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1 Susan November 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

It’s all beautiful! Thank you for sharing this journey with you and please never stop as your home evolves.

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2 Bookworm0709 November 2, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Awesome! Thanks for adding email subscriptions. I find it so much easier to keep up with everyone’s blogs when they come to my inbox. Can’t wait to catch the next post.

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3 Ter'e November 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

God Bless Your Hearts!  I am new to your blog and seriously loving it.
My daughters home burned a long time ago, when she was just starting out and my Mothers home burned in the California Cedar Fire.  Makes me feel like I  have a connection to you.  MY GOD, but you are a strong family……………………………………..kudos to you all.

I think I’m a fan for life!
Ter’e
Destin, FL

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4 Heather November 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Edie,
You are such an inspiration to me on a daily basis. I love your new home and have so enjoyed watching the transformation. Your kitchen made me want to cry before it was even done! I found your blog through a friend of your sisters, Ashley Robertson. Ashley’s sister and I are friends and we call each other when we see new things posted on your blog! You are such an inspiration spiritually as well as decorating wise. I love reading what you have to say as much as the beautiful images you have posted. We would love it if you did an open house. That may be a little forward but we just love what you have done so much and to see it in person would just make our day, week and yr.
Thank you so much again, and God bless you and your family in your new home.
Heather

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5 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:59 am

Hi Heather!
Well, any friend of Gina’s is a friend of mine—she’s the best sister/friend EVER!   I am thinking of doing an open house and I’d love to meet y’all.  I’ll post it on the blog if we decide to do it—probably not til spring or summer.  Thanks so much for taking the time to encourage—it means a lot.
Blesssings galore to you both :)
xo,
edie

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6 Heather November 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Edie,
You are such an inspiration to me on a daily basis. I love your new home and have so enjoyed watching the transformation. Your kitchen made me want to cry before it was even done! I found your blog through a friend of your sisters, Ashley Robertson. Ashley’s sister and I are friends and we call each other when we see new things posted on your blog! You are such an inspiration spiritually as well as decorating wise. I love reading what you have to say as much as the beautiful images you have posted. We would love it if you did an open house. That may be a little forward but we just love what you have done so much and to see it in person would just make our day, week and yr.
Thank you so much again, and God bless you and your family in your new home.
Heather

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7 Mindy November 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks for adding the “subscribe by email”. I am a Knoxville “neighbor” and I just discovered your blog via Nester. I love it!

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8 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

oh how cool mindy!!
i live about an hour away but frequent knoxville plenty!
bless you friend,
edie

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9 Diane November 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I just signed up for email and it works great! I am so glad you added this. LOVE your blog!!
Diane

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10 Diane November 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I just signed up for email and it works great! I am so glad you added this. LOVE your blog!!
Diane

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11 Meg November 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Love your blog! Just signed up for email so keep those great posts coming! thanks!

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12 Diane @ Longaberger Lifestyle November 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

You just made my day!  I’m not good keeping up with blogs whose subscriptions work with something other than e-mail.  I guess that’s just me.  Edie…you’re such a blessing!  I will look forward to your inspiration via e-mail.  And Thanks!!!!

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13 Manda November 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Just came across your blog and love it.  Would love to know how you went about bringing to life your living room from the design board

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14 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

thanks manda!
i started by purchasing the furniture and then slowly, over time, added the accessories and pillows.  
it’s still a work in progress.  i’m probably not using the fabric we originally picked out so i’ve been on the hunt for the perfect fabric for window treatments.
hope that helps!
xo,
edie

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15 Elizabethmacleod8 November 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

I love your “cottage” and your blog. I am looking forward to the house tour!!

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16 Glenda November 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I don’t know you, but I love you! 
Your blog is an inspiration and a thing of beauty!

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17 Barbara November 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Dear Edie,
You are my new best friend! Don’t tell my old “best friends”! I’ve only scraped the surface of your blog, but you’re authentic, smart, witty and adorable. Our grace from God is the greatest gift. But, if you don’t mind me speaking from the heart, please stop saying you don’t deserve all the gifts he’s given you. You profess your faith, do your best, have given your all and unleSs you rob banks for a living, it’s all OK.

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18 holly November 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Started reading your blog through a link about the fire from another blog. Thank you for being real and trusting God in your realness. So glad you have a new beautiful home.

Holly

PS Please source the comfy tufted brown couch when you can
 

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19 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

thanks so much holly!
it’s from horchow and i LOVE it so much :)
xo,
edie

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20 Boltonx5 November 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Your blog is part of my morning routine!  Thanks!

