An Introvert’s Guide to Having People Over

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Twice in the past month I’ve hosted a housefull of friends for a long weekend. Chad and the boys packed up their bags, I put clean sheets on beds in rooms decorated with car posters and aquariums, and I opened up our home in spite of the fact that it’s unfinished and undone. I’ve learned […]

What I learned in September

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Every month my sister Emily writes a “What I learned” post. She opens it up for others to join in and I’ve realized that those posts of hers are some of my favorite. So this month, I’m joining in! Here are the things I learned in September… 1.I have a really bad habit of never […]

Why I’m Purposely Selfish on Instagram

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Instagram is easily my favorite social media. I enjoy it as a creator and as a consumer. Micro blogging, beautiful photos, and a quick connection are all things I value right now. I’m well aware that instagram is simply one tiny curated, filtered glimpse. That’s one of the things I like about it…

This Weekend Because They are Howling for Help

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  Today, while on your computer in your fixer upper, your rental, your RV, your in law’s basement, your 2 bedroom, 4 bedroom, 6 bedroom home, your condo, your townhouse, your historical, your McMansion, your mobile home, your dream home, your farmhouse, Victorian, or mid mod, while you are in your newly purchased or hoping-to-sell […]

The #1 Tip for Taking Photos of the Inside of Your House

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One simple change I’ve used over the years to get more even light in the photos I take of the inside of my house is to turn off all the lamps. In real life, I like the lamps on, but in photos, it makes the light seem weird. I am by no means a great […]

What I Learned in 2014 #imperfectionistsunite

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Today I’m linking up with my sister, Emily from Chatting at the Sky to share what I learned in 2014…. I love this community more every year. I cannot thank you enough for your love, acceptance, spelling corrections, laughs and general putting-up-with-me-ness. We are kindred spirits. 2014 was my favorite year yet as far as […]

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