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Maybe it was all the overwhelmingness of this week. Maybe it was that I felt like I needed a friend who understood. Maybe it was because I needed advice and a shoulder to cry on and a little perspective on a weary world. Whatever the reason. I missed my dad. I would have given every […]

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disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Endless Summer® Hydrangeas It took me forever to figure flower arrangements out. I’d look at them on other blogs or Pinterest or on the pages of a glossy magazine. But when I tried to flower-arrange it at my house it never worked. The flowers would fall over and the […]

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Have you heard the term flat lay photograph before? Oh good. Me, either. That is until I wrote a book called So Close to Amazing and figured out that all really good book photos are taken and styled in a flat lay photograph format.  Flat lay is a fancy word for overhead photography.  Bas, cally […]

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Have you heard about the total solar eclipse? You know.  The one that comes around every couple of hundred years that takes place on August 21. My little corner of the world in Kentucky is almost right in the “path of totality.”  That means people are renting out their houses and planning solar eclipse watching […]

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I never met a happily-ever-after I didn’t like. I can’t help it. I’m all about a movie where everyone walks off into the sunset together. You know—like the one about a girl who owns a coffee shop that she’s poured her heart into where everyone in the town drinks coffee and has an epiphany.  But […]

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This post is sponsored by Bed Bath and Beyond Yesterday the pergola had a party. A party that started with a vision. You know.  The kind of vision that takes over when you stare too long at Pinterest and you see other back yards and other outdoor patios and other pergolas having a party and […]

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Are you a yard saler? Have you ever been minding your very own business driving down the road with cute hair and red lipstick and flip flops and Taylor Swift? And then? You saw the very thing that made your heart beat faster and eyes blink 17 times and hands reflexively grip and un-grip the […]

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On August 5, 2017 By

Am I the last one? Am I the only one? How did I not know…. …that Trader Joe’s has the best flowers on the planet? Seriously. When I was traveling this week I needed flowers for a photo shoot.  Someone mentioned Trader Joe’s.  Someone told me the flower world was mine for the asking there. […]

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Have you ever noticed that fall shows up when you aren’t even looking for it? Yesterday I went to the dollar store and checked out with a cart full of dish detergent, cans of potato soup, packages of tortillas and a handful of Fourth of July clearance flags.  Pushing my cart up to the front […]

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A long time ago in a land far away I painted a table. Not this table. It was a table I found in the trash next to a dumpster at our apartment complex.  It called out to me—sitting there next to the bags of egg cartons and lemon rinds and pizza boxes.  I couldn’t resist. […]

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