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21 Lara November 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Wow! Stumbled upon your blog via Tip Junkie…..I think I’m in love! God is good, all the time, and He never ceases to amaze me, how He put’s people in your path, just when you need them!

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22 Lara November 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Wow! Stumbled upon your blog via Tip Junkie…..I think I’m in love! God is good, all the time, and He never ceases to amaze me, how He put’s people in your path, just when you need them!

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23 Lara November 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Wow! Stumbled upon your blog via Tip Junkie…..I think I’m in love! God is good, all the time, and He never ceases to amaze me, how He put’s people in your path, just when you need them!

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24 lesliemartinyoung November 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I’m a pretty recent reader of your blog, but I just love it! Congratulations on your new home – it’s lovely and inspiring! And, while poking around in your archives I discover we have similar taste in books (my shelf makes me look like a seminary student!) AND music – my whole clan saw The Avett Brothers in Dallas last month. Best. Concert. Ever. I also printed out your “prayer for our home” to share with our deacon wives Sunday during a discussion of hospitality! Just wanted to say, “Hi. Nice to meet you. And thanks for sharing your life!”

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25 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

you did have to go make me green with envy over that concert, now didn’t you :) i’m dying to see them live!
and thank you for such kind words!
bless you friend,
xo,
edie

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26 Cathy November 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Hey Edie! Just wanted to say “sooo wonderful and sweet of you to share so much of your brand new home with us!”.  Every time I think of you,  Isaiah 61:3 comes to mind (beauty for ashes).  Each beautiful lamp, every faucet, all the pipes and carpets and wood planks are your ebeneezers.  God is so faithful…and you rock for pointing us all back to Him. xoxo

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27 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

you are such a sweet encouragement ms. cathy!
thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to bless.
much love,
edie

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28 Molly November 10, 2011 at 1:30 am

Edie, it’s been a delight to read your “31 days” posts.  Your blog offers so many gifts to its readers, but they all stem from beauty … the beauty of a transparent heart trusting our Jesus, the beauty of family, the beauty of your eye for color and style (quite a dreamy kitchen and workroom) and the beauty of laughter (thinking of Hank).  Truly a life in grace.  Peace be with you!

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29 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

such beautiful encouraging words!
i am blessed by you :)
xo,
edie

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30 Rachel November 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Edie,
I so enjoy your blog!!!  I started reading last year at this time and I look for your posts every day:)
Thanks for being so transparent and real.  Your creativity and faith is such an inspiration!
Rachel

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31 Jenna @ Homeslice November 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Edie,

I just found your blog (where have I been?) and I just want you to know that I love it so much already. Thank you for the positive, real, and beautifully design-packed posts! Really a beautiful blog.

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32 edie wadsworth November 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

what a lovely, encouraging email ms. jenna!
thank you :)
xo,
edie

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33 Casheen November 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

just signed up to subscribe via email and had to say how excited I am.  Looking forward to each new post – thanks for sharing your work and yourself with us all.  in a word “beautiful”   

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34 Amber November 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I had to leave a beautiful house in France and until I can have my own home again, I shall enjoy yours! Thank you

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35 Thereadysetgogirl November 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I’m new to blogging and wanted you to know that I find a lot of inspiration in yours. Thank you! You have a wonderful “voice”.

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36 Pam November 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Found your blog via House of Turquoise.  Thank goodness!  I’m home recovering from a “Tango dancing” incident and read everything I could open to catch up.  We’re almost neighbors with many things on your list in common except that we are Yankees and arrived after 15 moves, most on behalf of my husband’s career at Alcoa.  I was looking at your sources for the “HOT” post and quickly realized we love to shop at many of the same places.  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was casual too due to the dance incident-or the trip I took over my husband’s box of summer clothes.  what a joy it was to have everyone under one roof if only for the weekend!

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37 edie wadsworth November 29, 2011 at 3:31 am

thanks for visiting pam! so nice to *meet* you. hope you recover quickly from your tango incident. i’d be proud as ever to say i injured myself at the tango—it’d be more likely related to tripping over the dog at my house! bless you friend :)

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38 Polly December 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Thank you for putting into words and photos the beauty of your home and the faith of your soul.  This combination will draw me back to your blog again and again. Lovely…your home, your heart and your grateful thanksgiving to our Lord!

