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Lauren Shaver  Wife, mom, DIY blogger, Carolina girl, Jesus freak, thrift store treasure hunter, car karaoke singer, and farmhouse meets classic design lover.

The other day, Olivia and I stopped in at Starbucks (because gosh darn it if I can only have 1 cup of coffee a day, I’m gonna make it a GOOD one). ☕️ As we were about to leave, a police officer walked up to me with a little pastry bag in his hand and said, “I just bought her this cake pop; can I give it to her? I lost my little girl recently and it’s just something I wanted to do.” 😭 Right there in that Starbucks, I got a wake up call. It’s so easy to take things for granted sometimes, and sometimes, yes, being a parent is hard. But I cannot imagine the grief that man has gone through. Olivia and I thanked him profusely for his kind gesture and for his service, and that cake pop was devoured in seconds, but that moment will stay with me forever. Hope you have a day full of gratefulness and joy and grace toward everyone around you... because everyone is fighting a battle of their own. 💗
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#coffeebar #hyggehome #cozyhome #neutraldecor #bhghome #mybhg #coffee #rusticdecor #countrylivingmag #abmathome #kitchendecor #kitchenshelves #diyhomedecor #walldecor #ighome #igdecor #instahome #instadecor #morningview

Currently curled up in bed reading “Girl, Wash Your Face” and it’s giving me LIFE!!! So much refreshing truth is in it. Have you read it yet? I’m only on Chapter 3 and I’m hooked. 📖 .
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#summerreading #booklist #goodbooks #bedding #bedroomdecor #bedroominspo #hygge #hyggehome #neutraldecor #bollandbranch #mybhg #bhghome #cozyhome #cozybedroom

I remember the very first time I painted a piece of furniture was exactly 6 years ago, and it was an EPIC FAIL. It was a toy box I painted a lovely shade of Pepto Bismol pink and it ended up peeling off in SHEETS! I cried. And I swore I’d never paint anything again because I was so mad. But you know what? The difference between success and failure is trying again until you get it right. 6 years later, painting furniture is my therapy. And after a few hectic weeks here lately, I can’t tell you how great it felt to turn on some tunes, forget the world for a couple hours, and paint this little thrift store chair. I shared its tutorial today on the blog (BlesserHouse.com) for #trashtotreasuretuesday Find what brings you peace and pride, and even if it means practice, never ever ever let go of it. 💗
@liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2wXXy .
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#furnituremakeover #furniture #chalkpaint #chalkpaintedfurniture #chair #antiquefurniture #diningroom #countrylivingmag #traditionalhome #mybhg #bhghome #abmathome #thrifting #thriftstorefinds #diyhomedecor #igdecor #instadecor #liketkit #ltkhome

Signs of a good summer coming to an end: Toys everywhere and a little girl crashed out fast asleep on the living room floor in her princess dress. I wondered why it had gotten quiet all of a sudden. 🤔 We meet her kindergarten teacher this week, and I’m so not emotionally ready for this! 😭 Is school back in yet where you are? Teacher buddies, are y’all ready?! Sending y’all lots of virtual hugs, coffee, and disinfectant wipes this week (cuz for real, those things are GOLD).

I got the itch today to pull out the fall decor. Trying to resist, but I keep finding myself pinning pumpkins and planning cozy projects. Gimme your pumpkins and no one gets hurt! Who’s ready?! 🍂 (P.S. If you want this fall botanical print set, just search “fall botany” on my blog on BlesserHouse.com for the free printable download.) @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2wWTW .
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#falldecor #autumndecor #entryway #gallerywall #freeprintables #printableart #walldecor #wallart #vintageart #countrylivingmag #southernliving #bhghome #mybhg #instahome #instadecor #interiors4all #diyhomedecor #cozydecor #falldecorating #liketkit #ltkhome

It was an exciting week for this kiddo because the tooth fairy visited for the first time! 🧚‍♀️ And because the tooth fairy didn’t have change and had to leave a $20, she now has very high expectations for her next visit. 😐 😂 #beginnersluck #thisfairyisbroke (Sources linked on @liketoknow.it ) http://liketk.it/2wVFu
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#instahome #instadecor #girlbedroom #pinkdecor #kidsroom #kidsdecor #girlsroom #ighome #igdecor #abmathome #projectnursery #bhghome #bedroomdecor #bedroominspo #diyhomedecor #finditstyleit #interiors4all #ltkhome #liketkit #mybhg

