Cheap update for plastic planters

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Thanks for all the kinds thoughts and prayers about my friend's son...this I know...Prayers WORK! He continues to improve everyday and I will keep you posted.... So I was hanging onto 1/2 of a yard of burlap FOREVER….I mean like FOREVER…I have had it for probably 3 years….and yet I still moved it to the new house. Time to put that burlap to … [Read more...]

gifts…

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Hi friends:) Hope you had a restful and fun fall weekend. We are so happy to have our new baby Stella home! We went to pick her up on Saturday around noon. She has been getting acclimated to her new home and we have noticed that  she is a very smart little puppy:) (everyone says that don’t they?:) I shared a few pics on fb and instagram….it was … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Planter (Outdoor Fall Décor)

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Good gravy we made it to Friday! My boys have big sports plans this weekend that include an NBA exhibition game...an NFL game and a huge rival high school football game. The peanut and I are looking forward to PUPPYTIME with our Stella girl who will be coming home on Saturday:) Plus, the weather is turning cooler...whoot!!! I wanted to share this … [Read more...]

Mini Tour of Outdoor Spaces

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I have been sharing a bunch on social media showing some of our outdoor spaces. It is slowly but surely coming together. We are really enjoying our new neighborhood... walking for coffee or to grab a beer at night. Both Bill and I never realized how much we would enjoy just being outside and walking the neighborhood. Norton Commons is so pedestrian … [Read more...]

Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Handmade Fall Finds on Etsy

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I am off on mini-vaca with my honey. We are in our favorite city…Chicago…celebrating 18 years. 18 years (22 if you count our courtship:) married to my honey….not to get all gushy…but really he is the mac to my cheese…he makes me laugh the hardest…and everyday is an adventure---the good the bad, ugly and pretty….everyday. No one else I would share … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Coasters

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So....sometimes I’m in a craft store…for a specific purpose….and I get this crazy idea in my head…and then start shopping for the crazy idea….this was one of those moments. I was in the wood burning tool aisle….you know with all the wood…and tools. Too specific? Anywho, I started to gather an idea in my head for some coasters that we were in … [Read more...]

Scalloped Potatoes

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Hey…happy Monday:) Hope you had a great weekend! Potatoes and cheese…with cream…I mean how can you go wrong? You can’t go wrong. It is comfort food at it’s best. This recipe pairs perfect with anything---chicken, beef, pork…or just hunker down on your couch and eat it alone---I’m not going to judge. In college, on a rainy Sunday…my housemate … [Read more...]

instafall & Giveaway

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Instagram is almost like a blog onto it’s own. It is so easy to keep in my groove and share pics here and there…..I am an insta-lover fo sur:) Last weekend I pulled out some fall decorations (from the depth of the boxes in my basement….that’s another show for another day.) I can’t find some of my things that I used last year….but I got my hands on … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood Platter Rack (DIY Shelves)

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My love for old trim parts is deep. I have used these pieces in several projects throughout the past 4 years. These reclaimed wood platter racks make great use of old trim parts. They are really art unto themselves—along with whatever you happen to place on top of them. In our new dining space….we have a large wall that was just crying for … [Read more...]