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DIY Tea Towel Pillows

Ready to make your own pillows? These DIY Tea Towel Pillows are an easy sewing project, perfect for beginners! I’m in the middle of a bunch of projects. I’m here, I’m there… I’m everywhere! But in the mean time, I decided I needed to sew a few easy pillows. Pillows make everything else in the […]

Ready to make your own pillows? These DIY Tea Towel Pillows are an easy sewing project, perfect for beginners! I’m in the middle of a bunch of projects. I’m here, I’m there… I’m everywhere! But in the mean time, I decided I needed to sew a few easy pillows. Pillows make everything else in the […]

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DIY White Fluffy Blanket

Perhaps one of the things I love most about Christmas and the Holiday season, is the cozy and relaxed atmosphere that it brings. I absolutely love snuggling up on the couch, watching Christmas movies, sipping hot cocoa, all while sitting beside a lit up tree. I love, love, love that. Lately, I’ve been spending quite […]

Perhaps one of the things I love most about Christmas and the Holiday season, is the cozy and relaxed atmosphere that it brings. I absolutely love snuggling up on the couch, watching Christmas movies, sipping hot cocoa, all while sitting beside a lit up tree. I love, love, love that. Lately, I’ve been spending quite […]

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Thanksgiving Black & White Pillow

Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? I guess time flies when we’re having fun, right? 😀 As much as I love, love, love Thanksgiving, it’s been hard for me not to skip right to Christmas. We won’t be hosting family, so I’ve been transitioning things over to Christmas. But still, I’ve been […]

Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? I guess time flies when we’re having fun, right? 😀 As much as I love, love, love Thanksgiving, it’s been hard for me not to skip right to Christmas. We won’t be hosting family, so I’ve been transitioning things over to Christmas. But still, I’ve been […]

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DIY United States Pillow

Happy July 1st! In just a few short days, we’re all going to be celebrating the 4th of July! While it seems totally crazy that we’re now in July, I’m really looking forward to the 4th! Remember a while back when I told you about your chance to win a $310 Target Gift Card? And […]

Happy July 1st! In just a few short days, we’re all going to be celebrating the 4th of July! While it seems totally crazy that we’re now in July, I’m really looking forward to the 4th! Remember a while back when I told you about your chance to win a $310 Target Gift Card? And […]

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Grain Sack Pillows

A few weekends ago one of my best friends and I went to Salt Lake City, Utah to The Vintage Whites Market. Oh. My. Goodness. To sum up the trip, I was basically like a kid in a candy store. It was a two story building packed full of amazingness. I almost didn’t think I […]

A few weekends ago one of my best friends and I went to Salt Lake City, Utah to The Vintage Whites Market. Oh. My. Goodness. To sum up the trip, I was basically like a kid in a candy store. It was a two story building packed full of amazingness. I almost didn’t think I […]

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Easy DIY Ruffled Bed Skirt

Slowly, project by project, our master bedroom is making small strides. Getting this room in shape is on my project goal list for the year and it’s one room that really needs it. I have no idea why it seems to “collect” the miscellaneous decor items, but it does. And every time it collects a […]

Slowly, project by project, our master bedroom is making small strides. Getting this room in shape is on my project goal list for the year and it’s one room that really needs it. I have no idea why it seems to “collect” the miscellaneous decor items, but it does. And every time it collects a […]

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DIY Home Sweet Home Pillow

I don’t know about you, but I’m reallly ready for spring. I’ve been feeling a little cooped up, so I decided to make a new pillow to brighten my spirits. Contrary to what Anthony may think, I’m not sure I can ever have enough pillows. This DIY Home Sweet Home Pillow, well it’s one of […]

I don’t know about you, but I’m reallly ready for spring. I’ve been feeling a little cooped up, so I decided to make a new pillow to brighten my spirits. Contrary to what Anthony may think, I’m not sure I can ever have enough pillows. This DIY Home Sweet Home Pillow, well it’s one of […]

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How To Make Fabric Rosette’s

Remember that JOY-full pillow I shared a few days ago? Well, one of my favorite things about it was those lovely fabric rosette’s. Today, I’m showing you how to make them! Here’s how: I started with 1 1/2 yards of muslin fabric about 20″ long. Then, I laid a yardstick on top of the fabric […]

