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How I Shop Estate Sales in My Pajamas

I come from a long-line of pickers and tinkerers. I could probably make a Genesis-style genealogy for you showing how my love for treasure hunting and do-it-yourself projects was begot. When I was a kid, I spent weekends getting up early with my mom to go “garage sailing” (as I thought it was called) or […]

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Transform a Leather Ottoman with Chalk Paint

Hey Friends! Okay, I’ve FINALLY got a chalk paint tutorial for you. (Kayla, I know you’re out there cheering because you’ve been begging me for one for months.) If you’ve never used chalk paint before, this is a great project because it’s fast and you won’t use even half of a sample pot of Annie […]

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How to Hide a Doorbell Box

There isn’t a lot of sleep happening around here these days with a hungry, little six-week-old and a super-helpful three-year-old who insists on being up with me to help with the baby. I’ve discovered that if I can stay up until about 2:00 or 3:00 AM and keep myself busy in between those first feedings […]

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Making Treat Baskets for Nurses

Hey, Friends! I thought I’d pop in real quick and share with you the treat baskets we’ve made up for the nurses who will be helping us once Baby Eli decides to join us. My mom is a nurse so I know how hard they work and wanted to make sure we showed our gratitude […]

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Missing My Pup & a Pottery Barn Inspired Pet Pillow

I am forcing myself to sit down with a cup of coffee and blog this afternoon, even though my natural inclination is to keep to myself. The truth is, when I’m blue, I just want to turn inward and deal quietly but I made a promise at the start of this year to make this […]

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Saving a Trashed Dresser

Last April, after a really scary medical emergency that ended with the cops busting my grandma’s front door down while we listened over the phone four hours away, my mom quit her nursing job in Cincinnati and moved to Tennessee to take care of her. My grandma is really sick and can’t be alone anymore […]

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Welcome Baby Wreath

I’m posting this baby wreath with great hesitation since one of my best friends already sent me a text tonight that said, “What’s up with all of the baby stuff you’ve been pinning? Any news?” Isn’t that the way with Pinterest though? I have to believe that they added the option for secret boards just […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Pottery Barn Inspired Paper Mache Pumpkin

If you’re a sucker for a good Cinderella story, you should know this pumpkin wasn’t always the belle of the ball. Rescued from a dollar store (and an ugly-orange fate,) this lovely, little pumpkin is dressed in vintage sheet music and boasts a snazzy, new stem. Now she’d fit right in with her wickedly-priced step […]

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Knock-Off Pottery Barn Kids Dollhouse Shelf

Hey, Friends! My husband is always telling me I have caviar taste on a tuna-fish budget which is why I’m thankful for paint. I’m a firm believer that if something has good bones, all it needs is a little paint to shine. This dollhouse I found at Goodwill is a great example of what a […]

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Web-Wander Wednesday: Fall Wreath Edition

Hey, Friends! It’s Megan here and this week in my web-wandering, I was inspired by the many awesome fall wreaths being showcased on other blogs and on Pinterest. Wreaths are yet another interesting adornment that originally represented more than just style. For generations, wreaths could tell all sorts of stories about the folks on the […]

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