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Charlotte Smith  Lover of color. Wrangler of chaos. Maker of things. Blogger, Designer, Podcaster, Mom, On-camera talent @northsouthmakers 📩atcharlotteshouse@gmail.com

Five years ago this little lady beat her father to the hospital and gave my mother quite a memory! But yesterday we overcame our greatest challenge to date: a rainbow unicorn party. I’ve run marathons, delivered 5 children (without meds) and had .75 of a Brazilian bikini wax in my life, but entertaining thirteen 5-year-old girls may have surpassed these accomplishments. At one point they were chanting ‘my name is poopoo’ and at another point I looked over and my child had left her own party to go sit with her new doll in the other room. We wizzed through not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE unicorn activities over the course of 90 minutes. But that small could get me to do it again tomorrow! Cheerful and chatty, Louisa will give you a hug and tell you about her day. She has the ability to turn a single bite of chocolate ice cream into a full face mask but that grin... well that grin makes every day brighter. Happy Monday!

As part of this awful house situation I’ve tried to stay positive by looking at other homes around us when they come on the market. Not many because there’s obviously nothing we can do but for whatever reason it bolsters my spirit to know that there are other houses out there. Months ago I looked at one that I would have bought on the spot. It needed lots of work just the way I love it. Without realizing it, that house slipped into my brain and became the backdrop for our ‘next step’. I had plans for the built-ins. Dreams for a kitchen remodel. Visions of kids running on the lawn. Silly I know. Last night I found out there was an accepted over on the house and it felt like a sucker punch. I have to be philosophical and tell myself it wasn’t meant to be but this process ain’t easy. We’ll put our things in storage and find a furnished rental and wait for a time when we know what the future holds. I love my family and I love my work. But this is hard. (If you’re confused, tap the link in my profile and check out Charlotte Moves.)

I’m still a little stunned quite frankly but... it’s happening. Today I’m going shopping for fall fashion trends that I will then put on my body and take pictures of and share with you on my blog. Like an actual real live doorway model!!! Do I have a full length mirror? I do not. Doors, yes... mirrors, no. I get to leap in the air as I’m crossing the street to get the perfect joyful shot. Don’t think I won’t casually toss a blazer over one shoulder. I might perch on a table with a cup of coffee or give a saucy look as I’m arranging some fall flowers or carrying a cheese platter. Off to decide if I like my left ankle crossed over my right or vice versa. Stay tuned!
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I need to come clean... if we’re going to continue this relationship I thought it was the right time for you to know: I don’t like Mac ‘n Cheese, Halloween or the musical Hamilton. I know a lot of you will be shocked by this news and for this I apologize. I will keep the comments open as a safe space for dialogue and conversation so feel free to speak your mind. Just remember that despite this controversial opinion, I’m still the same ol’ top knot loving doorway model and that will never change. Thank you for listening. .
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Things I’ve learned since my last Instagram post: when you are out of shape you will be sore for more than 2 days after foolishly running; SPAM now stands for Sizzle, Pork and Mmmm and still sounds gross; 10 boys ARE in fact plenty loud at a birthday party; underwear left in the bathroom will go unnoticed by 6/7 of my family; one can eat bacon for breakfast, lunch and dinner; James Van Der Beek enjoys artichokes; KidzBop has a version of every song on the radio; coffee consumed at 3 wears off approximately 11-hours later? What did YOU learn? .
New table in the kids room made easy thanks to tools by @homerightps ... tutorial on the blog! #ad
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I’ve done it. I’m taking my doorway modeling to the next level. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart and recognize when the Lord has given you a gift. To all those children watching, don’t forget to follow your dreams. Anything is possible.

Throughout time, there have been turning points in history when people have prevailed and overcome. Groundbreakers. Revolutionaries. Role models. They didn’t take no for an answer. Yesterday, when the algorithm dumped me, I said “no thank you”. When that algorithm looked me in the eye, and said “it’s not you, it’s me”, I said... “I don’t accept that... you just don’t know what you want right now, algorithm.” We go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Like Prosecco and cookie dough. Like Glenn Close and Michael Douglas. I won’t let you off the hook that easily and I will prevail. As my followers as my witness, I will never take you for granted again. (No bunnies were boiled in the writing of this post.)
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Here’s the situation. I posted a fun and easy Halloween terrarium on my blog today but it’s all spooky and black and I don’t want that kind of somber ish on my feed here. So I’m sharing a mirror. A mirror made from SHELLS! Sorry to yell but that’s way more cheerful than skulls and bugs. Unless you prefer skulls and bugs in which case that’s cool... I believe we can all get along and don’t need to be so divided and partisan about things like decor and crafting and @selenagomez . [I’m Charlotte Smith and I approve this message.]
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Oh heeeeeey. I’ve decided to become a doorway model. Ever since that blue door photo from last week, I’ve been receiving email inquiries about my door portfolio (my doortfolio if you will). ‘Oh that Charlotte... she always finds the best doors.’ ‘I never realized what a great door model Charlotte was!’ ‘So many angles to be aware of... I don’t know how she does it!’ You know who else is known for their doorway work? @selenagomez .
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I’ve been working on a no-sew Halloween costume for my girls. A mermaid for those of you wondering, and yes... I know Target sells them for $24.99 but it’s the process over the product thankyouverymuch. It got me wondering why you don’t see things like no-exercise workout routines. Or no-cook gourmet meals. Or no-prick Botox. Don’t even get me started with no-vacuum house cleaning or no-floss dental hygiene. I mean, we have self driving cars and Coke Zero... you’d think we could crack the code on some of these other things. Who do I call? Zuckerberg? Musk? Bezos? @selenagomez ? I think I’m onto something... Oh hit up the blog in like an hour to see all the pics from our front porch. .
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I’ve identified 3 places around my house where I don’t think the kids will find me for a few hours. I figure I can leave things like Starburst and juice boxes that take a while to open to buy me some more time. Maybe I’ll watch Party of Five or Walking Dead (you’d be amazed by the similarities between the two). Maybe sip hot coffee. Maybe I’ll take 12 minutes and read US Magazine cover to cover. I dunno... not ready for the week so just brainstorming some options. WWSGD. What would @selenagomez do? .
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#ad When it comes to decorating for fall... I'm usually scrambling to huck a few dried out mums onto my front porch in time for trick or treaters. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! Folks... I'm a changed woman. Forever forward, I will be the lady who kicked the pants off of fall decor. Hoda, Kathy Lee, Kelly, Rachael, Wendy... they'll ALL be talking about the artistry that is my shed decorated for fall. Here's my voodoo secret: faux florals right there on the same playground with all the cool kids in the real florals class! I'd like to thank my family and @selenagomez and JOANN- without them I couldn't have done this. @joann_stores #handmadewithjoann #falldecor #fallwindowboxes #autumnflorals #fallflowers #outdoorfall

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