Oops! – Robin’s Egg Blue in My Dining Room

So turns out the color I used in the dining room is not DUCK EGG BLUE but instead it’s actually ROBIN’S EGG BLUE… Robin’s Egg Blue is a little brighter blue whereas I can see that true Duck Egg Blue has more green undertones… Either color looks great distressed and glazed in my opinion!

How about this adorable photo bomber?!!


We have made a few updates in the dining room since you saw it last summer… The newest addition is a sweet little Ethan Allen console I found on Craigslist and worked my magic (thanks for your help hubby) to match the china cabinet. That diamond detail on the front of the drawers had me at the first glance. I knew it would be perfect!


Did you notice the log shelf is missing? I still love that shelf and we kept it (just in case I “need” to put it somewhere else) but I really needed a little something more in that spot to set food, especially for parties. The little log shelf just couldn’t do enough. It was insanely difficult to get off of the wall too so hubs will likely not agree to hang it again. The wall took a few rounds of putty and then spot touch paint to become whole again. I’m also glad to have a new area to display pictures… I love pictures of my sweet little family and will eventually get some printed for the new frames…


For my birthday last year I got a massive painting. It’s not the one I had originally seen and fell in love with at that store but it is similar, I love it too and I have enjoyed seeing this every day. The scale is perfect for our large wall. Thank goodness they were sweet enough to send it to me on a delivery truck as there was no way I was strapping it in the back of the truck! I could picture it flying like a kite behind me on the way home! Yikes! The painting that was there is now over the piano (again) in the foyer and fits the smaller space much better.



I’ve been tempted to make some new curtains for the dining room but I love how soft the chenille is and how easily I can change the space up for parties and decorating with simple drapes hanging. My opinion on that changes from day to day. What do you prefer in your home- simple drapes or more elaborate fabrics?


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Some Fabrics

Some fabrics I could stare at all. day. long…

Introducing : Sarah Jane Wee Wander and Birch Organics with Elk and Ukes

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See how sweet they are? They even feel wonderful 🙂


I am blessed to get to work with many different fabrics but every once in a while I come across some that are just delectable. The colors, the way they feel, the way the combos come together…. Oh. Dear. Me… I love these!


So glad I came across these to use for some Charming-Ollie Bowens!

P.S. I may or may not have made these a size larger to be able to hang them up to look at them for a while 🙂


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Freshly Picked Moccasin Review & Giveaway Winner

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Freshly Picked sent me some adorable moccasins to take for a test drive & test drive them is exactly what we did! Adorable doesn’t cut it actually. I opted for the Limited Edition – Iced Mint color and I must say – it’s ever better in person! Some may say the metallics are for the gals but I disagree. This color can be perfectly dressed up or down for the little fellas too. I love how they are out of the ordinary!!


The first thing I noticed when I pulled them out of the adorable packaging was how soft the leather was. I love that it’s not stiff like all the other baby shoes. I can see how it would be comfortable and conforming to the littles feet. It kinda makes me want to snuggle.


Yes – they really do stay on baby feet!! They have elastic, not too tight for comfort, around the top that keeps them on. It stretches easily allowing for ease of getting these cuties on too! That is really important for chubby baby feet that flex and curl every time you try to put shoes on! I’m not saying any names but I may know someone blonde hair, blue eyes, about 20 lbs and yay tall that fits this description well! ha! I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂


I picked a size that’s got some growing room for my littlest man and am thrilled that the moccasins actually do match their size chart. Sometimes I think companies put out size charts just for fun as they never seem to line up with their products (shoes mainly) but these actually do!


Last week we had snow and this week it’s warm and beautiful so we had to work off some of that cabin fever. We wore these outside for the first time. They are a little big for now (because I chose that size) so the toes rubbed a little more when we were doing the riding toys and little man was curling his feet. Some of the shine at the tippy toes got a little scuffed during play and picture time but that doesn’t bother me in the least. To be honest, it adds character that is perfect for matching up with his Charming-Ollie adjustable outfits! The slight scuffs and fringe curling makes this momma smile!


Now for the details you’ve all been waiting for… Since Freshly Picked was kind enough to sponsor this giveaway (Many thanks to them!!) – let’s see who won!! Rafflecopter makes it easy so when I clicked add a winner – it posted this for me:


Congratulations Lindsay D. I will be sending you an email shortly!

Thanks so much for all who participated. I hope you will love your Freshly Picked Moccasins as much as we now love ours!!


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FP Giveaway OPEN!


Giveaway is open!

Win a pair of these sweet feet treats in your very favorite color and size! 

Rafflecopter makes it easy on my Facebook page:


Or here if the above link and then find the giveaway tab:


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Freshly Picked Moccasin Giveaway

Hello My name is Ashley and I am addicted to Freshly Picked Moccasins. They are perfectly matched to Charming-Ollie Clothing & Patterns. You can join the cuteness club too. Starting on Valentine’s Day – enter to win a pair of your very own on my FB page!




or here if the above link won’t work for you:

https://www.facebook.com/charmingollie & find the giveaway tab to enter!

What is your favorite moccasin color? I’m really digging the metallics!

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It’s a One-derful Life : Birthday Party Instagram style

My littlest guy turned one!! See how cute sporting his Charming-Ollie Bowen outfit?


We celebrated big with blue mason jars, striped straws, blue cake bunting & lots of cake!!

Party prep:

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Party time!!

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Instagram Antique Surround

I saw this gorgeous antique surround on Pinterest and found the perfect place to give it a try. Isn’t she lovely?!!


We already have gray walls in there so we decided to use the Robin’s Egg Blue and distress and glaze it to match the other accents nearby.

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No ordinary pantry around here!

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