Where to Start on that Impossible Space

Back in 1995 I was the first of my friends to get married. And I had no idea what kind of gown, cake, flowers or anything that I wanted. I had never even cracked open a Brides magazine until I was engaged and had six months to plan a wedding. I remember wishing that I […]

How to Decorate An Event With Flowers Without Spending A Million Dollars on Something That Dies in Four Days

The only new things I purchased for the most recent Barn Event were flowers and plants. These are all pretend flowers, I’m under no illusions that I’m fooling anyone. But, I do have some secret weapons when it comes to adding flowers to a gathering or event…

Because ‘New Everything’ Isn’t the Answer

You know how much I enjoy Lovely Limitations, right? Well, Ashley & Jamin from The Handmade Home challenged a group of bloggers to use the art from their three art books in a-non-frame-it-and-hang-it-on-the-wall-way. I immediately told them I was in. Partly because I adore them (did you know they were one of the first bloggers […]

Deal Alert!

I happened to be at Target for my once every 4-6 week visit (we live so far away!) and I found this great metal stool/table on clearance for $23.99! I bought it for the porch but so far it’s been in my office and now in the family room. I think I could have used […]

How To Hang Plates On The Wall

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I’ve been hanging plates on our walls for years. And the number one question I get asked about house stuff in real life and online is “how do you hang your plates on the wall?”. I’ve answered it before but I tried something new that I wanted to share. Plate hanging isn’t reserved for the […]

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Where to Start When You’re Sure A Space Is Hopeless

When we bought this house there was a little glimmer of hope for an office. But it was so small that I didn’t even mention it here for almost six months. This cold, dirtly little back room attached to the World’s Worst Barn felt entirely hopeless especially knowing that our house and land all desperately […]

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