How I Got Four ‘New’ Accent Tables for $39

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Remember when it was THE thing to have your furniture match perfectly? (Totally not dissing those who love matching furniture by the way, simply stating that it’s not the only way to go now, and a lot of people like the eclectic, collected over time look. Got nothin’ but love for all y’all. The End). […]

My apologies

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I’ve got so many projects in my head right now I can’t sleep at night. Not kidding. It keeps me up, I toss and turn. I cannot even wait to start them all. But it’s August now, and it’s a bittersweet month. School starts up at the end of this month, and for the first […]

For The Love of Paint Samples

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Finally! I have found The One. My Perfect Match. Yesterday, paintbrush in hand, I discovered The Bathroom Paint Color Of My Dreams. And it only took me eleventy-billion paint samples to find it. Let me tell you something about choosing the right color, friends: PAINT SAMPLES ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS. Unless of course, you’re one […]

Not The Mom I Used To Be

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When my kids were babies and toddlers, I did stuff. We regularly hit storytime at the library, had lots of playdates with friends, went to the park all the time. Nature walks, zoo trips…we filled our days with all kinds of (exhausting) fun. We made homemade playdough for crying out loud. And fingerpainted. ON EASELS. And created […]

Baby You’re So Classic: Bathroom Decisions

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I tell you what. I am much more in my comfort zone when making decisions about what to do with a $5 yard sale find or picking a paint color for a bedroom. This bathroom reno…it’s keeping me up at night. I’ve never done a total big girl renovation – one that costs a LOT […]

DIY Painted Wood Backdrop Thingy

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Some of you might remember when I shared this project the first time around, last Fall. It got lost when my OLD site was hacked, and I’ve gotten quite a bit of questions about it, so thought I’d share it again. Basically: 1. I took a couple pieces of wood and cut them to the […]

Summertime…and the Livin’s Easy: Summer Buffet Decor

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I am on total Summer Brain lately. Forgot I never posted my buffet table decorated for the season. Probably because it was so simple and easy it almost didn’t seem blogworthy. I put up my Summer Pinwheel Wreath from Craft Night, my DIY Crab Art, some hydrangeas, mason jars filled with sand and candles, and […]

How to Throw an Easy Kid Party: Lego Style

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Our youngest turns 5 this week, and yesterday we had his friends over to celebrate with a Lego party. I honestly had ZERO intentions of blogging about it as of yesterday morning. I didn’t think anyone would be interested because I was doing SO LITTLE planning and it was SO not a crafty/Pinterest-worthy/awesome/spectacular birthday party. […]

My Top 5 Easy Summer Dinners {And How I Get Them on the Table in No Time!}

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Summer. I just can’t get enough. Life seems to just slow down. No extracurricular events to rush to, homework to do…I seem to slow down too, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. I trade in the more time consuming comfort foods for light,quick, and super easy meals. This year more than ever, now that […]

Haircut for a Cause

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My six year old has been BEGGING me to chop her hair for probably a year now. But her long hair…it seems so her.  All piled in a messy bun on top of her head, or in two cute little braids. And pigtails? Forget about it.  Or perhaps I have long hair envy. I’m just […]