The Joy of Summer Porch Sitting

The Joy of Summer Porch Sitting

It has something to do with a rocking chair or a slightly squeaky porch swing or a table set with just the right amount of casual and cozy.  There is a magic to sitting on a porch.  Time passes slowly and yet you could spend the whole day there...we often do.

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12 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

12 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

It all started seven years ago when we bought a summer ranch in Montana.  We were settling in for our first summer and working on plans for a remodel of the main house when we discovered reclaimed barn wood.  It was love at first sight...the rustic goodness...the weathered gray color...the perfect blend of vintage mixed with refined.  We began dreaming of

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6 Easy Ways to Add Farmhouse Charm to Your Home

6 Easy Ways to Add Farmhouse Charm to Your Home

There's something comfortable and charming about a farmhouse look that I am completely drawn to.  The relaxed and easy feel of vintage decor and rustic pieces give everything a lived in and no fuss atmosphere that suits our family perfectly.

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Tips for Creating a Casual Outdoor Summer Table

Tips for Creating a Casual Outdoor Summer Table

I absolutely love a good meal at a beautifully set table.  I love the way it makes you want to linger and savor every bite.  I love how the conversation continues well past the time that the plates are empty.  I love the connection with

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Peony Garden Inspiration

Peony Garden Inspiration

Hello Sweet Friends!  Can you believe it is already mid-June! This summer is just flying by for me! We arrived at the ranch last week and have been hard at work cleaning up the remains of winter and spring.  One of the things I was looking forward to this year, was checking on the peonies I planted a couple of years ago.

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My Favorite White Dishes for Everyday + Entertaining

My Favorite White Dishes for Everyday + Entertaining

If you've been following me for any length of time it probably does not come as a surprise to you that I LOVE white dishes...and coffee cups...and vases...and, well you get the idea.  Most everything in my kitchen cabinets is white.  But this was not always the case.  

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Why You May Not Hear From Me For Awhile...

Why You May Not Hear From Me For Awhile...

Hi Friends!  I wanted to reach out to you all today to first say THANK YOU!  I cannot tell you how much it means to me that you take time out of your lives to stop by my blog.  I am truly honored and grateful.  I also wanted to let you know that you may not hear from me for a little while.

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How to Create a Romantic English Garden

How to Create a Romantic English Garden

I have to admit, I'm a little bit giddy about our garden this year.  You see, this is the garden I dreamed of three years ago, when we moved into this house.  And trust me when I tell you, it seemed like a BIG dream considering where we started.  

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A Tour Of Our Montana Ranch Plus My Summer Shopping Guide

A Tour Of Our Montana Ranch Plus My Summer Shopping Guide

This week marks a big transition for my family.  We will close up our home in California for the summer and head up to our ranch in Montana for three months. It is always an exciting time as we wrap up the school year, decide what we will take with us for the summer and prepare for a completely different pace of life in the Montana woods.

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Ideas for Styling A Rustic Elegant Living Room

Ideas for Styling A Rustic Elegant Living Room

Hi Friends! I am running around a bit this week, getting ready for Romantic Homes magazine to come shoot our home.  I'm super excited and kind of nervous and will share all of the details with you next week!  In the meantime, I wanted to show you guys an area of my living room I haven't shared before.

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