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The Best of QVC in May

  This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. By now you probably all know how much I love a good deal fromQVC. They have something for everyone in every category imaginable, including fashion, kitchen essentials, beauty favorites, electronics, travel must-haves, and so much more.  I love picking out […]

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All Things Mantels & Shelves

200 Year Old Fireplace Mantel

I have made it be known that we want our new home to look like it’s been around forever.  So we are incorporating a few old doors in the plans, along with our old fireplace mantels.  I shared the layout here, but we will have four fireplaces in the house.  The kitchen and dining room […]

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Update on New Build and What’s Next

Things are moving right along.  If you haven’t been watching social media stories, you will be shocked.  And, I think the consensus is, even if you HAVE been watching over on social media, you are still shocked.  I had to go back in my Instagram archives because I truly didn’t believe it.  The speed that […]

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Summer Front Porch Decor

This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond and ShopStyle Collective.   Our outdoor spaces are VERY IMPORTANT to both of us.  We sit outside every single minute that we can during the warmer seasons.  We start every morning with coffee.  Come lunch time, you know where to find us.  If we have happy hour drinks, […]

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New Home Build

Electrical Must-Haves for a New Build

We are in the thick of our new build.  If you are new here, let me catch you up to speed.  We sold our old house to build on our land in September 2019.  And we moved to a rental for what we thought would be less than a year.  Well.. you know what happened […]

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Update on our New House

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for awhile.  You may have also figured out by now why I haven’t posted for over a week, or so. Our website got a HUGE makeover.  It took them about a week to get everything transferred over.  And I couldn’t be happier.  While you are here, take […]

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Affordable Porch Decor

  This post is sponsored by Zulily and ShopStyle Collective.  All. opinions are my own.   I LOVE Zulily.  It’s so fun to browse all of their newly added products.  Zulily launches thousands of new items every day, so it’s like you have a brand new store to shop.  I have shared before that I […]

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Recipes

Lemon Delight Dessert

If you are a lemon fan… OH MY GOSH.  You must try this.  And if you aren’t, keep reading anyway.  I gave a few other options! First off… This lemon delight dessert contains tofu.  When I shared this recipe over on social media stories, I received a few messages saying that if you have thyroid […]

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The Best of QVC in April

  This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   I love sharing my favorites from QVC every month, and boy did I find some goodies this month.  They have really stepped up their home decor game and I grabbed a few things that look great in our home.  […]

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100 Year Old Fireplace Mantels

We made a flying trip down to Tennessee last weekend.  I briefly mentioned that fact in the post where I updated the house progress.  Which I will be sharing the progress from this past week shortly.  Anyway, I have been sharing in our newsletters (sign up here) over the past several months that we needed […]

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A Few New Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

  Thank you Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are my own. It’s always fun to spice up my daily routine with things I’ve heard others about.  I recently ordered a few beauty items from Nordstrom and wanted to share.  Nordstrom is a one-stop-shop for not only some of my favorite […]

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All Things Living Room

One-Piece Large Antique Cabinet

Do you remember that HUGE antique cabinet we found on the Facebook marketplace a few weeks back?  It weighs a million pounds.  It is so heavy that Deb and I had to round up some friends to help us move it.  Normally we tackle those things by ourselves, but given the fact this antique cabinet […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Minted

Thank you Minted for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are my own.   Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  And, in my opinion, I have come up with some of the best ideas for mom, mother-in-law, grandma or yourself.  I love to find unique, personalized gifts for people that I love.  This year, I […]

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Outdoor Storage and Organizational Items

This post is sponsored by Wayfair!   Did you hear the news?  It’s Way Day! Way Day is Wayfair’s biggest sale of the year and I absolutely do not want you to miss it.  A lot of times, Way Day has better prices than Black Friday sales.  I thoroughly scour their sale because they offer […]

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Update on the Construction of the New House – The Basement

  Oh my gosh.  Lots and lots of exciting things have been happening.  We have been so busy… from making a flying trip to Tennessee to grab two fireplace mantels for our new house to starting the basement. (More about the fireplace mantels soon)  If you missed the floor plan, I shared it several months […]

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The Ergatta Rower - Deb and Danelle

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Our Favorite Piece in our Home Gym

Do you all remember when Deb and I went to the gym AT LEAST 4 times a week?  We took workout classes and were in the best shape of our lives.  And then you-know-what happened.  The country shut down….  which, of course, included our gym.  Skip ahead several months.  We moved here to the cottage […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot and ShopStyle Collective.   With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to round up some of my favorite things.   And, I found all of them, believe it or not, at The Home Depot.  We all know that […]

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All Things Kitchen

Gift Idea for Yourself and Your Favorite Cook

This post is sponsored by Our Place and ShopStyle Collective. All opinions are my own.   Home is our favorite place to be.  In fact, there are some days when I have to really think about when I last left the house.  ????  We also love preparing our own food.  I know I have shared […]

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Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Patio and Porch Ideas for Gift Giving

  This post is sponsored by Zulily and ShopStyle Collective.  All. opinions are my own.   You know what time it is…. it’s almost porch and patio time!!!   This weather, here in Ohio, has been INSANE.  We are just ITCHING to get outside, but it actually snowed a few days ago.  I have lived in […]

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The Best Artificial Plants - Deb and Danelle

Spring Decor

The Best Artificial Plants

  I have said it a million times and I’m saying it again.  I cannot keep living plants alive.  Flowers and ferns on the front porch are a different story.  I do well with those. Because there is a CHANCE there will be regular rain to water them and some sun light.  So between the […]

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Antique Cabinet Find

  I was browsing the Facebook Marketplace for different items we still need for the house.. including several doors.  We need two SETS of matching doors that are 18-24″ wide for our closets in the master bedroom.  I really want some like we replaced in the landing of the old house.  Do you remember them?  […]

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New Home Build

Construction has Begun on our New House

Have you been watching stories over on social media?   Construction has begun on the new house.  I cannot believe it.  The above picture does not look like much, but we have been planning this for 2 1/2 years.  So it’s A LOT to us just to get this dream of ours going.  Let’s reflect on […]

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The Nested Fig - Deb and Danelle

All Things Dining Room

My Finds from The Nested Fig

I have shared a few links here and there to all of my finds from The Nested Fig.  If you don’t know.  The Nested Fig is owned by our friend Wesley from @farmshenanigans over on Instagram.  He has THE BEST home decor items.  When we visited my sister in North Carolina, we drove to South […]

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Healthy Potato Recipe made from Radishes - Deb and Danelle

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Healthy Fake Potato Recipe

Yes.  You read that right.  We tried this fake potato recipe and loved them.  I recently found out that you can make radishes, as you do potatoes, and they taste pretty similar.  How have I not known this before?  We share them over on our social media stories, and I’ve had several people ask for […]

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All Things Outside

Front Porch Refresh for Spring and Summer

This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond and ShopStyle Collective.   Spring is definitely in the air here in Ohio.  Can I get a Hallelujah!  You know how much we love the spring, summer, and fall.  Winter is a little sketchy.   It’s just too dang long.  Once the spring months roll around, we […]

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All Things Dining Room

Antique Sideboard with Mirror

We have been adding a few new antique pieces to our collection.  I shared our hutch last week which now holds my favorite collection.  Several people have called it “East Lake” style.  I have no idea and don’t know the history.  But, I love it.  And, did you see the antique oil painting? I asked […]

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Early Oil Painting - Deb and Danelle

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Antique Oil Painting

We recently bought this antique oil painting (and a few other antique pieces) from a friend.  I explained the story of why we are getting these pieces when I shared this an antique cabinet.  This huge oil painting was hanging in her large stairway wall.  She said she was for sale and I just knew […]

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Our New-to-Us Antique Cabinet

Did you hear the news?  We bought a few antique pieces from a friend.  There is story behind this, too.  But, first… how many of you are saying, “YOU don’t need another piece of furniture…” or “Don’t you have an entire storage unit full of stuff?”   Why yes… yes we do. ????  I can always […]

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Beauty

Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective.   GET READY WITH ME…. When I show my every day makeup routine over on social media stories, I get asked about all of the products.  I like to keep them here on my site so you can always refer back to it.  I have found […]

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This Month’s Favorites from QVC

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  I am back for my monthly QVC round-up.  QVC has some of the best items around. And, I love to pass great products at great prices along to my friends.  This month’s list consists of something I get asked about weekly.   “Can I get a link […]

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Woodland spring mantel decor - Deb and Danelle

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Woodland Spring Fireplace Decor

One of my favorite things to decorate is our fireplace mantel.  Did you know that our new house will have FOUR fireplaces?  Two double ones: one between the kitchen and dining room and one between the living room and master bedroom.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love that. (See layout […]

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Antique Spongeware Spatterware collection - Deb and Danelle

All Things Dining Room

My Antique Spongeware Collection

I have lots of collections.  ????   That’s probably an understatement.  But, my antique spongeware collection is probably one of my most favorite.  I get asked a ton of questions when I show this collection over on social media stories.   What is the name of it?  Where do you find all of your pieces?  How long […]

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Delicious Carrot Recipe - Deb and Danelle

