Christmas Home Tour 2017

By Barbara Rainey | October 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

Can I tell you a secret? We don’t use a live Christmas tree in our home anymore. For years when the kids were younger, our tradition was to pick out a real tree together. Dennis held different trees out, pounding and shaking the branches open, measuring height, talking about which loose twigs to trim. It […]

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The Promise in a Maple Leaf

By Barbara Rainey | September 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

Maple trees, their sweet syrup and beautiful fall leaves, are the emblem of Canada. No respecter of borders, these beautiful trees flow south into New England and the Midwest creating great forests with tendrils that twine into the northern tier states of the south, including the mountains of north Arkansas. Having loved these trees from […]

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Untie Your Story: 12 Questions to Ask Around the Dinner Table

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2017 | 7 Comments

Old tattered photos and pieces of long-ago letters collect in my laundry room office. Rescued from dust-covered boxes found in closets and drawers, these sepia photos and letters now fill a large three-ring binder I covered with a pretty fabric.  Together they are all that remains of people’s lives I never knew. On a yellowed […]

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The Value of Together

By Barbara Rainey | August 31, 2017 | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered where you belong? Looked for a place to fit in? Felt all alone right in the middle of all your people? It’s okay. I have too. We all have. Together matters even when we don’t feel the connections as we’d like. Home matters too because that’s where belonging begins. You’ve likely […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

By Barbara Rainey | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brightly colored leaves and football weather are coming! Our Fall Collection is here and we’d love to invite you to get your home ready to welcome the charm of the season that feels like coming home. The months ahead bring sweaters, stews, and long lost siblings. Fall is a time to gather your loved ones […]

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