How-to's

How-to | Adorable DIY Advent Calendar

This weekend I made an adorable advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas.  I used fabric and ribbon to create these little stripped bags that now hang from our tree. I pulled out our LED tree.  This is the same tree that we used in the tiny apartment we lived in before we purchased our townhouse.  The space…

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My Black Friday Weekend

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. The husband and I slept in until about 8 am.  It was great to sleep so late on a week day!  We slowly made out way downstairs to start cooking.  We had a great time chopping vegetables, listening to Christmas records, and eating.  All. The. Eating. Here is an after view of…

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How-to's

Food Storage Basics for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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

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

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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Organization, Thanksgiving

Countdown to Thanksgiving | 4 Days Remaining

We are getting into the Thanksgiving spirit at our house.  This is really easy to do with leaves changing on the trees in our neighborhood and with the temperatures dropping to the 40’s and the 50’s. We have planned our menu.  We cleaned out the refrigerator yesterday afternoon to make room for all the extra dishware.  We have also moved…

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Fabulists

Fabulist Friday Week 5 | My Top 4 Fabulous Items of the Week

Welcome to Fabulist Friday!  This is where I share my top 4 fabulous items of the week. THE FABULIST DECORATE: Have you been to Anthropology lately?  Oh my goodness! They have some really amazing holiday decor, including these Flora Fauna candle holders.  They come in three dimensions: candlestick: 5″H, 3.5″ diameter, three candelabra: 11″H, 3.5″ diameter, and four candelabra: 11″H,…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 7 Half Bath Makeover Reveal

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Welcome to the final week of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  Over the last seven weeks I have transformed my downstairs half bathroom from a brown disaster to a room that is light and bright.  Here is my half bath makeover. THE PROJECT PLAN The project plan by week was as follows: Week two – sand, prime, and…

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