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Delicious Carrot Recipe

When we were in North Carolina visiting my sister, she wanted to try this carrot recipe.  It has been all over TikTok and Instagram reels.  She made them for us on the first night after we arrived and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them.  I mentioned them over on our own stories […]

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A Few Practical Gift Ideas for Easter

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.   There are a few major events/holidays coming up soon.  Can you believe that Easter is right around the corner?  Then comes Mother’s and Father’s Day.  I am not complaining because that means it’s warmer weather time.  And we will be able to hang out on […]

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Crispy Brussel Sprout Salad - Deb and Danelle

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Crispy Brussel Sprout Salad

Do you remember when we spent a really fun week in North Carolina with my sister and brother-in-law?  And, when we ended up in South Carolina visiting Wesley and Daniel, our friends from Instagram?  Well, we all went out for dinner the night before we headed back in Greenville, SC, at a bar called The […]

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Fresh Spring Entryway - Deb and Danelle

All Things Entryway & Stairway Landing

Fresh Spring Look in the Entryway

We just got back from a fun and relaxing trip to North Carolina.  We went to see my sister, who lives in Greensboro, for almost a week.  She moved there last August and we had never been there to see their new house.  I should say OLD house.  Their home was built in the 1920s […]

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QVC Spring

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Outdoor Items for Spring

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.   Are you ready for Spring?  Oh my gosh… We are totally ready!  I have spring fever so bad right now.  One of my absolute favorite things to do is get our front porch ready for spring.  It is where we spend many hours of hanging […]

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Tuesday's Treasure - CIY Coffee Table or Bench

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Tuesday’s Treasure – DIY Coffee Table or Bench

As I stated last week, our Tuesday project has changed names.  Three times to be exact.  It was first Trashed Tuesday, then Transformation Tuesday, and now Tuesday’s Treasure… which is what it will be.  Basically, Deb hangs out in the workshop on Tuesdays and creates a great project.  She makes some of the coolest things […]

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Cottage Spring Decor - Deb and Danelle

Spring Decor

Spring Cottage Decor

I cannot tell you how ready we both are for spring.  Did you know that yesterday, it got up to 73 degrees here in Ohio.  That is so bizarre for the beginning of March in this neck of the woods.  Usually it is still really cold.  Deb worked a little outside chopping down a few […]

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Tuesday's Treasure

Tuesday’s Treasure – Wooden Cake Stand

We have another name change, folks.   ????    Let’s review.  We started with Trashed Tuesday.  It is when Deb transforms something that was going to be thrown out (or was donated) into something different.  We did a series like that when we owned our storefront.  I loved it. However, after a few weeks of Trashed […]

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All Things Bathroom

Cabinet filled with Vintage Collections

I love switching out my decor.  One of my favorite things to do is rearrange my china hutches to give them a fresh look.  We have a china hutch top above our washer and dryer here in the cottage bathroom/laundry room.  I first shared my celluloid mirror collection and my chamber pots this past fall […]

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My Favorite Scent

I recently ran out of my absolute favorite perfume.   I found Angel, by Mugler, years ago and it’s been one of my favorite scents ever since.   The base fragrance notes are tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel.  Can you tell why I love it?  ????   I quickly did an online search […]

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Neutral Spring Centerpiece

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Neutral Spring Centerpiece

One of my favorite things to do is style side tables, coffee tables, and buffets.  It takes little time and makes such a big difference in your space.  Today, I styled a small little table that we have off of the kitchen here in the cottage.  We call it our breakfast nook.  Of course, I […]

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DIY Dog Bowl Stand - Deb and Danelle

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Transformation Tuesday: DIY Dog Bowl Stand

Do you follow our other account over on Instagram?  Right now, it is named Deb and Danelle’s Cottage.  The name of it will change sometime because we want to come up with something a lot more clever.  It is the place where Deb shares all of her projects.  She has shared most of the Trashed […]

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My Favorites from QVC – February Edition

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. I wanted to share some of this month’s favorite QVC finds with you since they have some of the best deals.  I usually always check QVC every day because they have the best items. QVC has everything you’ll ever need….from the […]

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Dining Table Spring Decor - Deb and Danelle

Spring Decor

Neutral Spring Decor in the Dining Room

I am pulling all of my spring home decor from hiding.  Truly… Spring is such a happy time for me.  Anybody else?  It feels like new beginnings.  We are finally able to see the light after long, dark winters here in Ohio.  Everything starts to get green again.  The woods will be filling out making […]

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Banana Republic Factory Sale Finds

This post is sponsored by Banana Republic Factory and ShopStyle Collective.   I cannot tell you how excited Deb and I are for spring. GOODBYE WINTER is all I have to say.  ????  We will be welcoming the warmer weather with open arms. I’ve been on the hunt lately to refresh my spring wardrobe from […]

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My Collection of Blue Light Reading Glasses

  I am going to go ahead and admit that I love reading glasses.  And, I have an entire collection of them.  They are like earrings or other accessories to me since I usually only pay between $10 – $20 for them.  Most of my collection are blue light reading glasses because I need both… […]

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Antique Pantry Doors - Deb and Danelle

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Antique Pantry Doors for the New House

Have you been watching social media stories over the last week or so?  I briefly mentioned our quick trip to Chattanooga, TN, in the newsletter as well.  Which, by the way, if you don’t receive the newsletter, you are missing out.  (Sign up here)    Backstory of the antique doors…. I received an email from […]

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Cottage Kitchen - Deb and Danelle

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Cottage Kitchen Tour

I posted this reel over on Instagram last week and realized something.  I don’t know if I have ever shared our entire cottage kitchen.  Which totally shocks me since we have been here almost a year already.  And that’s another thing that shocks me.  One whole year living in this cottage.   If you are new […]

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Spring Mantel - Deb and Danelle

Spring Decor

Simple Spring Mantel

I told you that I was into decorating for spring.  Decorating is something that I have to be in the mood for.  My creative is strange.  If I am not really in the mood, it will not happen.  I can’t force it.  So when I started feeling like I wanted to add a little spring, […]

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Spring in the Kitchen-Flower Arrangement - Deb and Danelle

Spring Decor

Adding Artificial Spring Flowers to the Kitchen

Well.. it’s that time.  I am ready to start adding a little spring to our rooms.  I go through a period of time after Christmas that I have no desire to do much in the way of home decor.  We go all out for Christmas so I think I need a little break.  I was […]

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Coffee Bar Supplies - Deb and Danelle

All Things Kitchen

Coffee Station Supplies and Decor

We don’t have a large enough space to make a real coffee bar here at the cottage.   So I recently decided to create a small coffee station.  It’s actually a corner, but that’s all we need.  I wanted to keep all of our coffee supplies together and add some decor to make it look pretty.   […]

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Neutral Valentine's Day Sign - Deb and Danelle

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Neutral Valentine’s Sign in the Kitchen

I wanted to throw together a neutral Valentine’s Day look in the kitchen here at the cottage.  I’m not a huge decorator for Valentine’s Day, but thought it would be cute for something different.  I used a lot of what I had for this look.  But, also made a neutral heart sign for the occasion […]

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Healthy Shrimp and Spaghetti Square Recipe

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Healthy Spaghetti Squash and Shrimp Recipe

We have made this spaghetti squash and shrimp recipe several times the last couple of weeks and LOVE it!  It is SO DANG GOOD!  What I love about it is that is pretty healthy, too.  Deb took a recipe she found online and made it ours by tweaking it a bit to our liking.  I […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Christmas Tree Collar to Plant Stand

Did you catch the name change?   We originally called this little series Trashed Tuesday.  It was where we would take things people discarded or items that were donated, and give them a makeover.  Do you remember the mirror we shared for a Trashed Tuesday project?  That was probably one of my favorite makeovers.    I […]

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DIY Heart Tray - Deb and Danelle

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DIY Wooden Heart Tray

  I asked Deb to make a little wooden heart tray for Valentine’s Day.  She loves little projects like this so I knew she would be all for it.  I had this thought to make it out of wood and then add some type of a metal edge around the outside.  She keeps little scrap […]

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Outdoor Gear for the Winter Months

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.   For full-priced items, remember to use code DANELLEDEB15 for 15% off your first order (exclusions apply)   If you haven’t heard, Deb and I love our outerwear from Backcountry.  Due to living in Ohio, we are always in need of all different types of outdoor wear.  […]

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The Best Gadgets that Everyone Needs

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  Whenever I’m doing my online shopping, I usually always check QVC first because of their amazing deals. QVC has everything you’ll ever need….from the best deals on patio furniture, and home decor, to great beauty and fashion items. I have always loved everything I’ve ever ordered […]

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Trashed Tuesday: Bowling Ball Flip

I am posting this kind of late.  If you missed why everything is a little wonky here over the last couple of weeks, check out my first post of the new year!  It explains everything.  This Trashed Tuesday project was done several weeks ago and I am just getting the energy to post over here […]

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New Home Layout – Coming 2022

We finally have a plan.  I’m not sure if I ever shared our first plan that we had over here.  I know that I shared over on social media stories.  BUT, we had the blueprints and everything.  Once we moved to the cottage, we decided we wanted a completely different layout.  It wasn’t the inside […]

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Our Favorites from Zappos

This post is sponsored by Zappos and ShopStyle Collective. Since I do tons of online shopping throughout the week, I always make sure to check out Zappos first thing because of their products and unbeatable prices! Did you know that Zappos is now so much more than just a shoe retailer? Their online store has […]

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Lifestyle

Happy New Year – 2022

Do you even believe it?  it’s 2022.  I was thinking a few weeks back how the year 2,000 seems like 5 years ago.  All of the babies born in the year 2,000 have already graduated high school, possibly college, and are already at legal drinking age.  I cannot even believe it! I have had several […]

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One of my Favorite Online Websites for Anything

This post is sponsored by Zappos and ShopStyle Collective.   I do most of my shopping online and I always make sure to check out Zappos first thing! When most people think of Zappos, they recognize it has an online shoe store, but now they are so much more. Zappos online store has grown so much […]

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Outerwear For The Entire Family from Gap Factory

  This post is sponsored by Gap Factory and ShopStyle Collective. All opinions are my own.   I recently searched online for a new winter coat since it is already FREEZING outside.  Today is 33 degrees with a “feels like” temp of 22 degrees.  UGH.  I found a ton of great deals at Gap Factory […]

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Looking for a Perfect Gift?

