I don't know why I had never looked at Country Home magazine before; I imagined it to be all powder blue, duck & geese "Home Sweet Home" signs, and rather "Hallmark-y" overall. Uh not at all. I am in love with this magazine and immediately became a subscriber. Usually I don't post scanned images here, but this one place in the October issue almost brought me to tears. Something in the dark wood and simple white,
the austerity & intention,
the light & dark,
old & new,
the wood tones,
... & the simple details.
Imagine this home with a few more baroque elements, several [plaster] deer heads and cuckoo clocks and you have my dream home. Place it in a farm with and orchard and you have my dream life. Hows that for some magazine inspiration?
On a side note I would like to thank Soviet for helping me hunt down and destroy that cockroach last night. He's my little hunter. For Eskimo to be interested in a bug it would have to run up to him and die right under his nose.
And also I have stopped shampooing. I am 7 days into the no-poo routine and my hair feels thicker and stronger than ever. It's a little on the greasy side and takes forever to dry [I am not even sure it has dried completely today!], but I am thrilled with the results. Read more about here and here.