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June Farmhouse Friends – DIY fringed pillow

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Welcome back to the second round of the Farmhouse Friends! This month I’m bringing a little fringed blue and white fun into your lives – as if there is ever enough blue and white fringed fun! Earlier this month as part of my spruce up for my Summer Eclectic Home Tour I found this blue and white table runner from World Market and the moment I saw it I knew I had to make it mine. I love it as a table runner but it was as if the damn thing was begging me to do more with it. It had greater aspirations than just being a table runner – like being a big long pillow instead. Just by coincidence I got a massively long lumbar pillow from Restoration Hardware from a few years back. It was a favorite of mine but I felt it was like it was a friendship I’d …

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Monday morning catch-up

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We’re back from Spring Break and I’m ready for a Monday morning catch-up on what’s happening around here and all the fun & interesting things I found on this web this week. Spring Break We headed to Crested Butte ski for our Spring getaway. Snow conditions had been pretty iffy in Colorado for the past few weeks so I was expecting skiing on grass and making up for crappy conditions at the slope side bars. Luckily we got a foot of snow while we were there and the only hinderance to a great trip was realizing after we were in the car for 2 & a half hours that we forgot the ski boots. Oops. Our 5 & a half hour trip suddenly turned into a ten & a half hour one. The kids and I took a detour to the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver while Mr. Man drove home to get the boots …

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Rethinking kitchen storage

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Every January I feel this tremendous urge to organize the hell out of my house to the point I think I must be pregnant to want to nest so badly. Nope – and believe me that’s a happy thing. This year I’ve got the kitchen on my mind. I feel very lucky to have a kitchen the size of ours but I can’t seem to find the functionality zen in it so this January has me rethinking kitchen storage. Case in point – I love my big island but we only put a spot in that will accommodate two stools and guys – I’ve got THREE kids. Anyone with multiple kids is going to tell you this is the perfect recipe for in-fighting. Or birth control for anyone visiting without children. I’d love to remedy the situation by taking out the cabinets opposite the stools, removing the paneling on the front side of the …

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2016 Design Resolutions {Tricia’s Goals}

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  Happy New Years just a little late! Like always I can’t really adjust to the idea that it’s a new year and I should be resolving to make it a better year until all my little darlings have returned to school after that long, long Christmas break. That’ll happen tomorrow. I resolve to resolve on the personal goals then. With a girls’ weekend in Palm Springs coming up in less than a month (crazy excited for this!) I can say that 1) stop eating everything in sight, 2) stop drinking my face off and 3) start working out like crazy will all make the list. But for now I’m setting my design resolutions for 2016. Even though I’m not quite sure how I’m going to be a better me this year (yet) I do know what I have in mind to make my house a better abode. But first how about …

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DIY watercolored fabric

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Last month I was struck with the idea that DIY watercolored fabric could be a really cool idea. I talked to my friend Kellie from Velvet Finishes and she was so on board with the idea of painting fabric that she sent me some of her fabulous paint to give it a go. It turned out to be a really easy project! DIY Watercolored Fabric Pillow Supplies: Natural linen Velvet Finishes Paint (or acrylic paint) Small bowl Paint brush Spray bottle of water Garbage bag Mix a tablespoon of paint with a quarter cup of water in a small bowl. Spray down your fabric with the spray bottle of water. You want the fabric to be fairly wet so that the paint will not have distinct edges but with instead run and create a more organic feel. Then just start painting away. I found that if I constantly sprayed the …

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