Looking for a Perfect Gift?  Urban Outfitters is a one stop shop! This post is sponsored by Urban Outfitters and ShopStyle Collective.   If you’ve never shopped at Urban Outfitters, you’re missing out. It’s one of my favorite stores for fashion, home decor, gift ideas, and more. From cozy basics, beauty essentials, and home must-haves, […]

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Five Great Gift Ideas from The Home Depot

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot and ShopStyle Collective.   When most people think of The Home Depot, they think of home improvement and projects. But did you know The Home Depot has pretty much everything, in addition to an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and more? […]

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My Favorite Clothing Brand

  This post is sponsored by Free People and ShopStyle Collective.   If you watch my social media stories regularly, this will not come as a surprise to you.  But, one of my all time favorite clothing brands is Free People.  Their FP Movement collection offers performance-ready activewear to support a busy life.  Their clothes […]

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DIY Antique Tray - Deb and Danelle

All Things Kitchen

Trashed Tuesday: Antique Wooden Tray Replica

Welcome back to another Trashed Tuesday.  It’s one of my favorite days of the week because….  PROJECTS.  You know how much we love a great project.  This week was another time when we didn’t really have anything already made.  Hopefully when Deb gets her BIG workshop and we have storage, these pieces will be regularly […]

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Stay Warm with this Snowsuit and Boots

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.     Backcountry is the perfect place to grab outdoor gear. Deb recently grabbed a few things from Backcountry to prepare her for when the snow starts flying.  Because we all know who will be shoveling.  She can’t sit still.  We both actually love spending as much […]

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Winter on the Porch - Deb and Danelle

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Winter Porch at the Cottage

I have been dying to get this porch here at the cottage decorated for winter.  A few weeks ago, I shared my DIY evergreen pots with you, but the porch was at a stand still.  I wasn’t inspired because the set of cabinets that I had on each side of the door needed work.  I […]

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Wooden Christmas Trees - DIY

All Things Mantels & Shelves

Trashed Tuesday – Wooden Christmas Trees

If you are new around here, you need to know about Trashed Tuesdays.  No, it doesn’t mean Deb and I sit around and drink until we get trashed.  It is us creating something out of things that would normally be thrown away.  Normally, it’s a repurposed item from something we were going to donate. Sometimes […]

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Woods and Whites Home Decor for Winter

This post is sponsored by Zulily an ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. You guys… Christmas is only 16 days away.  I am still picking up a few last minute gifts.   And of course, one of my first stops is Zulily. If you’ve never shopped Zulily’s fresh finds and daily deals, they launch a […]

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Neutral Winter Decor

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Neutral Winter Decor in the Kitchen

Ever since we moved here to the cottage, I have had a white round table here in front of this huge leaded glass window.  Along with two wing back chairs.  Recently, I decided to switch things up for the winter months simply for something different.   You know me… I will get a wild hair and […]

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Our New Home Coming in 2022

Have you been around since the beginning of us talking about building?  Do you remember the big decision we made in 2020?  In the midst of the pandemic, we had some major decisions to make.  It’s the reason we built Deb’s workshop first and moved here about a year ago.  Can you believe that?  It […]

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Winter Decor

Village House Display with Bottlebrush Trees

As soon as I saw this little white village pop up this year, I just fell in love.  They were a bit pricey but I knew they were something that would be in my decor for years and years to come. I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived, because they were a lot bigger than […]

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A Mirror Transformed - Deb and Danelle

All Things Entryway & Stairway Landing

Trashed Tuesday: Transform an Outdated Mirror

Are you loving these Trashed Tuesday pieces as much as I am?  If you have missed any of the previous projects, check them out.  They are all pretty much what we would have shared in our storefront if we still had it.  I am enjoying it because I see Deb completely in her element.  She […]

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Gift Guides

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for the Family

  It’s time for another gift guide!  Are you done shopping yet?  I have a small start but am far from being done.  I say every year I am going to get it done early.  It always amazes me when people say they are done in October.  We are so last minutes. If you need […]

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Holiday Shopping with Zappos

This post is sponsored by Zappos and ShopStyle Collective. I’ve been doing lots of Christmas and holiday shopping lately because it’s that time of year again!  Zappos is one of my favorite retailers with some of the best prices when it comes to gift ideas. With so many friends and family members on our list […]

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Gift Guide for Grandparents - Deb and Danelle

Gift Guides

Gift Guide for Grandparents

  I think grandparents are THE HARDEST people to buy gifts for.  But they are fun to give.  Here are a few ideas for the grandparents in your life, including yourself.  You can pass these ideas along if you see anything on this list that you love.  I know I did.  ????  All of our […]

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Gift Guide - Deb and Danelle

Gift Guides

Gift Guide – Holiday Gifts under $50

Time for another gift guide.  I have them all in one spot so you can find them easily.  We have covered several different themes including for him, for teachers, for new homeowners, and for young adults.  Today we rounded up gifts under $50.  A few others will be posted soon including gifts under $25, gifts […]

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Weekend Antique Haul - Deb and Danelle

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Last Minute Antique Haul

Deb and I both needed a day to not think about anything creative.  That meant house planning, work related things, projects, etc.  We just wanted a LET’S NOT THINK OF ANYTHING type of day.  Do you ever need those?  We don’t do it quite often, but this time of year, in the middle of planning […]

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DIY Evergreen Planter for the Winter - Deb and Danelle

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DIY Evergreen Planter Idea for the Winter

I shared this DIY evergreen planter idea over on social media stories, and I even made a reel about it.  If you missed it, check it out.  I have been making these evergreen planters for years.  They really help with my winter sourness. ????  I shared how I feel during the winter months in a […]

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Family Pajamas - Deb and Danelle

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Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family We decided this year that we are going to have all of the girls over for Christmas per usual.  BUT, we want to have matching pajamas so we can take a family photo.  It makes me so excited. And I will for sure share over on my social media.  […]

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Christmas garland and life-like trees - Deb and Danelle

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A Simple Winter Look in the Cottage Kitchen

This past week, I added bits of Christmas here in the cottage kitchen.  I wanted to keep it simple with my life-like trees and garland.. which I happen to be completely obsessed with.  Every time I share them, they sell out.  They are THAT GOOD.  See all of them here!   These cute little life-like trees […]

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Gift Guide for Him

I think men are so hard to buy gifts for.  We rounded up several different gifts for the men in your life.  Whether you are buying for your son, father, grandfather, father-in-law or a friend, there is something for everyone.  I have several other gift guides already posted.  Check them out. Teachers / Young Adults […]

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Gift Guide for the Teacher - Deb and Danelle

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Gift Guide for the Teacher

We put together this gift guide for teachers in hopes it would take some of the pressure off of you.  I don’t know about you, but my mind is blocked with gift giving sometimes.  I personally love gift guides because it allows me to choose a gift for someone special without thinking… which is always […]

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Backcountry - Deb and Danelle

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Backcountry Sale and Gift Ideas

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.   For full-priced items, remember to use code DEBDANELLE15 for 15% off your first order (exclusions apply)   Since Deb and I live in the woods and hang outside pretty much year-round, we are always checking Backcountry to see what new outerwear they have on their […]

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Christmas Tree collar made from a pallet - Deb and Danelle

Winter Decor

Trashed Tuesday – Christmas Tree Collar made from a Pallet

We have thoroughly been enjoying our Trashed Tuesdays.  Have you?   These projects get Deb back into her workshop where she loves to spend time.  It helps her dig into her creative side again.  She had the coolest workshop in the basement of our store front when we owned it.  Our store was called The Tattered […]

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New Homeowners gift guide

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Gift Guide for The New Homeowner

  The top requested gift guides this year over on social media were for young adults and new homeowners.  I shared a lot of different options for young adults over on this post.  New homeowners need pretty much everything so this should help you with some ideas.  We rounded up around 30 different items for […]

