Front Door Makeover with GE Lighting


It’s amazing what a little light bulb can do! Our front porch was pathetic. We had an old light fixture that was removed when we added the new siding, and there it sat. No light. Wires poking out. If you came to our house at night, you wouldn’t find it! But now, our little barn light lights up the joint and we won’t have to replace that light bulb until a few years from now. What?! A few ...

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Yoga Cutoff Shorts


I’ve got good news and bad news. Good news: After having Adam, I lost a lot of weight and went from a 10 to a 4/5. Bad news: I have no shorts that fit. Good news: I have no shorts that fit and I need to go shopping. I do have a lot of yoga capris, which now look like weird baggy gauchos on me. Why not make some yoga shorts? I grabbed some fabric scissors, eyeballed it, and cut them ...

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Colorful Striped Kids Art


These abstract paintings look like something I would buy, but I didn’t buy them. Nor did I lift a paintbrush. I had a hard time titling this post, mostly because I didn’t want you to see the word “kid” and think that it was art that only a mom or grandma could love. But I have to give them credit! My kids LOVE to paint. When I go to paint something, I usually hear “where’s my paint?” ...

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Headboard Standstill


I know, I know. Just call me the queen of unfinished projects. I posted about planning the headboard. Posted teaser pictures on facebook and instagram. And then I stopped. I’ve reached a sort of impasse. I’m not sure where to go with this, and I’m hoping you can help. I am loving the look of the headboard, but once I added the nailhead trim, I felt like my heart sank a little. I don’t ...

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Painting the Family Room and Giveaway Winners!


I picked a color, Sharkey Gray. Loved it, loved any room I’ve seen it in online. I second guessed myself when I got to Home Depot (it looked too dark) and then bought two gallons of “non-refundable” Whetstone Gray. I got home, and the color was almost white. Wah wah wahhh. Went back to Home Depot. Bought two more gallons of the right color. Finished prepping the room, and here we are. I’m ...

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Sweet Potato Potato Salad


Yep, you read that right. This isn’t just a potato salad that tastes sweet. Or a potato salad that makes you say “Dude, this is a SWEET potato salad.” No, this is a potato salad made with sweet potatoes. I’m calling it a sweet potato potato salad, because that’s how it makes sense in my brain. If you’re worried that people will think you’re stuttering, feel free to eliminate the extra “potato” ...

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Garage Sale Finds


I love going garage saling with friends or family. Not only is it fun to walk around and enjoy their company, but I love seeing what everyone scored. It’s almost like you got it, except you don’t have to pay for it or find a spot for it. I still feel the thrill of the hunt and am almost as excited as if I found it. I also love reading blog posts of other people’s treasures. So I’m sharing my ...

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Foyer of the Future


I’m sorry I’ve held back. I’m super in love with the floors. I clean my kitchen and vacuum every night so it looks all shiny. I don’t have to dodge doors while walking in and out of the house (I never even knew I did that). But things have been a little nutso around here. I’m not gonna act like I’m the first person living through a renovation, or the first person with three kids living through ...

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I Brake for Yard Sales! (Giveaway Closed)


I was recently sent a copy of Lara Spencer’s new book, I Brake for Yard Sales to review. And GUYS. I love this book. Like, I devoured it in one sitting and couldn’t stop. You thought The Hunger Games was addicting? HA. This is my Hunger Games. My first impression was that it would be a book on how-to “sale,” which I thought I knew a lot about. But instead, the whole book is like a design ...

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How To Spray Paint a Lamp


One of my favorite things to spray paint are lamps. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do to an otherwise boring, normal lamp! Or maybe I like them because I get to throw out Anchorman quotes in my blog post? But you can’t just start spraying, there’s some prep work involved in painting a lamp. You don’t want to ruin the electrical parts or get things sloppy, and you want it to work. I put ...

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