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02.28.14 / Made Me Smile

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So much to smile about this week!

*Cuddling with Mabrey and reading her absolute favorite book before nap time is something I look forward to every day. Our copy was Steve’s when he was little. Dare I say it’s vintage?

*Finally, we created attic access in our home where there was none and then we organized said attic. Hurray for not paying to heat / cool attic space anymore!

*These painter’s pyramid stands came in handy when I tweaked an Ikea step stool earlier this week. Such a clever product!

*Lauren’s tips for styling a console. Her home is featured in the current issue of Domino magazine which I just picked up this morning. Guess what I’ll be reading tonight with wine in hand!

*A little bathroom humor never hurt anyone.

*You know that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow we’ve all been searching for? Turns out, it was in someone’s backyard.

*We got a taste of spring. It was delicious.

*I placed second wayyyyyy behind one of my all-time favorite designers in the annual Homies Awards. Emily slayed it and rightfully so! Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. Love ya.

Do something that puts a smile on your face this weekend. We’re hoping to level out the floor in our unfinished bathroom after our plumber came and adjusted a water line last week. Gotta start somewhere!

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

24 Comments

These moments totally made me smile too and so did Mabrey’s huge smile. Have a great weekend Dana.

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28.February.2014

Congratulations on the HOMIE!!!! That is so awesome!!! Next year first place is yours. And, there is no one I would rather place second behind than Emily Henderson.

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Can’t wait to see Lauren’s home! She is so sweet and I love her style! Congrats on 2nd place! You are another one of my long time faves. So happy for you that your years of hardwork are paying off!:-)

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28.February.2014

I would think she likes to cuddle in her room chair since that is where her bed is – unless she naps in your bed?

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replied on February 28th, 2014

We cuddle wherever. Couch, bed, rocking chair, on the floor…I leave it up to her.

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28.February.2014

I love the smile on Mabrey’s face. ^_^

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28.February.2014

Such a sweet pic! Happy weekend!! :)

(also – congrats on doing so well in the Homies. I voted for you… you’re one of my fave daily reads!)

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28.February.2014

Congrats on the second place Homie…that is flipping awesome! Love that photo of you and Mabrey,, priceless. Happy weekend :)

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28.February.2014

Um, hello secret attic project! Amazing! We have a similar opening to our attic (which I confess to have never seen the inside of) in our laundry room. I need to go up there this weekend to see what I’m dealing with, because my new mission in life is to make it look like yours. Wow. But I have the feeling that it’s full of the float around kind of insulation.

Congrats on the Homies. I love your blog and it “makes me smile” that others do too.

jbhat

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28.February.2014

Richard Scarry’s Word Book was a favorite in our hose 40 years ago. For years I gave it as a baby gift.

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28.February.2014

I love these weekly wrap ups. Your attic is awesome, blue carpet has never looked so good :)

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28.February.2014

I always want to ask :) Dana, do you dye your hair or this is your natural color? If not, I wish I knew what brand, shade etc? I love it!

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replied on February 28th, 2014

Mostly au naturale. I usually get subtle highlights once a year but other than that, baby I was born this way. I’ve been finding more and more grays recently – not sure what to do about those!

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01.March.2014

Love this list. The attic access project looks amazing! Less clutter in your living space is always a win! Good work :)

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02.March.2014

I love ur “made me smile” posts I look forward to reading them every Sunday morning with a cup of coffee. I sometimes share the links on Facebook to the interesting articles you share from other sources. And I love the picture of urself u always add and this time with ur little princess. Love ur blogging style, ur house style and ur probobly going to think this is so random but I like ur clothing and accesories style too. Always look forward to reading the blog, peeking around ur incredibly designed home and taking some comfortable, relaxing styling tips from ur wardrode. I feel like ur style is carried from ur house to ur wardrode.

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replied on March 2nd, 2014

Aw, thanks Lilly. Happy Sunday!

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02.March.2014

You deserve such great recognition on your blog! How awesome! And I love all the changes you have made, especially the Friday posts!!

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03.March.2014

Dana – not a related to this post question but in regards to your lamps…I ordered these http://www.destinationlighting.com/storeitem.jhtml?iid=21383 recently and they have that tacky clear cord, did you buy some sort of cover for yours or did they come with their own?

Thanks! :)

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replied on March 3rd, 2014

Our bedroom wall sconces came with a matching cord cover.

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03.March.2014

Regarding the painting stands, I’ve always just used push pins

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03.March.2014

A good book in bed remains one of my all-time favorite comforts.

Just wanted to compliment you on a wonderful few months of posts and your well-deserved recognition. Great taste, accessible tone, and thoughtful editing all make your blog one of my favorite destinations.

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03.March.2014

So adorable! Looks so cozy. :-). By the way, who is reading Becoming a Supple Leopard?! I checked it out from the library but have not had time to start it yet. My guess is I will not be a supple leapard anytime soon. LOL

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replied on March 3rd, 2014

Supple Leopard is Steve’s. I am neither supple nor leopard-like.

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04.March.2014

What is it with that book? My two year old absolutely loves it! Probably because there’s just so much to look at and notice.

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