Published April 24, 2013
My House : Projects
On Monday, when I posted an Instagram update, did you notice this photo:
That, my friends, is a photo of five of our old, unpainted doors. No longer on their hinges, but rather, waiting to be picked up by Habitat for Humanity. And no, this doesn’t mean we have four closets and a bathroom waiting to be fitted with new doors. It means that we have four closets and a bathroom THAT ALREADY HAVE NEW DOORS.
Aaron and I finally admitted that after more than a year, we just weren’t up to replacing the remaining doors ourselves. We didn’t have the time. So we called our handyman and in only a few hours, he’d done something that would have taken us an entire weekend. I’m not posting photos of the new doors yet because they still need a coat of paint, but soon, friends!
Last year, Southern Living published the photos from their 2012 Idea House – a farmhouse floor plan decked out in charming neutrals and a brilliant mix of old and new. To say that I’ve been obsessed with this house ever since is a bit of an understatement. I frequently find myself trolling Pinterest for farmhouse photos, daydreaming about building a farmhouse of my own (something that I’ve never daydreamed about before), and coming back to this spread over and over again. I shocked myself when I realized I’d never blogged about it. Better late than never?
Published April 15, 2013
My friend Hannah seems to have it all: looks, brains, insane style, a beautiful family and oh yeah, this totally ridiculous artistic talent. Don’t even. She’s too good. So during the month of April, she’s putting together cute budget-friendly outfits (think Target, Old Navy, etc.) then illustrating them. I’m enthralled. Check it out on her blog, Sundry Mumsy.
My current fave.
Published April 12, 2013
So this is kind of old news, but I kept forgetting to share it with you all! A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jessi alerted me that our newspaper-as-weed-stopper trick/The Pin Heard ‘Round the World had been included in a Buzzfeed list of 28 Surprising Things That Actually Work (According to Pinterest). As someone who can’t resist a good Buzzfeed list (see here, here and here), this was high praise.
Hope you have a happy weekend!
Published April 10, 2013
Happy Sibling Day to my little brother, Evan!
Evan recently moved into a really old, run-down house with a friend and they are working together to fix it up. Plus since it’s out in the country, they’re entertaining the idea of adding vegetable gardens and…chickens! I’m a little jealous! Do you have siblings?
Published April 5, 2013
Today, I love...
At the moment, I’m trying to remember which restaurants have the best patios, because today is the prettiest day of the year and I need to be enjoying dinner outside. After a grueling work
week month, I plan to relax this weekend, catch up on some Pretty Little Liars and do little else. My front garden is begging for a springtime makeover but I just don’t have it in me this weekend. Pictured above is our Jane Magnolia, which managed to bloom a lot this year. Follow me on Instagram for more : @rohallma