Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Always Stay Humble and Kind

Sometimes I get obsessed with a song,
just ask my family.
 
These days that song is Tim McGraw's Humble and Kind (written by Lori McKenna). 
Wouldn't it be amazing if everyone lived by the lyrics?!
Hold the door, say "please", say "thank you"
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie

The link will bring you to the You Tube version.
So when I found this pallet sign at ToEachHisOwn Designs on Etsy,
I knew it needed to be in our home.

I am anxiously awaiting its arrival on my doorstep and will share photos of it on the mantel soon.  Can't you just see it surrounded by flowers in glass bottles for the end of summer, 
and then pumpkins for fall?
Yes, I can shop for beautiful and inspiring things, even with a cast on my leg.
Three days until I trade this thing in for a removable boot, but who's counting?
I was so happy with my purchase that I asked Caitlyn, the shop's owner if she would like to offer my readers a discount.  She did and here it is.  The code MHLH10 is good for 10% off anything in her lovely shop from now through September 30th.
When those dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind

I received no compensation for this post, just love her stuff.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

You're Invited to a New Party!

Shhh... Don't tell anybody.
Just kidding.  Please tell everybody!
Let's get social.


Judith of Botanic Bleu,
Katie of Let's Add Sprinkles,
and I will be throwing a Monday Social every week
beginning on September 11, 2016.
This party is not just for bloggers!
We invite you to link up from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, as well as blogs.
Yes, it does need to be your own original material.
Find new friends on your favorite social media platforms, whether Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or your blog.
We will be Pinning the features to our Monday Social Pinterest Board.
Please spread the news by using the hashdag #MondaySocialParty on the Instagram photos that you link up.
Look for some wonderful giveaways to kick off our new party!
Monday Social 
link ups begin September 11 @ 4:00 pm (CDT) 

Your hostesses each week are 



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Capital Pedestal Hack

So, I've been sitting around being a couch potato for three weeks (since my ankle surgery).  

If I'm not careful, I'll be keeping up with the Kardashians soon....


Thank goodness I had the foresight to stash a few easy projects to do while cooped up.

I took a few minutes out of my binge watching schedule to hack a capital pedestal that I've seen at stores like Restoration Hardware.



I found this pedestal at HomeGoods.  While I liked the texture (and the price), it was too shiny and new.  It was screaming for a paint job.



I used the colors in this capital table from Wisteria as my inspiration.


First, I painted it with gray chalk paint.




Then, I dry brushed it in ASCP Old White.



Here it is on the coffee table.  Since I had the paint on hand, it cost me a third of the price of this pedestal from Restoration Hardware.

Now, where did I leave the remote control?
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Blue and White Ginger Jars

I've been drooling over blue and white ginger jars lately.

I've also been looking for "something" to put on top of the French wedding armoire in our master bedroom.

This piece is really big.  Things tend to disappear on top of the 48 inch width.

Problem solved.

 

 I finally had one of those amazing days, when you find an affordable, twenty inch tall, blue and white ginger jar at HomeGoods.  It's on the right.


Then, I had another one of those pinch yourself days, when I bought the 22 inch one on the left at an estate sale for a similar very low price.
The plate is an antique that's been in our family for generations.
I think it may be upside down.  My son was kind enough to put these up for me while I'm scooter bound.  I'm getting very good at accepting the things I cannot change these days.
It's a start.  Hopefully, a few more lucky finds will make their way up there soon.  I feel a collection coming on.
Do you think the two large jars are enough of an anchor, and I can just add smaller ones around them now?
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