IMG_1920Jenny made this bolster pillow from a Nate Berkus rug & body pillow >> Five More Minutes Hosting an Awards Show Party // Little Green Notebook

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 11.36.08 AMEmpty IZZE bottles hung on the wall to use as vases,  via Jessica Matos // Instagram: @idreamofhomemaking

iStock_000001560234_MediumHow a Consumer Culture Threatens to Destroy Pastors // Jen Hatmaker via The Washington Post


The Lively Show Episode #93 with guests John & Sherry Petersik aka Young House Love – Life after blogging, the New Book! & blog/life boundaries

“More and more we’re trying to live something confidently more than explain it thoroughly.”                                                                                                 –John Petersik


Attention locals (Charlotte, NC) Made to Create: A Crafting & Junking Weekend fund raiser – November 6-7 – Charlotte, NC // Being Made Beautiful // I won’t be attending (I’m speaking at Q Women, but it looks like fun!)

emma on a chair

I’m a sucker for a great instagram hashtag. make your own hashtag even it just for yourself! #emmasitsonachair


“I was a maître d’ at a restaurant for thirteen years. But one week I got a really bad case of pneumonia that put me in the hospital. While I was lying in that hospital bed, I was thinking about how I really didn’t want to go back to work. Then that motivational speaker came on TV. You know– the one that has all those teeth in his mouth. And he said: ‘Think back to what made you happy when you were young! That’s what you should be doing!’ Well I grew up in the country, and I always had a lot of dogs, so I thought that nothing would make me happier than to be a dog walker. But I knew I needed to distinguish myself. So I decided to make a uniform. I smoked a joint and came up with this outfit. I wanted people to look at me and think: ‘If this man is walking our dog, and there’s some sort of major disaster, he’s going to survive. He’s going to fish for those dogs. He’s going to build a bunker and shelter those dogs until it’s safe to bring them home.’ After I finished the design, I got four of my friends to wear the uniform, and we borrowed all the neighbors’ dogs, and we walked them down 5th avenue while handing out business cards. I got five customers that first day.”

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I saw this fella instagram (no surprise) and couldn’t stop thinking about his story. I bet he could have come up with the outfit even without the joint. Here’s the rest of the story.

instagramThe winner of the $500 gift certificate to Polder’s Old World Market is Stephanie G! You should have received an email from us already – Congratulations to Stephanie!!

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