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Downloadable Christmas Prints

Winter Decor

Winter Downloads for the Holiday Season

One of my absolute favorite ways to change out my home decor for the seasons is to switch out the artwork in my antique frames.  I have done this for years.  So many of you probably remember my cow pictures I used to have hanging at the old house.  I switched them out to other […]

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Gift Guide for Young Adults - Deb and Danelle

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Gift Guide for Young Adults

    These days, young adults can be really hard to shop for. It’s tough to keep up on the latest “trends” when it comes to this age group. Whether you’re shopping for a recent college grad or someone who just moved into their first apartment, you will appreciate these gift ideas. From the popular […]

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Winter Decor

Vintage Brass Christmas Decor

Several weeks ago, I shared a simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece that anyone could put together.  I used a few candlesticks, an artificial fall garland, and real pumpkins.  It took 2 minutes.  And then I shared another Thanksgiving centerpiece look using traditional fall colors.  That one was also simple but was a little more elaborate.  Since we […]

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Christmas/Winter Fireplace Mantel - Deb and Danelle

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Simple Winter Fireplace Mantel Area

Did you see my reel on Instagram when I was decorating this fireplace mantel area?  Don’t let all of these photos fool you.  This mantel was the ONLY thing that had any type of organization.  The rest of the place was a complete and total disaster.  You know how it is when the Christmas tubs are […]

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Affordable Christmas Decor

  This post is sponsored by Zulily and ShopStyle Collective. The holidays and wintertime are quickly approaching, so we’ve been decorating our home for the season. From woods and whites to festive and bright, Zulily has so many decor options when it comes to decorating this time of year. I find so much inspiration from […]

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Stripping Stain using the Oven Cleaner Method

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Stripping Stain using the Oven Cleaner Method

Do you remember when I shared my vintage finds from a few weekends ago?  They included two candlesticks that I assume are from the 70s.  For some reason, they reminded me of Bewitched and something that Samantha would have in her house.  ????   I love them because they are large and would look really cool […]

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What to do with an ugly picture - Deb and Danelle Trash Tuesday

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Trashed Tuesday: Idea for an Old Ugly Picture

Who doesn’t have an old ugly picture somewhere in their stash?  I got an idea when I saw this picture on Pottery Barn’s website.  I was going to do this exact picture but didn’t want the frame red.  And I didn’t want to make the mirrored look because it looks gray.  And, then I wanted […]

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Our Place The Perfect Pan - Deb and Danelle

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The Always Pan and The Perfect Pot by Our Place

This post is sponsored by Our Place and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   We cook 99.999% meals here at home….  because home is our favorite place to be. ????   Therefore, we believe in using the best cookware to make meal prep quick and easy.  I recently gifted our favorite pan, the Always […]

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The Best Small Christmas Trees

Winter Decor

Affordable Mini Christmas Trees

We are officially in Christmas mode here in the woods.  Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing all things Christmas and several gift guides.  I have a few ideas that I cannot wait to share.  We still have several different Christmas trees in storage that I have collected throughout the years.   I will […]

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Antique Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece - Deb and Danelle

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Antique Christmas Table Decor

Do you remember when I brought home this barrel top?  It is one of my favorite things.  The first place it landed was in the middle of our little round breakfast table.  I had it all decked out for fall with a lot of my vintage items and some artificial stems.  Barrel tops work perfectly […]

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Thanksgiving Fireplace Mantel Idea - Deb and Danelle

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Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Fireplace Mantel

The holidays are quickly approaching.  I cannot even believe it how time travels.  The Christmas tubs are out of storage and sitting here in the entryway of the cottage.  Deb grabbed everything the last time she ran to the storage unit, but she left the larger trees.  Because I wanted to get everything else decorated […]

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What to do with a Vintage Lamp Base - Deb and Danelle

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Trashed Tuesday: What to do with a Vintage Lamp Base

Did you catch the Trashed Tuesday piece on social media?  If you are new around here, we started a new series.  Every Tuesday, Deb and I take an item, that YOU (social media) voted on, for us to redo.  Check out last week’s project!  You had the choice between a vintage lamp base or an […]

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Weekend Antique Finds

  Do you watch Instagram stories?  We had two of the girls over for one of their birthdays which we celebrated on Halloween.  Which meant we got to see four of the grandsons, Titus, Oliver, Atlas, and Jack.  The other grandson, Archer (Archie), lives 2 1/2 hours away and I had a date to go […]

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Home Depot Home Decor - Deb and Danelle

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Cozy Neutral Bedding and More

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot and ShopStyle Collective. Between projects in the woods, Squatter’s camp, building the pond, our DIY sidewalk, and so many others, Deb and I are always relying on The Home Depot. They have all the supplies and tools we need to complete every project we are doing. Not […]

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Thanksgiving centerpiece using traditional colors

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece using Traditional Fall Colors

I have shared so many different fall looks this year.  I have them all rounded up all up in one place so it would be easy for you to find.  Since Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I wanted to share a another centerpiece idea with you.  Did you see the […]

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A Fall Haul: Shacket, Oversized Sweatshirt, and Sneakers

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. If you’re still stocking up on all necessary fashion staples for fall and winter, Nordstrom Rack is the place to go. Now is the perfect time to embrace the trends and stock up on all the necessary warm pieces for the […]

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Trashed Tuesday: What to do with a Pedestal Table Base

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Trashed Tuesday: What to do with a Pedestal Table Base

We are starting a thing!  Every Tuesday, we will be sharing a post called, Trashed Tuesday.  If you don’t follow us over on social media, you must.  We have so much fun.  No, we aren’t getting drunk on Tuesdays which is what several people thought when I announced it.  We are actually going to be […]

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Fall or Thanksgiving Fireplace Mantel Ideal - Deb and Danelle

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Simple Thanksgiving Mantel Idea and our Samsung Frame TV

We are wrapping up the fall and Thanksgiving decor here shortly.  I actually have the fall tubs from the storage unit in the back of the truck because Deb grabbed them today when she stopped by. I know a lot of you hate to hear that, but it will be full fledged Christmas mode by […]

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Fall in the Woods - Deb and Danelle

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A Walk around the Woods this Week

For the last few weeks, I have been taking you a walk around the woods.  There are so many beautiful things in nature and just general every day things that make me happy.  Plus, I think it would be fun to document all of the changes each season. I take tons of photos when I […]

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Pottery Barn - Deb and Danelle

Winter Decor

Christmas Picks from Pottery Barn

  Don’t anyone panic! I am not decorating for Christmas yet.  Although that will probably happen in the next couple of weeks.  I am in full prep mode though.  I love to bring you holiday looks to make your house feel homey and cozy for each season.  The Christmas season is one of my favorites […]

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Backcountry - Deb and Danelle

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Fall Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.   I always look forward to new seasons because Backcountry has THE BEST new styles, including exciting lifestyle & active brands to help you on your next adventure. If you’ve been following along for a while now, you know Deb and I love Backcountry. Here in […]

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Tips on Displaying a Collection without them Looking Cluttered

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Tips on Displaying Collections without them Looking Cluttered

I LOVE my collections.  And, I also love displaying them.  If you haven’t noticed, I also like to group together vintage and new items, everyday items with seasonal items.  I feel mixing everything together keeps things interesting and random.  It’s is probably the reason when people ask me what my style is, I really have […]

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Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea - Deb and Danelle

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Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea

I recently shared a reel over on Instagram of this Thanksgiving centerpiece idea.  It is so simple.  I grabbed the riser out of the storage unit that Deb made a few years back when we were at the old house.  It sat on our outdoor table under the pergola and I would decorate it every […]

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Spicey Chicken Wrap

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Spicy Chicken Wrap

  We LOVE trying new recipes.  And we tend to gravitate towards simple and quick meals that are also pretty healthy.  Did you try the chili recipe that I shared yet?  I cannot get it off of my mind.  ????  It is SO DELICIOUS.  I do have a recipes tab up top if you are […]

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A Walk Around the Woods this Week

Last week, I shared that I have so many pretty pictures on my phone.  Because it is always with me, I am always ready for photos ops.   The picture above is one that I snapped on the way back from the mailbox one morning when the fog was almost lifted.  It was really pretty out […]

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Spooky Halloween Mantel - Deb and Danelle

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Spooky Halloween Mantel

This spooky halloween mantel came to me in the middle of the night.  This happens when my brain is less active and can be creative.  I wanted to create a mantel with a ghost.  So I was brainstorming ways to make ghosts and even looking on Pinterest.  I finally decided that I wanted large one […]

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DIY Sidewalk - Deb and Danelle

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DIY Sidewalk by the Cottage

Deb and I shared this DIY sidewalk by the cottage over on social media several weeks ago.  It wasn’t until now that I had time to share it here.  I have stated before that we want everything to look like it’s been here forever – including little things like sidewalks.  We love to use items […]

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Gorgeous Old Fountain Repurposed

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Gorgeous Old Fountain Repurposed

Did you hear?  Our neighbors had a HUGE fountain that they no longer wanted.   Of course, they knew who to call.  ????  We get messages and phone calls a lot asking if we want certain items.  The fountain has some issues.  Number one, the pump doesn’t work, which is no big deal as we could […]

