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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BACK PORCH MAKEOVER // Finishing the Back Porch

I had been scouring a few stores, Craigslist and a few online sites for two rod iron chairs for the back patio. The other day I was looking at Facebook and a link popped up for Facebook Marketplace. So I decided to try my luck. Sure enough, someone had posted a love seat and chair in black rod iron just nine minutes before. The good news? The cost was $75. The bad news? They were about 90 minutes away. Each. Way.

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MY CONVERSATION WITH RAE DUNN ABOUT HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR RAE DUNN CLAY

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