Monday, August 14, 2017

A Summer Summary (Did you have to read that twice?!)

I hope you are enjoying these August days! 

This little collage of a summer's day, where our family enjoyed time together, sunshine, and the lake, reminds me of the simple joys of summer that fill our memories and our hearts...   

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sundays at Home #171

Well, we've done it. Seattle has just broken the record for the most consecutive days without rain. The previous record was 51 days and was set back in 1951. If you live in a dry, sunny area like where I grew up, you might be thinking... 51 days? That's it? I admit I thought that too. But you guys, it's been w-a-r-m and have I mentioned we don't have air conditioning? Only about 30% of people in our area do. So it's been toasty, but nice. 

You won't hear me complaining about a lack of rain here in Seattle... :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chippy Bench Love And a Porch That's Seen it All...

This summer our porch has seen brothers and their buddies, popsicles and hot dogs. Cats and two labradors (though never at the same time!) - one lab fast as Sea Biscuit and one who walks like Eeyore. 

Our porch has served as a laboratory for impromptu science experiments and has patiently collected baseball gloves, soccer balls, nerf guns and light sabers. It's been there when we've greeted friends and when we've evaluated whether or not an injury would require a bandaid. It's heard laughter, tears, reprimands and all sorts of loud. We do loud well here. ;)

We recently found this bench with all its vintage chippy charm... 

The plan is for it to make its way to the shop in September... if we can part with it.

We shall see!

Thanks for visiting today,


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An Announcement... (And a Trencher Dough Bowl)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'm excited to share something I've been working on with you!

Yesterday, I signed an agreement to have a retail space in one of my favorite shops for unique, time-worn treasures... 
M & M Antiques in Monroe, Washington. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sundays at Home #170

Hi Friends ~ Welcome back to Sundays at Home! It's hard to believe it's August already. We have been having a heat wave here in Seattle! It's been in the upper 80s and 90s for awhile now, with several more days of heat forecasted. Depending on where you live you may not think that is so hot. Let me tell you why it is. In our area, only about 30% of homes have air conditioning. We are not one of the chosen few. ;)

So while you will not hear me complaining about warm, sunny weather... it's been really warm inside our house as well. A good excuse to move dinner outdoors under the trees!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Vintage Farmhouse Decor Inspiration ~ Which Is Your Favorite?!

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may have visited the town of Poulsbo, Washington, which is nicknamed "Little Norway." Although it's just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, I had actually only been there once before returning this past weekend with my family. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sundays at Home #169

Welcome to Sundays at Home! If you follow along with me on Instagram, you may recognize this picture I recently shared of our hydrangeas. We have been adding to them over the almost four years we have lived in our farmhouse. They're finally starting to fill in and take on the shape I was hoping for. Hooray for little garden goals! :)

We were once again floored by all your creativity. This week we have a gorgeous tour, a yummy recipe & a simple DIY to share. Thanks to everyone who linked up! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lincoln's Army Birthday Party - Part 2! {Boy Birthday Party Ideas}

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Welcome to boot camp!

If you missed the first part of this post, you can find it (with the party table, food, and games) here
So, after the soldiers had completed basic training and fueled up at the Mess Hall, they lined up and marched... 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Our New Farmhouse Dining Room Chairs {and the gasp heard round the world!}

I haven't been doing many home projects this summer. Unless we can define "home projects" as laundry and dishes...? With three growing boys on summer vacation, we've been busy living. I know you can relate, top that, or at least imagine the full-of-life days. 

But, I did want to share with you what happened to me last week, that just might motivate you to visit that thrift shop you've given up on, or follow those hand-drawn yard sale signs the next time you see them...


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sundays at Home #168

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's "Sundays at Home Link Party." We are so glad you have stopped by! Our lavender is in full bloom, the sun is shining, and even our Pacific Northwest grass is looking more like hay (with 2+ acres, keeping green grass during the summer months is not really an option for us... I'm just thankful for this warm summer, which isn't always a guarantee in the Seattle area!).

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