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Fall Front Stoop

Oh, well hello there, fall.  You’re making yourself right at home this August, aren’t  you?  With your chilly morning temperatures, cool evenings, and shorter days… I never remember it feeling like fall so early in the year, but I’m embracing the cooler temps and approaching change of season by wearing jackets…and sprucing up my front […]

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Ideas for Decorating with Old Windows: Old Window Frame Mantel

My love for old windows runs deep.  When I see an old window, no matter how dirty or gross it may be, I feel an instant connection to it.  I want to bring it home, clean it up, and turn it into something special. Old windows have stories, old windows have souls, old windows are […]

20 Must-Try Fabric Projects

20 Must-Try Fabric Projects

Fabric is one of  the easiest ways to add a punch of personality to a space.  Easy to switch out, change-up, and create fabulous projects with, fabric can be a a DIYer’s best friend.  You don’t have to have a lot of money or experience to create a fantastic fabric DIY either.  We were amazed […]

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Pallet Wood Sign {Home Sweet Home}

If I go longer than a month or so without making something out of pallet wood, I start to go into withdrawal.  Signs of pallet wood withdrawal include staring at pallets on the backs of trucks and behind industrial buildings for longer periods of time than are appropriate…so long in fact that the car behind […]

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New Floors!

I still remember the first time we walked into this house.  We had been house-hunting in the area for awhile, but we hadn’t really found anything that really felt right.  When the realtor opened the door to this place, something just felt right.  It felt right, but there were many, many, many, many things that […]


Get Your DIY On: Fabric DIYs

Let’s get ready to GET OUR DIY ON!  Whoot!  We look forward to this day every month, and we’re so glad you are here with us! If you missed last month’s favorites, you can see them here: 15 Fabulous White & Light Projects This month we have such a fun and versatile theme: We can’t […]

Tea Towel Throw Pillow

Tea Towel Throw Pillow

I should title this post: Thank goodness my mom knows how to work a sewing machine and will sew me up some throw pillows with two days notice.  That would be a super-weird title, actually, but it would be very appropriate. You would think that I’d have figured out how to work a sewing machine […]

Road Trip 2015

Road Trip 2015!!!

This summer has been like a crazy whirlwind.  It seems I hardly get my bags unpacked and settled back into a routine before we are off on another trip… Even as I reread that sentence, I’m rolling my eyes at myself… #mustberough If you follow me on Instagram, then you may already know that Mr. […]

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Decorating With Garage Sale Finds (The one where I profess my love for garage sales…again.)

Summer is my favorite season for like a bazillion reasons, but high among those reasons is the fact that garage sales pop up everywhere around town on the weekends.  I’ll find myself innocently driving to the grocery store, and before I even know what is happening, I’m pulling into a stranger’s driveway… It’s a scene […]


15 Fabulous White & Light Projects

There’s nothing like adding white or light pieces to your décor to instantly brighten a space. This month’s Get Your DIY On theme was White & Light Projects, and packed full of inspiration! Today we are sharing 15 of our favorites. Enjoy! (As always, please pin from the original sources, thank you! ) Master Bedroom […]


Handmade Doll by Spun Candy

Dolls are often a girl’s first toy, and represent the age of innocence and sweetness. I have so many memories of playing with my dolls as a young child, and still remember them all by name.  A doll can end up being a “student” in your “classroom”.  Your “best friend” or fellow “princess”.  A doll […]

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How to Achieve the Perfect Weathered Look

I’ve been painting furniture for, mmmmmm about 10 years.  I’d say I’ve had some hits and some misses, but this  coffee table I’m counting as a total hit.  It turned out exactly how I wanted, and I’m spilling the beans for how I achieved the exact “weathered” look I was going for. There are many […]

Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard

Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard Trip

I live far from any coast, but love the ocean, the beach, and anything that has a coastal vibe.  My love for coastal decor is reflective in the way I decorate my house, and any time I have the chance to be by the ocean, I jump at the opportunity! So, when my mom threw […]

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GYDO: Light and Bright Projects

Are you ready to Get Your DIY On?? I know we are, and we are so excited to have you here sharing your amazing talent with us! I always look forward to getting comfy on the couch after I put the kiddos to bed so I can sit and look through what you’ve been up […]

Rustic-Chic Coffee Table Makeover via House b Hoff

Coffee Table Makeover

Would you believe me if I told you that I accidently spilled my full cup of coffee all over my laptop earlier this week? Yup.  It’s true…*sniff*.  I am currently without a working laptop, my computer is in the shop indefinitely, and I am feeling pretty sad about it.  Tears have been shed, and I’m […]