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  • HUMBLED!! โ€” This amazing toy & clothing haul is from 2 of our daughtersโ€™ birthday party this weekend. And before you get all judgey, NONE of this is for them! Every year for our daughtersโ€™ birthdays, we pick an organization & ask our guests to bring things to donate to them, instead of bringing presents for our girls. This year, we chose Childrenโ€™s Hospital. Did you know they have a giant wishlist of presents online? We sent that out with the invitations & well...our friends & family showed up BIG TIME!!
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Weโ€™ve had people ask us why we do this & there are a few motivations behind it. First off, we want to show our girls that giving is SO MUCH BETTER than receiving, especially to those who are less fortunate than us. Second, we are so blessed with what we have & we definitely have too much stuff, so we donโ€™t need more. Third, there are so many holidays throughout the year that our girls get presents for, so why not take one of the big โ€œholidaysโ€ (aka their birthday) & use it to bless others. And last, we pray that it blesses our guests with an experience of giving to help others, just as we know it blesses our family!
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I also made a whole bunch of punny joke โ€œcardsโ€ for our guests to color for the kiddos in the hospital. Yesterday, the girls & I spent the day coloring some more to take down there for the volunteers to be able to hand out.
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Weโ€™ll be heading down next week to deliver everything & I CANโ€™T wait! We wonโ€™t be able to see the kids, because of illness & what not, but weโ€™ll get to meet some of the nurses & hear stories from them about the kids in the hospital who will be blessed with all of the presents weโ€™re bringing.
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#thenationsfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #farmhouse #dreamhome #dreamhouse #ownerbuilder #customhome #modernfarmhousestyle #betterhomesandgarden #countrylivingmagazine #farmhousedesign #modernfarmhouse #farmhouselove #fixerupperstyle #whitefarmhouse #givingback #childrenshospital #childrenshospitalcolorado #givingisbetterthanreceiving #birthdaypresents #SOblessed #thankfulgratefulblessed #thisislove #toydrive #jettsetsaturday #thedesigntwins
  • HUMBLED!! โ€” This amazing toy & clothing haul is from 2 of our daughtersโ€™ birthday party this weekend. And before you get all judgey, NONE of this is for them! Every year for our daughtersโ€™ birthdays, we pick an organization & ask our guests to bring things to donate to them, instead of bringing presents for our girls. This year, we chose Childrenโ€™s Hospital. Did you know they have a giant wishlist of presents online? We sent that out with the invitations & well...our friends & family showed up BIG TIME!!
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    Weโ€™ve had people ask us why we do this & there are a few motivations behind it. First off, we want to show our girls that giving is SO MUCH BETTER than receiving, especially to those who are less fortunate than us. Second, we are so blessed with what we have & we definitely have too much stuff, so we donโ€™t need more. Third, there are so many holidays throughout the year that our girls get presents for, so why not take one of the big โ€œholidaysโ€ (aka their birthday) & use it to bless others. And last, we pray that it blesses our guests with an experience of giving to help others, just as we know it blesses our family!
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    I also made a whole bunch of punny joke โ€œcardsโ€ for our guests to color for the kiddos in the hospital. Yesterday, the girls & I spent the day coloring some more to take down there for the volunteers to be able to hand out.
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    Weโ€™ll be heading down next week to deliver everything & I CANโ€™T wait! We wonโ€™t be able to see the kids, because of illness & what not, but weโ€™ll get to meet some of the nurses & hear stories from them about the kids in the hospital who will be blessed with all of the presents weโ€™re bringing.
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    #thenationsfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #farmhouse #dreamhome #dreamhouse #ownerbuilder #customhome #modernfarmhousestyle #betterhomesandgarden #countrylivingmagazine #farmhousedesign #modernfarmhouse #farmhouselove #fixerupperstyle #whitefarmhouse #givingback #childrenshospital #childrenshospitalcolorado #givingisbetterthanreceiving #birthdaypresents #SOblessed #thankfulgratefulblessed #thisislove #toydrive #jettsetsaturday #thedesigntwins
  • 42 11 17 September, 2019
  • Bathroom update underway. From mauve to modern.
  • Bathroom update underway. From mauve to modern.
  • 57 4 15 September, 2019
  • I want to talk about hope. The very real hope that exists for every living person through Jesus. This hope is not reserved for a special few or for those who walk a perfect path. Oh no, this hope is for everyone who believes.๐Ÿ™ The problem with believing in this hope is that real life is often so difficult. The world around us can be filled with negativity, negative people, and so much that seems beyond hope. The result is often the older we become and the "wiser" we become the more likely we can get caught in the trap of cynicism. Cynicism is a downward vicious cycle.

