31

Dec

2012

This past year has been amazing, challenging, fun, fulfilling  full of highs and some lows. All in all, I am so grateful and thankful that I’m surrounded by people that I love. I am also thankful that I’m not doing life alone. I can’t imagine sacrificing relationships for success. My friends and family mean way too much to me.

I hope and pray that you are able to look back at 2012 and feel a sense of happiness and accomplishment. If not, 2013 is a new year full of the best possibilities!!!

Cheers to 2013!!!!!!!!!

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10

Dec

2012

I’m popping my head in after being at the hospital all morning. Last night at a Christmas party, myself and a crowd of people cheered my husband on to do his famous fast feet river dance. It’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen! But sadly ended bad last night as he sprained his ankle. We thought it was a break so we’re extra thankful it’s not. I feel like poop for egging him on and now he’s on crutches for Christmas. I guess it will make for a fun story one day?? I will most likely post the video for you all to see so stay tuned for that.

I’ll be back soon with your regular decor programming…:)

Image via Reelinki. (Does anyone know the original source?)

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21

Nov

2012

Well friends, I’m checking out early this week. It’s Thanksgiving here in the States and this year my husbands family is coming to our house. So today I have lots of fun decorating to do!  No complaining here.

And BTW, I am full of Thankfulness this year!!!

Next week I have a giveaway, a DIY and some fun Christmas inspiration to share with you!  Oh, and of course I’ll show you my Thanksgiving decor. I hope that you’ll join me back here on Monday. Until then, be blessed!

xxoo

I also write for BHG Style Spotters-

Breezy Cozy color palette.

And Cool Mom Picks-

Puzzle Perfection.

The cutest faux fur vest for you baby.

Thank you eBay, thank you.

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17

Nov

2012

The weekend is here and I’m ready for it.  Though it’s a busy one for me, I’m still ready for it!  Apparently Ethan is ready for snow.  He wears this hat all.of.the.time.

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

I also write for Cool Mom Picks-

Cute nursery decor.

And 2Modern-

A creative poster for your kids.

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2

Nov

2012

Happy second day of November everyone!!!  Can you believe that it’s already November?!!  Crazy!  I’m currently in Seattle visiting family and doing some SG stuff.  I love this city and it’s people so much.

Meet me back here on Monday for a really cool announcement!

xxoo

I also write for Cool Mom Picks-

Modern kids’ furniture.

2 Modern-

The Perfect Wallpaper.

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26

Oct

2012

Between Instagramming for Rue and instagramming for myself, I captured some highlights from this past week, including a giant light from Latta and a beautiful hike with a bestie.

I hope that you all had an amazing week!  I will see you sooner than later.  xxoo

I also write for BHG Style Spotters-

Runway to color palette: peach is for you.

2Modern-

Hanging pot DIY.

Cool Mom Picks-

Scandinavian Fleece Hate.

Zara Home.

Poketo Tea Towels.

Mix and match blocks.

 

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As a child I had the opportunity to live in some beautiful locations here in America.  I was born right outside of Bend Oregon and then shortly there after moved to Jackson Hole Wyoming.  After living there for a few years we moved right outside the border of the Columbia River in Washington.  Then we moved back to Bend, followed by Seattle and then landing in Boise.  One thing that most of these places had in common were Aspen trees.  I’ve had Aspens outside many windows for as long as I can remember.  In fact, after my husband and I bought our first home, it felt incomplete without Aspens.  So we planted 3 outside of our living room.  This painting, (above) which is included in Art.com’s Americana gallery, creates a warm feeling for me.  It’s apart of my childhood into adulthood.  There are quite a few Americana pieces on Art.com that remind me of why I am proud to be an American (great song).

And now after writing more than usual (are you proud of me?) this month, Art.com’s Pinterest followers will have a chance to win a $500 Art.com shopping spree.  All you need to do is go now and follow Art.com’s Pinterest Boards.  Don’t miss your chance to win!

This post was in partnership with Art.com.

 

Art

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Hi friends!  So, apparently Simply Grove has been having some major server issues which has caused this blog to not be updated in most feeds, along with other stupid issues (like only being available to view 40% of the day) that are beyond me because I am a non-web-brain.  It’s been happening for over a month now and because if these issues, I’ve lost readers and subscribers.  My apologies for letting it happen for as long as it did.  My mommy brain didn’t investigate thoroughly like it should have.  I am planning on switching hosts this weekend because it crashed again this morning BUT don’t you worry, the party is back in play and I promise you that Simply Grove will be a consistent, design resource for you for years to come!  Also, if you are one of the readers that haven’t seen posts since September 12th, take a looky at the last few weeks.  There’s some fun stuff back there!

 

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29

Sep

2012

It was a great week!  I mean how could it not be with these two cool kids!

xxoo

I also write for 2Modern-

The Apartment.

And Cool Mom Picks-

Kids animal hats.

The cutest baby clothes.

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25

Sep

2012

On Sunday Shane and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary.  I can’t even believe how fast the last 12 years have flown by!  I absolutely adore my husband and can’t even imagine life without him.  We are a match-made in heaven.  Cheers to 12 more years and many many more years after that!!

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21

Sep

2012

This past week was full of fun family times, moments with awesome friends and of course lots of entertainment from my kids.  I feel totally blessed and I couldn’t be more thankful!

See you soon!!  xxoo

I also write for Cool Mom Picks-

Stylish Storage.

Baby friendly bling.

Stylish clothes for your little boy.

 

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28

Aug

2012

I thought that my recovery time for getting over a collection of viruses would be slim to none.  I mean with me being a mom and stuff, I don’t have time to sit around…ya know??  Well, here I am, still in bed and my husband being the superman that he is, is taking on all roles, including getting the kids all ready for their first day of school today.  I did muster up 5 minutes of strength to make sure Eden’s hair didn’t have anything living in it.  Both kids successfully made it to school (isn’t Eden a doll-face??) and I was sad to miss the moment but they will just have to let me replay it again later this week!

I’ll be back well rested and ready to post some great design!!

xxoo

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20

Aug

2012

Alive

I’m taking today off to enjoy some family time. The kids are finally feeling better so we’ve got to party like it’s 1999!  See you tomorrow!! xxoo

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1

Aug

2012

With summer here, my kids and I spend alot of time together.  I’m loving every moment of it!  The only downfall is when mommy has to work, the kids get bored.  Any advice from you mommy’s that work from home??  What fun home activities can you suggest?

Btw, I finally got a new camera so expect lots of pictures!!

Melissa & Doug Puzzle.

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27

Jul

2012

Every elevator should be purple.Elise’s guest room.My sis in law makes the BEST GF cupcakes.Thrifting glass.My new chair.

Via my intstagram.

THANK YOU Trina and 2Modern for your kind posts concerning my house!  And thank you to my friends, family and readers for all of your sweet comments and emails concerning Anthology!  I appreciate it more than you know.

See you all on Monday!!!

I also write for 2 Modern…

A fantastic Industrial home.

And Cool Mom Picks…

City artwork.

 

 

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