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things I’ve been obsessed with lately…

camping-ish tattoos.


mitzi—may:  -moonshine-:  magpiefeed:  Hand poked log cabin for Ollie. By MagpieFeed

faking some farmhouse trim.

easy updated farmhouse trim

easy DIY decorative baseboard tutorial

and all things valentine kid craft related…

valentine's day craft

Rock Valentine Art Project 25

Candy Heart Wreath

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i’m now a forever fan…

hey dolls!

happy new year! I hope your year is off to a fabulous start! mine is…kids are back in school, we are able to haul grain (!!), no one is sick (!!!) and I am feeling good! you?!

I just wanted to pop in and write a post because I have been soooo inspired tonight. ever have that happen? you see/watch/hear/read something and it RINGS in your soul?! it doesn’t happen often in this crazy, digital and busy world of ours, so when it does, you have to PAY ATTENTION and soak it in!

I saw it on pinterest. (doesn’t every story/idea start that way now?!) I found Buckaroo Barbie, heard of her? Well, actually, it’s a THEM. a gorgeous pair of sisters who are cowboy-girls (I’m totally going to start using that term by the way…) who not only are kickass ranchers, but they are NORMAL, gorgeous and talented in other areas of life. One’s a singer and the other a writer.

“Buckaroo Barbies are an intriguing mixture of tough and soft, strength and grace, cowboy and fashionista. They are known to wear boots with their pearls, but they also know that the most beautiful attribute any woman can have is the beauty and class of her heart and soul. Buckaroo Barbies love to be outside, their animals and wide open spaces. A Buckaroo Barbie also loves being a girl. She enjoys fashion and beauty and the finer things in life…be they good food, fine wine or cars and trucks. Being a Buckaroo Barbie is about becoming all that you can be, taking charge of your life and chasing down your dreams and making them come true.”
amen sisters.
this got my attention, but what killed me, what held my attention and will for DAYS, is this video. it was a Christmas present from one sister to another, and WOW. it captured so much and gah…I’m just…I can’t explain it. Maybe I’m overtired or hormonal or something, but this just GOT me.
watch, check them out and let me know what you think!!
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winter, winter, winter

ok, technically it’s still fall.
but it’s -32C here.
it’s winter.

and I have cabin fever. or something.


I so terribly want to knock a wall down or paint or retile or aggghhh…something…

but we all know how terrible I am at DIY, so I sit. pinteresting away and gah. the angst. the heart ache. the sadness.

what do I do?!

**update** ok, just rearranged some stuff in my living room. kinda feel better…

Home Sweet Home · My Thoughts

our problem…


when it comes to decorating our house,

i’m all like this.


and my husband is like this…

New build farmhouse by Marcus di Pietro, vertical boarding  | Remodelista

which makes things, uh, interesting.

it is helpful that he likes the more simple, classic things as it helps control my randomness.

so really, it is a good problem…


and THANK YOU to all the lighting suggestions darlings!! I love them all!

Home Sweet Home · My Thoughts

i need advice…



ok. so my mom has decided that my chandelier over my dining room table would look better

in our family’s cabin…


which means I have to get a new light for above our table. it has to be BRIGHT because it’s the only light in both the dining and living room (old house!), and fit in with our farmhouse/western/rustic theme we have going on.

any suggestions?!