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TOP THIS TOP THAT

by laura janning

Weekly Musings

August 2, 2015



I'mmmmm back!
Summer as we know it at our house, officially came to an end. 

My kids started back to school last Friday. Typically they start the first week of August so it was a tad bit earlier then years past. This mama cried behind her shades as dad and I dropped them off bright and early in front of their school's. The 'coolness' factor apparently has set in, as everyone wanted to walk in without us. 


At least I was able to get some pictures before we got in the car.  I am happy to report that everyone had an amazing day and just love their teachers...so do I. 

Easy Gallery Wall Ideas

July 30, 2015



Who doesn't love a great gallery wall....I know I do.


I have to admit, before I attempted my first gallery wall in my home, I thought it was a daunting ordeal. Precision, matching frames, guidelines, theme........ which is not at all how I typically like to approach a decorating project. Stress before you even get started.
So without a lot of thought and planning and throwing the rules out the window, I began sticking frames filled with my childrens art, pictures and things that really matter to my family randomly on the wall. 

Good Ole Family Fun in Tennessee

July 24, 2015



Wanted to pop in and quickly tell you all, how much I am missing you this summer. I made this decision to lay low and have fun with the kids during the break....and I have and I will for one more week (sigh, kids go back next Friday). At the same time I have missed my projects, writing posts, reading your comments and the pure joy that I receive from blogging. So thank you for that.


This past week we took one last family trip for the summer to Dollywood and to Gatlinburg in Tennessee.  Even with the extreme heat and rain showers, we had an amazing time. 
I will share some trip highlights and some trip advice in the upcoming weeks.

I will be heading to Sherwin Williams today to pick up more paint samples so I can slap a few more colors on the house this weekend, and have a decision by the time the painters show up next week. Real exciting...I know.

I sure hope you are doing something far more fun and exciting with your weekend....you better be!

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grateful
family time






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My summer outdoor projects....and a new one to add to the list

July 16, 2015



I have taken this summer slackin thing to a whole new level....and I am not apologizing for it...... not one bit. So far this summer, I have managed to pull off one outdoor project, and even that would be a stretch since my hubby did most of the work and I haven't even pulled the post together yet.


Although, it is my intent to share the details of this towel tower before summer is over.  By the way, this thing has saved me from spending more time in the laundry room doing only 135 loads instead of the usual 438 loads.

Sunday Musings- OMG Makeover, sunflowers, paint decision, next project

July 12, 2015




This is my OMG makeover moment. And no, I do not miss the cherry stain walls...or those curtains for that matter. 


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