8 Life Lessons from Leslie Knope // The Everygirl


Hey America, if your room doesn’t feel quite right, it might be because your rug is too small. Hey other part of America, if you are happy with your room and are now just worried that your rug is too small, you have permission to skip reading this post:

The Too Small Rug // Emily Henderson



Hope*ologie has been growing–so many Hope*ologists! Join now and you’ll still be able to download the February printable (seen above), but, you will only have to wait until next week to download the March printable, yippie! Plus you’ll have access to all of our past content (minus the printables–those go away after 30 days).

And speaking of Parks & Rec. Here’s a major hint about our Hope*ologie theme for March:

treat yo self

the Bannerie

Remember, anyone can always listen to the hope*ologie podcast for free on iTunes , but the sister*ologie podcast is for members only. Find out more here.

diamond wall

Remember our duct tape diamond wall? I got a tweet from Michele that this bedroom is in the current issue of Better Homes & Gardens! It was from a whole house shoot they did for their Christmas Ideas Issue (an entire spread on a rental house, y’all!!) And if you are wondering–here are some of the resulting photos.

bhg nesting place

Sadly there was no mention of the duct tape in the current issue–so just for fun, I’m linking back to one of my all time favorite projects–the Duct Tape Diamond Wall–complete with a video! When we moved, I peeled off all the tape (took about 8 minutes), sanded down the parts where the tape stuck to the wall or peeled off the top layer of paint (took about 20 minutes), and gave it a fresh coat of paint just on that one wall (took about 20 minutes–I painted over the same color so that goes super fast!.

Shucks, just for fun, here’s the video…

Survey winners

the nesting place book

The 5 Winners of the signed copies of The Nesting Place Book are: Julia V., Amy G., Emily L., Jessica S. & Darlene C.! Congratulations! (check your inbox for an email from Caroline!)

Y’all, I cannot believe how many of you took this survey! We had so many responses that we had to shut it down early. We are still sifting through all of your great insight, I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to fill it out. Here’s a peek at what you told us:



924A0492The winners of The Fringe Hours Collections from DaySpring are: Rebecca, Karen J., Misty S., Jennifer & Mary!

If you haven’t already, you will receive an email from DaySpring soon! Congratulations!