The Project That Took My Breath Away, and THE Cutest, Budget-Friendly Picture Frames

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When we moved into our house 11 years ago, we removed quite a few walls. Then last summer, we decided to take down one more. It’s awesome, and never for one second have we EVER regretted it – in fact, it’s just the opposite…but there is one – and ONLY one – negative thing about having […]

Thoughts on Spring Cleaning, Simplicity, and Not Wanting a Bigger House.

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So it appears that Spring has sprung early in Maryland this year. We had the windows open with temps in the 70s this past weekend, and the seven day forecast shows much of the same. And as a result, I have been going a little overboard with Spring cleaning – particularly de-cluttering. So much so […]

Thrifty Art: Dollar Tree Mirrors

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Those of you who’ve been with me a while might remember My Dollar Tree Mirror Art? That time I used command strips and twelve mirrors from my local Dollar Tree to create this big ol’ mirror in our main hallway? Wellll, of course things can’t stay the same TOO long in here, so naturally I’m […]

Family Room Makeover! FINALLY!!

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I can’t even contain my excitement you guys!! IT IS DONEEEEEEEE!!! Get ready for lots of annoying caps and exclamation points – my apologies in advance. It’s just that we are finally here – the completion of the longest makeover in history, our family room! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – […]

Family Room Progress and My Built-in Bench!

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Well helllloooooooo! I have missed you SO much!! Hope you all had a wonderful summer! School is back in session here, so that means I will be blogging regularly again and not dropping off the face of the earth anymore! (Well, until next June I suppose;) I really have missed interacting with you guys often, […]

The Musical Trunk gets the Perfect new Home in the basement

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I think one of my very favorite things is moving furniture around my house and giving it new life somewhere else. It’s so much fun! You might remember during my bedroom makeover post, how I mentioned that the trunk at the foot of our bed just wasn’t vibing with me? This trunk – the one […]

Our Master Bedroom Makeover: The Reveal!

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Wooooohoooo!!!! It is DONE, people. And we are thrilled! Been a long time coming, but finally I can tell you, our master bedroom makeover is complete and you can’t see me, but I’m totally doing a happy dance right now;) Can we just go ahead and dive right on in with pictures? Pretty please? Because I […]

The 3 Things Our House Uses The Most

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The idea for this post came to me at midnight last night, as I was trying to sleep…as most of my ideas do. (Really need to get that notebook on my nightstand one of these days!). I was thinking of some of the things in our house that are constantly in use. They move from […]

Finding a “New” Nightstand in An Unexpected Spot

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The master bedroom makeover is so close I can almost taste it, friends. Only things left really are the closet doors (it’s a doozy of a project), and finishing the baseboards. CANNOT. WAIT. I know you’re excited too, from the comments and messages you send me – and I LOVE you for it:) My readers […]

February 2016 Roundup!

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Here we are again, the end of another fast month! I know we’re all busy people, so I want you to know how much I truly appreciate every visit you make to this little blog of mine. In case there were any posts you missed, I like to bundle ’em all up together so you […]