How We Save $749 a Year By Cutting Out Cable and Still Get to Watch the Shows We Love


Stepping out into the new year, Topher and I decided we needed to go on a diet -- a debt diet that is. Like so many other people, we finished up the year with some credit card debt. You know what I'm talking about -- that emergency card that you had to use when something big popped-up, like a large car repair or a pet surgery. Then you maybe added an emergency pair or shoes that you had to have to go with your dress for that certain party, and when you absolutely needed a weekend away to … [Read more...]

IKEA Rast Hack


Happy Friday everyone!!! Sorry I've been MIA this week, strep and this almost 40-year-old body were at war the entire time. I'm still not well, but I'm better than I was a week ago. I've got a fun makeover for you today! A while back I was contacted by Hickory Hardware and asked to take part in an IKEA Rast Challenge.  They would send me the IKEA dresser, and I would make it over. I thought it sounded fun so I told them to send it my way! Now I have never been to IKEA before (I know … [Read more...]

Wheezing In The New Year

If you've come here today looking for a fun new project and an upbeat attitude to start off the new year, you are in the wrong place my friends. I have the plague. We are talking the I've-been-wearing-the-same-pajamas-for–three-days, hair-in-a-matted-bun, haven't-brushed-my-teeth-cuz-the-bathroom-feels-light-years-away, I'm-covered-in-used-tissues kind of plague. Do you remember one of the worst viruses you have ever had? I know you do. The my-head-feels-like-it's-going-to-blow-up, … [Read more...]

Restoration Redoux’s Top 15 Posts of All Time

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Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a fun one! Topher had to work late, the unnamed child had plans, and I was sick ... so I just hung out watching movies all by my lonesome. Pretty exciting stuff. I watched The Other Woman and Maleficent -- both were pretty good. I was hoping to finish up on some new projects yesterday, but I pretty much just stayed in a NyQuil induced coma instead. Pretty sure those are going to be my plans for today too. The other day I posted my Top 10 … [Read more...]

Top Posts of 2014 Linky Party

Top Posts of 2014 Linky Party

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas! We sure did! None of us got sick (which hasn't happened in years); we had both sides of the family get-togethers on separate days (which was nice); and we all enjoyed some downtime together. As the year closes down, I decided to compile my  Top 10 Posts of 2014. What I showed was the readers' top 10 posts. It's funny how some of my favorites are not necessarily the readers' favorites and vice versa. Here are some of my … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts of 2014

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What a year 2014 has been my friends! Where did the time go? Between the blog, my furniture booth, and all of my custom pieces, I feel like I was a busy girl. Looking back, I did crank-out a whole lot of furniture pieces over the year. I thought today I would look back over my top ten projects of the year! … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for Him

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Do you have a man in your life that is impossible to buy for?  I know I do.  In fact, all of the men in my life are. Let me clarify that, the men I am referring to are my hubby, my dad, my father-in-law, and my brother. I don't have a sister wives thing going on, but I guess in that case it would be brother husbands? Anyway I regress. Anytime I ask any of them what they want for Christmas, I either get the "I don't need anything" or "I don't know". Both are super helpful. So months … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Blog Hop


Happy Monday before Christmas everyone! Or as I like to call it: "I have nothing wrapped, my house is still a mess, and I still have to buy two more gifts day". Tomorrow will be my last post for the week my friends, and then I am taking a little time off to unwind and spend a little bit of time with the family. Christmas movies are my absolute favorite thing, and so far I have only watched Miracle on 34th Street and 1/2 of White Christmas. I have some making up to do. Did you know that the … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide For Her


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


I've got something fun for you guys today! contacted me a few weeks ago, asking if I would do an interview with them in their new On the Front Porch series! 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...]