Minor Bedroom Updates

Here are a few recent pictures of our bedroom I posted about yesterday:

As you can see, nothing major has changed, but again, I changed up the bedding and swapped out a few pillows. The small rug in the middle is really just so my kitty has a soft place to land when jumping off the bed. The large mirror I had in the front room above the fireplace for awhile has now made it’s way back into my room, as did St. Francis whom  for now resides on my nightstand.

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Joan Blanchard - May 3, 2013 - 7:23 am

Love, Love! Did you do the top of the burlap curtains? I love burlap so much. Thank you for sharing.

Jody - May 3, 2013 - 7:43 am


Your bedroom is as beautiful as the rest of your home! I have pillows and linens in pinks/reds and also in blue that I love to switch out too. It’s such an easy way to give a room a new look. Have a great weekend :)

Sadie Olive - May 3, 2013 - 8:09 am

Thank you! Joan, I purchased the smocked burlap curtains from Patina Green Home and Market. :)

Patty/BC - May 3, 2013 - 9:24 pm

It looks great and kitty seems to like the new bedding! I love all the natural elements, makes for a soft place to soothe the soul.

Carol Cook - May 5, 2013 - 9:08 pm

I think your bedroom is larger than my entire cottage.

I love the long, low white cabinet.

Peggy - May 7, 2013 - 6:39 am

Oh you bedroom is simply lovely! I had to laugh because I was thinking alone similar lines as Carol! Not bigger than our whole home but definitely the any room in our home. :-) Could we have had a bigger home? Yes… so I don’t begrudge anyone a larger home. Our place is perfect for our current situation. :-) All that aside I have to say you inspire me! There have been some changes I want to see around here, and I do believe we are going to see them happen starting NOW! Not big things but changing from having things to fill the spaces to only purchasing things we LOVE! (we started doing this some time ago but haven’t truly implemented it to the extent I would like… so now is the time to start!)

Thank you for inspiring me!

Master Bedroom

I think as far as my home decor goes, my master bedroom is the room I tire of the least these days. Even though I feel like my style is changing and my urge to purge lately is certainly affecting the rest of my home, the things in my bedroom remain mostly constant. I surround myself with the things I love the most in this room, old grain sacks, my favorite pillows, worn wood, antique furniture and botanical touches.

Although the room doesn’t look exactly like this today, I thought I’d share some more of the images I took for Creatively Made back in August…

I tend to waver back and forth in my choice of bedding… sometimes I go for the blue and when I feel like mixing things up for a bit, I will switch to red…

I actually bought a new linen duvet from West Elm a few months back, and a lovely cream and grey blanket to layer over it. I’ll have to take some updated pictures to show you all the changes.

Have a lovely week. Can you believe it’s already Thursday?!

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Vintage Finds - May 2, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Love the whole cool and calm feel, very restful but am especially loving those smocked hessian curtains!


Ness - May 2, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Your room is beautiful. So happy that we finally have a West Elm here in Australia now. Enjoy your Thursday. It’s Friday afternoon here xx

A Boy and His Dog

One of the things I love about being a mom lately is watching Finn and our chocolate lab, Hannah blossom into lifelong friends. Hannah, went from being one of the worlds most spoiled dogs (complete with her own Easter baskets, Christmas stocking, and birthday celebrations) to being a big sister. It was traumatic for her – to say the least – when that fair skinned, bald-headed, chubby monster came into our lives. She avoided him like the plaque.

And now, they have learned to entertain each other, laying side by side watching cartoons, chasing balls, playing keep-away, and sharing snacks. I’ve been trying to document their love for one another on Instagram and wanted to share some of my favorites here on the blog. Enjoy:

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Jo - April 16, 2013 - 2:43 pm

I can tell by looking at Finn (I have a grand-daughter named Finley, whom we call Fin) that he’s a wonderful, little boy. As the owner of two labs, you can’t find a sweeter dog, so no wonder they are good friends. I just love the photos and watching Finn grow. How happy you must be.

Sheri C. - April 16, 2013 - 3:05 pm

It’s important for our little ones to have siblings ;-)
And, btw, LOVE the cardi!

Peggy - April 16, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Ah how sweet! I love it when I see young children who have a close bond with a pet! It is evident Hannah dearly loves Fin… a boy and his dog! as it should be!!

Have a wonderful week!

Jacqueline - April 16, 2013 - 6:57 pm

All so darling! We raised our crew with a Lab. So man wonderful family memories.

joanne nixon - April 16, 2013 - 7:10 pm

nothing quite like a boy and his dog….they will be lifelong friends. the pics are great and really show the bond that has developed between them….finn is growing so quickly. i am sure you and hubby are over the moon with love for him…

glad to see how you are all progressing….i wish that i had captured more pictures of my children when they were little….my one and only regret….lol

have fun with finn, he will recall these tender moments when he becomes a man and discovers how much he was loved…..hugs to all of you…..xxxx joanne

Barbie - April 16, 2013 - 7:26 pm


Patty - April 16, 2013 - 8:59 pm

So sweet to see Finn and Hannah together, both learning love and trust and respect for each other. Beautiful.

Hristina - April 16, 2013 - 10:48 pm

There are no words to describe the sheer beauty in those images

Kim - April 16, 2013 - 11:43 pm

So cute Sara! Finn & Hannah are adorable together. I love all the photo’s! Pets help to teach our children many of life’s important lessons -& they bring our little one’s so much joy. Our 6 year old was only 5 mos. old when we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog ‘Memphis’, but Jack still loves to look at their pictures together from when he was a baby. Now, he’s got sweet, little “Brinkley” to grow up with & they’re best buds (well, except for when Brinkley comes flying out of his room with one of Jack’s Lego toys in his mouth!). lol. Here’s wishing Mr. Finn & your sweet lady Hannah many more years together… xo

SuZeQ - April 17, 2013 - 5:07 am

OMGosh … the sweetest evah!

Candice - April 17, 2013 - 3:27 pm

those photos make me cry :) they are just so sweet.

Jody - April 18, 2013 - 9:43 am


The photos are priceless, thanks for sharing them! I’ve had dogs my whole life and I’m so glad Fin and Hannah have each other :) AND I can’t believe how much hair Fin has now!

Candice - April 18, 2013 - 10:39 pm

aww cute photos! Great to see that dogs are able to learn how to share the attention of their parents with a little one in the family. My dogs are still trying to get used to our son (he’s just a little over a month old now) after having my husband and myself to themselves for so long. They were super spoiled too. After looking at your pictures I’m looking forward to seeing a similar kind of bond grow between our son and our dogs.

victoria - April 19, 2013 - 10:31 am

So darn adorable!!!!

Thank you so much for making me smile!

Victoria Silva

Vicki - April 21, 2013 - 5:44 pm


kelleyn - April 22, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Finn is getting so big! Boy does time fly! Boys and their dogs are always so special!

Anne-Marie - April 24, 2013 - 7:44 am

Soul mates, for sure.

I’ve always loved your blog. Thank you for sharing.

Christi - May 1, 2013 - 9:08 pm