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Thrifty Decor

100LC_hitched_al31This look is perfection for any type of event or your everyday home. I’m considering a set of those embroidery ring with fabric do-dads would be a fun addition for miss Chloe Anne’s new room. The pink tissue poufs have seen better days. Another thrifty decor ideas is using a drop cloth as a simple runner to give your dining room an up-do look without a lot of cost. I love the different styles of chairs around the worn-in table. It shows you don’t always have to go for the out-of-the-box look with a high price tag. And those simple and warm florals are really making me wish Fall would get here soon!

Home is where the heart is … right?

20_This_is_40_House_Front_Exterior_a_h(in case you don’t recognize it – this is the home from Knocked Up and This is 40 that I would love to live in minus the drama)

We recently moved into a two-bedroom apartment as we look for the next place to call home (which is really hard by the way. I despise the two-story box Texas style home and I just want a house in a neighborhood with trees – seriously! And walking distance to a park and shops would be nice too. Oh yeah I live in Texas). Anyway! It was a rushed move and one I hadn’t necessarily planned for. The housing market here in Texas is about as hot as the temps so if you don’t move fast you’ll miss out on the house that could be your next home.

As we packed up our things, only to unpack them three floors up, I began to wonder is all of this stuff was well, just stuff …. could I be happy just living in a car? The mantra “Home is where the heart is” began to chime in my head and as I watched the movers clang and bang my things against the stairs and walls I realized they are just things with as much value as I put in them.

But…and there is definitely a but in this, I also love interior decorating and finding pieces that make me smile, then creating a room that I enjoy looking and living in. So there lies the conundrum. Home is where my heart is, it’s with my most valuable possessions – husband, daughter and dog. But home is also where my soul gets excited to create a place that makes my heart smile. Yes, it a space full of possessions, but it’s more than the things. It’s a sense of ownership and identity. A display of your personality that you live in, and more importantly enjoy.

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Where I’m at

I want this for Chloe. I want this for me. To live richly beyond the amount in our bank accounts. To relish in the beauty around us, explore cultures that intertwine, to seek creativity, to enjoy golden moments in time. That is what I want.