Monthly Archives: July 2015

DIY Faux Mantle

LOVE AND OLIVES

A couple that makes mantles together, stays together? No, really. I think that’s a thing. It took us three full weekends, various lengths of pine board slabs, white paint, and a lot of love and patience to complete our biggest DIY project to date. I came across this post on Pursuit of Handyness’ blog which led me to Ana White’s plans found here. We are so proud of the finished product.

Hashtag, feeling crafty.

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noun
1.the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.

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Why I Chose Change – And Why You Should Too.

LOVE AND OLIVES

Change. Whether it’s good or bad or indifferent, you can feel it coming from miles away. It’s like a distant storm whose approaching trajectory is revealed by the appearance of rain clouds and the pungent scent of the earth. You know it’s coming – and before you can blink, or run, or hide – you’re right in the middle of it. Some people call it a “whirlwind,” but I imagine something more powerful than that. To me, it’s like a tornado ripping through your life as multitudes of directions and decisions swirl around you in great velocity, challenging you to stand – and endure – and survive.

And for the past few months, I found myself right in the eye of it all. 

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“We mistake comfort for happiness. Comfort sells easier than happiness. Comfort is easy. It requires no effort and no work. Happiness takes effort. It requires being proactive…

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