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Jekyll Island, Georgia

By |May 2nd, 2016|

On a Thursday afternoon, the kids and I loaded my car and took a little drive.  As with most trips, I drove with music blaring and the sunroof down.  They sing along or play games with headphones in until their little heads topple over, heavy with sleep.

 

We were headed to Jekyll Island, Georgia.  I have […]

Spring Mantel & Living Room Plans

By |April 23rd, 2016|

Lord I don’t know where my week went.

Maybe between being sick isn and work, it just sort of disappeared.  I’ve had this post in my queue for almost two weeks.  Never said I was super organized.  Clearly.

I’ve gotten to where I don’t dig changing my mantels out all the time.  I find rotating mantel decor […]

Ugly Cords & Simple Decorating

By |April 12th, 2016|

I remember when I first started writing about my home, it was totally real time.  Photos were barely edited much less styled, and I never thought twice about things like dust on the floor, lego people on tables, & ugly black cords.

And while I never started caring much about those, when this blog became partly about […]

The Wrong/Right Dining Room Chairs

By |April 8th, 2016|

I showed you the chairs I thought about getting for the dining room a while back.  When I got the order in at the shop, I opened up the big boxes…pretty sure there was a little squealing.

And they were the wrong chairs.

Uh huh.

I did the thing I do where I took a deep breath, closed […]

The Question That Made Me Queasy

By |April 4th, 2016|

My baby brother is engaged.

The week before he left on his trip to Patagonia with his future bride, Sara, he called me. Talking ninety to nothing and giggling like a school girl, he told me about the ring and the plan and fretted about how in the world he was going to claim the diamond […]

Coffee Table Makeover with Salt Wash

By |March 29th, 2016|

I think the last time we talked about the living room (maybe two years ago?), it looked like this…

Well.  The entertainment center was there…in too small of a spot.  Then I got a new sofa, and the old was hanging out for a while.  So the chairs scooted in front of the already cramped fireplace […]

Haven Conference, Inside Scoop, & Agoraphobia

By |March 22nd, 2016|

If you’re hopping over from Brooke at All Things Thrifty, welcome!  I’m happy to be joining in this blog hop today to chat up Haven Conference happening in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 5-7.

For those of you who don’t know, Haven is a DIY/Design bloggers conference packed with loads of great classes and speakers, covering everything […]

The Corners

By |March 16th, 2016|

I was walking on the beach, the sun on my face and salt in the air.  To my right there were two women talking.  One younger, wearing shorts and a tank top and the other, older, wrapped in a sweatsuit and wearing sunglasses the size of saucers.

I happened to overhear a snippet of their conversation. […]

Factory South Shop Displays

By |March 3rd, 2016|

It’s been a while since I shared any displays at our second location, Factory South.  I’m in and out of there once a week or so, and I still love the way it looks when I walk in.  That’s the fun thing about this brand for me.  It feels so much like perfectly imperfect, but […]

Happyness

By |February 19th, 2016|

The kids and I had the chance to run down to the beach with my brother and Sara.  It was so good to get away, and I love being there this time of year.  Nobody around for miles.

Here’s some favorite pics we snapped on our phones…

They’re getting so big, right??

And yes.  That’s a loaded bloody […]

Spring Shop Displays

By |February 17th, 2016|

If you follow us on Periscope, you know we’ve got a new pantry section & organic bath line coming to the store.  We’ve been getting in lines a little along the way since our trip to market.

I took the time last week to snap a few quick photos for you; it’s been awhile since I […]

Some Real Imperfection

By |February 16th, 2016|

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about imperfection, you and I.

I named this blog because I was aware of how very flawed we all are.  How flawed I am.  But the truth of it is this.  We still dress up our flaws, polish them out until there’s only a small amount of dull remaining. […]

Salt Wash

By |February 10th, 2016|

Speaking of paint inspired, we found a new product we’re thrilled about…

If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Periscope, you’ve seen us talking about Salt Wash.  It’s a powder additive that can be mixed with any paint to create a textured and layered finish.

I love this look from their website…

I also fell in love […]

Shop Instagram Moments

By |February 9th, 2016|

Since market, we’ve been all kinds of paint inspired.  Working on window display ideas, bringing in new products, filing some pieces away to paint.

Case in point….

working on prep for a spring window paint display

filming a quick salt wash tutorial on Periscope (you can find us at PIShaunna)

You’re welcome for […]

5 Gorgeous Instagram Feeds

By |January 29th, 2016|

Thank the good Lord it’s Friday.

In light of the weekend, here’s a few Instagram feeds that have caught my eye lately.  Hope you enjoy…

Garden & Gun

National Geographic Travel

mscraftberrybush

Country Living

Vintage Whites

Vintage Whites

 

And here was my favorite Instagram moment of ours this week.  Follow along […]

Broken

By |January 28th, 2016|

I read my friend Marian’s post this week.  I loved her words.

I lived my life this last year.  Hard.  I have never felt more imperfect than I do right now.

R.M. Drake

But never have I felt more at peace with myself.

Don’t fear the broken places, friends.  They won’t break you.

Promise.

New Dining Room Chairs

By |January 26th, 2016|

The dining room makeover, to date, still stands as the most popular post on this blog.

And that one about the chicken soup that grew hair.

Really.

You can see all the posts on the dining room here.  You can see the chicken soup that grew hair here.

I’ve been in the market for some new dining room furniture and […]

Design Inspiration: Tracery Interiors

By |January 25th, 2016|

While digging around for some inspiration last week, I stumbled across one of my favorite designer’s portfolio.  These spaces are too good not to share with you….

 

 

 

I love a neutral space, but what makes these rooms sing is all the texture.  The paneled walls, reclaimed beams, natural fiber rugs and chunky linen fabrics make them […]

Market 2016 Recap & New Lines

By |January 21st, 2016|

Every January we head to market in Atlanta.  I’m not sure how everyone approaches it, but we buy the bulk of our products for the year in a 4 or 5 day period.  We tend to get freight discounts, etc. so we tend to buy as much as we can for the year…it can be […]

Guest Room Redecorating

By |January 20th, 2016|

Way, way back when (I had no idea how to pick a paint color), our guest room looked like this….

Eesh.

Not only did we have a Scorsese red going, it was also a semi-gloss finish.  Good Lord it was bad.

Once I started brightening up our house, the guest room was one of the first to transform. […]