Haunted Halloween Home Tour

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It's finally here!! I'm doing my first ever Halloween Home Tour!  Or any type of home tour actually. One thing that you won't be seeing on my tour are the things I fear most in life:  clowns. I took my daughter to the Halloween shop, and you would be shocked at how many scary clown masks for sale. I quickly scurried down those aisles. I am, however, a big fan of scary movies and always have been, but the one that scarred me for life was "It".  Anyone remember that one?  The Steven … [Read more...]

Painted Hall Tree

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. Unfortunately, I received some bad news that put a dark cloud over mine.  I woke up Saturday morning to find out my aunt, whom I'm very close with, had been in a terrible car wreck. She has some very serious injuries, so things are touch-and-go right now. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. When I wasn't at the hospital, I was working on projects to distract myself.   A few weeks ago, a friend was getting rid of this hall … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery Reveal

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What is it that gets you crazy motivated to do some last minute decor improvements? Company coming over, right?  I just finished my How To Host A Baby Shower series, and with a houseful of people coming over, it sent me into warp speed on cleaning and finishing projects I never seemed to have time to finish. A while back I showed you my wall decor on changing a vintage mirror into a frame. It was a little lonely there on that big old wall, and I knew I wanted a photo gallery to incorporate … [Read more...]

One More Reason I Hate the Gym (and an Antique Yellow Table)

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Remember when I said I was going to start going back to the gym again? Well ... I have been, which is a start -- but just not as often as I should.  With summer right around the corner, I have got to kick it into gear, people! Yesterday, I had to drive one of my unnamed child's friends home from school, and we had to go down a very bumpy dirt road. I glanced down at my legs, and the amount of jiggling that was resonating from them was mortifying -- like two jello-filled water balloons … [Read more...]

Ruffled Lamp Shade Tutorial

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I got a lot of work finished on my projects, and to prove it, I once again have sanded off all the skin on my thumb and I have a huge burn blister on my left pointer finger from the glue gun. What can I say? I live a life of danger. The child that wishes to remain anonymous and I spent a big chunk of the weekend on today's project. Remember this great old lamp I got at Goodwill awhile back?  It was great except it was filthy and … [Read more...]

Stenciled Burlap Curtains

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Hope you guys are having a great day!  It's raining and dreary here in Wichita, but I thought I would show you what I was up to yesterday. Remember the dining room paint disaster? Well the second redoux color has grown on me -- which is good since Topher refuses to paint it a third time. When we moved into this house, I just threw some cheap curtains up in this room since I knew it would be a while before I got to decorating it. Little did I know it would be SIX years later before I got … [Read more...]

Turquoise Nightstand Makeover Times Two

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It's a cold, and soon to be wet, Spring Break here in Kansas -- which, sadly, is pretty normal. We are even supposed to have snow for the first day of Spring, so it looks like there will be no tanning-in-warmth-of-the-sun for the child that wishes to remain anonymous. We did take a quick minivacation to Kansas City for a few days and took in some fun shopping and consumed a staggering amount calories including lots of pasta, bread and cupcakes. Looks like the kiddo and I will be spending … [Read more...]

Happily Ever After? Probably Not.

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The child that wishes to remain anonymous and I just finished watching The Bachelor. I must say, it was anticlimactic.  We thought out of all the girls, he chose the two most immature out of the entire bunch. So when it came down to choosing the final one, we didn't really care. I thought Lindsey just wanted to get married, and it didn't really matter to whom (did you see the big honking tattoo on her foot when she stepped out of the limo? How did I miss that?). Catherine is just in this … [Read more...]

Girls night

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I had a fun evening last night! Three of my DIY friends and I got together for a lovely dinner at my friend Nicole's house -- these were the girls that I had my booth with at the craft show. It's so fun getting together to swap stories about the chaotic life a newbie blogger, running a business out of the house, and still trying to raise a family. Don't get me wrong, I know people that work outside of the home have crazy lives too, but it's nice to have someone that shares in the same … [Read more...]