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04.26.14 / Made Me Smile

oil drizzler

What a week! Steve was out of town for work and I thought it would be a good time to repaint the boys’ room. I knocked it out (and it looks awesome…can’t wait to share!) but I would not recommend painting with a curious toddler in the same room. It was the most inefficient paint job I’ve ever experienced. I had one eye on the roller and one eye on the toddler the whole time. Gah! But it all worked out and the final results had me and the boys smiling. A few more smile-worthy things…

*Ashley’s behind-the-scenes look at her home which was featured on A Cup of Jo last week had me reaching for my laptop daily. (I showed the house tour to Steve and his exact words were “This is the best house you’ve shown me.” And that’s saying a lot. I’ve made him look at hundreds of home tours online.)

*Homepolish on instagram because…EYE CANDY, of course.

*Amber be e-decorating internationally. Gorg.

*What New Zealand can teach us about living well.

*I found the Holy Grail of oil drizzlers after a decade-long search.

*Butt.

*Turning garbage into electricity and looking damn good doing it.

Have a lovely weekend! We’re visiting friends in Nashville who happen to be renovating a 100+ year old house. I brought my camera. ;)

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

24 Comments

Can’t wait to see how the boy’s room turned out! Sounds like you had your hands full with your little helping out :) Looking forward to the reveal!

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26.April.2014

I have been enjoying looking at Ashley’s home this past week as well. It is stunning! Funny though that I thought of you while I was looking! It just seemed like a home you could have designed/decorated yourself. Have a great weekend : )

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Those oil drizzlers are awesome, thank you for sharing!!

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26.April.2014

That Homepolish instagram is killer! Can’t wait to see the new paint job!

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26.April.2014

I love that house tour! It DOES look like your style as well.

I’m still excited about your sometime-upcoming post on kids’ toys. Now that the weather is awesome here in Virginia, I see how clean my house stays all day. The kids are outside, and toys stay in the baskets all day! I love it. And I think now- spring- is a great time for another toy purge:)

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26.April.2014

I looooooved that house too. So did my husband :) and you’re a brave woman for painting with a toddler running around! I give you credit just for trying!

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26.April.2014

I do believe you and Ashley our house sisters! Too funny. Geat tour.

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replied on April 27th, 2014

Our style is similar but her house??….way more AMAZING. Such great architectural features.

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26.April.2014

Oh, that oil & vinegar set reminds me of chem lab!

And LOVE the home tour. More inspiration.

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That house tour was super awesome!!

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26.April.2014

Love your “Made me Smile” posts. You really DO make me smile!

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26.April.2014

I was born in east Tennessee, lived there for 6 years, but never went back to the state until a couple of years ago. Went to Nashville on the visit and LOVED it. It’s such a great city. It has everything! (With good antiquing nearby too.) And man, the art museum is divine. Such a great building–the old post office. I could go on and on, but won’t. Have a great time!

jbhat

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26.April.2014

That house tour you just shared… Your house,I mean elements in your home is identical to this house.Hm.. Trying to figure out who copied whom.Difficult to believe two different women would choose so many of decorating stuff on their own….The bric wall,lamps,rug,the bench,coffee table,planter,gold figurine,plants,pillows,puff…. God… Same to same…

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replied on April 27th, 2014

I have never seen Ashley’s home or visited Ashley’s blog before it was featured on A Cup of Jo last week. I think Ashley and her home are AMAZING! And you can bet her blog will be a regular read for me from now on. Her photography is stellar.

It’s funny. Steve pointed out many items in the home tour that we also have in our home. I guess we shop a lot of the same places and are drawn to a similar aesthetic. (Personally, I think her execution is superb.) Just a coincidence! So I think it should be no surprise that I’m in love with her home and style.

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replied on April 28th, 2014

Thanks for not being offended Dana, After posting I felt if I was rude.. and couldnt find how to delete the comment…was hoping the comment would get lost in all other comments and you wouldnt read it.And as a confession, I so love your style, and would totally copy you if I had a similar ranch…

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replied on April 28th, 2014

No worries!

26.April.2014

I have those oil drizzlers. Tip for the future, when it gets nasty, it will be hard to clean. I found that putting in a couple drips of dish soap, and grains of rice, swish it around. Good as new. Even if you left dried out balsamic vinegar on the top. Speaking from a “friend’s” experience that is. *ahem*

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replied on April 27th, 2014

Great, thanks! I appreciate any cleaning tips.

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27.April.2014

What a pleasant surprise to see your entryway re-do featured on remodelista today; congratulations.

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replied on April 27th, 2014

Whaaaaaaaat?! That’s ridiculous. Thanks for letting me know!

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27.April.2014

Is that sugar bowl vintage? I have a few pieces of the Anemone pattern by Arabia Finland and it looks really similar. I love the blue and white, one of my favorites.

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replied on April 27th, 2014

Yes! I found it on etsy.

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28.April.2014

I love these posts! Ashley’s home tour really is amazing. I loved it and it really reminded me of your home.

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My gah that house tour!! Amazing.

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