Going dark. Fancy trying your hand at the dark wall trend? Head over to the blog to see how and where to 💃🏻Go Dark💃🏻 Link in Bio. ➡️ Link ➡️Information ➡️ Blog 📷 Pinterest (please tag if you know the source)
The moment I realized that less is more, and other confessions are up on the blog. To be less dramatic, it’s all about how I took a boho eclectic living room, toned down the color, and turned it into a streamlined Scandinavian inspired retreat 💫 Link in profile 👆🏻
Shopped my house to restyle our master bedroom dresser top. Sometimes just moving things around your house makes a big difference in how you feel about a room. Tip: this is easier to do if your home is decorated cohesively. If every room has a different color scheme, it’s harder to find items that can move around your house. Do you move things around your house?
This shelf sits in front of our bed and has vintage landscapes (and one new one by our friend @tylerthrasherart) and a photo of my sweet husband and me–imagery that gives me peace. What do you look at from your bed? I think its an important question for us all to consider.
I'm sharing about my bedroom update on our blog this week, and I'd love for you to check it out.
My friends over @thefourthartist are in with a chance of having this art piece made into a print on @minted. To help them win the #mintedchallenge click the link in my bio to vote! 📷 @tessaneustadt
Catching up on the to-do list today and we were trying to think of a joke to add here... but it was just week. 😝📆
Anyone else having the longest week ever so far??? We can't believe it's only Wednesday! That's like... 6 more days til Taco Tuesday! #ubrands
Getting through the week the best way we know how, and this capture from @madelynnfurlong has us adding a relaxing bath to the list for the day!
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one lesser known fact about me: i’m certified as a behavioral consultant 👋🏻 so i love exploring personality types + understanding their affect on relationships 👏🏻 i wrote all about it in today’s blog post (including the one thing that totally changed how @ericpmuss + i communicate) 🙌🏻 direct link in bio 👆🏻 @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2uhhD #liketkit#thatsdarling#obfwellness
While so much of the country is having snow days, we’re over here needing wide brimmed hats (ya know ‘cause skin cancer🤦🏼♀️) and taking afternoon family bike rides. Now enjoying a little Tito’s and soda water, a splash of fresh lime with a few slices of jalapeño (try it, it’s delish)to celebrate that the last few days are over and my face is going to be just fine, phew. Now who’s going to book a dermatologist appointment tomorrow??😂 -
Has anyone ever been fired before? It doesn’t feel great, but I will say it’s inspiring to see what the future has in store... unless I’m just broke and alone then we might need to re-asses a few things!
Another quick and easy project this week. We’ve had this Ikea unit for over 8 years. We’ve used it all over a few of our houses. It’s currently in my 5 year old son’s room. It’s great for holding all his little toys. Today on a whim I decided to add a pop of orange. #bookcase#ikea#lauriejoneshome#easydiy#shelfie
What we look for we find.
It never fails.
When you consider the variety and vastness of the world, and the lengths our minds will go to in order to prove our beliefs are true, you can trust that what you want to see will materialize. And not only will it present itself–it will begin to expand. It will stretch and multiply and replicate like so many spores, so that soon you’ll see it everywhere. It’ll pop up at the gym, in line at the grocery store, in traffic on the highway, in office conference rooms, and in your living room.
If you’re focusing on instances of feeling let down by others, all you’ll get is more feeling let down.
If you’re primarily focused on injustice and tragedy, all you’ll see is injustice and tragedy.
If you’re focusing on lack, you will see more lack represented in your life.
If you don’t believe me, take a large piece of paper, draw seven rows of ten dots, all of different colors. Pin it up and glance at it from time to time, and you’ll see: what you focus on expands, while the rest, though no doubt present, your mind cancels out.
Look for green; see green.
Look for yellow; see yellow.
Look for love; see love.
Look for hope; see hope.
Look for light; see light.
. [excerpt from the #livesimplyblog#mondaysmeditation post On Finding What You’re Looking For]
▪️Excited to have been awarded "Best of Houzz 2018" in Design Photography. With more than 40 million monthly users on @houzz, I am grateful to be one of this year's recipients. Special thanks to @panoramainteriors for opening up this avenue for me. You two are the best!!
Today I surprised myself... I did something I never thought I’d be able to do. I set a lot of big goals for 2018- here’s to trying, failing, and succeeding. It’s all part of the process. I’m proud of myself for pushing my limits. How’s your January shaping up? Are you still filled with inspiration, excitement, and possibility? It’s gonna be a good one, guys!
If you've checked out our Stories, you know we gave our spare room a makeover! This room used to be one of those dreaded catch-all spaces (you know the type), and it was high time we gave it a purpose. We started with a fresh coat of paint (prep help from @trimaco_llc and painting help from @wagnerspraytech), and now the room is a cozy den. Click the link in our bio for the full reveal!
So Eric is out of town and I got into bed last night feeling all proud of myself for remembering to run the pipes bc of freezing weather. (4 faucets to be exact) Well this morning I wake up to no water running out of the hot side. It dawns on me that I only ran the cold! So I ran all over the house turning on of the faucets like a crazy person. Running hot on full blast and NOTHING. Not a single drop. I thought for sure busted pipes. I ran the hot for hours and first little drips, then a stream, then finally what feels like forever, WATER!!! That was a close one. I could just see the dollars pouring out of my pockets to fix busted pipes. Lesson learned, run Hot and Cold!!! #southernproblems#townshutsdown#kidshomefromschool#snowday
When the bathrooms are clean, somehow the inner and outer person feels new and clean, too (even if the outer person is old, and hasn’t showered, yet...😬). Still waiting on one more plumbing part, and have a few more finishes to do, but our master bath is just about complete! ✨🛁✨
I’m losing my mind over this space and all things cornflower blue on the blog today! Did you see this month’s moodboard? I’m tellin’ ya- 2018 is going to be colorful. This lovely space was designed by the talented @kbhsnedkeri
We are on day 6 of being at home, & we may or may not be on the verge of killing one another (see also: #stircrazy 🤪), but... on another note, it SNOWED! That makes staying at home just a tad more tolerable. But I’m thinking this one has the right idea 😴 #pleasesendhelp#onmy4thcupofcoffee
wow it’s been so long since the last reader survey — a whole year in fact! you guys are always so thoughtful and helpful and nice and i hope you can take a minute to fill it out and help me make the blog as dope as possible. 😘🙏🏻