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05.03.14 / Made Me Smile

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It was such a good week! I’m so grateful for the warmer weather, all of the green popping up outside, open windows, good friends, a chance to travel and new experiences. And more smile-worthy stuff…

*A modest ranch gets an Ikea kitchen that looks nothing like “Ikea.”

*An AMAZING bathroom in the works.

*Tricks for styling your home like a magazine.

*The definition of success is changing.

*I’m prepping a pair of outdoor chairs and using this tung oil. Love it!

*Crate & Barrel has the best kitchen towels. I have this one, this one and this one and I just bought four more because they are soooo good. Plus, free shipping!

*Making out with John & Sherry’s show house.

Have a wonderful weekend! If you follow me on instagram, you already know I’m visiting my sister in DC and hitting up the Young House Love show house. So far, it’s shaping up to be a really awesome weekend. xo

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking


I was totally eying the Crate & Barrel towels too. Good thing for free shipping. I might have gotten one as a treat and then turned around and got a few more just for kicks.


I love your pants!! Coveting them….hard

Ahh!! We’re going to the show house tomorrow and I. Cant. Wait. !!


I love that Ikea kitchen except for the crooked island…not feeling that. You always have such great picks!


No lie… my first thought when seeing the picture was, “Hey, she bought a light for her house just like in John and Sherry’s show house. She must have liked it when she saw it on their blog post. …Wait a minute!!!”

Also, what makes those kitchen towels so good? Are they really absorbent? Something else?


I’m so jealous that you got to go see John and Sherrys show house!! Eek! When I saw instagram the other day I new what went down. lol I hope you plan on showing lots of pictures!! Hope you gave teddy some snuggles.


Really soft, really absorbent…from the first use. And they just get better and better with each wash.

I saw the picture of you and Sherry and thought to myself, “Awww, my favorites!” I am so glad/so jealous that you got to visit their show house. I bet it was even more beautiful in person than it is in pictures!


Cute! I love those curtains in the background!