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Landscaping around a pond - Deb and Danelle

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Landscaping around the Pond Deck

We recently had a pond dug on the property.  It is very small but it serves the purpose that we wanted it for.  It takes up space so Deb doesn’t have to mow so much grass.  ????  It gives us a great watering hole to jump into when we are working outside sweating our butts […]

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White pumpkin and licorice vine - Deb and Danelle

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A Walk Around the Woods this Week

We spend every waking moment outside.  That is, of course, when we can.   I grew up in Indiana and Deb grew up in Ohio.  But we were only 15-20 minutes from each other. I tell you this because people get confused because I’ve talked about Indiana and Ohio both.   Anyway, it gets pretty dang cold […]

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Antique Barrel Top Display

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Barrel Top Table Display

Remember when we went to Brown County?  You are probably thinking, “How could I forget.  You keep bringing it up.”  ????  We found some amazing things at the antique mall there and I am slowly sharing where my fun items wound up here in the cottage.  I already shared my haul in this post which […]

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Woods and Whites Home Decor

This post is sponsored by Zulily and ShopStyle Collective.     October is one of my very favorite months to decorate.  From festive and fall to Halloween and spooky, there are tons of options when it comes to decorating this time of year. I find so much inspiration from Zulily.  Zulily launches thousands of new products […]

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Turkey Chili in the Slow Cooker

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Turkey Chili in the Slow Cooker

I enjoy sharing great recipes with you guys.  Did you know there is a recipe tab up top?  I have shared a few different recipes throughout the years and store them all there.  Take a browse through.  You may find something you may like to try.  We eat the refreshing summer salad almost every week […]

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Neutral Warm Toned Rugs

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Neutral Warm Toned Rugs in the Cottage

I have said a million times over on social media that I am not a gray person.  I love the color in other people’s homes, but I cannot live with it.  Remember me and my color issue. ????   Gray is a color to me and not a neutral. We have so many gray days here […]

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Fall Decor

Fall Front Porch Decor and White Jack-O-Lantern Makeover

Do you remember when I found this jack-o-lantern on our trip to Brown County?  It was amongst all of the junk at this janky flea market we stopped at.  I ALMOST didn’t get it.  But, I figured that it was excellent quality, no cracks, and it would be darling after a makeover.  And, you already […]

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Thrift Finds in Brown County, Indiana, Part 2

We recently visited one of our favorite places, Brown County, Indiana – aka Nashville, Indiana.  We stayed in a little cabin that was so adorable.  It was our thing to do almost every single year with the exception of the last several.  Normally, we spend the days just hanging out and enjoying the peaceful sounds […]

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Sunsets on the deck by the pond - Deb and Danelle

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New Addition to the Pond – A Deck

I was sent a photo over on Instagram of a small deck built by a pond.  We both fell in love with the look and decided that we would love one of our own.  The sunsets are so beautiful out here in the country in Ohio.  So, this deck will give us another little seating […]

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Warners Bras - Deb and Danelle

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THE Most Comfortable Bras EVER

    This post is sponsored by Warner’s Bras and ShopStyle Collective. All opinions are my own.   When it comes to bras, I’m pretty particular about the ones I wear. I look for high quality, good support, and comfortability… which is A MUST!   It’s the reason I choose Warners.  I have been a huge […]

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My Favorites from HSN September

This post is sponsored by HSN and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. When it comes to functional home finds and seasonal home decor, I’m always looking for a good deal on HSN. Deb and I are always hunting the best deals, and we find some of the very best prices at HSN. HSN offers […]

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Antique wooden utensils - Deb and Danelle

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Fun Finds in Brown County, Indiana

Have you been watching stories over on Instagram?  We celebrated my birthday yesterday… by coming to Brown County, Indiana for a few days.  It is one of our favorite places.  We have visited for YEARS.  Actually, we used to come every single year to get away from the madness of it all.  You know what […]

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A Few Great Fall Fashion Finds

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   It’s officially fall and the cool weather is rolling in. I’ve slowly started transitioning my wardrobe to gear up for “sweater weather” and am actually pretty excited about it. Sweaters and sweatshirts are my favorite.  Now is the perfect time to […]

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Headboard idea - Deb and Danelle

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Fall Bedroom Headboard at the Cottage

  We picked up some fabulous doors last week from an antique store near by.  And I already shared with you what they originally looked like.  They had the original green paint but I know myself and color.  It’s a no bueno.  I get very tired of it.  Rather than going through the hassle of […]

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Fall Halloween Fireplace Mantel - Deb and Danelle

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Simple Halloween Fireplace Mantel

  I already told you we were getting ready for a baby shower here in the cottage.  One of the girls is due on November 5.  I know it’s probably not the most ideal thing for the mom to have a shower, BUT, she hasn’t been around this area for YEARS.  And, I didn’t want […]

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My Very Favorites from QVC

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. If you’re looking for the best deals when it comes to online shopping, QVC is definitely the place you should check first. QVC offers a unique shopping experience with a wide variety of categories including apparel, electronics, home, beauty and more. […]

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Antique Doors for the New House

Deb was browsing Facebook and came across a photo of these doors at Green Oak Antiques in Rochester, Indiana.  It is only 1 1/2 hours from us.  We have been there several times and have bought lots of goodies.  As a matter of fact, we had just paid them a visit a few days before […]

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How to hang string lights outside - Deb and Danelle

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String Lights around the Fire Pit and New White Pine

We have been wanting to add some outdoor string lights around the fire pit area again but just never took the time to do it.  There are some at the Squatter’s Camp, the Pergola Swing, and the back deck (new post coming soon on those).   They just add the perfect amount of twinkle to the woods.  […]

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Sunday Spruce-up Project – A Deck Makeover

I mentioned over on Instagram that we were doing a Sunday spruce-up.  Several people said they would love for it to be a regular thing.  Fact:  We work on projects A LOT, which is probably an understatement.   Some of them are major projects like the lamp post we installed last year by the small garage.  […]

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Getting Back into Workouts

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   Use code DEBDANELLE15 for 15% off your first order at Backcountry.com (exclusions apply)   I have recently made a commitment to MOVE MORE.  I should actually say MOVE period.   ???? Not even kidding.  Working out at the gym 3-4 times […]

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Lights Around the Pergola Swing

This pergola swing has been an ongoing project.  Do you remember when we started this.  I believe it was July 4 weekend.  Then it rained for 40 days and 40 nights.  Honestly, the project got put on hold for WEEKS because of the mud around that area.  We then got the brick pad done under […]

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Pond FAQs - Deb and Danelle

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Evergreens around the Pond and FAQs

I already shared that we had a pond dug on our property outside of the woods.  If you have been watching social media, you have seen it several times.  We recently had a few evergreen trees planted around the pond.  We wanted them mainly for privacy and as a wind break in the winter.   I […]

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Top Picks From QVC In September

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   September around here means gearing up for fall in every way possible. We find so much of our fall decor, clothing, and essentials from QVC…. you know how much I love them. They have something for everyone in every category imaginable, […]

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Favorite Cleanser - Deb and Danelle

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Best Products to Remove my Make-up

This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   I really notice that my skin becomes dryer than normal this time of year when the weather starts to cool down. It’s more important now than ever to have a consistent skincare routine to help keep your skin healthy. That’s […]

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Simple Neutral Look for Fall - Deb and Danelle

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Simple Neutral look in the Cottage Dining Area

This look in the dining room isn’t rocket science or earth shattering.  LOL  I actually just asked Deb if this look was way too simple to share.  She said, “Some people like simple.”  And, I figured you may still be inspired and possibly have a few of the same items to duplicate the look.  So… […]

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Fall Entryway - Deb and Danelle

Fall Decor

Fall in the Cottage Entryway

  Fall has made it’s appearance all over the cottage.  I have been working very hard getting this cottage all fall-fied.  Not kidding.  This place has never been completely decorated at once… And, it has always had a pile of something that needed to go back to storage, put away, or organized.  It is really […]

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All Things Living Room

Halloween Downloads for the Fall Season

I told you that we are having a baby shower here at the end of the month.  It’s for one of our girls.  I know it may not be kosher to have a baby shower for one of your kids. BUT… she has been gone from this area for 15 years.  We just both feel […]

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Woods and Whites from Zulily

  This post is sponsored by Zulily and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   Happy September! I’ve been slowly starting to pull my fall decor out of storage and it’s getting me really excited for fall decor. I’m also grabbing a few new items for fall online, so of course, my first stop […]

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Vintage Witch Photo, Side table decor - Deb and Danelle

Fall Decor

Halloween Side Table Decor with Vintage Witch Photo

  I love putting together different looks on side tables.  Number one, they are small and simple to do.  Number two, they take a few minutes.  And number three, the looks can be applied to different areas in your home.  You can do pretty much recreate the same thing on a buffet or your kitchen […]

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Favorite QVC Finds For August

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   I truly can’t believe September is right around the corner… and that we’re already gearing up for fall. As always, I wanted to share some of this month’s favorite QVC finds with you since they have some of the best […]

