How to Build an Eclectic Gallery Wall-Decorating Challenge

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Today I have a project for you that has been under wraps for quite a while. After we installed our new carpet in the basement, the first thing I did was build my new gallery wall.  One of my favorite things to look at when I go into people's homes, virtually or in real life, are their gallery walls. I think they reveal a lot about the homeowner's personality. I have been hoarding gathering items for my gallery for a long time, and until recently they were just setting in my storage … [Read more...]

Easy Patriotic Vignette

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Hi everybody! Can you believe this weekend is the 4th of July? The summer is flying by! I'm taking part in a Red, White and Blue DIY Celebration Tour with some of my blogging buddies! So if you're looking for some ways to decorate your home for the holiday, or if you're searching for some craft ideas to do with your friends and family on the 4th, you're in the right place! … [Read more...]

Balsam Hill Welcome Home Summer Tour

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  Don't you just love summer? The kiddos out of school, sleeping in, grilling out, days lounging by the pool. Today I'm also enjoying getting together with my friends for the Welcome Home Summer Tour! We are all opening up our homes to show you some of our new summer decor. I've always been a little stumped by summer decor. When you are decorating for holidays it's easy, trees and reindeer for Christmas, bunnies and eggs for Easter, etc. For summer, what do you really … [Read more...]

Stenciled TV Console Makeover

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I kind of feel bad. Most of my readers and blogging friends are in the middle of a blizzard, and here in Kansas it has been 70 degrees. I have been walking the pups, spray painting outside, opening-up the windows, and grilling-up burgers and hot dogs like it's Spring. Before you get too jealous, though, know that today is the last day of this glorious weather before we too take the plunge. They are calling for snow here on Saturday. Just like the saying goes, if you don't like the weather in … [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...]

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...]

How I Shopped My Home to Decorate for Fall

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Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you had a great weekend! Sadly, I turned one year closer to the big 4-0, but I did have a great day. I started off the morning by going to a great vintage sale where I scored some great goodies. If you want to see them, head over to my Instagram account. My mom then made me a big lunch, and she made it all fancy ... even bringing out her china. It was nice having the whole family there, and I'm pretty sure I watched my one year old niece eat her body weight … [Read more...]

French Stenciled TV Console

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Does it seem like everywhere you go right now, every woman you see is pregnant?  It seems like there must be something in the water over in my neck of the woods because I am doing custom nursery projects out the ying yang! (Note to self: Do NOT drink the water).  First, congratulations!  Second, if you need a changing table, I can help...  Third, if you need a snuggler for the baby, I can help there too.  Fourth, I'm still not drinking the water! The Unnamed Child babysat and dog sat all … [Read more...]

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...]