Growing up in the Pacific Northwest meant that a whole lot of Easter egg hunts happened indoors while I was growing up because it was too rainy outside. One year, my sister and I decided that we would flip things around and hide the eggs for my parents to find instead. Now, we’re talkin’ back-in-the-day when we still used real eggs that we dyed with food coloring and vinegar…not the plastic ones filled with candy. This turned out to be a less than stellar idea because we couldn’t remember where all of the eggs were hidden, and only 11 of the 12 were found. Let me tell you…it only takes a few days in a warm house to discover where a missing egg is hidden behind a piece of furniture!
What’s a funny Easter story from your past?
This gorgeous antique buffet would be perfect for serving Easter brunch, don’t you think? With ample storage for table linens, all original hardware and caster wheels, too…she’s a true farmhouse beauty! Come see her in our #DowntownSnohomish
This chair is possibly one of my favorite projects that I ever completed. It was a thrifted chair that, on a whim, I decided to give a coat of paint and new upholstery. It quite literally all occurred between conferences calls while working from home one day. I would run outside, paint a little, then run back inside to work for a bit, then back out…over and over until it was finished by the end of the day.
Talk about multi-tasking!
I think this darling Queen Bunny pillow is the perfect touch of subtle Easter décor for my chair because it has just enough of a French farmhouse feel to match the style, and it also suits my neutral color palette effortlessly. All of the bright pastels that are traditional for Easter just don’t do it for me. I prefer this type of understated elegance that fits in with my vintage farmhouse décor. What do you think?
You can find this exact pillow in our #DowntownSnohomish
shop right now, and if you’re looking for more farmhouse Easter décor ideas, be sure to check out today’s blog post with lots more inspiration!💕
For the past nearly six years, I’ve been in grad school fulltime. First, earning my Masters, and then continuing on to my current adventure of earning my doctorate. I say “adventure” because, without a doubt, that's what it’s been for me. There have been ups & downs, highs & lows, times of sheer exhaustion & times of utter exhilaration.
When I started down this path & attended New Student Orientation week, the faculty repeatedly told us that this was not going to be a journey to earn a PhD—it was going to be about *becoming* a PhD. As powerful as it was to hear that back then, after all these years, it is even more meaningful to me now.
And I think it’s true about pretty much all of the big goals we set for ourselves in life. Learning to bake -vs- becoming a baker, learning to quilt -vs- becoming a quilter, learning to decorate our homes -vs- becoming decorators.
There is an important difference between learning how to functionally accomplish a task, and becoming the person who does those things. When the practical skills find their way into your bones & being, something inside you changes. The way you see the world is forever different than who you used to be.
But none of this happens overnight (no matter how much we might like it to be so!). It takes time, effort, and practice to become a different version of ourselves with new abilities & fresh eyes. We must struggle, embrace failures as learning, be willing to get up & try again, and have compassion for ourselves as we develop & transform the person we used to be into the person we will become.
No matter where you’re at on your journey of becoming, and no matter what your goal, I hope you know that this part of your adventure matters. This is where all of the good stuff happens—the stuff that will transform you, improve you, teach you, and propel you into the future. Love every minute of it, friends!💕
The very first thing I can remember collecting as a kid were horses. I loved those plastic ones that were covered in a soft velvety material and had a mane and long tail that you could brush. Do you know the kind I’m talking about?
From there, I’ve had about a billion different collections at different points across my life. For the past several years, old glass bottles have been high on my list. I really love when they have a blueish green tint to the glass like these that are in my office and decorated for spring.
What’s something that you collect? How long have you been collecting it?
Hoping you have a beautiful spring weekend full of all the best treasures, friends!
P.S. That sweet little bunny was made by my friend Terri @paintedpinkpeonyco
and you can use the link in my profile to save 10% on anything in her shop! Or, stop by our #DowntownSnohomish
shop and adopt one of her farmhouse bunnies to take home for Easter!💕