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Outdoor Favorites From Backcountry

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. If you haven’t noticed, Deb and I spend most of our time outside… now more than ever thanks to all of our projects in the woods.  If you’re like us and are gearing up for cooler weather, I’ve rounded up some functional […]

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Fall Table Setting - Deb and Danelle

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Fall Table Setting for Two

  I have told you more than once that we are having a baby shower here at the cottage at the end of September.  It will be Halloween Themed one because mommy loves fall and Halloween.  I cannot wait to get this cottage all decked out.  I am slowly working on little areas.  The inside […]

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Pergola Swing Frame with Stained Glass - Deb and Danelle

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Progress on the Pergola Swing

If you missed the post on the pergola swing that we built a few months ago, check that post out first.  It isn’t a step by step tutorial but we showed up close details.  We made the design all up ourselves.  We then added a brick pad under it using old street bricks and some […]

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Random August Favorites From HSN

This post is sponsored by HSN and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. If you know me, you know that online shopping is my thing… especially searching for deals. Online shopping is so convenient and I’ve really learned where to go to find all the best deals and sales. Deb and I are always […]

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Fall Mantel using Amber Bottles

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Fall Mantel using Vintage Amber Bottles

I love my vintage items, but you already know that.  Deb was at the storage unit recently, and she grabbed me a few of my favorite collections.  I shared a few other collections that wound up in the laundry room once she got home.  We moved from the old house into the rental in September, […]

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Warm Neutral Fall Decor

Fall Decor

Quick Neutral Fall Coffee Table Decor

  I already told you I was shopping for Fall decor. You guys most certainly don’t have to start decorating for fall yet.  BUT, I have a baby shower here at the end of September and have to be completely fall-i-fied.  The shower is going to have a Halloween theme because it’s her favorite time […]

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Laundry Area and Celluloid Hand Mirror Collection - Deb and Danelle

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Laundry Area and Celluloid Hand Mirror Collection

Deb recently went to the storage unit and grabbed my set of dishes that I love and missed so much.  While there, she text me when she came across some of my labeled boxes asking me if I wanted them at the cottage.  One of her text was about my antique celluloid hand mirror collection.  […]

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Kitchen Cabinet - Star of David

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Star of David Cabinet in the Kitchen

  Deb and I attended the Springfield Extravaganza in May and I don’t think I have ever shared the one and only purchase we found.  We went with an entire list of things that we were looking for several upcoming projects.   Unfortunately, we found nothing that we went for.  It was half way through the […]

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Fall Decor Ideas Round Up

I love fall.  It’s my favorite time of year.  Therefore, I like to start a little earlier than most in the decor department.  Normally I ease into it with a few neutral pumpkins, etc.   I do, however, start getting anxious during this time because you know what season is next.  Winter is my least favorite […]

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Cool Weather Pieces From The Nordstrom Sale

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and Shopstyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   With the heat of the summer in full force, I’ve found myself dreaming of cooler weather (and shopping for it too!). Did you know that Nordstrom has its own brands?  They are actually some of my favorite brands of all […]

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Antique Lamp Post by the Cottage

Did you know we love antique lamp posts?  Did you know we have a collection of them?  ????   I am sure you aren’t shocked.  My love of them came about 30 years ago.  My dad called and said he saw two at an auction.  He wanted one and wondered if I would want the other […]

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Deb and Danelle - The Squatter's Camp

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The Squatter’s Camp – Tour the Outside and Huge Backcountry Sale

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   Backcountry is having the biggest sale of their season with up to 50% off on gear, apparel, and accessories.  It includes the brands Reebok, Vans, Nike, Hoka, and so many more.   Also… For full-priced items, remember to use code […]

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Pergola Swing Brick Pad

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Brick Pad for Pergola Swing

If you missed the pergola swing we built a month or so ago, you need to start there.  This is the one project I was looking so forward to when we got out here to the woods.  We built one similar at our last house in the woods and I cannot tell you how much […]

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Cozy Back Deck Decor - Deb and Danelle

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Cozy Back Deck Decor

We added a deck on the back of the cottage a few weeks ago.  Well, we didn’t.  Deck Boy did.  We are SO HAPPY with how it turned out.  Again, we like to create lots of different spaces to hang out!  We love being outside and love having the option.  This cottage will be Deb’s […]

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Questions about the Pond and Future Plans for that Area

  We had a pond dug…   I know I talked about that already.  But if you have been following along on social media, you know it’s ALMOST done.  I have had SO MANY of the same questions being asked so I thought it would be best to answer them here.  Keep in mind, we have […]

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Nordstrom Sale Must-Haves

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. It’s that time of year again… the infamous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  This amazing sale only rolls around once a year and features thousands of items, including fashion for women, men, and kids, home decor, kitchen essentials, accessories, shoes, and more. The […]

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QVC - Deb and Danelle

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July QVC Favorites

  This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. By now you probably all know how much I love a good deal fromQVC. They have something for everyone in every category imaginable, including fashion, home, outdoor furniture, kitchen essentials, beauty favorites, electronics, travel must-haves, and so much more. QVC […]

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JCPenney back to school

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Back To School With JCPenney

  This post is sponsored by JCPenney and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   I’ve been finding so many cute things for the grandkids on JCPenney lately… they have everything you’ll ever need in every department. From back-to-school outfits and kids’ shoes to backpacks and supplies, JCPenney is our go-to for the best […]

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Mason's Vista Dishes

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The Story Behind Our Pink Mason’s Vista Collection

I shared a recent post on 5 tips on how to display and use your antique dishes.  And it got me thinking that I have never shared the story behind our pink Mason’s Vista dishes.   If you just stumbled upon my site, I have a series that I regularly share here.  Our antique pieces have […]

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How to display antique dishes - Mason Vista - Deb and Danelle

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Five Tips on How to Display and Enjoy your Antique Dishes

This post is sponsored by Replacements, Ltd and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   You all know by now that we love to enjoy our vintage and antique items by displaying them AND actually using them.. including our dishes.  Why keep things tucked away for fear they will break?   Fun Fact:  When […]

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Updates on the Property: The Pond

  For those of you on social media, you probably already saw what we are up to now?  I had to keep my blog friends updated on what is going on these days.   It involves several pieces of equipment, including a couple of bulldozers and a tractor.  And a few other things that I’ve never […]

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ELEMIS - Deb and Danelle

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My Superfood Favorites From Elemis

This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   Enter my code DD20 at checkout and get 20% off (some exclusions apply) As most of you probably know by now, a consistent skincare routine is very important to me… especially in the summer. Before I started using skincare products […]

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The Best of HSN for July

This post is sponsored by HSN and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. July marks the month of amazing HSN deals and super low prices in so many categories. Whether you’re looking for home decor, outdoor essentials, beauty products, or seasonal fashion to add to your wardrobe… HSN has it all. And the best part […]

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The Squatter's Camp - Deb and Danelle

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The Squatter’s Camp – Barn Siding

The Squatter’s Camp project is well underway.  ????  The boys have been working so hard on this little project.  I haven’t even begun to tell you all of their plans.  But, just know, it is coming along so cute.  If you have no clue what I am talking about, please do yourself a favor and […]

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Pergola Swing Frame with Stained Glass - Deb and Danelle

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Pergola Swing Frame with Stained Glass

Ever since we started talking about all of our outdoor spaces here in the woods, this is the project I talked about A LOT.  We had a pergola swing set for a porch swing at our last house in the woods.  Deb and I built it as one of our first projects at that house.  […]

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Composite Deck - Deb and Danelle

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Back Deck on the Cottage

We have been SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO busy around the property.  If you don’t follow us along on social media, why don’t you?  ????  We have been sharing a lot over there, so if you are on Facebook or Instagram, check us out.  Anyway, there has been so much going on that I haven’t had time to catch […]

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Versatile Summer Pieces From Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. Nordstrom is my go-to shop when it comes to the best mix and match pieces for any season. They have pieces in every category, from night out looks to cozy leisure wear, Nordstrom has it all! They also have amazing home […]

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Mix and Match Summer Fashion Favorites From JCPenny

This post is sponsored by JCPenney and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. When I’m stocking up on pieces for my summer wardrobe, I always look for items that can be mixed and matched so the pieces can be worn on repeat in a variety of ways. It’s also very important to me that […]

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The Best Cauliflower Crust Pizza - CAULIPOWER - Deb and Danelle

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CAULIPOWER – My FAVORITE Cauliflower Crust Pizzas

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER.  All opinions are my own.   I consider myself an EXPERT on cauliflower crust pizzas since I cannot eat gluten.  ????????  I have tried pretty much all of them on the market.  Trust me.  Deb and I are blown away every single time we eat our favorite stone-fired cauliflower crust […]

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The Squatter's Camp

The Squatter’s Camp Progress – The Walls are Up

Please do yourself a favor and read everything I have shared about the Squatter’s Camp before you read this post.  You will definitely want to start at the beginning.  I shared where the Squatter’s Camp got it’s name and then I shared the plans for it in this post.  I also talk about budget and […]

