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Ottoman Redo

Ten years ago my parents made me a nice, wonderfully sturdy ottoman for Christmas. This poor ottoman was built well, thankfully, because it made it through the rough-on-furniture toddler/preschooler/big kid years with nary a wobbly leg. Not to mention about 10 moves (including a cross-country move). I…

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Rental Tour

Our house is just a few days from being done! I snapped a few photos last week of the rental we are in for the realtor so she could list it with some fresh photos, and thought I’d share. It’s been a great house for…

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Kitchen Island Tray

I love using a tray on my kitchen islands to corral things and create fun vignettes with. Using a tray to makes what would be a cluttered-looking counter seem much more neat and tidy. Trays also allow you group together an assortment of objects you…

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Dining Room to Game Room

Where the formal dining room in our house should be, we decided that we would get more use out of the room if we made it a game room/ music room. I couldn’t be more happy with that decision- it has worked out really well…

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From Dated Tuscan Painting to Chalkboard

Remember a few years ago when everyone was all about “Tuscan” style decorating? I was too. While I was on the less ornate end of the spectrum, I definantly leaned towards the earth tones and warmth of the Tuscan style. Nine years later, most of…

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Laundry Room Spruce Up- Part 1

Our rental has an ok sized laundry room. It even has a sink, which I didn’t have in our last house. And I love having it more than I thought I would. There isn’t a whole lot of storage, though. So I corralled my jars…

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Halloween 2015 Decor

Being in a rental this Halloween means keeping things relatively simply for seasonal and holiday decor. So last weekend My daughter and I got out a couple of tubs full of Halloween decor I had stuck in the garage and sorts through it, picking out…

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Bedroom Update

This may seem totally ridiculous to many, but I’ve been slowly neutralizing my house. I’ve been removing a lot of the color and replacing it with more neutral colors. So a few months ago, I decided that as much as I loved my bright yellow…

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How I Got my Family to Remember Their Vitamins

Though I’ve made it a goal to fulfilling most of our nutritional needs via the food we eat, I feel better knowing that anything we are lacking in our diets can be supplemented by vitamins. But we just weren’t remembering to take our vitamins. Even…

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Fall Decor

It’s still in the 90s most days here in Texas, but it IS fall, so the seasonal decorating has commenced! Fall is my FAVORITE! I post lots of pics on Instagram, just FYI, so if you follow me, you’ve seen many of these already. Not…

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2013 Semi-Customized Basic Builder Home

In 2013 we bought a basic builder grade home and changed a handful of things about it. We knew it was only a temporary home- we planned on living there 2-3 years. We didn’t even make it 2 years before we sold it and moved…

Inspiration Sunday

So many things I come across or even just thoughts I have during the week inspire me. But then I forget about them and continue on as I was before without incorporating them into my life or growing from them in any way. Sunday is…