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Entries in home sweet home (67)


i love our fridge right now.


just love seeing friends & family every day! p.s. love our chalkboard wall?





we are ready for christmas!

quick aside, a few months ago, i was sitting on a plane in front of a little girl who was on her very first flight. as soon as she was seated and ready to go, she was under the impression the plane would immediately take off (wouldn't that be nice!) so, she very sweetly kept saying, "reeaddyyy, reeaddyy." when, at last, we finally started taxiing (for about 20 minutes in all) she became very concerned (we still weren't flying) at that point she started offering helpful advice to the pilot: "higggheerr, hiiggghhherr." when we finally landed, she burst into applause and said just as many times, "good job! good job!" i'm sure other passengers were annoyed, but i thought it was hilarious. "reaaddyy" has become an inside joke in our marriage. any time i'm impatiently waiting on something (which is a good amount of the time) i say, "readdyy, readdyy."

so, we are ready for christmas! and loving it in our new digs!!


living room.


it's hard to choose, but i think this is my favorite room in our new house. i love all the natural light. the hardwood floors. the incredible fireplace. and i wish photographs could begin to tell you how comfortable that couch is. ryan & my favorite thing is to lie with our backs on opposite sides reading, it's the most cozy place to be. i love the old trunk. the mason jars from our wedding. we still need some art for the back wall and some awesome things for the table behind the couch. but, i'm picky, and it's going to take a while, and i love how this place is becoming home bit by bit. more rooms to come, but what do you think so far? xo

p.s. do you see the perfect place for the christmas tree? me too -- back soon with this room decked out! 


touch of christmas.

my new favorite touch of christmas -- replacing our fall potted mums with little rosemary trees (they look a heck of a lot like little christmas trees!) and, you have fresh herbs on your porch. they brighten our entry way right up. lots more christmas to come! xo


one last thing.

rue magazine is stunning. can you imagine a dining nook like this?!

p.s. if you love old dogs, you don't want to miss this.


a prime nesting place.

this is one of the best descriptions of what it means to really make a place your home and why it can become your favorite place to be. i literally feel that happening with our new house and love how ann patchett (one of my all time favorite authors) describes it. p.s. my very first t&f book recommendation was her book: truth & beauty. it's still my all time fav.