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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clover Lane

I Love Sarah’s writing.  Her blog Clover Lane is SO easy to read.  I feel like I’m her new BFF and I’m suddenly the God Mother to her 5 children. 

One of the reasons I’m featuring her today is for this perfect Fall craft idea.  Perfect for decorating the house for Thanksgiving too.

Waxed Leaves…….not only waxed leaves, but a waxed leaf garland.  Aha…….caught your interest didn’t it?  Sarah is really good at sharing.  Sharing how she does stuff…….

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Love how this looks in her window.  Actually I love that window too.  But if you’re interested in making this leaf garland, she of course has a tutorial!

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Sarah has a post about how she got her house.  It’s not something that would surprise most of us, because I think we can see ourselves doing just what she did. What surprises me, is it worked!  Stories this this makes me giddy. 

She left a note in the mailbox of a house she wanted.  The lady called her back the next year.  And she got her house!  The house needed some updating, but had amazing bones and character.  Of course her telling the story is much better than me.058_58_03 The living room before….096_96_01

After!  031Now, I’m not sure……but you may like the fact that she went through each room and shared with us how she decorates on a budget.  EACH ROOM!  Telling us where she got things, how much…….. See?  Bff.  I knew you’d like that.

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Basement AFTER!

033Kitchen BEFORE…. 061_61_01 Kitchen after………what I really want to know is does she really have NO clutter?  And 5 kids?  I don’t believe it………I won’t.  I can’t.

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She talks about having this piece of furniture for a very long time……I think she got it from her dad???  The drawers were rickety, so she took them out and placed baskets.  Isn’t she brilliant?  I love the green…..but if you look closely in the photo above, it’s black.  I wonder what color it is now? 

049     And because you must have order when you have all those kids……..she created a Mud Room in her garage…..I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time.007

Sarah has some great tips on everyday events.  She’s got a great plan for tackling Spring Cleaning…….good thing we have a few months.

She is also really kind for teaching us a few things for our blogs………like how to make a header.  She walks you through it.

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Once again, lots of inspiration.  Thanks Sarah, you’re my new Bff.

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27 comments:

Emily said...

Yay I love Sarah and her blog. I feel like she's my BFF too. Great feature!

Emily @ remodeling this life

aforestfrolic said...

Wow, she sounds like an amazing lady...I'm going to check her out for some inspiration!!

Jamie :)

Little Dickens Designs said...

Off to check her out! I wish we still had nice leaves to wax!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I just LOVE Sarah's blog! I think the first time I discovered it, I stayed up way too late reading every last post!

Gina said...

Can't wait to go explore Sarah's blog more-I saw her waxed leaves but didn't have the time keep looking! I'll have to make some time today, thanks for reminding me.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! love the leaf garland and the house!
Dena

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Sarah's one of my favorite reads!

Jill said...

Oh, I've loved Sarah for a long time!

Maya said...

I love the leaves..., and what a neat way to get your house! I'm going to check out her blog.

Cindy said...

Love her blog....addicted really.

do it yourselfer said...

i love reading sarah's blog. she gave me a new lease on life with that picasa tutorial! is use it all the time!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

WOW! What great inspiration for the cleaning I always start every January...maybe I'll start early after perusing her site...probably not, but maybe...

Nancy said...

She is one of my favorites. Her writing is so straight forward.Her family is beautiful and she is sweet photographer. She is simply awesome. Thanks for having her on your blog.

meg duerksen said...

good choice kim! i love sarah. we can all be bff's together. :)

Ann On and On... said...

I haven't read her blog, but I'm heading over there. I have a feeling she'll have another follower/BFF when I am through. :D

Sarah said...

Love her blog! And I've had plans to copy her dining room since the first time I saw it. I finally bought the fabric for my dining room chairs last week. Perfect timing for her latest home updates and feature here! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Kami said...

I love Sarah too! Hey wait a minute... I thought she was my BFF?! ;)

Amanda said...

Just found your blog and am now following :) Whata really nice tribute, heading over to her blog now.

Nichole said...

I also LOVE Sarah's blog. Hers was actually the first blog I ever read and she hooked me immediately. She has opened my eyes to a whole other world out there - the blogosphere! I have even started one of my own. Thanks Sarah for the inspiration!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I just used her tutorial to make a new header for my blog. Love it! Thanks for featuring her!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

That is a beautiful home! I'm hopping over now.

:) Blair

Kim said...

The list of awesome blogs continues to awe and amaze me!! What a wonderful world we live in - thank you for the daily reminder.

Debbie Biller said...

Kim! I'm loving your blogs! I don't get to check in all that often, but when I do I am always charmed! I will make a point of doing this more often! Keep up the great work! Happy blogging!

Melissa Lester said...

Can't wait to check this one out, Kim!

MrsAshley said...

I LOVE it! Thanks for referring her.

Jessica said...

love this feature!! for some reason, you hadn't came up in ages, and i've missed your blog SO MUCH! anyways, i'm trying to make it through all the past features!!!

hope you are good!!!

Sonja said...

Wow, that's pretty cool--now I have two new blogs to read...hers and YOURS! Thanks for sharing! I'll be back for sure.