Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.πŸ’”
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Our sweet old girl Tulip has crossed the rainbow bridge 🌈 (swipe to see her sweet face) -
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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And make sure to check out my stories to see the temp control settings in the app + watch how easy they are to use! -
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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What do you call a...

When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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When you are rockin a...

Embracing the Unexpected

home decor, confidence, self confidence, self doubt, taking risks, be adventurous, believe in yourself

 

You know them, those moments that come up in your life and scare the be-jeepers out of you. Β It could be anything from a possible move to a job change/opportunity to a new babe and so many thing in between. Β Handling and getting through those moments can be equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. Β (It ties into design at some point I pinky swear!)

I can think of so many of these times in my life where those feelings came up and I feel like as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten better AND worse at dealing with it! Β I know sounds super weird right?! Β You would think aging would make me wiser and better apt for adventure and most of the time it has, but every now and then something comes swinging out of left field you didn’t see coming and could be absolutely amazing but leave you shakin in your boots from paralyzing self doubt.

 

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I’ve always been a comfort zone kind of person, I try to stay within the bounds of what I know and am comfortable with. Β But I’ve learned that you can miss out on so much by doing that. Β Now is it easy to step out of that? Β Helllllll no! Β I’m a maja work in progress with this, (hence this little mental post) and every moment that comes up I approach as a ride or die deal.

I made a promise to myself a couple of years back to step out of that comfort zone and start saying YES to things that made me super uneasy, and let me tell ya, the list of those things was LONG. Β But I saw my life change in incredible ways just by pushing past the fear into the what if and see how it goes perspective versus the I’m happy with the way things are no need to shake it up mentality I had been stuck in for most of my life.

 

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One such instance was blogging. Β I had thought about doing this for a very long time but was terrified no one would enjoy what I wrote or that I didn’t have anything to contribute or that I would seriously suck at it. Β I literally wasted YEARS thinking this, until one day a friend had an organizing blog and wanted to add a section for home decor. Β Folks, she asked ME to do it! Β That was the nudge I needed to say “hell YES” instead of “hell NO”. Β And I am SO glad I did. Β Writing for her blog and hearing from you fine peeps was the most incredible thing and filled a void I never knew was missing. Β A year of that and I had the boost I needed to branch out on my own and voila here I am.

Home decor and interior design is my passion (next to my children and hubs of course!). I simply love it. Β I love the creativity and the challenge and the freedom and the opportunity to help make your lives better by giving you tips and diys and how to shopping guides and all the things I do on here. Β I love meeting Β and hearing from you whether it’s a comment on the blog or email or instagram connection. Β My world has expanded in ways I never imagined it would.

 

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Here’s where the home decor fits in… (I told it ya was comin!) Β I know when you are afraid of making a mistake in your home whether it’s a paint color, the wrong drapes, the wrong bedding, the couch, etc. you won’t ever have the potentially fabulous home you could. Β And here’s a dirty little secret…….you can’t make a mistake. Β If you hate the new drapes or that paint color or bedding, return it (this is why I always stress to double check the return policy before buying) or paint it and try something else. Β That is how you learn what you like and what you don’t and it sets you on a path to having the best home for you. Believe it or not I’ve made some mistakes, ahem bright (as in can’t sleep ya need shades) blue bedroom or bubble gum pink baby room (not good friends) come to the top of my mind. (Oh there are many more!) But without having made those mistakes I wouldn’t have learned and gotten better.

Had I not said “hell YES!” to that friend a couple of years ago, things could be so much different. There will be people that don’t like my style, prefer no color, don’t care for my writing pinache or any number of things. Β I don’t (or at the very least try REALLY hard) measure myself by my fear/self doubt anymore. Life is about taking chances and diving in head first and taking a risk. Β It’s terrifying and exciting and paralyzing and adventure filled. Β Take the risk, ride the roller coaster and fight the fear. Β It’s absolutely worth it. Β Now excuse moi while I go and try to take my own darned advice!

 

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Has there been a big moment or 3 in your life where you were faced with debilitating fear mixed with exhilarating potential? Β And how did you deal with it? Β I’d love to hear from you, your thoughts and your experiences.

Until my next installment of wisdom (or lack thereof!) have a fabulous confidence chin up day!!

XXXOOO

 

 

XOXO
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2 Comments
  • Jill Catrinel
    August 21, 2017

    Wow…this is exactly what I needed to hear! I’ve been planning to start a blog for, oh, about 3 years now with 3 major derails and a lot of in between time worrying about… EVERYTHING. But it’s something I need to do and I’m finally taking those steps forward. It’s comforting to hear someone who I see as design goals came from a similar place going into this. Your home is absolutely amazing and awe-inspiring. So, thank you for this.

    • ttbousu
      August 22, 2017

      Oh thank you so much Jill, and thank you for the incredible comment! I am beyond excited for you that you are moving forward with your blogging dreams/goals. It’s a process but SO worth it, especially when you get the chance to hear from readers (like your FAB self!) that something I’m doing is helping or inspiring you in some way. That’s what this is all about for me. And a big “aww shucks!” (picture me blushing!) for the decor love. XXXXOOO

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