Stain Removal Method: 2 Minute Tuesday

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Ewww….. if this is what my coffee mug looks like, what is the coffee (and tea) doing to my teeth? Don’t answer that one!  Here is a quick stain removal tip for your stained coffee mugs.  I keep a 1/2 bleach: 1/2 water solution in  a spray bottle and use it for disinfecting the sink [Read more…]

Last minute Thanksgiving decor idea! In the produce section!

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Farmer’s Markets are a great place and value for pumpkin-nizing your home! Pumpkin-nizing: Adding pumpkins to your porch and home. One can never have too many pumpkins!  I love these little pumpkins and use them around the house to add some quick fall décor.  Where is the funniest place you have added a pumpkin? Share in [Read more…]

Saturday Steals

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Hi There- Party Promotion Link:   If you get a chance would love for you to link up to Friday Favorites HERE-   going on all weekend!  So here is this week’s deal of the week.  Do you ever pay attention to the items on the endcaps near checkout? I do always look for my favorite red sticker [Read more…]

Thrift-day Thursday

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 I’m trying, really trying to stay out of the discount home stores like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.  But, there is some magnetic pull that sucks me in between errands or juggling carpools.  So it must have been fate or that magnetic pull that lead me to these dish towels on the clearance endcap!  What have [Read more…]

Monogram Template Tutorial : 2 Minute Idea Tuesday

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For a DIY girl my local printer is a great resource for convenience and value!   I love monograms, but I am limited to an 8×10 on my printer.  And, I can’t stay focused long enough to learn how to print 4 images to make one 16×20 image ( did I get the math right)? So when I [Read more…]

Cleaning Labels for Boys!

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Hi everyone-  As many of you know we have a new puppy which means accidents. I love Natures Miracle at Petsmart. Apparently the vinegar based solution is what neutralizes odor (not fancy lavender  perfumes). I buy it in bulk and  make it as easy as possible for my {first} husband and children to easily identify [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…]

DIY Wicker Chair Update

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Our front porch faces south and in Colorado that  means sun, sun and more sun.  So wicker furniture gets weathered very quickly.  Kinda like our skin without sunscreen! I have seen other blog projects on spray painting wicker. I was a little skeptical because there are so many details in anything with the word wicker. It’s [Read more…]

Quick Vinyl Solution

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Just wanted to share a quick vinyl solution when you find yourself out of transfer paper. This is what worked for me! I use blue painter’s tape in  a pinch!  Simply tear off what you need (you can layer it if your piece is wide).  Make sure to reduce/remove  the blue tape’s adhesive by adhering the tape to other [Read more…]

Thrifty Boys’ Room Accessories

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It’s done! After multiple negotiations makeovers and tweaks my son’s room is done!  Here is the finished room. For the details on this before and after click HERE.  On a side note, the hardest part of this project is reconciling my wish for a Pottery Barn  room with the reality that my son wants a “cool” [Read more…]

HomeGoods Lets you Show off your Favorite Finds

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     This is a fun interactive tool I found over at Home Goods. I don’t remember why I was snooping around on the  HomeGoods webpage, but alas I found the “Customer Finds”  HERE.  Alas?  Oh my, Downton Abbey is rubbing off on my vocabulary!   So while I was over on HomeGoods I uploaded this find [Read more…]

DIY artwork for under $5.00

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Under $5.00 and Less than 5 minutes! This is my kind of project! This project was showcased (sounds way more impressive than posted) in my bedroom reveal post. This framed artwork above our bedroom fireplace costs less than $5.00.  The frame was $3.00 on clearance at Michael’s and the print is scrapbook paper!  I have [Read more…]

Pottery Barn Knockoff Place Settings at World Market

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This fall I invested in new dishes. This was a bit of commitment since I am a bit of a dish whore! I just love different colors for each season. I love plates of different colors and plates for different holidays.  But, after a few years  months, the plates get chipped and start looking tired [Read more…]