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Top Posts of 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I seriously can’t believe that 2013 is over!… but I’m really excited for 2014! So many wonderful things happened in 2013… this blog grew like crazy and so many exciting and “pinch me, please” opportunities came my way. For that, I want to say THANK YOU! You all are seriously the best […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I seriously can’t believe that 2013 is over!… but I’m really excited for 2014! So many wonderful things happened in 2013… this blog grew like crazy and so many exciting and “pinch me, please” opportunities came my way. For that, I want to say THANK YOU! You all are seriously the best […]

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December In Review

Hey there! I hope you all had an absolutely wonderful Christmas! Anthony and I sure did! I’m still in a bit of shock that December will be gone in a few days and that we’ll be starting a new year. I’m not the only one, right? Since December is basically gone, I’m sharing our December […]

Hey there! I hope you all had an absolutely wonderful Christmas! Anthony and I sure did! I’m still in a bit of shock that December will be gone in a few days and that we’ll be starting a new year. I’m not the only one, right? Since December is basically gone, I’m sharing our December […]

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How To Make a Sign

I’ve always loved signs,  there’s just something about them! They can be playful or sincere, funny or serious. Either way, they can be completely personalized. I love that! I’ve made a few signs, see here, here and here for proof, but today I’m sharing another method of how you can make one! I started with […]

I’ve always loved signs,  there’s just something about them! They can be playful or sincere, funny or serious. Either way, they can be completely personalized. I love that! I’ve made a few signs, see here, here and here for proof, but today I’m sharing another method of how you can make one! I started with […]

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How To Install Board & Batten

A week before our Christmas home tour, I decided to sweet talk my hubby into doing Board & Batten on our living room walls…. I just knew they would look perfect (which they do!)! I also completely underestimated the intensity of it… Regardless, it was completely worth it and those walls are one of my […]

A week before our Christmas home tour, I decided to sweet talk my hubby into doing Board & Batten on our living room walls…. I just knew they would look perfect (which they do!)! I also completely underestimated the intensity of it… Regardless, it was completely worth it and those walls are one of my […]

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DIY Wood Centerpiece

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece! If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be […]

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece! If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be […]

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November In Review

Happy Monday! Just in case you missed anything, today I’m sharing November in Review. I started the month by sharing a few of the things that I’m crushing on… And I shared our Thanksgiving table setting… Then I hosted a custom giveway from Moodswings Custom Jewelry. Congratulations to Marleen L! She was thrilled! I shared […]

Happy Monday! Just in case you missed anything, today I’m sharing November in Review. I started the month by sharing a few of the things that I’m crushing on… And I shared our Thanksgiving table setting… Then I hosted a custom giveway from Moodswings Custom Jewelry. Congratulations to Marleen L! She was thrilled! I shared […]

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Metal Banner

We all know how much I like banners… I’ve made them out of burlap and sticks, I’ve made them out of plaid and today I’m sharing my metal banner! Yes, metal! This did take a bit longer to make than the traditional fabric or burlap banner, bit it’s also really different and something new to […]

We all know how much I like banners… I’ve made them out of burlap and sticks, I’ve made them out of plaid and today I’m sharing my metal banner! Yes, metal! This did take a bit longer to make than the traditional fabric or burlap banner, bit it’s also really different and something new to […]

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DIY Handmade Wood Chargers

Remember our Thanksgiving Table Setting? Well, one of my favorite things about it was our DIY Handmade Wood Chargers. Words can’t describe how much I absolutely love them! They’re different and simple and amazing and just enough… And might I mention that they’re easy to make? We started with a 24″ wide x 48″ long […]

Remember our Thanksgiving Table Setting? Well, one of my favorite things about it was our DIY Handmade Wood Chargers. Words can’t describe how much I absolutely love them! They’re different and simple and amazing and just enough… And might I mention that they’re easy to make? We started with a 24″ wide x 48″ long […]

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October In Review

Oh. My. Goodness. Am I the only one that can’t believe it’s November 1st??? It’s officially time to start decorating for Christmas… I’ve been busy planning for it for weeks… I just can’t believe it’s already here! Anyways, here’s October in review, just in case you missed anything! I started off the month with our […]

Oh. My. Goodness. Am I the only one that can’t believe it’s November 1st??? It’s officially time to start decorating for Christmas… I’ve been busy planning for it for weeks… I just can’t believe it’s already here! Anyways, here’s October in review, just in case you missed anything! I started off the month with our […]

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How To Install Window Insulator Kits

When we built our home, we literally built it in a field. I absolutely wouldn’t change that, but in the fall and winter we get massive amounts of cold wind that blow directly on the west side of our home. That also just happens to be the side of our master bedroom. I can’t even […]

When we built our home, we literally built it in a field. I absolutely wouldn’t change that, but in the fall and winter we get massive amounts of cold wind that blow directly on the west side of our home. That also just happens to be the side of our master bedroom. I can’t even […]

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5 Easy Wood Projects

I’m pretty sure it’s no secret that we love wood around here! And I also love easy projects! Sometimes the best project is the one that comes together in little to no time at all. I’m a fan! And these 5 wood project are easy! They’ve brought a permanent smile to my face since they’ve […]

I’m pretty sure it’s no secret that we love wood around here! And I also love easy projects! Sometimes the best project is the one that comes together in little to no time at all. I’m a fan! And these 5 wood project are easy! They’ve brought a permanent smile to my face since they’ve […]

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How to Make A Ladder

The powder bathroom is definitely coming along. And since we installed all those lovely white planks on the walls, I’ve been really excited about bringing in wood tones for contrast. I also wanted something that would give me room to display a few things, but still be out of the way since the room is […]

The powder bathroom is definitely coming along. And since we installed all those lovely white planks on the walls, I’ve been really excited about bringing in wood tones for contrast. I also wanted something that would give me room to display a few things, but still be out of the way since the room is […]

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HUGE Front Porch Welcome Sign

See how my huge front porch welcome sign transforms our entry and learn how to make your own with my step by step tutorial! I love to make family and friends feel welcomed when they come over, so I figured I’d put out the welcome sign! And this one just happens to be huge! Literally. […]

See how my huge front porch welcome sign transforms our entry and learn how to make your own with my step by step tutorial! I love to make family and friends feel welcomed when they come over, so I figured I’d put out the welcome sign! And this one just happens to be huge! Literally. […]

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Railroad Spike Wall Hook Rack

Hey there! I’m back today with another powder bathroom update! Because we love wood grain at the WGC, we decided to make a unique wall hook rack for our powder bathroom… with railroad spikes! Woo wee, we love this thing and how it looks in there! Here’s how we made it: I raided my parents […]

Hey there! I’m back today with another powder bathroom update! Because we love wood grain at the WGC, we decided to make a unique wall hook rack for our powder bathroom… with railroad spikes! Woo wee, we love this thing and how it looks in there! Here’s how we made it: I raided my parents […]

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Chalkboard Sign Pole

Happy $30 Thursday to ya! In case you’re new here, the first Thursday of each month April from House By Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I get together to make creative projects $30 and under. And this month we made it dedicated to Halloween. Here’s what I came up with: Goodness. I’m blow away […]

Happy $30 Thursday to ya! In case you’re new here, the first Thursday of each month April from House By Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I get together to make creative projects $30 and under. And this month we made it dedicated to Halloween. Here’s what I came up with: Goodness. I’m blow away […]

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