Hello World, Rob here. A few weekends ago I experienced something I only thought existed on the video displayed on Google’s career page. Go to it. On there, you’ll virtually experience the supposed joy that comes with employment at our friendly overlord.  Creating apps, exploring data queries, and everything our technologically overloaded minds believe we […]

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I stepped outside today and the weather was so brisk that I had to walk back inside and grab a sweater.  This my friend, is my happy place.  I grew up in the Midwest and have always appreciated everything our four seasons had to offer.  Now that I’m an adult I’m still experiencing all of the seasons’ unique […]

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Dear Reader, I would like for you to close your eyes for just a second.  Now picture a world of vibrant colors and complete fantasy, one that includes cobblestone roads, plush green trees, and the most luscious flowers you’ve ever seen.  I imagine that you’re pretty sure this is can only be a dream because […]

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  • Courtney - Susan! Oh my goodness. I am sitting here reading this and am so touched by your words. You are such a wonderful person and sweet friend Susan and I just adore you so much. Thank you so much for this post sharing your heart and my book with your readers. You are a treasure to me. xoxReplyCancel

Happy Summer!! Hi there guys! I am so honored to be invited to join a tour with her, as well as all these other incredible ladies, including our incredibly talented host Kristen from Ella Claire Blog.  If you’re visiting me from her blog and you know exactly what I mean, stunning! So welcome, I’m so […]

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This post is sponsored by World Market, all opinions are our own. Ever since I can remember I have been a fan of World Market. I love the rustic old-world, bohemian vibe that wonderfully aligns with the style I love to decorate with.  As you can imagine, we were beyond thrilled when we were contacted […]

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  • Catherine - Love this space! It looks so good! Can’t wait to hang out there and enjoy summer with you and the family! 💕ReplyCancel

    • susan - That makes two of us!!! xoxo love you!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - I love this space and would spend all my time there. I went back to year 1 and 2 and love how the space has evolved. I tried to find more info on the fern art work but didn’t see any reference to it, would you mind sharing the details of this piece?ReplyCancel

    • susan - Hi Kathleen,

      Thank you for your sweet words! The picture is actually from Homegoods, I hope that helps you out some!

      Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

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Good afternoon, Friends! Thank you for stopping by today!! I am so excited to share a company that has literally transformed our home, Romabio! Our home is made of solid brick, which is very beautiful but its natural color just wasn’t for us.  It was dark and didn’t show off our 1920’s bungalow in all […]

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  • Merri - This transformation is amazing, love the the lime wash. And the floor painted black, I never would have thought of that! Did you make your mat? Also would you mind sharing where you got the potted tree? If it’s faux, that is…I do not have a green thumb.ReplyCancel

    • susan - Hi Merri, Rob here. Thanks for commenting. SQ picked the black and it’s pretty cool. Hides dirt a lot better than the white we had. She didn’t make the mat. I’ll ask. The tree is a gig from home depot. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Robbin Williams - Good morning Rob and Susan. Can you share where you purchased both the doormats and also their sizes? Thank you both.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Love the limewash! Am considering this look for our red brick home. I am curious…how long has it been since you painted the house and how well has it stood the test of time and weather? Have had several painters respond to this process with skepticism and I’m nervous to take the plunge.ReplyCancel

    • susan - Hi Amy,

      Rob here helping SQ keep up. We applied the lime wash last summer and it looks great. It’s held up very well. The wash isn’t actually paint, which would chip off over time, but rather a “stain” that absorbs into the brick. So I imagine the painters are basing their opinions on what they know and are simply not familiar with Romabio’s product. If you go to their site it actually explains how it works much better than I just did. 🙂

      RobReplyCancel

Hi friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today! This tutorial has been much anticipated by many of you.  Sorry it has taken some time to get it out! Lately I’ve been working on a lot of projects – both professional and personal – that I’ve had to work through.  With everything going on […]

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  • Tammy - What a great dollar saving tip! It turned out amazing!ReplyCancel