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39 Nita December 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I just found your blog this morning while showing my husband Emily’s blog about “Dare to paint your cupboards black”.  I’ve been reading your blog all day.  I live in MN right near the Mississippi River.  Your blog is filled with inspiration, your home is beautiful, I love the fireplace on the porch, what a great idea.  I too experienced a fire, although it was not my home it was when I made a courageous move to open a gift store  called “My Friend’s Country Porch” after my first year of business my store burnt a couple days after I had left for a vacation in Maui. I was devestated, even thou I didn’t lose my home I lost alot of family antiques I used for displays, and alot of myself in that fire I poured my heart into that shop. I did reopen after 6 months and added a coffee shop.  I was open 7 years total but closed in 2004.  I am now a homehealth aide where I fill my heart taking care of people who need my help. Especially my 30 year old “boy” I call him who has severe CP and retardation. He is my buddy.  I have a plaque in my bathroom I read everyday ” A truth I’ve learned in passing years , significant, sublime…That  All life’s problems right themselves
if only given time”
Thanks for your blog I so look forward to reading it daily and catching up on what I missed!

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40 Lori B. December 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I found your blog last night via Adriane Dorr’s blog. I’m thrilled! If I hadn’t been so dang tired, I would have stayed up all night reading it. I’m an East Tennessee girl, now living in Middle Tennessee, who was raised Southern Baptist, who had given up on church, and almost on faith, until I met a good lookin’, sweet as pie, LCMS boy at the University of Tennessee in 1994. The pure, unadulterated – it is not about what I have done, but about what Christ has done for me – Gospel saved me! I’ve been a Lutheran ever since, and been married to that good lookin’ LCMS man since 1996. Thanks to him I have three beautiful blond haired, blue-eyed ‘babies’, the oldest of which just turned 11, and he’s almost as tall as me. His sisters are 8 and 5, and starting last year I became their teacher, at home, in our crazy house! Homeschooling has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I love it and how it has changed our family. I like to say that when I didn’t die enough to self after two kids, God gave me a third. And when I didn’t die enough to self after that, He made me a homeschool mom ;)

Last summer I started studying more about theology and all things Lutheran. Since I started homeschooling my children last year using a Chatlotte Mason/Classical method, I’ve become much more interested in theology and traditional worship. Frankly, I don’t want to mess up when it comes to teaching them Bible. Everything is written from a Reformed point of view and I want them to know the true Gospel and not be shackled by works righteousness like I was for so long.

So, enough about me. I just wanted you to know how excited I am to find your blog and to know that someone else out there, probably just a few hours from me (not exactly sure where you are in Tennessee) is an LCMS homeschool mom. Some days it feels like I’m the only one.

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41 kasse duffy January 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Just signed up for your email- I’ve really enjoyed the visit!  Thank you for the fresh spirit this morning- Also lovin C.S. Lewis:)

Kind Regards,
Kasse D.

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42 Kelly K March 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I subscribed to your blog awhile ago and all of the sudden, I’m not receiving your new posts. I just went in to re-subscribe in case I accidentally did something on my end and a message popped up stating that I’m already subscribed to your blog. Odd, I’m not sure what’s going on.

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43 Connie May 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

just found your blog—- and mine is called Vintage Grace– so they popped up together– I am a Lutheran Pastor’s wife living in Northern Virginia— would love to know where you live!

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44 Nancy June 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Edie,

I LOVE your blog. It is so great reading about someone who is interested in the same things that I am. By the way I live in Johnson City and shop frequently in Knoxville. Your spicy tomato soup is my husband’s new favorite!!

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45 Kathryn July 17, 2012 at 12:29 am

I’m so glad you added email subscription – I love your blog, but go through busy times when I forget to catch up on it. So now I’ll never miss out :) You are so inspiring – I’ve started reading C.S. Lewis because of your recommendations, and am so inspired to learn more about my faith. I’m also SO tempted to start homeschooling my kids (you make it look so easy), even my husband likes the idea ;) Thanks for your awesome blog – I know some people who wonder why we blog, why we open ourselves up to the rest of the world, and I think (at least from my perspective) it is to encourage and inspire, and to show them that you do not have to be perfect, you just have to enjoy life, and be thankful for all your blessings.

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46 Julia July 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Thanks so much, Edie. I just found you as a result of Jeanne Oliver. Looking forward to reading more- I appreciate what you’ve shared so far- I’m really interested to find outif there will be a Pearls & Grace 3 next year? I would love to attend~
My Best~
Julia
Lafayette, La.

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47 nancy johnson August 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

hi

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48 Hassie October 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Stumbled across you quite by accident (I’m sure by GOD’s design). I have been struggling desperately lately with my faith (LCMS) and with homeschooling my youngest 4 children while my oldest 4 are scattering about the country and my husband is overseas. While searching through your blogs I have seen that GOD’s grace has never left me and you have inspired me to keep trudging on and that every battle has an ultimate reward. (Now just to remember that tomorrow when my son refuses to do any schoolwork). Thank you for sharing your life to encourage me to continue mine :)

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49 Kim November 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Just ran across your blog while I was searching for recipes. Love it! I have never subscribed to a blog before, but yours seems so inspiring. Looking forward to more!

