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Most Recent Blog Posts


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends and family! We love you and hope you have a safe and wonderful day. (We’ll be back later today with this week’s Weekend Retreat Link Party)

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Entryway Beautification

Well, it’s certainly not beautiful yet. Ack! We are currently using the side door. Which is kind of interesting because the big garage door won’t open from the outside and the side gate is broken. Which brings me back to the entryway. It’s sort of a hot mess at the moment. But it WILL be… 

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Award Winning Kids Sleepover Room

Lesli completed a makeover of her daughter’s bedroom for her 13th birthday. She loves it. And then last summer Leslie stumbled upon an amazing set of twin beds at a yard sale for $25…the room was complete, perfect for sleepovers and the design even won the 2012 Washington Post Kids room Contest!!! Visit My Old… 

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Canada Day Decorating Ideas

I love that Canada Day and the Forth of July are so close together. Two awesome countries celebrating with red and white…and blue. Oh blue. When posting about Canada Day a couple of years ago I mentioned how much I adore Canada, but that I find it a little blah to decorate with just red… 

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sevenly.org and lettercase

A few weeks ago I was introduced to an online company called Sevenly. Their tagline is People Matter. LOVE. I mean what could be more perfect for a company that creates campaigns where customers can purchase products that give $7 to a weekly charity? PEOPLE MATTER.   Think about it this way: it’s more than a… 

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Friday Love List

Well this has been a week. My baby (the oldest) turned 13. My parents visited. We had many ball games. And I’m tired. I’m not one of those people who says that often. But this week I am. I need a nap.  Or some retail therapy. Fortunately I get to go shopping with a friend… 

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Rhoda’s Southern Ikea Kitchen

Rhoda gutted the kitchen in her 1979 split level fixer upper and added new Ikea cabinets on a tight budget. Read about how she transformed this yucky space into a light and bright kitchen that she now loves. Visit Southern Hospitality for more of Rhoda’s Southern Ikea Kitchen.

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Gold Glitter Ampersand Canvas Art

Okay, I have to say this is one of my favorites in our recent plethora of gold projects! I don’t know what it is about the lowly ampersand, but I just love it! Its shape, its presence. Love! Anyway, we figured we were glittering up a storm already, so why not create a little art… 

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Gold Glitter Mason Jars

So what did you think of our Gold Sharpie Bowls yesterday? So fun! Are your ready for another Gold project today? How about… Gold Glitter Mason Jars   Supplies Mason jar(s) primer gold spray paint (I used Krylon Metallics in Gold) painter’s tape glue (I used Mod Podge) foam brush glitter Instructions   1. Prime and… 

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Gender Neutral Nursery

This tiny room was boring and outdated before Allison got started on it. She added lots of interest and light by installing a white wood plank wall. She painted trim to match the wall and the walls a pretty yellow. The rest of the room updates were done on a budget to keep costs down…. 

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Gold Sharpie Bowls (Animal Prints)

They’re all over blog land – ceramic bowls, plates and mugs decorated with a basic black Sharpie. We even created a Sharpie Bowl of our own awhile back. This time we’ve upped our game. We’ve created, not one, not two, but THREE ceramic Sharpie bowls. WITH A GOLD SHARPIE! Gold Sharpie Bowls Supplies ceramic bowls… 

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May 2013 in Review

Each month we review the previous month, just in case you missed any epic posts or pithy writing! Ahem. Really, it’s just in case you’re new here or missed a project we think you’d like! You know that saying “better late than never”? Yeah. Let’s just apply that to this post. Never mind that it’s… 

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A Half Bath Laundry Room Reveal

Jessica took an outdated, tuscan style bathroom and transformed it into a classic, clean space with modern touches. She removed a laundry closet, added cabinets, and counter and opened up the space without adding square footage. Visit Home With Baxter for more of Jessica’s Half Bath Laundry Room Reveal.