June 2017 Roundup!

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Wow, feels like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done a round-up post…not sure why?! When I realized it’s the last day of June today, I thought maybe I should bring the round-up posts back. I mean, we’re all busy people living our busy lives and I’m sure you don’t check this page every day…or every week…or […]

Turn An Everyday Kitchen Stool Into a Farmhouse Style Nightstand…and Some Other Stuff…

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Do you have a tiny bedroom? How about a tiny budget? A fan of the whole farmhouse-y/old-looking/rustic thing? If so, I have a solution for you! I know, not *exactly* what you had in mind, huh? Hear me out. If you give it a layer of your favorite blue flat finish paint (chalk paint/chalky finish […]

I Got Three More….An Update on the Gallery Wall

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Remember that post I did – with the awesome Walmart frames I fell in love with? I bought six, loved them, and wrote in the post that I might just go snag three more? Well I did. I wasn’t sure if nine would be too many, but oh my word, NOPE! I mean, these faces. […]

Six Year Blogiversary!

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Thanks to good ol’ Facebook, I was informed this morning that today is my blogiversary! Yes, six years ago, sitting on my laptop on my giant navy sectional, in a family room that looked oh-so- different than it does today, I sat down and began typing my first post. Never did I EVER imagine I’d […]

Fiddling Around The Family Room

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One of my very favorite things to do is fiddle around my house.  I just go around, moving some things from this room to that, looking at things in storage for inspiration…it doesn’t cost a dime, and yet I feel like everything is suddenly new and fresh when I’m done. It always brings me joy. If […]

A Decluttering Update and What Has Helped Me on Quest!

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I wrote a post about Spring Cleaning about a month ago and it seemed to resonate with a lot of you. I think most of us want to simplify life these days and clear out the clutter in our homes – I know for me, I’m a much better version of myself when things are in […]

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 – […]