How to Paint Furniture in One Afternoon

A sponsored post created in partnership with Ace Hardware & the brand of chalk paint I’ve been using for years anyway:  Amy Howard at Home® One Step Paint™ You know those TV shows where they count down the best inventions of all time? Well, if I were in charge of that show, chalk paint would be […]

Our Next Big Project :: A Backyard for Actual People

We bought this house three years ago with our eyes wide open. One of the best and also worst parts about this place was that it had a swimming pool. We didn’t buy the house because of the pool but, in spite of it. Sadly, this old vinyl pool is thirty years old with a […]

Christmas Tour of Homes 2016 :: You’re Invited!

It’s that time again! I would love for you to join me in sharing your imperfect yet beautiful home this holiday season for the 11th annual Christmas Tour of Homes where everyone is invited! There are two ways to join in this year: If you are on Instagram you can join in anytime with one […]

What Hospitality Is

Today, I’ve asked my long time friend Edie to write a guest post. Edie and I met online. We solidified our friendship at conferences, weekend trips and over email. She’s been to my home, she knows my husband’s name, she coached me on what counter tops to buy in my kitchen, she taught me how […]

The 4 Kinds of Instagram Accounts I {Heart} to Follow

Today I want so share some instagrammers that encourage me in different areas of my life. I hope you find encouragement in their feed too!   Melissa, of The Faux Martha has never steered me wrong, I’ve made her recipes (delish, every one we’ve had) and her simple photos are always thoughtful and not overwhelming. […]

An Introvert’s Guide to Having People Over

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 […]

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