Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.πŸ’”
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen 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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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...

It’s OK To Be Different…Own It…Embrace It

it's ok to be different, you are enough, confidence in yourself, forget the haters, embrace your uniqueness

We are always evolving.Β  Boy we’ve all heard that about a billion times amiright?!Β  While it may be true, how seriously do we really take this phrase?Β  I know I never really did.Β  It was always more like yeah right, evolving and changing yadda yadda.Β  But the thing I’ve learned is that it’s SO true and SO important. (I talk more about my on going journey here!)

Here’s the thing, life is so much better when we allow ourselves to grow and change and become who we always were.Β  Sounds simple right?Β  Well of course it’s not because that would be too easy so how about a few examples from yours truly?

I grew up in uber conservative-ville.Β  If you didn’t fit in it was a bad thing, you were made fun of or ignored.Β  I never in a million years would have imagined myself as I am today.Β  Blue hair, tattoos, nose piercing and super fun design style.Β  Why?Β  Because that was not even an option on the table.Β  The beauty of life is that experiences may shape and affect who you are but ultimately the power to decide who you will be is all in your own hands.

My youngest and I being goofy.Β  Here’s the pinkish color I talk about below.

It took me a LONG time to really figure myself out.Β  Funny story, this last fall I dyed my hair a more subtle pinkish/reddish color.Β  I thought I’ve done the blue/green for awhile, maybe I should switch up to something a little more subtle.Β  The minute I did it I hated it, but I thought I would give it a chance.Β  I stuck with it for 4 months through Christmas.Β  The entire time I felt off, not like myself and a bit lost.Β  At the time I chalked it all up to the stressors of life.Β  Come January I had another appointment, I decided to go back to blue.Β  The minute I looked in the mirror with the blue hair all short and sassy I said “hey girl, there I am”Β  It was like seeing a long lost friend finally found.Β  The whole time I thought I felt off due to the crazy of the holidays and managing things during my hubs surgical recovery (which I’m sure had an effect) but I felt SO good and myself when I saw that blue sassy ‘do.Β  Just because it’s unusual and certainly not normal for the vast majority of people doesn’t mean it’s not right for me.Β  When I’m 85 and looking back at pics I’m going to love that I had blue hair for awhile and proud of not being afraid to just go for it.

Freshly done blue, ahhh so much better.Β  And my schnozz with current nose bling.

I used to think tattoos were bad, as in sent the wrong message about you.Β  Never imagined myself getting any, certainly any you could see.Β  I got some paw prints on my back about 10 years ago that no one ever sees it was safe and subtle.Β  And you know what else I did?Β  Over the last 2 years I have gotten 2 more tattoos on my inner forearms that I LOVE.Β  They represent the most important things in my life.Β  And I have plans for at least one more.Β  People will judge regardless, give them something good to talk about.

Nose piercing,Β  I wanted one forevs and finally went for it and you know what?Β  I wish I did it 15 years ago.Β  It suits me and my personality and I am having some serious fun playing with studs and rings.Β  I mean jewelry for your nose?Β  How can that be a bad thing?Β  Especially when you have a ginormous schnozz like mine and your hubs won’t let you get a nose job. lol

family room, home decor, interior design, living room, rugsusa, chesterfield, swing chair, round coffee table

My design style.Β  I admittedly started out very subtle farmhouse-y (this was years ago so don’t worry!).Β  I didn’t know who I was so I didn’t find my style.Β  As my self discovery progressed I stumbled on what it is I really love and what represents me and my family and the way we live.Β  Fun, freedom, creativity and a love of life and nature.Β  All of those are easily recognized in the home I’ve created for us.Β  That’s who we are and that’s who you meet when you visit (either digitally or in person)

These are all personal examples of how I let my personality shine in a visual way.Β  I’m a visual person, hello design/decor passion, so expressing myself in this way makes a whole lot of sense for me.