Cynics know too much. They don't ask questions because they already know. Cynics project the past onto the future. Cynics overgeneralize about people and situations. They wallow in the negativity of the world...always finding something to complain about. Sadly, they find what they seek.

But cynicism is a choice. Instead of focusing on the negative we can choose to focus on the positive. ๐Ÿ™Three actionable ways to live in the hope of Jesus is:

1. Be curious. Don't have all the answers. Instead look to understand. Ask questions and be open-minded. Don't prejudge.
2. Focus on the good. You will attract what you are. You will attract who you are!
3. Serve others. Get outside yourself and focus on what you can give to the world, not what you can get. Do this every day in every situation and see the change it brings. "God's blessings follow you and await you at every turn: when you don't follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes, when you avoid sin's highway, when judgement and sarcasm beckon you, but you refuse"  Psalm 1:1

Know there is hope...so much hope, My Friends. ๐Ÿ™ With blessings and love, Julie #thedesigntwins #thedesigntwinslove #jesusitrustinyou #focusonthegood #spiritualguidance
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#laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #mudroom #mudroommakeover #woodwalls #barnwood #diyprojects #laundryroomdecor #shiplap #reclaimedbarnwood #diyproject #woodwalls #farmhousedecor #homeprojects  #hanginglights #peelandstick #shiplapwalls  #diyhomedecor #budgetdecor  #homeremodeling #kitchenview #kitchenlighting #rug  #antiquerug
  • I want to talk about hope. The very real hope that exists for every living person through Jesus. This hope is not reserved for a special few or for those who walk a perfect path. Oh no, this hope is for everyone who believes.๐Ÿ™ The problem with believing in this hope is that real life is often so difficult. The world around us can be filled with negativity, negative people, and so much that seems beyond hope. The result is often the older we become and the "wiser" we become the more likely we can get caught in the trap of cynicism. Cynicism is a downward vicious cycle.

    Cynics know too much. They don't ask questions because they already know. Cynics project the past onto the future. Cynics overgeneralize about people and situations. They wallow in the negativity of the world...always finding something to complain about. Sadly, they find what they seek.

    But cynicism is a choice. Instead of focusing on the negative we can choose to focus on the positive. ๐Ÿ™Three actionable ways to live in the hope of Jesus is:

    1. Be curious. Don't have all the answers. Instead look to understand. Ask questions and be open-minded. Don't prejudge.
    2. Focus on the good. You will attract what you are. You will attract who you are!
    3. Serve others. Get outside yourself and focus on what you can give to the world, not what you can get. Do this every day in every situation and see the change it brings. "God's blessings follow you and await you at every turn: when you don't follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes, when you avoid sin's highway, when judgement and sarcasm beckon you, but you refuse" Psalm 1:1

