Weekend Links

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I mentioned in this post that I’m leaving some of our windows as they are–and not painting the wood. I was on the fence until I saw this photo a week or so ago from Tiny Twig’s instagram. I thought I’d share in case you have wood windows too and are feeling lonely. I admit, the black mullions take it up a notch, but the wood is just lovely when paired with neutrals. To me, that’s the key, if I ever decide to paint my bedroom purple or green or pink, the wood probably won’t look as stunning as it does against simply white walls.


I snapped this grainy photo last week and put it on instagram so I could compare it to the one above. My windows aren’t as impressive but, there’s something about the wood that I like and want to keep for now.

If you feel like life is moving too fast right now, I think you’ll enjoy this post my sister wrote: Important Questions for My Frantic Soul.

Also, I read this post this morning after seeing a link at Simple Mom: The Mental Neat Freak. This one goes out to all of my fellow introverts out there, we are normal!!!! And a little extra special love for my fellow intj’s:


PS, watch out for a special post tomorrow, it’s a velvety fall giveaway!

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  1. Ah, Important Questions. Lovely post, and yep, asking questions really does help clarify things and bring focus.

  2. OHHHH MMMMMM GEEEEE! I nearly spit out my tea when I saw that INTJ picture at the end- as an INTJ myself, I think that is just about the most hilarious thing I have seen in awhile. Thanks for the laugh this morning – off to check out those links!


    P.S. Your windows are gorgeous just as they are!

  3. I printed three copies of Emily’s “fall” print this week. I posted one at my desk at work and a co-worker commented. What a treat to hand one to her. Can’t wait to see who will receive the third!

  4. Oh, thank you for the intj laugh! I’m an intj and just started to understand it and embrace it after listening to you and Tsh on a simple mom podcast. Thank you!

  5. LOVE that little picture at the end. describes my husband and I both. Makes me feel better knowing that I am not the only one who isn’t the life of the party. BTW, loving seeing your house evolve.

  6. That’s really nice. I live in an old house which began life as a Craftsman cottage and has beautiful old fir floors and old pine doors and baseboards. In parts of the house the old wood has been painted white but parts are the original wood grain, stain and colour. If I had the time, I’d strip off all the wood and keep the original Craftsman feeling. Good for people who still like to see beautiful wood grain. :) I love it.

  7. I think you’re wise to wait and see. :)

    I have loved white trim for so long, I can’t remember not liking it. Then we moved here to our 160 year old house last year, with its beautiful old wood trim around the family room windows, and 2 sets of beautiful wood pocket doors! So I have left them alone. And I just love them. I love how deep and rich they seem, and when I look at them I think of the many families (generations) that have lived here, and how that beautiful old wood has seen them all.

    Of course everywhere else around here, it’s white. ;)

    Enjoy your lovely new home! I’m excited for you.

  8. I love your wood encased windows–just beautiful! Great weekend links, too!

  9. hahaha! I LOVE the INTJ party quote-made me laugh out loud and I needed that today. I’m right there w/ you girl! (but of course not literally with you since INTJ’s prefer to be alone…lol)

  10. ISTJ here. Yes, indeed, I think I like introvert parties. :)

  11. I love your floor to ceiling windows. Absolutely gorgeous and I love the wood left unpainted.

  12. I always thought I’d require white trim until I bought a house full of wood paneling (the cheap kind) and all wood trim–crown, windows, baseboards and wood tone doors, as well. I painted all the paneling (5 rooms and a hallway) but kept the wood trim because, a) I’m lazy, b)I’m short-ish and afraid of ladders to paint the crown molding and c.) I kinda came to like the wood trim after living with it for a while. Like you, I simply chose wall colors that pared well with it–including a light blue in one room and a light green in another. I just kept the furniture and accessories light in those rooms to keep the wood tone from getting heavy. :)

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