Wisconsin Farmhouse video & cards

If you follow me on facebook you may have already seen this video but I just have to share here as well before I put it in the portfolio section or sidebar.  It is so good. Really captures the spirit of the Wisconsin farmhouse in town…thank you Spin Vision and MyNext Home for letting me use it!

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I also wanted to show you these cute cards that the homeowner’s daughter sent me.  Chelsea is the Mills’ oldest daughter and look how cute she is with her mama!

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I’ve noticed my kids are really drawn to these cards too…for thank you notes or just picking them up and flashing to me…sweet and simple! They are hand lettered and come with my fave kraft envelopes!

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My fave is the Oh Happy day but i love them all.

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Thanks Chelsea for sharing these with me..you have style just like your mom!

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Y’all can see her etsy shop here!

On another note, my boys are back in school today…we had a good morning and hopefully the entire week and year will be good…praying for all you mamas and your kiddos this morning whether you are gathered around the kitchen table having school or dropping them off for the day!

Louisiana cottage & visit

I have a new project in Louisiana.  I have shown snippets of the fabrics and Round Top purchases over the past year or so it’s not exactly new but it is finally in the building stage…and I recently made a visit. Excited to share!

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This home is part craftsmen cottage part Acadia and all charm with brick floors and high ceilings and salvaged beams going up in family room. My client grew up in a home with brick floors and says they are so easy.  I love them already!  Old St Louis brick. Can’t wait to see them clean and waxed.  And that center hall…makes my heart go pitter patter. As do the low windows!  Once the bevelo lanterns go up it will be a Southern trinity with the moss outside!

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As many of you know, working in South Louisiana is more fun than work. So excited about this project because it’s in the same town as one of my favorite families ever. You can see their home here. We finally got her window treatments finished and they look so good and I finally got to see her beautiful slips from LS Slipcovers!

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Good job Laura and Nathan!

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I very best part was finally getting to meet this sweet girl, their newest and most beautiful addition!!

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Then I headed to Baton Rouge to see my girl Melisse, purveyor of prints and fine antiques!

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We def need a stickie stick before another adventure! Seriously time with this girl is always good for my soul and fun(she is always good for some Suzanne Sugarbaker trivia) but productive professionally too, its a blessing to have friends who are experienced in the field and so knowledgable..I am so proud of all of her hard work including work with One Kings Lane!  So if you can’t make it to Round Top or Baton Rouge you can shop her on OKL!

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And after lunch at “her club” we walked over to the Old Capitol just to look around . . . she knows I am fascinated with all things Huey P. Long!

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and what did we happen upon, not only a ton of Long history …but an A. Hays Town exhibit!!! I might have squealed..dorky I know but it was perfect timing.

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They had his t square, his wood box he carried pigments around in to clients home to mix colors, great photos and of course blueprints.

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It was nerdy design girl heaven.  What a treat! Especially to get to see with Melisse and hear her tidbits and local stories about this wonderful man! I am sure many of you have this book!

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Growing up in Texas and traveling to Louisiana, I was influenced by his work before I even knew it…now when I see it I can put my finger on it and appreciate his influence and genius.

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So it was hot time in July but a wonderful trip to one my favorite places!  So much hospitality, good food and great people down there! Although a new build in July is pretty darn hot Ms Marla, y’all are worth it!!  Louisiana is special to me for so many reasons, some I don’t even understand….but I know I love the people, landscape and history so very much.

 

 

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