The List Week 32

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Wow, another week has just flown past. Matt and I have been almost wondering what to do with ourselves after finishing the rental house renovations.  Luckily, I have a big course launch over on which is coming up at the end of August, so I thankfully have something to consume my time (that’s partial sarcasm).  Right now, I’m sipping my coffee and thinking that a trip to the pool might be in order later this afternoon… but for now, I’ll try to get all my work done so that I can be without a worry later on.

This week I have managed to spend a bit of time on the line, and I wanted to share a few of the lovely little things I found!

No. 1 BEAUTIFUL BRASS – This new little marble and brass side table from West Elm is the cutest!! I need another side table like I need a hole in my head, but I’m sure one of you need it?!  Right?!

No. 2 MODERN MEDITATIVE – I really really love hand-blocked prints, but find that they don’t usually fit into my style, so I was really happy to find these prints from Susan Connor which kind of meld traditional Indian patterns with modern layouts.

No. 3 HAPPY HOUR READY – Did you guys know that I’ve been hosting Instagram happy hour over on the Cambria Wines Insta account this summer?  Well, if not, you do now!  Follow @cambriawines and @earnesthomeco_ to see the snacks that I pair with a different drink each Friday evening! All I can say about tonight’s pairing is that there is truffle salt involved… Mmmm.

No. 4 SEW CUTE – You guys know I HATE to sew, but I came across this tutorial for a twisted top bikini and I might just break out the machine.  I’ve been looking for a cute twisty top in black that isn’t a bazillion dollars, so I may give this a go!  Tell me, do you sew?  Have you ever tried swimwear?

No. 5 GEO GEMS – Aren’t this vases pretty?  I pretty much love everything from Convivial Production – its all simple ceramics in a milky white finish.  Definitely check out the hexagon bowls too!

Well, I’m off to jam through some end-of-the-week work before taking a load off and enjoying some me-time!  I’d love to hear what you’re up to this weekend!  Let us know below in the comments!


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The List Week 31

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Wow, I thought this day would never come.  We’ve been working like dogs next door in the rental to get it ready for the renters who move in tomorrow.  It’s been scraping wallpaper, painting, sanding, staining, replacing electrical & you name it every night for the last several weeks. Matt and I are exhausted!  Today is the final push and all I have on my agenda is to put in new shower heads and clean the porch. I can see an end in sight.

We’re celebrating the completion of a monster project by doing a beer tasting tomorrow and getting massages on Sunday.  I can’t wait to finally have a weekend that doesn’t involve heavy labor.

This week, I’m inspired by the clean palette we’ve been creating next door and I’ve fallen in love with a handful of inspiring little bits from the web.

The List Week 31

No. 1 GETTING ARTSY – I realized this week, after buying art for a design client, that I need some art in my home.  I have mirrors and small photos, but I don’t really have any compelling art.  Let me ask you – do you have art in your home?  How did you choose it? Where did you buy it? I love the natural looking ‘Rinse and Repeat” by Susie Allen.

No. 2 H2O ON THE GO – I am trying really hard to drink more water, but I’m so bad at it!  I think maybe this beautiful water jug would really help. I always find myself inspired to do things I’m slacking on when the accessories are prettier (we’re looking at you work-out wear!).

No. 3 IDEAL GETAWAY – After this renovation, Matt and I are ready for a relaxing vacation.  We are scheduled to hit the Caribbean in December, but I feel like everyone is taunting me online with beautiful pictures from Tulum.  We love Mexico, so I’m going to put it on the short list for next year. (photo: Coqui Coqui)

No. 4 B&W BEAUTIES – I need another set of mini bowls like I need a hole in the head, but aren’t these hand painted Moroccan bowls from West Elm just perfect?

No. 5 CONCRETE MATTERS – I am not a huge fan of concrete home accessories, but this pendant light struck a chord with me.  It’s minimal, but still has a bit of flair and glamour.


I hope you have something fun or relaxing planned for this weekend! Just like every Friday this summer, I’m taking over the Cambria Wines Insta account to share my happy hour sips and snacks! Come over to @EarnestHomeco_ on Insta to link up & check it out!

p.s.  I’m starting a Q&A Monday over on, so if you’ve EVER had any questions about creating a product line like I did with Earnest Home co, pop it in the comments below and maybe I’ll choose it on Monday to answer!

The List Week 30

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It’s Friday, it’s beautiful out, and it’s going to be a fabulous weekend… I can feel it. Today is actually Matty’s birthday and we’ve got some general happy hour-ing on the schedule.

It’s the last BIG push for us to get our rental property ready for the renters who move in next weekend (insert cringing emoji here).  We still have to refinish all the wood floors, paint a few rooms, replace some light fixtures, and put in a new kitchen sink… So… it’s everything PLUS the kitchen sink. Follow on Snapchat (@earnesthomeco) for some live chats from a working weekend.

In other news, I want to thank every single one of you who left such a sweet comment on Wednesday’s post regarding my new endeavor. The response I’ve received has been overwhelming and almost made me cry…. almost.  If you want to check out the new you’ll get to see my black eye on the about me video (don’t ask!!!).