I recently had some negative comments about my design choices and you know what, meh.Β  First I wonder why someone wastes their time complaining about what I’m doing.Β  Then I say move it right along folks cause it works for me.Β  I didn’t ask their opinion and I certainly don’t give a hoot what it is.Β  Enjoy it or don’t. Most of the people I know do not have home decor like I do, that’s totally cool and I say do whatever works for you.Β  But that definitely doesn’t stop me from totally rockin the rainbow all up in this joint.Β  Because color doesn’t work for someone else doesn’t mean it doesn’t work for me.Β  And vice versa.Β  The power in knowing who you are and knowing what works for you (this goes for everything from your physical appearance to your life choices to your home decor) is that it gives you the confidence to forget the naysayers, whoever they may be.Β  No one can take that power and confidence away from you.

it's ok to be different, thumbs up, you got this, you are enough

There will be haters, there will be judgers and there will be disapprovers.Β  NONE of that matters.Β  Is it hard to overlook or ignore?Β  Absolutely, especially if any of those are people close to you.Β  But you know what?Β  You need to decide that what matters the most is making yourself happy, regardless of what others have to say about it.Β  My ‘tude regarding said folks…….support, respect or get the hell outta the way.

Stop being so afraid of making a mistake.Β  There are no mistakes except the chances you didn’t take or the things you didn’t do.Β  (I know another ole mantra but it’s a goodie!)Β  Some of the things you do may not work out but that’s ok.Β  There’s power in following your own path, whether they turn out to be mistakes or successes.Β  Own it, learn from it, move on and grow.Β  Do your best to believe in yourself and the only one who knows what’s right for you is you.

Dude we owned these animal pj’s and I’m totally comfortable admitting out loud that I def wear these regularly.

Last week we were going through a bunch of stuff in the closet and stumbled on some pics from 10 years ago.Β  My hubs looked at them and said “wow you look younger now”.Β  I know right, collective awwwww!Β  But as sweet as the comment was he was just making an observation.Β  The funny thing is, unless wine is the new fountain of youth, I think I look younger now because I’m HAPPIER.Β  I’m happier with myself and feel confident and powerful in my decisions and what I’m doing.Β  Back then I was floating around in what I thought I should be and you could see it.Β  So if nothing else convinces you do it for a more youthful glow!

Be different in whatever form that may take and have the power to know that’s you and you are amazing.Β  I am def not saying go dye your hair blue (unless you want to!) but rock that cute outfit you were unsure of, buy that pink chair or walk that sexy walk.Β  If it feels right it is, regardless of whatever anyone has to say about it.

YOU ARE ENOUGH and don’t let anyone ever tell you differently.

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XOXO
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6 Comments
  • Alli Scott
    January 25, 2018

    Love those words.❀️

    • ttbousu
      January 25, 2018

      Thank you so very much Alli πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Floshea
    January 25, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this and your decore!! It’s crazy…..when we live in our freedom (whatever that may look like) we actually help others to live in theirs. It is actually quite inspiring to see your decor feed because it is a great reminder that there are no rules and how beautifully something as ‘small’ as decor (in the greater scheme of life) can actually be a big way to practice confidence in personal style and in staying true to yourself! Creativity reaches so far beyond what the eye can see πŸ™‚

    • ttbousu
      January 26, 2018

      Thank you so much Floshea! This is exactly what I set out to try to do with this little blog spot, aka diary. πŸ™‚ My hope was to encourage others to reach past their fears, and you are so right, home decor is the perfect platform to practice. And amen to NO RULES! πŸ™Œ

  • Catherine Stotesbery
    January 26, 2018

    Love your thinking! I wish when I was your age I would’ve just broken away from being a people pleaser & just let my artist self go! Here i am … just hit the big 60 , & am still struggling to be me! In a sea of white EVERYTHING on instagram , namely White Farmhouse style , you are a breath of fresh air with your eclectic style ! So, with that being said … I’m letting my artself reimagine our little 800 sq ft home . Altho’ I’m not brave enough for blue hair, I am painting my cabinets blue & letting my hair go silver! β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’šπŸŒˆ

    • ttbousu
      January 26, 2018

      Awww thank you Catherine, this makes my heart so happy!! A huge woohoo for blue cabinets and a double woohoo for embracing your lovely silver hair. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ I’m so excited for you to explore your art-self and begin expressing it. Keep me posted on how everything is going and happy belated birthday! 😘

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