Feature Friday

Hey Friends! Right now I am back in Seattle for our wedding reception that my mom is throwing for us. I can hardly wait to show you all of the beautiful details she has spent the last few months working on. My momma is seriously one talented lady!

Here are this weeks Feature Fridays!

Feature Friday: Current Blog Obsession


I stumbled upon {aka} designs the other day and I can’t remember how but I am sure glad I did! I absolutely love designing duo’s style!  Shannon and Dean  write about their adventures in all things DIY, thrifty decorating and organizational tips and offer the occasional recipe as well. And get this, Shannon even wrote an eBook called, Welcome Home found here.

Whole browsing through their blog, I found so many inspring projects I’d love to recreate like their Reclaimed Wood Headboard and their fun Vintage Bakery Sign.

Their little bungalow is adorable. Take a tour here.

{aka} designs can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too!

Stop by and say hi and take a look around their little space in the bloggy world!

Feature Friday: Instagram

Our pups make me crack up. They both have very distinct personalities and they are the sweetest things ever. This is Maddy, our pit bull mutt. I think Pits get a pretty bad rap. Yes, there are some out there that our mean but I believe that goes for most all breeds. Every pit I’ve met have been the kindest souls and that definitely goes for our Maddy. This little ‘chocolate bunny’ as my hubby calls her loves to sprawl out and relax in the grass chewing on her rock, stick, bone you name it! Sometimes I just go out there with her and we lay together in the grass watching all that goes on around us. She’s my sweet sweet girl.


Feature Friday: Barnwood Tables Inspiration

I recently purchased an old table from an antique store in Newberg, the town in which I live in. It has great legs but a maple wood top that I’m not too keen on. I thought this would be a fun was to try and get that barnwood table we’ve been wanting forever…DIY style!

Here are a few pictures that inspire me.

Via Our Vintage Home Love

Via East Coast Creative

New table? by patrica

Via A Little Bite of Everything

I love the idea of adding a bench to one side of the table!

It may be a little bit before I actually have time to get around to it. I still haven’t even finished our living room wall yet. But, I have the table, and all I need it to find the wood!

Happy Friday and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Feature Friday

Hi Everyone! It’s that time again, Friday! Hope you all have some fun weekend plans. D and I are heading over to the Bend area to do a little bouldering, camping, hiking and just hanging out together. I can’t wait!

Feature Friday: Current Blog Obsession


Well, it’s not exactly a blog but it is definitely worth checking out. Hometalk is a network for homeowners and renters and anyone interesting in the topic of home and garden. You get to share and ask questions about anything related to those topics and it’s such an awesome community. When you create a profile, you can share anything you want whether it is a new project you are working on or you can search for something particular. It’s a wonderful network of like minded people who share and encourage others.

Feature Friday: Instagram Photo

This photo still cracks me up. Earlier this week D and I both went to Whole Foods without the other knowing it and came home with the exactly same thing. Five cans of slice black olives, one larger can of pitted green olives, and two cans of my favorite coconut milk. Its that true love or what?!


Feature Friday: What I’m loving right now {DIY Wall Art}

I am getting so many awesome ideas from wall art found on Pinterest. Here are a few of my favorites so far!

diy wall art~

Via Blue Cricket Design

DIY Wall art

Via Domestic Adventure

How To paint a 'vintage' sign like a pro! Step by step tutorial to turn stock lumber into a vintage, one-of-a-kind sign. #sunshine #beautiful #thegreatpinteresthunt

Via Inspired by Charm

DIY Deer Wall Art

Via Design, Dining, and Diapers

What are you loving this week?

Feature Friday

Hi Friends! Hope you all have had a wonderful week! It’s Friday, the sun is out and we are in full summertime mode at our house! Hope you all have a great weekend. Monday I’ll be announcing a yummy giveaway so you’ll want to make sure and check back then! Plus, later in the week I’ll give you a sneak peek of the changes I recently made to our entryway. It was literally on a whim is coming together nicely!

And now for my Feature Fridays!

Feature Friday – Current Blog Obsession

Tongue Ticklers

I was searching for things to do with pie cherries the other day (see picture below and you’ll know why) and I came across a vegan {and often gluten free} food blog. My first thought was, ‘wow, she takes incredible pictures.’ I love inspiring photos of food and for me, this is one area I’d like to get better at in my photo taking skills.

Harini, the woman behind the blog, lives in a suburb just outside of Mumbai and documents her play with food through incredible recipes and lovely photos of her culinary creations. All though not all recipes on her blog are India, you can definitely find a vast array of them features here so if you are like me and LOVE Indian food, you are luck!

Harini’s explanation as to why she is vegan is thought provoking and honest and something I’ve been wanting to write about on here for awhile. You can find it here.

All in all, Tongue Ticklers is a food blog anyone can gain inspiring recipes from so you should definitely stop by and browse for awhile!

Feature Friday – Instagram Photo

We have several different fruit trees on the property. Although we’ve let most go and the fruit isn’t really edible, these pie cherries sure are. What should I make with them?

Feature Friday – What I’m Loving Right Now {On Pinterest}

I was just telling D how bad I wish we could grow fruit like lemons and avocados {yes, it’s a fruit} and I love how they are in containers.

How to Grow Fruit Trees in Containers


D and I climb in an indoor gym and will be learning to take it outside hopefully later this summer. Not sure I’ll be laying in a hammock like this anytime soon but maybe between two trees in our backyard.


I think I need to look at this quote more often. It’s so easy, especially in cruising bloggiland, to get caught up in all that you don’t have and want. I’m so grateful for what I do have and vow to remind myself of this every single day.


What are you guys loving right now? Come on by and share! I’d love to hear all about it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Feature Friday – A Little Spin on Things

I love spotlighting blogs that have recently caught my attention and I certainly still plan on doing so but I also wanted to include a few other things in my weekly Feature Friday post so I’m changing it up just a bit. Continue reading to see how!

Feature Friday -Currently Blog Obsession

The Kind Life

I you were like me and LOVED the movie Clueless then you just may have heard of her before. Alicia Silverston. Did you know she has a blog all about living your healthiest and happiest life possible while taking care of the one and only planet earth we’ve got.  Alicia has been vegan forever now but the best thing about her is she never comes off pushy and offers so much valuable information, recipes, and resources on just being and living healthy.

I truly believe vegans and non-vegans alike will all gain something valuable from checking out her blog!

Feature Friday – Instigram Photo

This past week I harvested a bunch of lettuce, swiss chard and beets and D and I have been feasting all week on them. I love that we get to eat off our land. It makes me feels so primitive.

Feature Friday – What I’m Loving Right Now

This week I found out the sex of my brother and sister-in-law’s baby and I’m excited to say that my adorable nephew Henry will be getting a little sister!!!

See, he’s adorable! And his parents are pretty adorable too!

Striped Walls - Guess what I’m painting in our entry way???

Here is my inspiration:



striped accent wall


The Warm Oregon Weather and Everything Starting to Bloom!




What are you loving this week? A blog? Instagram photos? What’s happening in your life that puts a big smile on your face? I’d love if you’d share!

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