Thrift Store Makeovers (Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour)

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If you've been reading my last few posts, or following me on Facebook, or Instagram, you will know that I'm super excited to have been asked to participate in this Swap It Like It's Hot Tour. It's where 33 bloggers all partner up, and on a budget of no more than $10, send each other some thrift store goodies which we then makeover. In the past, I have loved reading all of the posts in the tour and seeing everyone's creativity, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited in! The person … [Read more...]

Rustic Heart Wall Art (10 Days of Valentines)

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What's Valentine's Day like for you and your sweetheart? Are there big elaborate gifts? Or fancy dinners out? For my hubby and I, the days of waiting 2 hours to get a table, or spending $100 on some roses that will die in a week are a thing of the past. For us, Valentine's day is usually spent at home. I'm sure you're thinking how boring can you be? One of us will make dinner for the other (a little fancier than our normal cuisine), and we do a small gift exchange, then settle down to … [Read more...]

Super Easy Ruffle Trim Valentine’s Day Trees

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Happy Monday everyone!!! Sadly strep throat and I still haven't broken up. It's one of those relationships where I want to move on, but he just won't let me go. My throat itself is better, but that has been replaced with congestion, horrible body aches, and a fun cough -- just to to top things off. Along with this nastiness lingering, so has my christmas decor. This weekend, come hell or high water, it had to go. It definitely isn't as fun taking it down as it is putting it up. So after … [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...]

Throwback Thursday #3 (DIY Ornament Wreath)

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Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Last night Topher and I attended a meeting at the unnamed child's high school, all about financial aid, grants, and scholarships since the unnamed child will be starting college courses this summer. To say this was a dry meeting is the understatement of the year, and I didn't understand half of it. My big takeaway:  I can't believe she's old enough to be starting college courses! If we ever had any doubt it has been confirmed that we are officially … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Tour (5 Golden Rings)

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Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Tour! Some of my most creative and talented blogging buddies and I are doing our interpretations of one of the 12 days.  I don't know about you, but when I think about the song 12 Days of Christmas ... I think of the Muppets version.  And of course, the highlight of the song is when Miss Piggy belts out  "5 Golden Rings!!!". So naturally, I had to chose 5 Golden Rings for my project. I chose to make something to go across my mantel. … [Read more...]

Easiest Christmas Wreath Ever! (Feather Boa Wreath)

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This time of year, I'm so busy it's not uncommon to see me running around like my hair is on fire. Topher has two holiday parties, I have one for the store, we host a couple of different family parties ourselves. Not to mention all of my Christmas tours for the blog and eight million custom pieces I'm doing for clients. But here's the thing, even though I have zero time, I still want my house to look cute. Since I don't have 3 hours to sit and make a wreath, I had to think of something … [Read more...]

Secret Santa Blog Tour (and a Glitter Deer Head Plaque Tutorial)

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Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Tour! Some of my blogging buddies and I decided to chose names and make a fun holiday gift for each other. The name I chose was Therese from Fresh Ideas Studio. Now making a gift for someone whom you have never met in real life is very challenging. You have never seen the way they dress or have seen the inside of their home (except what you have seen on their blog). I had noticed that a lot of Therese's projects on her blog contain fun vibrant colors. so I … [Read more...]

Planked Christmas Deer Sign

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For the last few weeks, everywhere I have gone it has been Christmas. The grocery store, the mall, Home Depot, and the craft stores have had it up for months. Has any of this bothered me? Nope. I love everything about Christmas (except this extremely sucky cold weather). Usually we put up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Last year we bumped it up to the week before Thanksgiving. But this year ... I actually talked Topher into doing it last weekend. A bit overkill? Probably, … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Advent Calendar Knock Off

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I have The Plague. The throat swelling shut, head feels like it's going to blow up, body aches that make you want to die ... The Plague. I started feeling it Friday and Saturday, but it was tolerable. I had my Holiday Open House at RELove All Things Shabby on Saturday, and around 9:00 that night it was in full force. I had known in advance that this Knock Off Tour was coming up, but with last week being the unnamed child's … [Read more...]