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Decorating A Little Girl’s Room for Christmas + A Tour of Miss L’s Room Right Now

It’s going to be a great Christmas season at the Hoff house! Miss L. is finally old enough to really “get” what’s going on, and I couldn’t be more excited to get her into the spirit of the season! For the past few years I have wanted Miss L to have her own Christmas tree, […]

Holiday Gift Guide The 20 Best Holiday Books for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide: The 20 Best Holiday Books for Children

I’m so excited to be sharing my first gift guide with you today! As a literacy teacher, former 5th grade teacher, and mom, I feel uniquely qualified to write a gift guide for the 20 best holiday books for children. I wanted this guide to be useful for people who would like to buy books […]

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A Cowgirl Birthday Party!

When your sweet baby girl turns 3 years old, you have a choice: You can choose to be weepy  and  emotional about how big she is getting…{which I totally was the entire week of her birthday.} Or you can choose to be happy and excited about the big girl that she’s becoming and throw an […]


20 Stunning Furniture Revivals

This month’s Get Your DIY On Challenge was Furniture Revivals, and I know this is one of our very favourite themes. Ever. Who doesn’t love an amazing furniture transformation?!? Thrifty. Fresh. Making something old and worn into something new and beautiful. And some amazing ones were shared this month… it makes me long for garage […]

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…13 Blogs. 13 Giveaways.

I’m very happy to be participating in a give-away with 12 bloggers where we’re each giving away some of our favorite things! It’s a fun way to gain followers and to say, “Hey, thanks for reading my blog, and therefore, being awesome!  I’m going to give you something.  Something I like!” So, when I think […]

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How to Make a Photo Display From an Old Window

My friends.  We are coming upon a very important day in the Hoff house…Miss L’s 3rd birthday! {Yippeee! *Sniff* Wahoo! *Sob*} I typically get very emotional, reminiscent, and excited all at the same time when her birthday rolls around.  Being a mom is such a paradox, no? As the big day approaches, I’ve been making […]

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Get Your DIY On Link-Up {Furniture Revivals}

Hello, and welcome! If you are new here, then here is what’s going on: Every month a group of four fab blogging gals and I host a themed link up. We are asking you to share your best posts, old and new! So fellow bloggers, we can’t wait for you to share your latest and […]


Chalkboard Table and 2 Chairs

When my blog was still just a wee little baby, I posted about one of my favorite furniture transformations of all time:  my daughter’s chalkboard table.  It has become quite a fixture in our home.  I love how it subtly suggests “a kid lives here!” without being obnoxious.  {Moms with lots of toys in your […]

How to Decorate a Mantel All Year

How to Decorate a Mantel All Year Using the Same Basic Pieces

Decorating a mantel can be tricky. Accessories need to be properly scaled to the fireplace, the size of the room, and each other.  They need to look good together, and, ideally, they need to be pieces that you won’t get tired of looking at after a few months. I’ve learned a thing or two about […]

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Baking Photo Shoot {A Day It All Made Sense}

Things have a funny way of coming together, don’t they? I recently had the opportunity to do a photo shoot for a senior who loves to bake and plans to go to culinary school.  We had the idea to set up a baking scene with my vintage accessories. I just have to say this:  It […]

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Easy and Inexpensive Home Decor {Bound Books + Leaves}

I don’t know about you, but something about this image of coverless books bound together with twine and topped off with leaves just makes me feel relaxed… I was looking for an inexpensive way to fill this large, shallow galvanized bucket with something fall-related, and this idea came to mind. I ran to Goodwill after […]

25 Fabulous Fall Projects

25 Fabulous Fall Projects

Are you still in need of some fall inspiration? Well, have no fear, we’re here to deliver just that! This month’s Get Your DIY On theme was “Falling for Fall” and our blogging friends did not fail to link up some fantastic projects! Wood Block Pumpkins by View From the Fridge   {Krista’s Pick} Pallet Pumpkins […]

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Halloween Home Tour

I’m going to start this post with a very funny Halloween joke that a student of mine told me earlier this week: Q:  What do ghosts serve for dessert? A: I SCREAM!!!! {I will pause now as you laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh.} Ok.  Now that we’ve all had our funny bones tickled, […]

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Playing Pretend + Wayfair’s Custom Upholstery Collection

Disclosure:  I received compensation in exchange for this post.  All opinions and statements are 100% mine.  See my full disclosure policy, here. I have a confession to make:  I hate my couch. It’s brown, it’s pretty ugly, and it just doesn’t reflect my style. At all. With a two-year old who spills, stains, and climbs […]

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Halloween Vignette

You want to know something funny? I didn’t think I was going to decorate for Halloween this year. I had lots of good reasons why I wasn’t going to too:  Too busy, too tired, too many dishes to do, too much laundry to put away, yadda, yadda, yadda. ….and then I found the MOST AMAZING […]