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Foundation to Finished: November 2015

Time for an update on our new house journey… November was the biggest month yet! Everything is coming together at lightning speed now. Over the summer it felt like every stage took about a month to complete, but now new things are happening daily. Insulation and drywall have been hung, then cabinets and tile in… Continue reading Foundation to Finished: November 2015

Chit Chat

High Five for Friday!

Happy Black Friday! We’ve spent the last few days with family and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m grateful for these days. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving this week’s High Five for Friday is a bit different. Instead of five highlights from the week, I’m looking at five little things I’m thankful for this… Continue reading High Five for Friday!

Craft Chat

Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re spending the holiday with my parents and LOTS of food, the best possible combo! My parents’ wedding anniversary is on Thanksgiving, so this holiday always feels extra special in our family. This year I brought a little gift to say thanks.   … A few progress pics:          … Continue reading Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop

Craft Chat

Woodland Creatures Cross Stitch: November

I’m working on another yearlong cross stitch project (see last year’s Once Upon a Time sampler here) but this one is a bit more laid back since it’s an older pattern and I don’t have to wait for the mystery blocks to be revealed each month. I love Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery‘s Woodland Creatures sampler, it… Continue reading Woodland Creatures Cross Stitch: November

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High Five for Friday!

Another High Five for Friday! I’m sharing the highlights of my week… five to be exact!  Focusing on five little things that made me happy is my way of recapping the week and a reminder to stay grateful. 1 – Thanksgiving. I’m so ready a break, and so excited to visit my family next week! Mama… Continue reading High Five for Friday!

Book Chat

Reading Right Now

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but here’s a look at the books I’m reading (right now). …Breakfast Book… Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, by Sally Mann Sally Mann’s memoir is like looking through a box of old photos, full of Southern scenery, artistic process, and conflicting family memories. It’s up… Continue reading Reading Right Now

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly update on my current WIP 🙂 Woodland Creatures Cross Stitch I’m determined to finish the Woodland Creatures November block on time this month! I had a weekend to myself, so I spent a few hours stitching outside with the cats, listening to podcasts. Sneak Peek! I started a new embroidery project… but it’s… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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Franklin City Sights: (Another) City Farmhouse Pop Up Show

The  City Farmhouse holiday pop up show was last weekend in downtown Franklin… and I couldn’t resist the holiday spirit! Hubby was in Nashville for a work convention, which was the perfect excuse to wander through the booths a lot longer than I can normally get away with, and talk myself into all sorts of impulse… Continue reading Franklin City Sights: (Another) City Farmhouse Pop Up Show