Pinterest Party Friday #84

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Have you all been running around like me, trying to finish up buying those last few Christmas gifts? Have none of you started wrapping anything yet too? No? Well then it's just me then. Topher has the day off, and we are running some errands, cleaning, and working on projects. Jealous much? The unnamed child is taking her last finals as we speak, and then she is off for 18 days!! It will probably take her about that long to get her room clean. Today's … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide For Her

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One week left until Christmas! If you are in a cold sweat like I am, trying to cross gifts off your list ... or if you have no idea what that hard-to-buy-for-person wants, I have some gift giving ideas for you! These are some of my favorite products and they are definitely on my Christmas wish list (hint, hint Topher). … [Read more...]

On The Front Porch

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I've got something fun for you guys today! Porch.com contacted me a few weeks ago, asking if I would do an interview with them in their new On the Front Porch series! Porch.com is a home network that allows you to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage your home for free. On their site you can you research professionals, and read lots of fun posts about everything from how to decorate to making your home more energy efficient. … [Read more...]

Restoration Redoux Christmas Home Tour

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The countdown to Christmas is on my friends! I have done a couple of Christmas tours showing you different areas of the house. I thought today I would put it all together for you, so you didn't have to go searching all over the place. Let's start off with my mantel. I made my new feather boa wreath, and hung it at the top of my mirror-turned-temporary-chalkboard that I wrote about here. I used my deer (that were part of my center pieces last year) to flank the mantel. This year, my … [Read more...]

Quick Cleanup During the Holidays

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias I've mentioned many times how much I love Christmas:  the sparkly lights, the cozy nights by the fire, and getting together with friends and family. One thing that I don't like is the panic I feel when someone calls you at the last minute and wants to pop over -- as in "I'll be there in 5 minutes" short notice. As soon as I put down the phone, … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Makeover

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Do you have a room in your house that is a complete disaster? One where you make sure the door is closed anytime you have company so they aren't appalled by the way you live? Well, I actually have two of those rooms, but I decided to conquer my laundry room first. Let me prepare you my friends. We have lived in our home for 9 years, and we have not done one thing to this room in that time, except for add a bunch of hoard to it. I have no idea how things like dog clothes, purses, hair … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday #4

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Welcome to my new Throwback Thursday series, where we blast to the past and check out some of my favorite projects.  Since I have so many new readers, I know a lot of you haven't seen some of these pieces, so now we can all get caught up. It's also pretty interesting (and sometimes entertaining) to go back in time and see what me and my family had going on in our lives. When this dresser first was posted  it was two years ago, the unnamed child was 15, and at times we would butt heads. It … [Read more...]

Stenciled Antler Ornament Art

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Do you have a certain person that is super hard to buy for during the holidays? Yeah, me too. A friend of mine and I exchange gifts every year, and each year I rack my brain trying to figure out the perfect gift. This year, my friend and I decided to make each other a gift instead of buying one. That way every time we use or bring out the item, we have a fun memory to look back on. Here is what I did. First I nailed four boards together. And actually, I reused these from another past … [Read more...]

Home For the Holidays Christmas Tour

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Happy Monday everyone!!! We had a great weekend at our place. Friday night we hosted a small holiday party that we have every year. We got to see an old family friend of ours that we rarely get to see, but I will share more about that with you later this week. Saturday night, Topher had his Christmas party for work where we had a lovely dinner and then took a bus tour to go look at Christmas lights. During the day Saturday and Sunday, I stenciled the walls in my laundry room. I am almost … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #83

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Happy Friday everyone!! It's a dreary, rainy day here in Wichita, and of course I have a ton of errands to do. Tonight is our big dinner that we host every year. I'll tell you a bit more about that next week, but let's just say I'm heading to the grocery store to get 7 lbs of bacon. My laundry room is finally painted, and I will hopefully get it all stenciled this weekend. I'm also working on several custom pieces that I have to get finished, and my giant china hutch sold in my booth, … [Read more...]