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 will require the following: Fabric Decorative ribbon (optional), Thread, scissors Sewing machine HOMEMADE LINENS |…

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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 for decorating.  I had so many ideas!  Not all of them will fit in this…

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Organization, Thanksgiving

Countdown to Thanksgiving | 4 Days Remaining

November 19, 2017

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 the turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator to start thawing.  The husband and I…

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

November 17, 2017

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, 6.5″ diameter.  Prices range from $36 to $138. STAY WARM: I am in love with this…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 7 Half Bath Makeover Reveal

November 15, 2017

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 paint trim and window Week three – prime and paint walls Week four – sand,…

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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 know about and have not planned for until you open up the room.  Or in…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 6 Half Bath Makeover

November 12, 2017

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Welcome to week 6 of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  This week was a bonus week as this is typically a six week challenge; that leaves one more week to go!  I clearly was unprepared for the extra week as I am 4 days late with an update.  I am happy that the extra time was provided because it gave me time to do a little more DIY! PROJECT RECAP The downstairs half…

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Get Ready for the Holiday | Free Thanksgiving Planning Checklist Printable

November 6, 2017

Thanksgiving – with the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy – is quickly approaching.  The husband and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving at our house this year.  We are incredibly excited about baking the first turkey since we got married.  We typically travel to Florida to visit family.  However, we have decided to stay in Georgia and celebrate in our beautiful new home. There is always so much to do at this time of the year. …

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