Autumn Dawn Inspired

Chandelier Envy and How to Get your own Magnificent Chandelier

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There is something about walking into a beautifully designed room with the focus being every detail, yet the chandelier always takes center stage. Last week we attended our local Parade of Homes to see some beautiful homes with great lighting schemes. If you love these magnificent lights, you can find one similar here from Thomas […]

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Belong, Purpose, Calling

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  This past weekend blessed to attend the first ever BELONG Tour in Columbus, Ohio. BELONG features some of the funniest, well-rounded, and authentic women like Jen Hatmaker, Shauna Niequist, Nichole Nordeman, Sharon Irving, Angela Davis, Patsy Clairmont chatting from the platform about life, struggle, hope, and birds! BELONG This Friday evening and Saturday event is […]

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5 Dream Office Must Haves

Dream Office

Hey, y’all! Summer is coming to a close here in Ohio. It went way too fast; I don’t know about you, but I love having my girl’s home most of the time. There are those times that I want to pull my hair out due to them bickering with one another! Let’s be honest every […]

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Thinking Design Function

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Summer is full bloom here in the Midwest with late evenings of s’mores, pool time and grilled dinners. I love the lazy days of summer as do our girls. McKenzie and I just returned from Italy and Greece for two weeks so excited to share this trip with you. As we return, I’m preparing for […]

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Island of Capri Travel Inspired

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Hope you enjoyed our visit last week to San Gimignano today we will visit the Island of Capri located just off the Sorrentine Peninsula. We arrived in Capri by ferry from Sorrento where we stayed the night before at the sweetest boutique hotel Royal Hills. The owner and staff of Royal Hills were so fun walking […]

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Tuscany Design Vistas

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Hey Y’all!  How I have missed being here with you! The month of June has been crazy here at the nest McKenzie turned 13, can’t believe we have a teenager!  And she and I took an escapade to Europe for a couple of weeks to visit Greece and Italy. It was incredible! Although the plan was […]

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3 DIY Summer Projects At The Salvage Yard

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Hey, Y’all! How has your summer begun? Our children are still in school for another week, but our summer dreams have started to take over. The nest has been crazy busy, or maybe I have just been crazy busy. I do love the warmer weather as do my clients, and the large projects begin soon […]

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Painted Furniture

Painted Furniture

There is something I just love about a weathered restored piece of furniture. Not, sure if it’s the way the paint looks faded from the sun or the remembrance of Louisiana days playing in the dilapidated river road plantation home next door to my grandmothers and thinking how beautiful she must have been in her […]

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Seeds of Potential

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Who doesn’t love a season change? I have to adore when the seasons change my personal favorite season is fall, hence the namesake. What I love about a season change is the new growth that surrounds the new climate. Seeds for seasons our lives are continually changing seasons with  job changes, home changes, church changes, family […]

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Vintage Floral Frame

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Don’t you just enjoy a great easy craft? This week while staging a home for sale the homeowners had this fabulous stone wall with shelves that I wanted to accent, but I didn’t want just any chotskies.  I wanted something that would bring in a rustic element yet give a fun atmosphere of potential to space.  […]

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Spring Organizing For Your World at Home

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Well y’all spring has sprung, the sound of birds chirping and blooms of every color are colliding with longer days filled with the sunshine. Spring not only holds longer days at my house it also holds longer to do list. Dating back to ancient biblical days Spring Cleaning has been a thing, believe it or […]

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Paint Colors to Love

Paint Colors

Do you love a great paint color in the store only to get home with that perfect color and feel as if you have been duped? Choosing a paint color for your home doesn’t have to be dreaded. Here are a few color tips to help you make your walls feel harmonious. 1. Download a […]

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Easter Table Decorating

Easter Table Decorating

  Welcome, Spring! If you are anything like me, spring brings not only beautiful blooms but a desire to spruce everything up with bright colors and organization. OK so maybe not the organization, my closets throughout our home are a mess! Y’all know the kind of mess where your suitcase is still packed from a […]

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Easter Egg Decoupage

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The nest is getting a touch of spring this week with our days now longer thank you daylight savings time and temps to make every day a great day for a stroll. Bring on spring! This week I am setting my Easter table and wanted to share a fun decoupage egg idea with you. Easy […]

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Adding Design Flair with Paint Couture!

