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Pumpkin Mantel

I’m so honored and excited to be teaming up with 14 of my favorite blogging friends and Country Living Magazine today to bring you the first EVER Pumpkin Palooza! If you are stopping by from Craftberry Bush or Bless’er House, welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here!  I’m April, and I’m the wife, mommy, teacher, blogger, photographer, […]

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Get Your DIY On: Repurposed and Upcycled Pieces

Happy Sunday, friends! We are so glad that you’ve joined us for another edition of our monthly themed link party, Get Your DIY On! We can’t wait to see the fabulous projects you have to share with us tonight! If you missed last month’s favorites, you can see them here: 20 Fabulous Falling for Fall […]

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How to Upcycle an Old Door

So, last Friday I was driving home from school, and I passed this old door on the side of the road.  I did a u-turn, got out of my car, inspected it, decided I wanted it, knocked on the door of the house, and nobody answered. Bummer. Because I have almost gotten myself in trouble […]

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How to Create Beautiful Vignettes in Your Home {Back to Basics}

I’m in complete disbelief that it could possibly be the last week in September, and therefore this will be the last installment of our “Back to Basics” blogging series!  This has been a fun series for me, and it has opened my eyes to new possibilities for blogging topics.  I am excited to be delivering […]

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House by Hoff Fall Home Tour 2015

Hello, friends new and old!  Welcome to my home!  If you’re stopping by House by Hoff for the first time, welcome!  I’m April.  I’m a wife, mom, and teacher…but that’s only if you don’t know me that well.  😉  I’m also a photographer and the obsessively decorating girl behind this blog. Decorating my home brings […]

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How to Make the Perfect Chalkboard Letters {Back to Basics}

So, if you’ll remember, last week I was pretty much convinced that there wasn’t a thing left I would be able to teach you for our “Back to Basics” series…but I have to say, after reading some sweet comments and emails, you all have definitely given me some ideas.  One person suggested that I teach […]


20 Fabulous Fall DIY Projects

Good Morning! Is it feeling like Fall wherever you are?  It certainly is around here! I hope you find some fabulous Fall decor inspiration today in these projects we have collected from our recent DIY Challenge: Falling for Fall. Please remember to pin from the original sources! Free Printable Fall Apple Sign at Houseful of […]

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Tin Ceiling Tile Message Board {The Great Craft Swap}

I was super excited to be invited to participate in “The Great Craft Swap” sponsored by Wayfair.com.  The idea for the swap is simple:  Use my creative and crafty skills to change up one Wayfair.com item, and send it along to a fellow blogger. I was even more excited to find out that I was […]

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How to Make Perfect Letters on Burlap {Back to Basics}

Well, it’s only week #2 of our Back to Basics blogging series, and I’m freaking out. I’ve literally no idea what basic skill I have left to teach you next week.  It’s ridiculous, but I’m really realizing how much I lack skills that would be categorized as basic.  I have no idea how to cook…I […]

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Fall Dining Room + 3 Tips for Fighting Through Decorating Dilemmas

Hello, friends!  Can you believe it’s Wednesday already?!  The holiday weekend really has me off-track this week! I recently finished decorating my dining room for fall, and I thought I’d share some pics with you today.  Decorating this space usually comes pretty easily for me, but for some reason I struggled with it this time […]

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How to Paint Your Front Door {Back to Basics Blogging Series}

I’m super-pumped to introduce you to a blogging series that I’m taking part in this September with some new blogging friends! The idea for the “Back to Basics” series began around a small table in a hotel restaurant (after a few glasses of wine) at the Haven Blogging Conference last summer.  Somewhere in the middle […]

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GYDO: Falling For Fall

Hello and Happy Sunday! I am back with another edition of our Monthly themed link party: the Get Your DIY On Challenge. 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! If you missed last month’s favorites, […]

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A Fall Vignette

I feel as though I should start this post by taking a moment to congratulate ourselves for making it to Friday. Am I the only one who feels the need to celebrate the fact that I made it through the week in one piece?  Between Miss L.’s new school routine, Mr. Hoff’s travel schedule for […]

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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 […]