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Category Archives: decorating

The.Toys.Have.A.Place.

Ahhhh. Can you hear my sigh of contentment? The toys in our house have.a.PLACE. One of the things we love about our new house is the bonus room, aka… playroom! Previously in our cozy 2 bedroom house, all the toys had to find a place inside the one bedroom that all three kids shared, which…

Six months later. Yes, we live here.

I cannot believe it, but we have finally, finally gotten pictures up on the wall. And not just any pictures. A whole gallery wall, people. I laid everything out in the dining room that is not a dining room and measured and took pictures and did my best to not royally screw everything up and…

Thrifted Storage Chest Before & After

I promised you more details on the great find I snagged at my Goodwill that ended up serving us so well at the foot of our bed. This is one of those pieces that I’m really enjoying showing to people who visit. Probably because it was SO cheap and it’s something that went from not…

The Master Bedroom… our Haven, finally.

You know how the smart people say that you should make your master bedroom your haven and sanctuary? Minus all the clutter and perfunctory? Well, that was very hard to do in our tiny 1950’s era “master” bedroom with our huge furniture squeezed in. There was barely room to walk between the foot of the…

Our Kitchen… Before & After Cabinets

This was NOT our dream kitchen moving in. Don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t horrendous by any means, but it wasn’t exactly our style. It never ceases to amaze me the difference some paint can make. We got a really great price on the paint job since we got a combo deal with all the…

Adding Special Touches to the Kitchen

I’m still in that honeymoon phase with my house. I have had these moments where the feeling of unbelief washes over me that THIS is OUR house. Our kitchen has come quite a long way already with transformed cabinets and new/updated hardware. It’s night and day in there, peeps. I’ve had a couple projects in…

Thrifted Desk Easy Redo… without sanding!

thrifted desk before and after without sanding

I love thrifting.  There is something SO fun about finding great treasures for SUPER cheap!  I am not usually good about redos, since I have great intentions and ideas, but don’t usually deliver with the follow through.  :) I found this very cute little desk at my favorite thrift store for $15!  It seemed to…

Kitchen Before & After!

kitchen before and after

We are enjoying a fun family WEEK in the fabulous mountains of Tennessee!  I’m taking a week off of blogging and have a few posts from the past to share with you while I’m gone!  This was originally posted here February, 2011 edited as needed.  We bought our cozy 1950’s house in all its lackluster glory…

Star Birthday Party Favors! {Wish Upon a Starry Straw}

Our eldest offspring decreed that her birthday party theme be none other than all things STARS, and I quickly found that google loved to show me all things star WARS or ROCK star, but scarcely a simple STAR PARTY could be found.  And by that, I mean, free, cheap ideas or printables!  :) I did…

A Cheery Flower Pot!

I do NOT have a green thumb.  Not even close.  Seriously. But I love flowers and plants and those touches of color and life and all that.  Adds a very nice element to your home, you know? We do have this will-not-die hydrangea bush that Chris’s aunt actually planted many moons ago. Don’t you just…