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February 2017

DINING ROOM GALLERY WALL

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First of all, I’ve got the most amazing friends. Each piece here (except for the thrifted Terminal Tower photo in the center) was created by a woman I know and love. From the black and white portrait of Scott & me (by Melody Taylor), to the blue and green abstract on the left (by Addie Chmura), to the abstract in the center and the painting of women with yellow background (both by Lauren Noel), to every last remaining botanical, animal, and portrait painting (all by Rachel Dewey), each piece reminds me of the woman who dreamed it up, and the wall as a whole makes me smile every time I see it. Secondly, can we talk about the color here? SO YUMMY. I love that the pieces of art are so varied, but still form a gorgeous, cohesive gallery wall. The beautiful bird of paradise plant (from my local favorite,…

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GIRAFFE PRINT

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’re already familiar with Jerry Brown the Giraffe.  But if you missed those posts and want to know a little more about him, this blurb is for you. First of all – his origin story. I dreamed him up when we moved into our current home, shortly after Scott informed me that no, we wouldn’t be painting this beautifully maintained, high-quality, original, not-a-knot-in-sight oak paneling – at least not for a year. He’s a big fan of living with things for a while before making rash decisions, a charming trait that’s heavily influenced my decorating style. I knew I wanted to lighten the room up, so I planned for judicious use of mirrors and as much white/bright art as I could manage. Jerry started out as an experiment, when I figured I’d try to find a huge piece of white poster paper and just…

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THOUGHTS ON INSTAGRAM

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Like so many people, I’m always worried/thinking about what others think about me. I used to pretend I didn’t do this, so not only did I worry/think about it, but then I worried/thought about what people would think if they KNEW I worried/thought about what they thought about me –  especially in terms of my social media activity. Urgh. So you can imagine the convoluted thoughts I’d have when interacting with people on whatever social media platform du jour.  (If you want the detailed run-down, let’s grab coffee for five hours and I’ll tell you alllll about it.) Suffice it to say I hated my struggle, and still battle way more than I should with the whole ‘ugh she’s gonna think I’m showing off if I post this’ or ‘OMG what if no one likes my photo and everyone thinks I’m a loser’ or ‘did I like and comment enough…

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