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Our June Favorites From QVC

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. Every time I’m online shopping, I usually always check QVC first because of their amazing deals. QVC has everything you’ll ever need….from the best deals in home decor and patio furniture to low prices in beauty and fashion. They really do […]

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The Squatter's Camp

The Squatter’s Camp Plans and Material List

If you missed what and where the Squatter’s camp is, please read this post.  It will explain everything.  I promised that I would share their plans for this little area they are now calling a “resort.”  ????        The Squatter’s Camp Plans As you read in the previous post, the boys, Jake and […]

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Elemis - Deb and Danelle

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My Favorite ELEMIS Products

  This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. As the weather gets warmer, I’ve been really honing in on a consistent summer skincare routine that gives off a youthful glow and shine. I don’t know about you, but when the summer weather starts to heat up, my skin […]

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Cozy Front Porch Decor

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Our Cozy Front Porch Corner

You all know I LOVE to swing on my porch swing.  It all goes back to my childhood.  We had a swing under a large tree way out in the back yard.  I LOVED hanging out back there.  I find porch swings very relaxing, whether I am sipping coffee in the morning or having happy […]

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The Squatter’s Camp Renovation

For those of you who are not on social media, you are probably thinking to yourself… what in the actual hell is Squatter’s Camp.  ????   I shared this over on Instagram and even have a highlight if you want to see more.  But… I needed to document this project here.  Because it is SO FUN!  […]

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June Favorites from HSN

This post is sponsored by HSN and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   I am fully convinced that I will always and forever be an online shopper… especially after last year. It’s so convenient and I’ve really learned where to go to find all the best deals and sales. If you’re new here, […]

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Summer Fashion With JCPenney

This post is sponsored by JCPenney and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. When it comes to dressing for the summer season, I’m all about being comfortable while still looking stylish and on-trend. I’ve been finding so many amazing pieces at JCPenney lately – they have everything I need to look and feel my […]

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My Summer Fashion Picks and Walmart+ Membership

  This post is sponsored by ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   If you haven’t yet heard about the Walmart+ membership yet, you’re going to LOVE it. Walmart+ makes it even easier to get everything you need without ever needing to leave the comfort and safety of your home. You know Deb and […]

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Fun Outdoor Porch Party Essentials

This post is sponsored by Zulily and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   The weather is finally heating up which means it’s time to get your porch ready for the upcoming summer gatherings and outdoor parties! Zulily has everything you could possibly want or need for your outdoor spaces to make them look seasonal and […]

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Vintage Looking Bar Stools

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New Bar Stools and Other Home Decor in the Cottage

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. I cannot tell you how many times The Home Depot has saved our lives this year with moving to the Cottage. Not only do Deb and I get lots of our building materials and DIY project essentials at The […]

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DIY Address Sign -Deb and Danelle

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Easy DIY Address Number Sign

You know how much we love our outdoor spaces.  Well, I have been working really hard on getting the porch comfy and cozy.  As we spend so much time out there.  I will be sharing all of the details of that really soon.  While I was adding different seating areas, pillows on the swing, and […]

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The Best of QVC in May

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. When it comes to the best deals on home decor, patio furniture, beauty, fashion, and more… QVC is hands down the best. It has something from every category imaginable. If you are an online shopper like me, QVC has everything you […]

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Landscaping around the Cottage

  I shared this project over on Instagram for a DIY Couples Story Tour and shared the entire thing over on a reel.  If you have Instagram, you can go watch it if you wish.  But, I wanted to document it here for those who don’t have social media.   One of our very favorite things […]

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My Favorite Products from ELEMIS

This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. I love having a skincare routine because it makes me feel better physically when I know my skin is healthy. ELEMIS focuses on scientifically proven results with formulas sourced from nature. They have so many amazing products from my favorite facial […]

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The Story behind the Pieces - Our Candle Cabinet

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The Story Behind our Pieces – Our Candle Cabinet

You are probably thinking to yourselves, what the heck is a candle cabinet.  ????  I didn’t know what else to call it except that.  We store all of our candles in this cabinet here in the cottage.  It had several different lives before being our candle cabinet.  In fact, we used to call it a […]

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Capsule Wardrobe to Mix and Match from Nordstrom

    This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   One of my very favorite things to do is to put on a pair of comfortable shorts with a casual tee and add wedges and jewelry to dress it up. I love the balance of a casual yet […]

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May Favorites From HSN

  This post is sponsored by HSN and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. You know how Deb and I are about finding good deals, and we find the very best prices at HSN! HSN offers such a wide variety of products from electronics, clothing, gadgets, home decor and more.  I rounded up a […]

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Double Closet door Idea - Deb and Danelle

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Double Closet Door Idea

  I have been promising for a long time to show you how the double closet doors in the bedroom at the cottage came out.  If you remember, we wanted to use old doors.  And since we both have a closet, we wanted two sets of doors that matched.  I threw it out in the […]

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Zulily Must-Haves

  This post is sponsored by Zulilly and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. The grandsons stopped by the other night and had THE CUTEST pajamas on.  They looked so adorable.  Their mom said she just got a great pajama haul from Zulily.   Since I browse their website on the regular, I knew I had […]

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White and Gold Ceiling Fan in the Cottage

We have never been ceiling fan people.  In fact, we worked with clients, most of them used to complain about them.  We always told them to have them removed.  We decided the moment we started building that we wanted one in the bedroom.  You can thank our hot flashes for that.  I knew that our […]

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The Story Behind Our Pieces: Antique Hutch

I have been sharing the story behind random pieces that we have been adding to the cottage.  Some of them we have had for YEARS and have been in several of our homes.  Some are new as of the last several years.  But, all of them have a story behind them.  If you have missed […]

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Transitional Pieces to Spring from Zappos

  This post is sponsored by ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. I’ve been doing tons of online shopping for spring lately and Zappos is one of my favorite retailers with some of the best prices. This online store has grown so much over the years. In fact, they used to only sell shoes […]

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Home Decor Items I am Loving

  This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own.   Though Nordstrom is definitely one of my go-to places when it comes to fashion, I also find so much of our home decor here, too.  Nordstrom has always been one of my favorite shops for home essentials. Whether you’re in […]

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Large antique yellow ware collection

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The Story Behind our Pieces – Large White Cabinet

I have been sharing in a new series here on my site all of the stories behind our pieces.  I usually share one, possibly two, posts a week.  We have so many great pieces that we have had forever, and some newer pieces.  They all have such great stories.  Therefore, this series began.  You can […]

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Nordstrom Made Brands – My Favorite Pieces

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own. It’s no surprise that Nordstrom is one of my go-to places when shopping for perfect transitional pieces for the spring. They have clothing in every category, from activewear to loungewear, Nordstrom is made for you!   They also have home items.  […]

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Old Doors in the Cottage

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Old Doors in the Cottage

I owe you guys a post on all of the old doors here in the cottage.  But, I will be breaking it down to two posts.  Remember when we ran to pick up some old doors this past winter to incorporate into my design?   I found them on Craigslist.  And, If I remember right, the […]

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The Story Behind our White China Cabinet

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The Story Behind our Pieces: White China Cabinet

Whenever I look at our pieces, I think a lot about the story of finding them, what they looked like before, how much we paid, etc.  I have been sharing our antiques in a new series called The Story behind our Pieces.  I have shared an antique wardrobe, our bathroom medicine cabinet, our linen cabinet, […]

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Antique Liquor Cabinet - Deb and Danelle

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The Story Behind our Pieces – Our Liquor Cabinet

  I have heard from so many of you that you are loving this new series,  The Story Behind our Pieces.  If you have missed some of them, just search up top in the search bar those words and all of the posts will pop up.  I am really enjoying sharing them. This week, I […]

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Sink Side Display in the Cottage

If you have been watching stories over on Instagram, you already know this.  We are SOOOOO CLOSE to moving all of our goodies into the cottage and being completely out of the rental.  We recently installed our countertops which I will be sharing with you soon.  And, since we have a pretty surface, I just […]

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Bead Board Kitchen Cabinet

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The Story Behind our Pieces: Bead Board Wall Cabinet

I have been sharing the story behind our pieces of furniture, chandeliers, and lots of other things over the last couple of weeks.  Each of our pieces have a story that I would love to share.  I have shared our  antique wardrobe, the linen cabinet, an antique chandelier, and our medicine cabinet. We have been working […]

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Antique Chandelier - Deb and Danelle

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The Story Behind our Pieces: Dining Room Chandelier

Do you remember where this chandelier hung in the House on Winchester?  It was hanging above the stairway.  It happens to be my favorite antique chandelier that we have, therefore, it came with us when we sold the house.   We wrote it in the sales agreement that we would take this chandelier with us, but […]

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Sixpenny Dining Chairs - Deb and Danelle

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Our Sixpenny Melo Dining Chairs

Have you heard of Sixpenny?  Oh my gosh.. I LOVE their products.  I’ve actually been obsessing about them for awhile now.  Their furniture is absolutely gorgeous.  And, I feel matches so many different styles.   One thing I love about Sixpenny is that the furniture comes with slipcovers.  That means they are washable, which is the […]

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Neutral Farmhouse Table Decor

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Neutral Farmhouse Table Decor

