The Exact Opposite of What We Had Planned

This past week Chad and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. Back in January I declared that this was the year that we were finally taking a big step towards our longtime dream.   We bought this property almost seven years ago and the reason we loved this particular place was because it had room to invite people here. Room to invite you […]

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Simple Sustainable Swaps for Spring

Although it’s probably not Earth Day when you’re reading this, it happens to be Earth day as I’m writing this. This year we are celebrating our home  at home . And since we are all spending more time at home, I’ve become a little more aware of everything we are using, and buying and how changing a […]

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Gettin’ All Up in Beauty’s Face

One of my favorite all time quotes comes from Cheryl Strayed’s book, Wild. In the book, Cheryl is quoting her mother about the daily choices we make. Her mom told her:  “There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it… Put yourself in the way of […]

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The Best + Most Annoying Way to Learn How to Make Decisions for Your Home

I’m in the process of redecorating our living room.   This has me thinking all sorts of thoughts as I’m the weeds of making actual decisions with actual money to purchase a few items that I hope to actually love.  The BEST thing I’ve learned about making better decisions in our home and for our home is for me to […]

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You’re Invited

It is with great joy, a touch of anxiety and a lot of healthy fear that I invite you to ✨Your Welcoming Home✨:A Weekend Workshop on the Art and Science of Making Home. I’m hosting three days of learning all about home at my own home and barn outside Charlotte, NC. There will be second […]

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4 Practices for a Simple, Tidy Home in 2020

I’m not naturally good at a lot of things, but I am good at watching and learning from other people. Here are four tips I’ve learned (and implemented!) over the years that have helped me keep a tidier home. Shine your sink This one is from Marla Cilley, the Flylady and expert on all things […]

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