Layered Cowhides & Also Oysters

Most things I do in my house aren’t a result of a carefully thought through plan where I get to make decisions based on the perfect scenarios. You know that right? Most design decisions are a result of using what I have when I have it and making the most out of that. Isn’t that […]

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Wide Awake Dreams :: A Giveaway

Last night I sat my alarm for 4:10 am but my husband woke me up before the alarm even went off. Our oldest left this morning for Belize. He’ll meet up with a bunch of strangers from other states and then they’ll all use fancy contraptions to go underwater and explore sea life. In another […]


For the past few months I’ve been working on a post to churches who care for parsonages (parsonagi?). I have no idea if I’ll ever publish it. I have 266 posts in draft so I’m not sure what the odds are. But I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you, have you, will you ever live […]

Decorating Truths From Justin Timberlake

This post brought to you by HomeMint. All opinions are 100% mine. I got an email for an ad campaign from a company that I work with a few times a year and I saw the name Justin Timberlake and I was all “huh?”  Don’t they know I’m not 18 and I don’t want to […]

Decorating Truths from A 15-Year-Old Tanzanian Boy

Warning:: Moms of boys may experience uncomfortable, unexplainable side effects while reading this post. Side effects are treatable with a prompt visit here to sponsor a teenage boy.  In order to alleviate the discomfort, take one or two of those and email me in the morning–for real, you should email me after you do this. […]

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Day 25 :: Self Imposed Limitations

  Sometimes we put limits on ourselves. I would love to have a new patio set {ours was rescued from the trash from a family member} but, I’d rather be debt free.  It’s worth backing up and taking a look at the big picture to make sure your limits are suited to your over all […]