    Know there is hope...so much hope, My Friends. ๐Ÿ™ With blessings and love, Julie #thedesigntwins #thedesigntwinslove #jesusitrustinyou #focusonthegood #spiritualguidance
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    #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #mudroom #mudroommakeover #woodwalls #barnwood #diyprojects #laundryroomdecor #shiplap #reclaimedbarnwood #diyproject #woodwalls #farmhousedecor #homeprojects #hanginglights #peelandstick #shiplapwalls #diyhomedecor #budgetdecor #homeremodeling #kitchenview #kitchenlighting #rug #antiquerug
  • 3,568 97 13 September, 2019
  • Confession time: This is my house....but this is not, and I repeat NOT what my house really looks like. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Iโ€™m looking around the house right now and I see backpacks, dirty dishes, dog toys EVERYWHERE, paint tools, discarded papers and mail....well you get the picture! ๐Ÿ™€ Sure, my great room looked like this for a split second during a photo shoot last week, but those flowers are now wilted and the same pillows are all less than perfectly placed currently. (Ok, one is actually on the floorโ€”I blame my hubbie! ๐Ÿ˜)
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My point is this....these photos are not my REAL LIFE. They are set up intentionally ....for my IG and specifically to give you some decor ideas for the season. ๐ŸThey are NOT intended to make anyone feel badly that their house isnโ€™t cleaned up or ready for guests.  I usually tidy up one space at a time. Meaning.... all the extra โ€˜stuffโ€™ and clutter is pushed just out of view to either side of the camera lens! The thought of anyone coming over in person sends me into an immediate panic! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The idea of having the whole house tidy (and actually clean) is only a pipe dream! .
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Why do I share these tid bits of reality? Because I know life on IG can be hard sometimes, even discouraging. If you missed my chat about the Comparison Trap on stories yesterday check it out in my highlights. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰
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Iโ€™m not a designer, Iโ€™m a real person. And I care about all my real followers out there! If some of my photos inspire your decor from time to time thatโ€™s awesome! But between you and me letโ€™s keep things real, ok? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š
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#reallifestyle #reallifestory #letsbereal #thedesigntwinslovefall #thedesigntwins #mycozyfallhome #mycozyfall #falldecor #fallinspo #fallgarland #fallliving #falllivingroom #bhghome #mycozyhome #mystyleoffarmhouse #cozylivingroom #cozyhome #seasonaldecor #myseasonalfarmhouse #countryliving #countrylivingmag #acozyfall #fallcolors #fallbouquet #fallflowers
  • Confession time: This is my house....but this is not, and I repeat NOT what my house really looks like. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Iโ€™m looking around the house right now and I see backpacks, dirty dishes, dog toys EVERYWHERE, paint tools, discarded papers and mail....well you get the picture! ๐Ÿ™€ Sure, my great room looked like this for a split second during a photo shoot last week, but those flowers are now wilted and the same pillows are all less than perfectly placed currently. (Ok, one is actually on the floorโ€”I blame my hubbie! ๐Ÿ˜)
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    My point is this....these photos are not my REAL LIFE. They are set up intentionally ....for my IG and specifically to give you some decor ideas for the season. ๐ŸThey are NOT intended to make anyone feel badly that their house isnโ€™t cleaned up or ready for guests. I usually tidy up one space at a time. Meaning.... all the extra โ€˜stuffโ€™ and clutter is pushed just out of view to either side of the camera lens! The thought of anyone coming over in person sends me into an immediate panic! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The idea of having the whole house tidy (and actually clean) is only a pipe dream! .
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    Why do I share these tid bits of reality? Because I know life on IG can be hard sometimes, even discouraging. If you missed my chat about the Comparison Trap on stories yesterday check it out in my highlights. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰
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    Iโ€™m not a designer, Iโ€™m a real person. And I care about all my real followers out there! If some of my photos inspire your decor from time to time thatโ€™s awesome! But between you and me letโ€™s keep things real, ok? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š
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    #reallifestyle #reallifestory #letsbereal #thedesigntwinslovefall #thedesigntwins #mycozyfallhome #mycozyfall #falldecor #fallinspo #fallgarland #fallliving #falllivingroom #bhghome #mycozyhome #mystyleoffarmhouse #cozylivingroom #cozyhome #seasonaldecor #myseasonalfarmhouse #countryliving #countrylivingmag #acozyfall #fallcolors #fallbouquet #fallflowers
  • 3,737 141 12 September, 2019
  • Friendship. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ Itโ€™s why Iโ€™m here. It is the greatest gift of IG. All the other โ€œperksโ€ are just that...they are bonus add-ons...but whatโ€™s REAL and POWERFUL and makes it all worthwhile are the friendships I have made from spending time here. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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โ€œPhone timeโ€ is given a bad rap. People criticize and say we should be โ€œin the momentโ€...not caught up in โ€œtechnologyโ€...etc. etc., but Iโ€™m here to say this:  I am in the moment when I connect with friends on IG! I am grateful for this Technology that facilitates beautiful relationships.  Itโ€™s not about the collaborations or the sales or the numbers...these are bonus items that allow me to stay here and devote the amount of time I do. .
