Today we’re celebrating what God has done in our lives with all of my siblings at home on the farm. Hope your day is equally as blessed.
I’ve been swooning over white room palettes on Pinterest lately.
They’re just so clean and crisp. . .and they seem so bright and cheery.
And yet every time I convince myself that I want a room to be white. . . I can’t ever quite follow through.
And yet, I want to love white too.
We had a white couch which caused me to immediately paint my living room because I couldn’t stand the neutral-ness of a white couch and tan wall. And then we sold that couch less than a year later, I just couldn’t hack it.
The Nester wrote a great post on going white slowly in their previous home and it worked wonderfully, but I’m still nervous.
Our kitchen is quasi white but again, the thought of painting my walls white is not appealing.
I also often think, ‘If only I had hardwood/laminate flooring, then I would be happy with going white.’ This could be true, as in I’m over compensating with color on the walls so as to draw your eye away from our hideous flooring but I don’t know that new flooring will cause a complete change of heart.
What do you think? Is there a trend that you love but just aren’t sure that you’ll love it in your home?
Have you ‘gone white’ and loved it? Hated it?
We are back from a heart-filling, exhausting weekend celebrating the upcoming marriage of my little brother and his beautiful fiance. My family and I threw them a shower in our home town on Saturday and in so many ways we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from our friends and friends that feel like family. It was a sweet time of reminiscing on old memories and making new ones.
But enough of the sappy stuff and onto the decor! I’ll have a full recap later in the week (I forgot to dump the photos on my computer when we got back. . . oops!) but until then, here’s another little preview.
Let’s tie the knot, what do ya’ say??
My mom has owned a wood burner for years and has always offered to let me borrow it so when I started dreaming up ideas for the shower I took her up on the offer! If you’ve been around here a while, you know that I love taking sticks from my yard and giving them a new life ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ). This project is no exception, only this time my ‘sticks’ were quite a bit larger and as per usual, had a good, crusty bark.
The hubs helped me slice them into 2″ thick slices and then I set to work with the wood burner.
This is the wood burner I
took and never gave back borrowed from my mom and similar to a hot glue gun, it was fully heated after about 10min.
Tip #1: do this OUTSIDE. 1) if you do it indoors you could burn your house down and, 2) if you do it indoors it will SMELL like you’re burning your house down.
Tip #3: the tortoise wins the race. In other words, be prepared to slllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwllllllyyy burn each letter/design. Trust me, easy does it.Tip #4: if your wood is uneven (like mine) it might be easier to do a quick ‘outline’ with your burner and then go back and slowly burn it. This worked well for me since I had so many letters!
Did you miss me?? I’ve sure been missing you guys! Last week life got the best of me and then we had some technical issues on the bloggidty blog but those have been resolved. I’ll be back with a recap of the wedding shower that’s taking place THIS weekend but until then, here are some beautiful pictures of mountains.
Phillip and I spent last weekend up on the mountain in Taos, NM, and for those of you from the flat part of the world like we are, you know that it was a real treat.
We hiked. . .
On the way home we stopped in little ski resort of Sipapu where we run a 1 week camp at the end of each summer.
Man oh man, this place has a big piece of my heart.
You may have noticed. . . but I’ve been on a gold kick lately. . . .
Like this Remote Caddy Upgrade,
lots of things in our Master Bedroom Reno,
and this DIY Mustache Wreath.I haven’t always been a fan of gold but the more I use it, the more I love it.
I love these Dipped Branches,