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05.24.14 / Made Me Smile

chardonnay pearls

We’ve had nothing but gorgeous weather all week. It lured me away from my laptop and for that I am so thankful. Yesterday Steve had mulch delivered and by the time he was home from work I had spread it all. That wife-napping thing is really working in his favor ;)

Anyhow, a few smile-worthy ideas to take you through the weekend…

*A local nursery suggested I use Chardonnay Pearls (seen above) in our backyard flower bed. Now I’m obsessed with them! (…more outdoor pics coming next week…)

*I have treehouses on the brain and this modern one doesn’t disappoint.

*On a similar note, treehouse reading picks from Kate DiCamillo. Her own book, The Tale of Desperaux, is Layne’s all-time favorite.

*Living room built-ins that incorporate Ikea cabinets.

*An Ikea home tour that actually feels homey.

*Orlando is killing it with his Homepolish designs. I especially like this one and this one.

*Pretty Pegs now offer pretty table legs.

*Lauren’s house is black!

I hope you have a wonderful (loooooooong) weekend! The boys and I are headed up to the clubhouse to start painting. Should be interesting…

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking



We LOVE The Tale of Despereaux! I read it aloud to my husband and grown kids on a car trip a few years ago, and we all enjoyed it immensely. “Such the disappointment” is often quoted in our family :)


Love love love Sarah’s built ins. Her entire house reno is just so good:)


I know! She can do no wrong.