Puppy Paw Prints across Our Hearts and Pumpkins!

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Hi Everyone- We are in puppy heaven and I just had to add a little bit of our Bernese Mountain puppy bundle of fur  into our décor.  I found an old paw print stencil and added a  few paw prints… The only thing I would do differently is give the pumpkins a bath! This makes [Read more...]

Boy Bathroom Ideas…the ever popular i-plunge.

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If you have boys you hate bathrooms! Am I right? It doesn’t matter if they are two or forty two!  Some mornings I need disposable gloves and a hazmat suit.  And,  the moment you reach to raise the toilet seat…. make the visual stop!  I will never understand how a towel  never meets a towel bar, [Read more...]

Room Layout Inspiration from BH&G

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Hi all- A few days ago a good friend asked me to “run in and give her ideas for her family room.” I didn’t feel like I was much help and then I was on the  BH&G website and found some inspiration for her. I thought I would share with you all if you are looking [Read more...]

2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, [Read more...]

Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After

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I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a [Read more...]

Easy Idea on Finding {paint} Inspiration for a Child’s Bedroom

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In the evolution of my boys’ bedroom, I learned a quick(er) path to finding a paint color!  If  you and your child  are getting stuck in the negotiations of paint colors for his/her room look to his/her interests to find your color board.  I went with all things tennis related. Thank you Adidas, Wilson, Head and Nike for [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Less than 5 Months to Order Your “Baby Cheeses.”

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Anyone else out there watch Modern Family?  We love the episode where Gloria orders a crate of baby Jesus statues instead of a crate of baby cheeses.”  Here is a Wind Back Wednesday  to when our Christmas tree had too much of something, something  and took a tumble!  Happy Hump Day!  

Master Bedroom Retreat Mini Makeover for $50

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The Master Bedroom.  I don’t know if it’s truly a retreat- it feels more like a HR department where every member of the house comes bursting in with questions, complaints, requests and major  announcements!  And we have a large master bedroom, so there is plenty of room for a waiting room of family members.  Take [Read more...]

Repurpose a Lantern to Organize

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Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used our annual garage sale as an opportunity to lean out [Read more...]

Update a Chalkboard in Seconds

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Here is my DIY chalkboard in my dining room.   After my recent dining room makeover, the chalkboard looked  a little lost on the wall.  Or, maybe IT was  just bored! I found these  Wall Pops at Tuesday Morning earlier this summer and thought the splash of blue might be fun!   Or, at least get the attention [Read more...]

Fisher Price Basketball Hoop On Wall {saving floor space}!

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I am running in a race to benefit Pancreatic Cancer (Purple Stride) so I am reposting a fun project my friend came up with for my son’s room. My son loves to play basketball. He plays outside for hours, but still loves to shoot in his room before bed (before school, before homework, before..).  The basketball  [Read more...]

Vintage Tool Box: From Tool Box to Bar Ware

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Hi There!  Hope you are having a great weekend!  Two years ago this tool box was buried in the garage and filled with miscellaneous bolts and screws!  To truly see the transformation of my husband’s vintage tool box check out the original makeover I did on it a few years back HERE.  I love the idea of [Read more...]