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Bargain Buying for Beginners

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in DIY Projects, Home Page Feature, Life, Shopping Bargains | 0 comments

Bargain Buying for Beginners

Five tips for buying second hand home goods Summertime is a great season for second hand shopping!  In Texas, if you go early before the heat hits, it can be a lot of fun and very fruitful!  Where to begin… Make a list – 1. White dishes 2. Silver pieces 3. Chairs 4. Storage 5. Frames/ artwork 6. Dressers I am always open to other things, but these are the basics. Be Flexible – If I do fall in LOVE with something I can usually find a good place for it even if it’s not my “style”. I don’t worry about whether it goes and I can look past its current...

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Spring Door Decor

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in DIY Projects, Outdoor Spaces | 2 comments

Spring Door Decor

Come on in! The weather here is amazing and definitely makes it fun to have people over!  I’m so glad you are here! When I saw this wreath in the Pottery Barn catalogue, I loved it! However, I turned the page and kept going. When I saw this wreath at Knock Off Decor, I took a second glance and decided to try to make it myself! What I liked about it – the white flowers, the simplicity, and the green moss.  I also like that today it says Spring, but with the simple addition of a little nest and eggs it will say Easter (which is how PB actually sold theirs).  I love multi purpose...

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Loads of Fun

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in DIY Projects, Home Page Feature, Utility Spaces | 2 comments

Loads of Fun

The Laundry Room I was afraid that if my title was The Laundry Room it might scare people away.  If they saw my laundry room most days it actually would.  One word – chaos!  I have tried many different “systems” of doing the laundry and truly think it is an area that I might not ever conquer.  However, we do need clean clothes, and so I might as well have a pretty room to battle it in! I was on Pinterest this morning and found these.  Just a little side by side comparison… 1)...

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Book Page Canvas – BOO!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in DIY Projects | 0 comments

Book Page Canvas – BOO!

Some of my favorite things in blogland this year have been the Book Page Crafts. The Book Page Canvas has shown up in many different forms across blogs, catalogs and pinterest so I decided to try it out for myself! A girl can only resist so much temptation! I started out with a blank canvas, foam brushes, orange craft paint and Mod Podge – all from Hobby Lobby. My book was from a yard sale years ago.   I began by tearing the pages out of the book and Mod Podging them onto my canvas using the foam paint brush. It then looked like this… I wanted it to look crinkly and old so...

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Summer Front Porch

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in DIY Projects, Outdoor Spaces | 3 comments

Summer Front Porch

Updating a space  for the seasons can be so simple!  This was my summer porch, and I have done it with just a few accessories I found at IKEA and of course some great pillows.  Some of my favorites things are included…the color blue, silver objects, candles, and flat black...

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