On to this week’s list!  Not only are there five pieces of gorgeousness above, but there are also some amazing links below… check it all out.

The List Week 30

No. 1 BLACK AND WHITE AND WOW – this beautiful office tour on Lark and Linen gave me some good inspiration for my one-day-barn-office.

No. 2 ON A ROLL – Speaking of offices… I was also inspired by the studio buildout that Megan and Mike did and loved the wheeled white desk they used, so it was funny that in the same day, I happened upon this wheeled white coffee table which is much more practical for those who don’t have space for a large desk.

No. 3 LAST ONE! I only have one more marble cake stand left in the shop!  I am not sure when/if we’ll be getting more, so get this one while it lasts!

No. 4 MODERN CLASSIC A little spot of coffee is much happier in such a modern, but classic mug and saucer set.

No. 5 WALLET FRIENDLY I was shocked that the price on this satellite pendant was so darn reasonable.  I’m thinking about getting one for my dining room!

Other amazingness:

#DressTheRainbow – My friend Brittany started a majorly awesome column that you have to see to believe.  The best part is that you can get involved by taking your own photos and tagging #DressTheRainbow.  It makes me want to expand my wardrobe colors from just black/white/army green.

#EarnestChallenge – We are coming up on another milestone!  The 3/4th point of our Summer Challenge is MONDAY!  Don’t forget to point your progress on social using #earnestchallenge  If you want to see my progress, here it is:

First Check-in

Halfway Check-in


Have a fabulous weekend, friend!

The List Week 28

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Happy Friday, Friends!! I am elbow deep in flowers today for a big wedding and I am having so much fun with it!  I’m creating a eucalyptus garland this morning and 26 (!!) long wooden flower boxes for tuscan tables later.  I’ve enlisted my sister and mom to help so that I can get away tonight for my sister’s 30th birthday dinner.

This week, a few beautiful and wonderful things caught my eye…

The List Week 28

TRAY CHIC:  I did a post on Wednesday about using a tray for a coffee station (which I have in full effect for operation floral design today) and while I was working on the post, I found this rustic wooden tray and fell in love with it.  It’s on it’s way to my house as we speak.

A YEAR WITHOUT SHOPPING: I read an article in Forbes this week about a girl who went a year without any shopping…. ANY… not even take-out food or coffee. She managed so save so much money in that year that she paid off her student loans.  It’s an interesting read. (calendar from Paper Source)

KITCHEN ENVY:  My kitchen needs a little sprucing up… it already has subway tile and black cupboards, so I’m thinking just a wooden countertop and some pretty gold hardware is all it would take… and maybe a coat of paint.  I saw this kitchen and it’s really topping my list of kitchens I love, giving me a little extra confidence to give mine a boost… more on this soon!

SUMMER SMELL: I always buy Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day dish soap and this week, I just opened up the Lemon Verbena and every single time I do dishes I think about how much I love the smell.  It’s the little things, right?

CAN YOU CANVA?: If you haven’t heard of Canva, you’re going to love me today.  It’s a wonderful program to help you design anything from social media posts to letterheads, flyers, anything.  It’s so fun to play with and I find myself using it for a bunch of random things.  I had a friend design a whole e-book with it. Definitely spend some time with it this weekend!


Have a fabulous weekend, guys!  See you back here on Monday with another episode in our Farmhouse Files! Get excited!

The List Week 27

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Happy holiday weekend, everyone!  I hope you’re planning on getting into something good this week – ideally something involving cookouts, fireworks, and sunshine. We’re in Nashville visiting family like we do each year for the 4th of July and we’ve got such a fun weekend ahead of us.

I’ve been in Tennessee since Wednesday, so I’ve been doing a bit more relaxing than most weeks, thus the selections this week that lean toward shopping more than internet links.  I hope you enjoy them, nonetheless!

The List Week 27

CAFE CULTURE:  There is just something about the cafe scene in Europe that I still can’t get out of my mind… the midday relaxing, the morning cappuccinos, the evening cocktails, I love the whole culture surrounding it.  In the past, the cafe chairs that I’ve liked have all been quite expensive, so I was really excited to find these rattan beauties for just $99 each.  While you’re sitting on your cafe chairs, however, you’ll need cafe music, and this playlist has been on every night at my house.

BRUSHED SPOTS:  These brushed, spotted cushions have been in my Etsy favorites for some time now, and I thought it was about time to share them with you guys.  They’re gorgeous, no?

BEST ALL-AROUND:  I love how versatile, neutral, and pretty this Claire V tote/backpack is.  I think it would make a great bag to go from office to weekend to beach.

THANKS FOR THE INVITE:  Did you guys see that Serena & Lily has designed a collection of invitations for The Paperless Post?  They’re so pretty and perfect for summer soirees! I like this Gin/Tonic style.

ABSTRACT BEAUTY:  Because I don’t have enough little bowls in my life… I’m pretty sold over this grouping of four abstract dishes with gold foil.  They’re perfect for collecting anything from jewelry to spices.


Some fun around here this week:

Our Moroccan Dinner Party

Summer Hostess Ideas

Summer Reading List