Plank Walls

I have said it before. It's hard to put my finger or label on my style for my home. I love cottage style because of it's comfortable casual vibe. I love farmhouse because I love OLD, Vintage, great finds with nicks, bruises, and character. And I LOVE Pottery Barn. Is that a style? Probably not, but I LOVE IT! I love a mix of neutrals, whites, blacks, and some pops of color.

What I have been eyeing up and adoring for a long time are planked walls. Horizontal planking that adds another layer of texture to the room.

Some Pinterest Inspiration

photo from the inspired room

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photo from the lettered cottage

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House of Smiths photo

Doesn't this photo make you want to curl up with coffee and a book on a sunday morning?

living rooms - ivory, tufted chair, tufted ottoman, brown, caster legs, wood, floor, lamp, white, wood paneling, groove walls,  Tufted goodness
decor pad photo

So, we are going with it! I am so stinkin' excited! We are going to pick up our materials (we are going with barn siding! EEK!) this weekend and my horizontal LOVE will grace our sunroom walls. Jimmy just smiles and says ok, but secretly I know he is thinking "why can't she LOVE simple drywall?"

Can't wait to share the sunroom progress with you!

Aubrey Lynn

Today is a very special day around here.

Today, my sweet daughter Aubrey turns six years old.

Every mom says they can't understand how time flies so fast. It seems so cliche. but I feel the same. When did this happen?
She was just my sweet angel baby girl. Full of drama from day 1, of course. But sweet and caring too!
I thank God everyday for my spunky, artistic, goofy, beautiful, insanely caring daughter! She is so very much like me (sometimes EXACTLY like me... strong willed at its finest!) but it makes my heart swell with pride for this amazing person that I created!
 She has the creative bug that the boys in our home cannot come close to understanding....making it that much more special for something that only her and I share. She looks at a project, or anything for that matter, with a different eye. Anyone creative can understand. She sees potential. She sees something to create. It's pretty incredible to see this personality trait and understanding it.

Happy 6th birthday, Aubrey Lynn!
I hope your spirit forever remains pure, loving, and shining through everything you do!!!!

Chalkboard Obsession

Ok, maybe not an obsession but a sure LOVE for the home decorating fad with chalkboard paint. Are you in love with it as much as I am? I am an inspirational quote and personalized decor junkie....which means chalkboards make my heart flutter!
Here are some that I love:
Pottery Barn Inspiration

Melanie from  My Sweet Savannah has a whole wall painted with chalkboard paint. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this and the saying as well! By the way, if you are looking for a great home decor blog to follow, this is one of my Favorites!

Here is one painted on an old vintage door or window. Think Menu for the kitchen OR this one is a table seating board for a wedding.

chalkboard wedding table plan
Love this one from

Vintage inspired chalkboard
 And one of my absolute favorite spaces from pinterest is this kitchen and chalkboard.... I love this huge area to write but I also love that it is finished with a beautiful frame!

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Here's a few that we have in our home....
This one is one my back deck attached to the house and siding. I love changing it to fit the 4th of July, birthday parties, etc.
This was made from a $10 michaels frame that I picked up on sale!

We have one at our front door/foyer area. This one usually gets a dose of the season or an inspirational quote. Something that welcomes guests....
I made it from a goodwill mirror that I scored for $5. I painted the frame and then spray painted the mirror with chalkboard paint....super easy and big impact to the space.
And this one was made from a $1 silver tray that I also picked up from goodwill. It sits on my kitchen counter. I LOVE this one....I change it weekly most of the time. Tonight I am having a Stella & Dot jewelry party so I needed a little decoration. So easy and fast to personalize.
The other day, Aubrey and I were in goodwill and found this framed picture for $10. The small chalkboard in my foyer area that I showed above is a little small for the space. I am always hunting for unique frames that are cheap to paint. This one is bigger and will give me more room to write. Another example of how nothing stays the same in this house for long! :)

You can paint anything with chalkboard paint! It adds a whimsical casual appeal to any space. Tempted to paint something this weekend?
Heather :)


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