The Most Important Piece In Any Room

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For months now, my friend has been wanting me to help decorate her 5-year-old daughter's bedroom. I told her that we would have to start with the most important piece -- the piece that makes or breaks an entire room:  the rug. It can take a simple room from bland to BAM!! Check out the two rooms down below. Both of them are fantastically decorated rooms, but the rugs are the one item that take them over the top. So when she told me that she fell in love with this nuLoom Avignon … [Read more...]

Stenciled Vintage Dresser Makeover


First of all, I want to thank everyone who has voted for my Instagram video!  If you don't already know, Shaw Flooring has been running a contest, and the video with the most votes wins a $1500 Shaw Flooring GC. You all have heard me talk about LuLu, Gracie, and Charlie a million times. They are my babies. The only problem with rescue dogs is that sometimes they have been abused and or traumatized, which can make it harder to potty train them. All three of my pups took some major work, … [Read more...]

Tour Through Blogland

Turquoise Painted Chandelier

A few weeks ago, my sweet friend Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer invited me to participate in a Tour Through Blogland.  On this tour, each blogger is supposed to share a bit about ourselves, answer four questions, and introduce you to some other bloggers that I adore. Christy and I share a passion for all things turquoise, upcycling vintage furniture, and repurposing ordinary items. She is a fabulous decorator -- you have to see her amazing home! So much of the … [Read more...]

Slimfast 14-Day Slimdown

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim The first week of September, I will be turning 39. The number 39 itself I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is that it means I will be one year away from the big 4-0. What the heck? If I only live to 80, that means I will be at the halfway point. What the heck? How did … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #68


Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope you all have had a great week! I just want to take a quick minute out to brag what freaking amazing readers I have! It meant so much to have all of you rally to my defense when I got the hateful comment from Rick this week. If you missed that day you can see it here. I was talking about blogger bullies (bullies that target bloggers ... not the other way around) and how I just don't understand the motivation behind nasty comments like that. I gave an … [Read more...]

Tube TV Turned Dog House


Can you believe it's the middle of July already?  This summer is already flying by! I'm loving that the unnamed child is home during the days and can be my slave cheap labor.   Although, I don't think she is nearly as excited about this arrangement as I am... Summer also means yard sales galore! While out saling the other day, I came across one of those retro TVs. You know, the ones that weigh about 200 lbs. There was one for sale for a whopping $3. … [Read more...]

Why Ya Gotta Be So Mean? (and a Wine Cork Bulletin Board)


You know how in high school there was always a group of mean kids?  The ones that picked on people for no reason in particular, other than just being hateful?  It could be over the smallest things:  the way someone wore their hair that day, or that they didn't have the coolest shoes on, or just the fact that the person was too tall, short, skinny or fat. Making others feel bad made them feel good. Well, I hate to say that ...  some people just never grow out of that bullying phase. You all … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Allergic To Your Furbaby


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. My whole life I have had allergies. When I was in the third grade, I got the birthday present that I had been begging for ... a cat. A neighbor lady's cat had a litter of kittens born in a tree stump by her home. I picked out the runt of the litter and was so excited to bring her home. Unfortunately when the cat came home with me, my allergies got out of control. I got allergy testing and sure enough, cats and dogs were … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2014 Recap

Ladies of Haven

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! As promised, I have my Haven recap for you! As most of you know, I went to Atlanta a little over a week ago to attend my second Haven bloggers conference. While there, you take all sorts of classes to help improve your blog -- classes such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), how to make money blogging, photography classes, Interior Design, how to build your brand, etc. You also can take DIY classes, such as learning how to tile, building … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #67 (Plus a Giveaway!)


Happy Friday everyone!!! Wow this week flew by! I think it took me a couple of days to get caught-up on sleep after Haven. Yes, I know I promised you a recap, and I promise I will deliver it on Monday. I went down to my booth yesterday, and it was so empty! I have some serious painting to get caught up on, but I am still finishing a couple of custom pieces, so today I am stenciling -- which is one of my least favorite things to do. I am working on a dresser for a nursery, and I know … [Read more...]