How-to's

Food Storage Basics for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving conjures two types of memories for me: family and leftovers.  My mother would get up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven.  My grandparents would come over late in the morning; they would bring the stuffing.  We all watched the Macy’s Day Parade while my mother cooked.  Why didn’t we ever offer to help? …

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How To | Homemade Linens

November 21, 2017

If you are a bit behind with your Thanksgiving decorating, or if you are looking for a way to have a stunning table on the cheap, today’s post is for you!  Today I will show you how I decorated my table for Thanksgiving for just a few dollars and some greenery from my yard. HOMEMADE LINENS | SUPPLIES This project…

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How to | DIY Modern Art

November 20, 2017

For the last couple of months we have had a blank canvas over our sideboard in the dining room.  As part of my 17 by the end of 17 I set a goal to put some paint on this thing.  And I finally have! MY INSPIRATION Before we bought your house, I started a number of Pinterest boards dedicated to ideas…

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How-to's

Practical How-To Guide for Purchasing a Toilet

November 13, 2017

GAME OF THRONES For those of you that have been following along, you are aware that the husband and I are participating in a six week challenge called The One Room Challenge.  The challenge is to renovate one room over a period of six weeks.  Sounds easy, but renovations typically reveal hidden conditions…those pesky little bits of information you don’t…

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Decorate, How-to's, Living Room

Fall Decor Idea | DIY Fall Pillow Printable

September 18, 2017

We are days away from the official start of fall.  My Japanese Maple tree is beginning to turn colors.  The unknown tree in my front yard is turning colors as well.  The temperature outside is starting to cool down.  It was 62 degrees when I left for work on Wednesday.  I had to put on a light jacket to keep…

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How to Paint an Outdated Light Fixture

September 14, 2017

Our house was built in 1985.  Like many homes built during that time frame, it has a few finishes that are not so endearing. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the brass light fixture in the dining room.  We had an outdated light fixture on our hands! This fixture had been in the home so long that…

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How-to's

Finding time for exercise

August 21, 2017

We all know that exercise is vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Despite this, I still find myself struggling to clock the time. This is me in a red-faced selfie after exercising this weekend (don’t mind the finger in front of the lens): MY COMMON EXCUSES I am great a making excuses.  Some of these might sound familiar…because you are…

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How-to's

How to care for nail polish

August 16, 2017

I love having nice looking feet.  I am a big fan of pedicures.  They are a girl’s day go-to.  They are relaxing.  They are also a little pricey.  A simple pedicures near me start at $35.  That is a little steep for every two weeks.  I would rather put that money toward my awesome highlights, as demonstrated from the image…

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