Swap It Like It’s Hot

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Guess what? Today kicks off the Swap It Like It's Hot Tour!!!! If you haven't heard of this before, it's where 33 bloggers each choose someone out of a group and send them some junktastic thrift store goodies. Then we all have to take what we received and transform it! I've seen this tour before, and I thought they looked so fun and wished I could be part of it. This year, I was invited to participate, and it has been nerve-wracking but fun! This is what I received from Charlotte from … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #90

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I just got back from an enrollment meeting for the unnamed child -- she's going to be a senior next year. Let's just say that there was a lot thrown at us about when to apply for financial aid, scholarships, dual credit courses, off campus classes,etc. To confuse things even more the unnamed child will be graduating a semester early, so all of our deadlines are different than everyone else's. Looks like I will be spending the weekend with my nose in … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stop Shopping in the New Year

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I mentioned a few weeks ago how we were determined to get rid of our credit card debt ASAP, and I showed you How We Save $749 a Year By Cutting Out Cable and Still Get to Watch the Shows We Love. My next step was to figure out how to stop shopping. I am the one in our household that buys for myself, my hubby, the unnamed child, the pets, and our home. By cutting down these expenses, to only the necessities, I knew it would help get things back on track. 1. Stay Home. When I … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]