Remember that JOY-full pillow I shared a few days ago? Well, one of my favorite things about it was those lovely fabric rosette’s. Today, I’m showing you how to make them! Here’s how: I started with 1 1/2 yards of muslin fabric about 20″ long. Then, I laid a yardstick on top of the fabric […]

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DIY Rosette Pillow

I’ve been so excited to start Christmas decorating! It’s completely underway at The WGC and I couldn’t be happier bringing out the Christmas totes! Today, I couldn’t help but share one of my Christmas projects for the year, a DIY rosette pillow! You all know that I’m a neutral girl, I just can’t help it, […]

I’ve been so excited to start Christmas decorating! It’s completely underway at The WGC and I couldn’t be happier bringing out the Christmas totes! Today, I couldn’t help but share one of my Christmas projects for the year, a DIY rosette pillow! You all know that I’m a neutral girl, I just can’t help it, […]

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Front Porch Welcome Flag

Since we built our home, I’ve been trying to spruce up our curb appeal and front porch. We started with a completely blank slate and lots of rocks. We’re still working on the yard, and I’m sure that we’ll be working on it for years to come, but sprucing up the front porch always makes […]

Since we built our home, I’ve been trying to spruce up our curb appeal and front porch. We started with a completely blank slate and lots of rocks. We’re still working on the yard, and I’m sure that we’ll be working on it for years to come, but sprucing up the front porch always makes […]

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How To Recover an Ironing Board

I don’t know how you feel, but I was beyond tired of the generic cover that came on my ironing board. For one, it didn’t have elastic to hold it onto the frame and I was constantly readjusting it and the foam beneath it. Second, it was a dark blue and showed everything. It was […]

I don’t know how you feel, but I was beyond tired of the generic cover that came on my ironing board. For one, it didn’t have elastic to hold it onto the frame and I was constantly readjusting it and the foam beneath it. Second, it was a dark blue and showed everything. It was […]

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Linen Lined Rope Basket

Baskets. I like baskets. But, I like them even better when they cost mere dollars rather than big dollar bills. You know what I’m sayin’? When I ran across these baskets in a Ballard Designs magazine, I instantly fell in love. They’re entirely versatile and I loved everything about them, especially the lining. I made […]

Baskets. I like baskets. But, I like them even better when they cost mere dollars rather than big dollar bills. You know what I’m sayin’? When I ran across these baskets in a Ballard Designs magazine, I instantly fell in love. They’re entirely versatile and I loved everything about them, especially the lining. I made […]

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Grain Sack Inspired Mini Burlap Pouch

A while back, I had this idea of a small burlap pouch with a grain sack inspired logo. I’ve made this project so many times in my head, that it feels good to actually have it done. And I must say, it turned out just like I imagined! Here’s how this little beauty came to […]

A while back, I had this idea of a small burlap pouch with a grain sack inspired logo. I’ve made this project so many times in my head, that it feels good to actually have it done. And I must say, it turned out just like I imagined! Here’s how this little beauty came to […]

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Breakfast Nook Pillows

I’ve been one busy lady. Between trying to reupholster my first wingback chair (more on that later…), making pillow covers for the breakfast nook and working on other projects, my spare time has been limited to ZERO! But I am totally not complaining! Love this life! 🙂 My house does need cleaned though… thank goodness […]

I’ve been one busy lady. Between trying to reupholster my first wingback chair (more on that later…), making pillow covers for the breakfast nook and working on other projects, my spare time has been limited to ZERO! But I am totally not complaining! Love this life! 🙂 My house does need cleaned though… thank goodness […]

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February In Review

So, February flew by. But I’m sick of winter and READY for spring, so it evens out. I know that I’ve missed a few months in review, but it’s coming back for February. You know, in case you missed anything. 🙂 To start out the month, I talked about my love for plantation shutters. Love […]

So, February flew by. But I’m sick of winter and READY for spring, so it evens out. I know that I’ve missed a few months in review, but it’s coming back for February. You know, in case you missed anything. 🙂 To start out the month, I talked about my love for plantation shutters. Love […]

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