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Adding design flair and being inspired by my beautiful friend Christal owner of Flair-Finishes, Décor and Supply. Flair began with Chistal’s love of transforming old furniture. This beautiful store is home to the Paint Couture line of finishes. Paint Couture is a no sand, no prime 100% acrylic resin furniture and cabinet paint. Paint Couture […]

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Unqualified to Create

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  The last two weeks I have actively been readjusting how I create and receive creativity. Being a creative is not always easy you constantly feel the need to create, but don’t always feel creative. Have you been here? With the need to get out of a creative rut I decided to get out into […]

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Life is Sweet Cupcake Wars

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Well, it has been a very busy two weeks here at the nest! How I have missed having my morning coffee with you. Last week our youngest daughter Addison had a Cupcake Wars playdate that made my kitchen look as if a bomb went off but with so many years in Children’s Ministry you learn […]

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Drama of Space with Drapes

Autumn Dawn Inspired Drama

Wanted to give you a peek inside the beautiful home I had the privilege of designing draperies for a few weeks ago. I love drapes they are always in every design y’all have heard me say it, again and again, textiles add drama to a space.  The beautiful Palladian windows of flowing light cascading down to French […]

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Designing a Banquette

Banquette

Hey, Y’all!  This week I am working on finishing the banquette we designed for our kitchen remodel. Banquette seating is a great option for any kitchen they add some visual interest that appeals to just sinking in and enjoying the company surrounded. The kitchen table for us is not only where we eat, but also […]

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5 Easy Valentine’s

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 Valentine’s day, don’t you just love that the cute, chunky cupid baby is running around shooting people with love arrows, filling them with desire! Here are a few fun ideas from around the blog world to get your Valentine’s day full of desire for the ones you love!   Fruit Printable from Craftaholics Anonymous EOS Monster from Idea Room Pintable’s from […]

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IF: Gathering Inspired to be Enough

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What a great weekend at the Global IF: Gathering! This Friday and Saturday I had the opportunity to attend an IF: Local Gathering LiveStream with women all over the world. Here are a few highlights that spoke to my heart. IF: Gathering was dreamed and envisioned by Jennie Allen and for the last decade God […]

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Travel Inspired

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Every year since we had our first daughter we travel to a getaway usually somewhere tropical just to focus on us and this year celebrate fifteen years of marriage. Incredibly blessed by my sweet father-in-law who comes and cares for our girls, I know not everyone has this, but if you can get away with the one […]

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Leading and SOMETIMES Loving IT

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  Have you ever had a season in your leadership journey that when you accepted the task to lead it felt as if you had done all the right things, you know the process of decisions. They requested, you expressed how honored and excited you were to be asked, and then you responded that you […]

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Modest Style Setters for a New Year

ADI Style Setters

What a great style start to the new year! Life has been busy here at the ADI nest now with the kitchen remodel complete; I am playing catch up with my fabulous clients who gave me time to begin their projects after the New Year. With a new year, we all start with audacious goals […]

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Inspired Kitchen Remodel

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  “There are no big things, only an accumulation of little things done at a high standard of execution. No relevant detail is too small to be done correctly.” John Wooden Happy New Year Y’all! We have finally finished our kitchen remodel here at the ADI nest just in time for the first snowfall of […]

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Lighting Design Love

Chandelier Love

  Lighting design is most likely the last detail you would think of in your space, when designing our new kitchen it was my first, not for any other reason than I love a great chandelier! The function of lighting tends not to be the first thing on the fun scale of design, creating a warm […]

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Christmas Inspired Home Tour

ADI Christmas Home Tour

Can you believe Christmas is five days away? Where has this season gone! It has been extremely hectic here at the ADI nest with the kitchen remodel, a surprise trip from my loving husband to celebrate our 15th anniversary, and you know the rest LIFE. Christmas is most assuredly my favorite holiday the twinkling lights […]

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True Thankfulness

True Thankfulness

What a beautiful Thanksgiving we shared as a family last week. As I watched our daughters,   assist in the dinner preparations growing into the women, they will one day become I couldn’t help but wonder if they truly realize with true thankfulness how blessed we are, as a family. As I child, I don’t recall many […]

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Granite Bliss

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Oh, how I am missing you all! How I wish to be here with you daily writing about the up and downs of our kitchen renovation, but Y’all it is busy with contractors schedules, kids schedules, husbands schedule, my schedule, oh and let’s not forget the dog seems also to have a schedule! When we […]

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Renovation Blues

Renovation Blues

Wow Y’all what a first week of construction.! Good Morning Demo Few things to remember on D-DAY:   Drape Before Renovate I like to have my contractors drape all floors with brown contractors paper and corrugated not only in the room renovated but also on all paths that are traveled from doors to space. These […]

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