Itโ€™s really all about you. Every interaction means something to me. ๐Ÿ’–Every DM matters to me. ๐Ÿ‘ Strangers to me are simply friends I havenโ€™t met...yet. The kindness I give and receive on this platform is real and meaningful and fills my heart to overflowing! .
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ I consider you all my friends...I know Iโ€™m being a little sappy this Sunday morning but what can I say๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ....yโ€™all fill me with love and sometimes it just spills over! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Sharing one of my fav spots for my new fall decor. It showcases my antique church pew that has my heart and of course my amazing farmhouse sign from @ohsweetskye ๐Ÿ’•...and no matter what the season you just canโ€™t go wrong with black & white check๐Ÿ‘Œam I right?
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Blessings to you all, my dear IG friends ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜ XO ~ Julie #thedesigntwins #thedesigntwinslovefall .
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#falldecor  #welcomehome #homesweethome #bench #halldecor #inspire_me_home_decor #countryliving  #fall๐Ÿ #fallismyfavorite  #welcomefall #churchpew #fallsigns #farmhousechic #farmhousesigns #farmhousestyle #pumpkins #pumpkinseason  #pillowsfordays  #igfriends #falldecorations #falldecorating #hallwaydecor #fallfarmhouse #fallinspiration #buffalocheck #buffaloplaid
  • Friendship. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ Itโ€™s why Iโ€™m here. It is the greatest gift of IG. All the other โ€œperksโ€ are just that...they are bonus add-ons...but whatโ€™s REAL and POWERFUL and makes it all worthwhile are the friendships I have made from spending time here. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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    โ€œPhone timeโ€ is given a bad rap. People criticize and say we should be โ€œin the momentโ€...not caught up in โ€œtechnologyโ€...etc. etc., but Iโ€™m here to say this: I am in the moment when I connect with friends on IG! I am grateful for this Technology that facilitates beautiful relationships. Itโ€™s not about the collaborations or the sales or the numbers...these are bonus items that allow me to stay here and devote the amount of time I do. .
    Itโ€™s really all about you. Every interaction means something to me. ๐Ÿ’–Every DM matters to me. ๐Ÿ‘ Strangers to me are simply friends I havenโ€™t met...yet. The kindness I give and receive on this platform is real and meaningful and fills my heart to overflowing! .
    ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ I consider you all my friends...I know Iโ€™m being a little sappy this Sunday morning but what can I say๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ....yโ€™all fill me with love and sometimes it just spills over! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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    Sharing one of my fav spots for my new fall decor. It showcases my antique church pew that has my heart and of course my amazing farmhouse sign from @ohsweetskye ๐Ÿ’•...and no matter what the season you just canโ€™t go wrong with black & white check๐Ÿ‘Œam I right?
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    Blessings to you all, my dear IG friends ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜ XO ~ Julie #thedesigntwins #thedesigntwinslovefall .
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    #falldecor #welcomehome #homesweethome #bench #halldecor #inspire_me_home_decor #countryliving #fall ๐Ÿ #fallismyfavorite #welcomefall #churchpew #fallsigns #farmhousechic #farmhousesigns #farmhousestyle #pumpkins #pumpkinseason #pillowsfordays #igfriends #falldecorations #falldecorating #hallwaydecor #fallfarmhouse #fallinspiration #buffalocheck #buffaloplaid
  • 3,676 164 10 September, 2019
  • Happy Friday!  Today feels a little more like Fall!  Iโ€™m busy painting and working on a bunch of projects I have going on.  This weekend will be a busy one, the kids have friends sleeping over, and we have a feis on Sunday in NJ, it never stops!  I was working on my mantle, and yesterday I found three antique spools ๐Ÿงต and one of the even had the thread still on!  So cute for adding height to a mantle or any display!  Thank you Goodwill!  You never know when you are going to find a treasure (while your kids are busy at the Kumon Center!) The mirror is thrifted too and might eventually get painted but for now, here it is! ๐Ÿคฃ Have a great weekend!
#antiquespools 
#designtwinslove 
#thedesigntwins 
#thedesigntwinslovefall 
#cottages 
#farmhousedecor
  • Happy Friday! Today feels a little more like Fall! Iโ€™m busy painting and working on a bunch of projects I have going on. This weekend will be a busy one, the kids have friends sleeping over, and we have a feis on Sunday in NJ, it never stops! I was working on my mantle, and yesterday I found three antique spools ๐Ÿงต and one of the even had the thread still on! So cute for adding height to a mantle or any display! Thank you Goodwill! You never know when you are going to find a treasure (while your kids are busy at the Kumon Center!) The mirror is thrifted too and might eventually get painted but for now, here it is! ๐Ÿคฃ Have a great weekend!
    #antiquespools
    #designtwinslove
    #thedesigntwins
    #thedesigntwinslovefall
    #cottages
    #farmhousedecor
  • 65 4 6 September, 2019