Yay for nursery progress! We swapped out the dusty old ceiling fan for this beauty at @delmarfans this week and it’s giving me all the vintage glam vibes. 😍 I shared all about it on the blog today: BlesserHouse.com #ad .
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#lighting #vintageglam #nursery #nurserydecor #blackandwhitedecor #mybhg #bhghome #abmathome #homeimprovement #ighome #instahome #sodomino

Soaking up these last few lazy summer evenings while I can. We had family over today for a chill hangout sesh, and after swimming in the pool for 4 hours, I’m pretty sure our kiddo will be crashing hard tonight. I’m going to miss lazy warm evenings like this. And part of me is sad to see summer go, but then I remember pumpkins and cozy cable knit blankets and s’mores roasting on campfires, and suddenly I’m excited all over again. 😉 #gonnamissyousummer #bringonfall (Sources on the @liketoknow.it app) http://liketk.it/2wUjJ .
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#porch #backporch #summernights #twinklelights #mybhg #abmathome #bhghome #summerdecor #diyhomedecor #countrylivingmag #southernliving #ighome #instahome #ltkhome #liketkit #outdoordecor #outdoordining #sodomino

If I could reach through this screen and give y’all a giant squeezy hug, I totally would. I can’t begin to thank you for your sweet words of encouragement on yesterday’s post. I always want to be real with y’all, and I’m so grateful for a community where we can raise each other up in a world where, sadly, women so often tear each other down. Sometimes rest and kind words are all you need to restore your soul and find your inspiration again. Hope you had a beautiful day, friends. And if you didn’t, there is always a fresh start tomorrow.💗 http://liketk.it/2wTyf .
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#bedroomdecor #nightstand #masterbedroom #bedroomdesign #bedroominspo #neutraldecor #abmathome #bhghome #countrylivingmag #diyhomedecor #finditstyleit #ighome #instadecor #interiors4all #instahome #mybhg #liketkit @liketoknow.it

Confession time: I let today get the best of me. There’s been something about this week that has unleashed my anxiety into a whirlwind of emotions. Could be the three back-to-back trips I’ve taken, could be the realization that my big girl goes off to kindergarten in 2 weeks, could be the fact that I have a mile-long to-do list and feel like I don’t have the energy to do it all due to the fact that I’m wearing a sumo suit in 100 degree heat 24/7 in this last trimester. But today I yelled at my husband. Today I let the kiddo watch the iPad for longer than I probably should have. Today I cried in the grocery store parking lot because by golly some days are just hard. And that’s okay. If you ever get the impression I have my act together, oh do I have news for you. I’m a mess most of the time. But after that parking lot sob fest, when I got home, I prayed, I read a page in my devotional, and I grabbed a trash bag and I just started on a decluttering rampage before I realized what I was doing. If my hands touched anything we hadn’t used in the last year, into the donation pile it went. And little by little, as that trash bag got heavier, my chest got lighter; I could breathe easier. And I decided right then that I’m going to do this. 1 trash bag a day to donate until the end of the month. If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety, know you’re not alone. And if you need a quick way to feel better, a purge session always does the trick. Hang in there, girl. You’ve got this. 💗

There’s nothing like pulling into your own driveway after a long road trip home. 💗 I took a break from all blogging and social media for a few days while Robert, Olivia, and I squeezed in one last beach trip before our family of three becomes a family of four. Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m always behind, never prepared, and have too many jobs on my plate, but then I realized... hello? You’re growing a human. Give yourself some grace already, mama! So today, that’s what we’re making this Sunday about, lots of rest, lots is soaking in what’s most important, and heaps of self-care and grace. I hope you’re doing the same today. Love yourself, girl! You deserve it! The other stuff can wait.

We’re apparently bound and determined to cram in as many family vacations as possible before this baby bean joins us in the fall. Mountain trip last week and beach trip this week makes for one tired mama, but it’s worth every second. #31weeks and counting! This was our sunset view at dinner last night on Pawleys Island. That sky! 😍 Future art printable? Hmm... .
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#travelphotography #coastal #coastalphotography #southcarolina #pawleysisland #marsh #beachphotography

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