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Haiti Adoption

WOW! Where do I even start? How about some favorites? 1.) I love it when he wants to be held by BOTH of us. One of us will be holding him and he’ll stretch his little arm waaaaay out to let us know he wants us both. 2.) I love it when he decides it’s […]

WE’RE GOING TO MEET OUR SON!

Haiti Mountain | Adoption | Three Angels

“You never know what’s around the corner. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ―Tom Hiddleston This adoption adventure has been very mysterious. Never knowing what’s around the corner…always Trusting that we should just keep moving our feet. But […]

I Heart Ruthie Carlson Art

Ruthie Carlson | Art | Studio | Painting | Barn | Sheep | Birds | Angel

“At the end of the day, your hands should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes sparkling.” -Shanti Okay. That’s not exactly how Shanti’s quote originally went. The quote actually says “your feet should be dirty”, but I think our hands should to get into something messy/new/thrilling/meaningful every day too, don’t you? Y’all, […]

Did I Say Red?

Country Living | Green Bathroom

“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.” ―Jeff Bezos Did I say red? I *may* have meant darker shades of green… (Urban Grace) (The Painted Hive) (source unknown) (Country Living) (House Beautiful) (Olive and Rust) (Country Living) (John Morris Architects) (John Morris Architects) I’m sure it goes without saying that I will *definitely* […]

How To Find Out What Your House Wants Next

Cottage Living Room | Red Neutral Blue White

“My favorite project is always the next one.” —Michael Graves One of my favorite ways to approach the interior decorating process is to look at it from a 1D perspective. Meaning: I think it’s fun to lay out photos of the rooms I’m “done” personalizing in one collage, so I can get a better feel […]

Laundry Room Hamper Project

Laundry Hamper Liner

I started working on a couple of laundry area-related projects last week. The space leads to and from our master bedroom (which still has mustard walls, by the way), so we pass through it several times every day. This first project isn’t as much fun as the one I’m going to blog about next week, […]

Living Room Update: Partition Wall (Part 1)

Partition Wall | Living Room | Cottage Style

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” -Juan Montoya Well, I promised to blog about how the new partition wall was coming along today, so here’s a post about where we’re at! First, here’s the inspiration photo-drawing I put together in Photoshop […]

Adoption Update: Our Referral Letter Is Ready!

Kevin and Layla Palmer

“And as the dawn breaks and the clouds clear, in an open space, together we will run.” -Steffany Frizzell Suzanne and I hit another estate sale Friday morning. Two, actually. The first one was in Deer Creek, a neighborhood about 15 minutes from ours. I’m still giddy about the ($20) painting I found in the kitchen… […]