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Happy List: #68

Hello, everyone! How the heck are you? I hope your week has been fantastic!

If you missed it, on Monday I shared how awesome I am at teaching my kids life skills. I hope you read that sentence with the hefty dose of sarcasm that was intended.

On Wednesday and without any sarcasm (I think?) I shared what to do and see if you only have one day to spend in Berlin, Germany. It’s not nearly enough time, but we made the most of it!

Here is this week’s Happy List!


I couldn’t love Jennifer Garner more than I do right now. Read the caption.


Netflix is making its own shows and now Amazon is making its own furniture. It seems to be the way things are going these days, but I’m digging it!

Stone & Beam Arie Octagonal End Table is $79.99.


Stone & Beam Fremont Rustic Counter Stool is $111.

Rivet Glass Ball Metal Table Lamp is $49.99.

Rivet Aiden Tufted Mid-Century Leather Sofa 74″ is $799.

Those were a few of my faves.


If you’ve ever wondered if you can paint a faucet or the handle in your shower, you’re not the only one.

Mysha at Remington Avenue swears by this combination if you’re going to have any luck at getting the paint to stick. Make sure you read her tutorial though because she has recommended drying times for the paint to cure.

(image: Remington Avenue)


Have you ever seen a DIY bench like this? I’m waiting for Charlotte to post a tutorial on her blog, At Charlotte’s House, so I can show Handy Husband. He’ll be sooo excited.

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68 years ago when I started blogging, I was comfortable using a drill and a sander and all the other tools were uncharted territory. And then slowly but surely, I would have an idea for a project that needed me to buy a jig saw. Or a miter saw. Or a router. And my blog friends were doing things like laying tile floor so I figured I’d find a tile saw and try a tile floor. And THEN I met a bunch of wood working types and got wind of things like dado joints and inlay and got curious about THOSE. Today I’m sharing this fun coffee table that I built for #IGBC5, an Instagram building challenge where everyone was sent the same set of plans to an x-bench to build and customize. Check out all the other talented makers and what they’ve shared so far… this was super fun for me! (And stay tuned for a full reveal of that back porch!) . . . . #myboldhues #HBcolor #mypopofcolor #colourmyhome #colorfulhome #ABMlifeiscolorful #eclecticinteriors #fearlesshome #myeclecticmix #eclectichome #eclecticdecor #homedecorblogger #ilovemyinterior #diyblogger #designblog #hgtvhome #bhghome #myhousebeautiful #oldhouselove #sodomino #igbc5 #igbuilderschallenge #igbc5sponsors #igbc5team #igbc5final #coffeetable #woodworking #building #xbench

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A resounding YES to floor-to-ceiling windows!

This home designed by Anne Hepfer and featured in House Beautiful is pretty much all I need for my retirement.

(image: House Beautiful)


This image of truckers helping out absolutely warmed my heart.


I just binge-listened to The Habitat podcast by Gimlet Media. It’s about the people who are living in a simulated Mars habitat in Hawaii to help NASA.

Humans seem to be the wild card in whether or not our future missions to Mars will be successful. This doesn’t surprise me!


Did you guys know that Annie Selke of Dash & Albert Rugs and the Annie Selke Companies owns an inn in Massachusetts?

I didn’t know either!

(image: 33 Main)

It’s called 33 Main and I think we should all go! It looks like the perfect spot for a ladies weekend.

And this will be my bedroom…

(image: 33 Main)

You guys can fight over the other equally gorgeous rooms.

Thanks for hanging out with me today! Happy Friday!


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