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50 Kari December 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

So glad you added sign up by email….I love your blog and have wanted to sign up but don’t even know what sign up by reader means;0). Thanks for helping a technically challenged girl out! Thanks

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51 brooke December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

Thank you, Edie, for sharing your life with all of us. I am a fellow homeschooling mom of five, a die-hard crafter, painter, sewer, and love all things reformed! God has used your blog as a source of encouragement and inspiration to me. It was my joy to pray for your family over and over as you walked through suffering and pain after your house fire. My family has enjoyed many of your delicious recipes too. My husband laughs when I say, “I got this idea from my friend, Edie”. He tries to tell me that we are not really friends, but what does he know about bloggin’ and craftin’? I’m thankful for your posts.

His vessel of mercy,

Brooke

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52 Barbara Slauter January 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I’m Barbara Slauter and I stumbled upon your blog and so forth while I was up at my Bean Station home for the Holidays. It was the little piece in the Morristown paper. I had read about you in B&G so it was great fun to learn more. I live in Ocala, FL but will be going back and forth come Spring. Just can’t leave that lake for good. I rented my place for 1 1/2 yr but am taking it back. I either brought stuff down here, sent it to auction (HUGE collection of Fiesta) or gave it to friends and family. So now I am starting to reup and want to do it mostly with found furniture I can make my own. You are quite an inspiration. My neighbor across Wildcat RD and I will follow you and hope to meet you one day soon. Barbara

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53 Eleanor February 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Thanks for the email subscription.

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54 Molly December 20, 2013 at 5:31 am

Thanks Edie for sharing your beautiful home and reciep for fudge. iwouldlike to make it but don’t know how muchbutteras we don’t have stickseither pounds or kgswould be fine. We can’t get marshmallowcream here in Aus. So I will have to use something else.
Any ideas???

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55 Amy Hadaway February 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Pop ups on your page are beyond annoying with advertisements! I won’t waste my time again trying to search for something on my phone. Laptop is easier to navigate.

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56 Peggy September 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

Edie,

I have a silly question for you…. how do I know if I have already signed up for the newsletters? I honestly do not remember. I do however receive your blog posts via my e-mail. Thanks!
p.s.
There was a pre-filled out block with my FB info but I really don’t want to use that if I’m not already signed up. Any suggestions? Toodles!

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57 Edie Wadsworth September 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I think there’s a way to either clear those fields and use your email? I’ll try it myself!

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58 Edie Wadsworth September 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

You can always unsubscribe if you’ve already signed up! If you search your inbox for my name, it might show up if you’re already a subscriber!

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59 Dee September 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I can’t get the photos with the newsletter. I am trying several ways “googling”, etc., but still can’t see the photos. Could you try re-sending to me, please? I want to see it all!

Dee

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60 Edie Wadsworth October 1, 2014 at 6:41 am

Just resent it Dee!

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61 Kelley October 1, 2014 at 4:21 am

Edie, I know you have heard this before; owning a blog opens yourself up to criticism good and bad. So I’m going to be straight with you.
I totally get this hair drama! I just turned 50 and have always had long hair. And by long hair I mean chest length. Not super long. But I got a wild hair and cut it off, chin length! I haven’t been the same since! We women, our hair is our thing! And your totally right about the clothes not matching up to the hair! It’s crazy! However, I haven’t followed you for very long BUT, your new style is sooo much better than a “messy bun” that screams, I don’t know how or what to do with my hair so I will do this! I’m glad this cut is forcing you to STYLE your hair! Another topic you where spot on is the issue of the eyebrows. I would rather leave my house naked and without my phone than to go without filling in my over plucked, skinny, graying eyebrows! It completely makes a 100% difference in what I look like. I have honestly turned my brows in to an art form! One other suggestion as you transition into your sassy new self is to be lighter handed on your eye liner. The first pic you showed is a scaled down version of your eye make up and liner and you look so pretty and younger in that pic. I’m afraid that the severity of a short cut mixed with heavy liner comes off as “biker/rocker chic”. Unless that is the look your going for. And one other thing. Smile in your pics for goodness sake! You are ten times prettier when you smile! And finally, as with any new look, wether you hate it or love it is to just embrace what it is and OWN IT! It’s all about confidence and being sure of yourself so you CAN be free to worry about others as you so eloquently noted in your newsletter. If you decide to let it grow out, embrace each phase of the grow out process as a new look and play around with it! Hugs and Blessings to you!
Kelley

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