Prudent Advice

I adore everything about this book, but I can’t read more than a few pages without becoming incredibly weepy. And trying to read it to my daughter? I sound all warbly as I fight back tears. Of course, that means the advice is exceptional.

Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman)

Twisted Felt Garland


Very little sewing required. Hooray for easy crafts!

Purl Bee

The Dining Room with Painted White Trim

I know, I’ve taken far too long to show you the ‘after’ photos. The problem is that I don’t really see the dining room as a completely finished room yet! It does look a million times brighter with its painted white trim though.

Here’s why I decided to paint the wood trim, and here’s what the room looked like before. Still to do:

  • Paint the wall above the picture rail and the ceiling. Probably the same color as the background of the wallpaper.
  • Paint the doors.
  • Paint the trim in my office and in the living room.
  • Find new window treatments. Maybe simple white shades?
  • Either get new chairs or reupholster the ones we have. The fabric isn’t very practical for our expanding family.
  • Remember to flip the handles on the buffet back the right way before taking pictures next time. Eleanor likes to flip them all up, and I hadn’t noticed until I was editing the photos!

Before and after shots:
Wallpapered Dining Room

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