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12.07.14 / Made Me Smile

star light, star bright

It really felt like winter here this week: cold, gray, gloomy. The early dusk doesn’t help. The star lights in our front window help a little. Reading helps a lot. I’ve been looking through our vacation pictures all week and I can’t decide if it’s torture or therapy. I think it’s about time to start planning next year’s vacation ;)

More therapy…

*The holy grail of the Beat Generation has been found!

*Grace’s mission statement is spot on. Two thumbs up for the part about making mistakes.

*A garage turned rental.

*Did you see this amazing house with its sneaky shortcut from the kids’ bedrooms to the main living space? So fun!

owens + davis

*Love all the vintage textiles and statement lighting in this house tour.

*Sometimes, for fun, I search “Austin” on Houzz just to see what comes up.

*The bathroom is coming along!

Keep on the sunny side, my friends.

P.S. – You can check out my #HolidayHostess sale over on Joss & Main for two more days!

images: 1) Dana Miller for House*Tweaking 2) Owens + Davis



That house you love in Austin is in our neighborhood!! You’d fit right in in Brentwood… we say we’re “close in but far out”. :)

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replied on December 8th, 2014

Small world! Have you ever been to the Modern Home Tour Austin? It looks awesome.

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Gloomy winter indeed– The time change has seem ultra extreme to me this year. I don’t know if its my new rigid work schedule or what, but I feel like I am missing out on all the daylight hours lately. Can’t wait for spring!!
Love your collection of links at the end of each week. Keep em coming :)

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The shortcut in the kids’ bedroom is awesome! So creative. And YES, I don’t know why, but the early dusk has affected my mood more than usual this year. I am really looking forward to spring.

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Hi! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blogger Award” :)
Please don’t feel under any pressured to accept the award, it is simply a way for us to share great blogs with others.
Here’s the link to the post: http://passionforinteriordesign.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/one-lovely-blog-award/
You have super beautiful and inspiring blog, thank you!

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replied on December 9th, 2014

How kind of you! You’re so sweet.

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Any word on where that light fixture hanging in the second picture is from? The house tour doesn’t seem to identify it but it’s stunning!

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DYING over all those amazing textiles and dreamy lighting in that house. Its so good. Also really love Grace’s mission statement. Its just as it should be.

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