“Shiplap” in the Powder Room

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It seems that the hit show fixer-upper on HGTV is all the rage. I absolutely love Joanna Gaines's style. It's casual and comfortable but also very put together. I love how she repurposes things and breathes life into spaces with use of old funky things. When we built our house last summer I really wanted to do something kind of funky and … [Read more...]

DIY Concrete Tray Planter (video tutorial)

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Hey all!! Hope you had a restful Easter break. We are recharged after a week at the beach. It is always hard to get back in the groove…but only 24 days of school (then exams…) and onto summer! The weather has finally turned nice…and it is a perfect time to dive into this months True Value Blog Squad post Itis easy and a great beginner concrete … [Read more...]

10 creative ways to use chalkboard paint

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Hey all! Been to the orthodontist….with both kids…in the past week. Twins in braces…at the same time. #expensiveweek. :) Totally worth it thought…they will thank us…in 20 years:) Haven’t had a huge opportunity to sit down and write….but I have been working on a few fun things that I will share soon. I am looking forward to taking a break in a … [Read more...]

Using giftwrap to dress open shelves

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We have lived in our new home for about 6 months now. I would say that 90 percent of our decisions with the design of this house have worked out perfectly for our family. As always, there are few things that you might like to change and if I had to do over again I probably would tweak a few things. I'm going to be sharing with you a few of those … [Read more...]

Easy beginner woodworking: True Value Blog Squad

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Well if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook...you heard that the Food Network did not select our kitchen to film the series "Southern at Heart." Boo hoo! No big deal....maybe next time around:) A few were curious about how it all works...and I really don't know anymore than I did the other day. What I do know is the LA producers for the show … [Read more...]

Horseshoe Curtain Holders (DIY unique window hardware)

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I think its really funny how my brain works. When it came to deciding on what to do for my windows in this new family room I was a little bit stumped. I didn't want anything that would take away from the architecture of the room. I didn't want anything too simple. I wanted something that could handle the height of the ceilings which are 11 feet … [Read more...]

Casual Christmas Decor

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It really feels like Christmas has snuck up on us this year. I probably say that every year…but with moving and a very busy beginning of school year it just seems that it's hard to believe that we are midway into December. I share these pictures with you to inspire you….not to stress you out. Please know that when you see all the fabulous blog home … [Read more...]

Rustic Thanksgiving Table & DIY candles

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Talk about one-stop shopping! With Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining coming up, I wanted to create a beautiful yet simple DIY centerpiece with common household items. I think I succeeded! To make this tablescape, you'll need just a few things from your local True Value hardware and grocery stores, but other than that it's an inexpensive, rustic … [Read more...]

DIY leather napkin holder with free thanksgiving printable

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So my peanut is going to her first high school dance tonight:) She is very excited! She is going with a very nice boy....we are friends with his family--which gives some comfort to the whole situation. I'm sure I will share a pic on instagram if you want to pop over there later. Here is an easy little napkin holder to make for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

DIY Necklace Holder

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Hey yall! Happy Wednesday! Before I forget....I am sharing a fun fall treat over at Jen's today that is a great option for preschool snack day:) Go check it out! And if you are here visiting from Tatertots and Jello...welcome! I am thrilled you are here....be sure to sign up to follow me on your favorite social channel:) This technically isn’t … [Read more...]