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02.07.14 / Made Me Smile

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The things that made me smile this week…

*An architect’s $11,000 dream house. (The most expensive thing is the toilet!)

*Fiddle leaf fig humor. #thespot

*Instagram of the week.

*My remote should arrive any day now. No more one-armed selfies! Pictures of the whole famn damily!

*A cosmetic kitchen overhaul from the designer’s viewpoint.

*Blinded by the light.

*Lots of snow = lots of reading.

*My favorite ankle boots for the 35+ crowd.

Do something that makes you smile this weekend! I’m taking five boys (!) to see The Lego Movie. Smiles all around.

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

26 Comments

07.February.2014

you are too cute! :)
loving that couch. I am actually thinking of getting a JcPenney sofa, Darrin in leather.

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07.February.2014

omg. Famn Damily. I thought my mom was the only one to say that!! Thanks for the laugh Dana! :)

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replied on February 8th, 2014

Me, too! Apparently, it was my grandfather’s trademark phrase.

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07.February.2014

Small world. I actually know the Idaho architect through a friend. It’s so amazing to see what people with creative minds can accomplish!

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replied on February 7th, 2014

No way! I think anyone who learns and tries something new is inspiring. The fact that her “new thing” was building a house is mind-blowing.

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07.February.2014

I’m guessing your ankle boots are the distressed brown??? Super cute!
Leah: )
We’re going to see that movie one of these days, too!!

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replied on February 7th, 2014

Yes, they are the distressed brown. They’re trendy on the outside but super squishy and comfy on the inside. The last time I bought boots was 5 years ago and I still love and wear them. I invested in this shorter version and hope they last just as long!

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07.February.2014

Love your windows (and everything)! Could you tell were did you buy these natural shades?

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replied on February 7th, 2014

They are from Overstock! The window is really wide so I bought two shorter shades and hung them side-by-side to save money.

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replied on February 7th, 2014

wow thank you! :)

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07.February.2014

Love the staged pic, looks straight out of a West Elm catalog! When those antlers aren’t at the coffee table for staging where do you usually display them?

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replied on February 7th, 2014

If Mabrey is up and about, I usually stash them up on the media cabinet so they don’t take an eye out.

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07.February.2014

I love your home its absolutely gorgeous. Where did you purchase your throw from?

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replied on February 10th, 2014

Target, I think. A few years ago. They have the best throws that just get better with each wash.

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07.February.2014

wondering where you found that piece of marble for your coffee table? thanks!!

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replied on February 10th, 2014

Wayfair! It’s gets moved around from the kitchen to the living room all the time. So versatile!

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08.February.2014

Where is your black and white basket from?

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replied on February 10th, 2014

It’s actually dark brown and natural – from Target a while back.

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08.February.2014

I love that we’re getting to see more pictures of you here. Houses are pretty, but ultimately it’s the people in them that make them a home.

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09.February.2014

Love these made me smile posts! You put such interesting and different infomation in them…keep em’ coming!

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09.February.2014

Your staged tripod pics of yourself crack me up!

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replied on February 10th, 2014

Me too, me too. I prefer to be behind the camera. But I really like it when other bloggers show their faces so I try to do it every now and then. Too much?

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I love Macy’s home. I saw it a few months ago and was majorly inspires. I love it. And I love that amazing kitchen revamp. So much good stuff in this weeks Made Me Smile:)

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10.February.2014

Something that made me smile this week: the mouth-watering smell in the house when I tried your easy chicken Marbella recipe. Best of all, it really does taste as good as it smells. I’ve made it twice now, and it has a place on the rotation of favorite quick family meals. Thank you! (chicken Marbella, the real deal, is also delicious but a serious commitment of kitchen time)

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10.February.2014

This picture looks so natural and cozy. You look so busy reading this book. Are you going to make some changes in your kitchen? I think it is a nice idea to redecorate some rooms before spring. To refresh them and buy some new stuff.

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replied on February 10th, 2014

Nah. Just can’t get enough of beautiful kitchens.

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