. But I still wanted to share pictures…

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The Farm Chicks Show 2015

I loved the Farm Chicks Show in Spokane, WA so much last year that I knew it was an event that I would be attending year after year. The annual vintage/antique home decor show happens the first weekend in June every year. So Jacob and I made the trek across the state last weekend and…

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