Just like that, you turned eight. I can remember the cold rooms, the heart racing, the fear when they told me you were going to be coming today, five-weeks early. I can remember the beeping of monitors in the NICU, the way the tubes looked all over your little body, I remember it all like it just happened, but it feels so far away. You’ve grown so much since that day, eight-years-ago. The usual milestones, sure, but, also, so much more. You love your siblings with a passion, you have become a voracious reader this past year, you can talk about Minecraft for hours on end, you love to sit and play a game, or snuggle and watch a movie. You’re everything we could have ever imagined you would be and so much more. You made us parents and showed us how deeply we could love. You have a keen knack for pointing things back to the Father and I couldn’t be more proud to call you my son. I’m so grateful for you and who you are. We love you, sweet Robbie and wish you the happiest of birthdays! I can’t wait to adventure down this year with you! .
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We couldn’t be more proud to work with Lauren The collection? Just as stunning as Lauren and her home! The Lauren McBride Curated Collection, exclusively at Painted Fox Home. And... remember, we have HUGE MARKDOWNS...store wide! SALE ENDS SUNDAY! Of course, shipping is always free. PaintedFoxHome.com.
Where you might see mismatched scraps of unused wood, we see materials to build a hundred one of a kind cutting boards! ♻️⚒ They’re tough enough to use in your kitchen everyday, but pretty enough to be the charcuterie board for your next get together. 🍽✨
Hello All! I haven't been doing Friday Finds posts lately (not cause I've forgotten - I just hadn't gotten the sense they were helpful at this point - and I'm all about function)! Instead, as you may have noticed in my stories, I've been working on the dining room renovation blitz that I kickstarted (I'm determined to get that room DONE before baby makes 5 this summer 🙏). And I'm always making my to-do list longer by throwing unplanned projects onto the pile 🤦🏼♀️ (e.g. RE-painting the living room and fixing all my drapery faux pas - more on that later)! I like sharing projects and ideas and finds, so I'm always open to hearing about what people like or look for from home decor and DIY accounts. I'm still here and I'm all 👂's! #houseprojectsneverend#thislittleblogofmine
We fell in love with this cute little 3 bedroom all cedar cottage on 3 Mile Lake for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t like entering a cottage and smelling what can only be described as a “sauna”. With no drywall anywhere in the cottage, we were sold on the “rustic-ness” of it alone. Add on the fact that it sat on an almost perfectly flat property (we will tell you about all the flooding this caused later) and had a nice sandy beach for our young family, I basically slapped the sold sticker on the sign before even seeing it in person. (No seriously, my husband FaceTimed me during the walk through and I signed the paperwork within days). What we thought were going to be a few simple (I use that word lightly) renovations to fix the support beams, flooring and windows, quickly turned into one giant headache. After being told the soil conditions were too poor to re-support the structure as it was, we were provided with two options.
1. Fix the existing support beams and hope to god the next year wasn’t the year we’d have to fix them again. Or
2. Knock down the entire cottage (insert heartbreak, panic and money flying out the window here) and pour a proper foundation to support a brand new build.
We chose #2 .
The Inkwell Collection is launching March 23rd! Papered wood signs with vintage black and white patterns and a rustic edge that you can mix and match, perfect for filling in your gallery wall! Signs are also topped with a clear sealant for a clean, long lasting finish, subtle shine and brush-like texture. Farmhouse, refined.
INSTAGRAM RE-STOCK SALE 》 March 23rd !
Keep your eyes open next Friday for our "Instagram Re-Stock Sale" image, and just comment SOLD on your favorite sign - we'll message you for the rest!
This cute bird cage is 8' tall! She had a specific vision for, but it was never exactly like she wanted. I painted it all. The top and door insert were painted, and I added the raised stencil, making both look like pressed tin.
I then surprised her, and made the weathervane-something she had wanted. When my client first saw the cage, she said it was the vision she had all along❤️#birdcage#anniesloan#aubusson#anniesloanwhitewax#raisedstencil @anniesloanhome
I’ll close out my little Naples throwback week with this vintage cottage. So “Old Florida”! The shed dormer, coral foundation, and of course that kitschy but completely perfect palm tree screen door all come together to make one sweet house. Sadly Naples has become a playground for the extremely wealthy and most of the original cottages are long gone, but if you look hard you will find some remaining gems like this one. There are some vintage Naples cottages for rent, so if I ever have the chance to visit again that’s where I’ll stay! #naplesflorida
We spy our Vintage Inspired Bread Box in the beautiful kitchen of Bianca @withlavenderandgrace! Bianca has an amazing eye for style (have you seen her handmade pillows? ❤️) and we can't help but be inspired by every. single. photo in her feed...😍 Thanks so much for tagging us in your pic Bianca; we just LOVE seeing where our farmhouse goodies end up! ** Breadbox will be back in stock next week! #onetofollow#shopsmall#breadbox#VFFCustomers#VFFShopLove
I love that this room is purposeful! When I designed this space I wanted to make sure I had a place to sit and journal (desk not pictured), a place to sleep... obviously 🙄, and a cozy spot to grab a cup of coffee and dive into a good book. Every space can be purposeful no matter the size! Enjoy your Friday night 🙌
Happy Friday!!! Whoa it's been a long one of prepping to leave tonight for an 8 day vacay!! Today has been tiring but in the most great way. We started by getting new phones,paying it forward to some nice officers eating lunch, grabbing lunch ourselves, packing tending to the dogs +bun, cleaning the house & detailing the jeep for our cozy ride...I'm excited for vacay but SUPER excited for what's in store for our spring home makeover after vacay..In the meantime I blogged 6 ways to display greenery in your home