Why Patience is Key to Having a Successful Instagram Account

In the spring of last year, Instagram did away with their chronological feed and replaced it with an algorithm that ranks posts based on engagement (likes and comments). The good news to this is that the images you now see at the top of your feed are more likely to be interesting. The bad news is that your posts could be easily buried if you don’t inspire enough engagement right off the bat. The truth is, no matter how good your content, it won’t get very far if you post it at the wrong time.

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Finishing the Tile on Our Master Bedroom Fireplace

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A few months I tackled a renovation in our master bedroom. I finished most everything but my last big project was the fireplace. And just so you know, the fireplace was really ugly. And since I was the one that picked this out (like 19 years ago) I can say that, right?

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STORIES // A Little More About Me

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Hi there. I have had my blog for almost four months and have never really introduced myself. You all know that I live in a one hundred-year-old home and I am having the time of my life converting it into farmhouse decor. But this picture represents what I am most proud of. This is my wonderful husband Dave and my three sons, Andrew, Matt and Michael. They are my world. Here’s a glimpse into five aspects of my life that you may not know!


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STORIES // A Glimpse Into My Life

I have a new companion in the craft room!

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I haven’t given her a name yet but she is my size and height. I have been looking for her for a very long time but dress forms are so expensive! I saw a gorgeous vintage dress form at the Rose Bowl Flea Market last weekend that I really wanted to buy. Until the vendor quoted me a price … $800. Seriously?

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THE IMPERFECTIONS OF MY 102 YEAR OLD HOME

Yesterday I was lucky enough to participate in the #cottonstemheartshome feature with my favorite Instagram friend Erin @cottonstem. Erin was kind enough to feature a photo of the exterior of my home and so many of you left very nice comments.

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I decided to feature an Instagram Story featuring the front of my house and all of the things you couldn’t see. Things like chipped paint, dead plants, missing shutter parts and lots more. I was trying to encourage all of you to share photos of your home even when it isn’t perfect. Because seldom is anything perfect! I thought it might be fun to share those here too!

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