  I love creating little dining tablescapes.  It’s one of my favorite things to do.  I shared this look over on Instagram last week and thought I would share here, too.  So, maybe you could get some ideas of your own.  This tablescape came to me when I wanted some height at the end of […]

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Antique wardrobe linen cabinet - Deb and Danelle

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The Story Behind our Pieces: Our Linen Cabinet

I wasn’t going to share another piece of furniture in this series until next week.  BUT, the linen closet here at the cottage is done.  And I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  So, I figured, why not?  You need to know the history behind this piece.  I already shared the story behind our […]

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Perfect Transitional Pieces to Take You from Winter to Spring

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own.   When it comes to fashion, functionality and comfort is my thing. Winter is slowly fading away (FINALLY) and spring is approaching fast, so I’ll be sharing some of my favorite pieces that can be worn easily from season to season. Nordstrom […]

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Unique Bathroom Medicine Cabinet

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The Story Behind our Pieces – Bathroom Medicine Cabinet

Last week, I shared the story behind an antique piece that we have had for years.  It was an old wardrobe that I bought over 20 years ago that we are using as a coat closet.  Check out the post if you want to see what it was been throughout the years and what I […]

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QVC - SPRING porch Deb and Danelle

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Home Decor Favorites From QVC

This post is sponsored by QVC and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   I recently received a few home decor items from QVC and want to share them with you. As you probably know, I love QVC and am always checking their site for Today’s Special Values. They always have the best sales […]

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Custom DIY Towel Rack

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DIY Custom Bathroom Towel Rack

Do you remember our camper remodel?  I wanted it to be different from all the rest.  ????  So I added things like a little key holder that we hung by the door… and a little towel rack for the bathroom out of things I had laying around.  It’s my favorite thing to do.  We both […]

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Backcountry - Deb and Danelle

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Backcountry – Our Favorite Work-out Gear

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. If you haven’t noticed, Deb and I LOVE casual and functional apparel. We’ve been wearing our “active clothes” a ton lately because of all the work we’ve been doing on the cottage. These days, working out is more important than it’s ever […]

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Antique Wardrobe - Deb and Danelle

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The Story Behind our Pieces – Antique Wardrobe

Note:  We are in the midst of lots of projects here in the cottage.  I wanted to share the entire process with you.  So you will see trim not hung and painted in some of these posts, but all of this is real life.   I started collecting antiques directly out of high school and filled […]

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Elemis - Deb and Danelle

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ELEMIS Must-Haves

This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. It’s no secret that we’re all spending a bit more time at home this year which means it’s even more important to get into a self-care and skincare routine. After using the pro-collagen cleansing balm from ELEMIS last month, I knew I […]

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Range Hood - Deb and Danelle

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Our Range Hood in the Cottage

I started looking for range hoods online as soon as I started designing the kitchen here at the cottage.  I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted but I knew I would know when I found it.  We had a wood one at our old house that I bought at a the Re-Store shortly after we […]

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How to Hide the Cords on a Wall Mounted TV

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How to Hide the Cords on a Wall Mounted TV

Do you remember when I said I was never going to hang a television over the mantel again… EVER AGAIN.  Because when we bought our antique fireplace mantel, I was having such a great time decorating?  Well, that all changed when they came out with the FrameTV, which I will be sharing that soon.  But… […]

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Our Place and The Always Pan- Deb and Danelle

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The Always Pan from Our Place

This post is sponsored by Our Place and ShopStyle. All opinions are my own. The best-selling Always Pan from Our Place is finally back in stock and I have to say… it’s one of our favorites for sure.  As Deb and I dive into some serious spring cleaning, we wanted to transition to cookware that […]

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Lamps Plus - Deb and Danelle

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Porch Lights and Fans at the Cottage

When we started building this workshop we just knew we wanted gooseneck lights beside the front and back double doors.  I love the look of goosenecks and I didn’t want them to feel too industrial.   So, I was on the hunt for the perfect ones.  I had no clue what color or style that I […]

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Dimplex Revillusion Firebox - Deb and Danelle

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Electric Fireplace Insert by Modern Blaze

Product was exchanged for this blog post.  All opinions, however, are my own. As you know, we are full underway with the projects in the cottage.  We always knew we wanted an electric fireplace here because it will be Deb’s workshop in the future once the house is built.  And and electric fireplace insert would […]

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Deb and Danelle Wood Wall

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Inexpensive Wood Lath Accent Wall

Our goal was to make this cottage look like it has been here a long time… with different trim around the windows, bead board walls, antique fireplace mantel, etc.  We hung bead board in the kitchen a few weeks ago.  And we love it so much that we are going to continue the bead board […]

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Scan and Go with Walmart+ and Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

This post is sponsored by Walmart and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I have shared this recipe so many times over on social media and thought it needed a special place right here.  It is SO DANG GOOD!  I just got back from grabbing all of the ingredients I needed at Walmart.  I used […]

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Elemis Skincare Favorites

This post is sponsored by Elemis and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I was so intrigued when I first heard lots of people raving about ELEMIS skincare line – particularly the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.  So, naturally I needed to check it out.   I recently grabbed a few of their products and I’m not even […]

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Bead Board in the Kitchen

Well… the cottage projects are well underway.  Deb made the comment a few days back that she is afraid we will run out of projects soon.  ????  She has no clue what is going around in my head.  There’s a lot. So far, we have gotten the floor installed, hung some faux brick paneling around the […]

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Antique Fireplace Mantel - Deb and Danelle

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Antique Fireplace Mantel Makover

Do you remember when we ran to Alabama the summer before last, right before our move to the rental?  We fell in love with this HUGE antique fireplace mantel.  And, made plans to build our fireplace around it.  Well, you know how the house building idea wound up.  ????   So, into the Woods and Ivy […]

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Our Favorites from Backcountry and Huge Sale

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. If you haven’t noticed, Deb and I LOVE outerwear. Here in the midwest, we need all different types of outerwear because the weather is INSANE.  We each have a few coats that are heavy and a few that are lighter because one […]

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Antique Milk Glass Lights

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Antique Milk Glass Pendant Lighting in the Cottage

Do you all remember when Deb and I ran to an antique mall awhile back to look at some antique milk glass light fixtures that were over 100 years old?   I got them for a steal and shared in that post.  The moment I saw them, I knew EXACTLY where I wanted to hand them […]

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Adding Faux Brick to Fireplace

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Faux Brick Fireplace in the Cottage

I have said so many times that we want all of our structures to look like they have been on our property forever.  For months, I have been trying to figure out what I wanted behind the antique fireplace mantel in the cottage.  I toyed with the idea of horizontal shiplap, vertical shiplap, bead board, […]

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Update and paint color on the Woods and Ivy Cottage

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Progress on The Woods and Ivy Cottage

Our projects at the Woods and Ivy Cottage are well underway.  We have been WAITING for this part of the process as it’s our absolute favorite thing… finishing work.  If you have missed our IG stories, you have been missing all of the fun!  I wanted to share what we are working on and what […]

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Building The Woods and Ivy Cottage – Flooring

  Ever since we started planning The Woods and Ivy Cottage, we had absolutely no clue what to do for flooring.  If we had a crystal ball and could see how long we will be living there, our decision would be easier.  We could both handle concrete floors for six months or so, but I […]

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Nordstrom Activewear

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and Shopstyle.  All opinions are my own. Activewear is my thing.  I mean.. even if I’m not being active, it’s comfy.  I am sharing my recent activewear haul from Nordstrom, which includes this Nike retro JUST DO IT tee.  I love it.   Nordstrom has FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS which is […]

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The Woods and Ivy Cottage

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Building the The Woods and Ivy Cottage – Update

I owe you guys an update on The Woods and Ivy Cottage.  If you don’t follow on social media, you would have no clue what is going on.  So I thought you needed an update and get up to speed on the happenings.  I shared when the contractors had the walls up and the roof […]

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Go-To Beauty Products From Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I absolutely love trying new-to-me beauty products.  It’s always fun to spice up my daily routine with things I’ve heard others about.  I recently ordered a few beauty items from Nordstrom that you all need to know about. Nordstrom is a one-stop-shop […]

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Walmart+ Membership

This post is sponsored by Walmart and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. If you haven’t heard about the new Walmart+ membership, you’re in for a treat! It’s so convenient as far as saving time and money because it includes free next-day or two-day shipping on any item from Walmart. Best part?  No minimum order […]

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Backcountry - Deb and Danelle

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Backcountry Favorites

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. Do you remember the last time I shared our Backcountry haul with you?  I told you that we wanted to spend more time outdoors because we just mentally feel better.  Well, we recently did a little bit of investigating at our friend’s […]

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Zella Nordstrom - Danelle

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Zella Cozy Basics From Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Zella and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. Shop My Favorite Zella Picks Let’s face it… When one works from home, one must be comfortable.  Comfortable means that one can still look cute, too.  ???? Whether I am working out, lounging on my couch, or actually WORKING, you will more than […]

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Kohl's - Deb and Danelle

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Activewear Picks From Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. We are huge fans of Kohl’s.  Because they have such a wide variety of activewear, we check their website quite often.  If you have been following along over on socials this month, Deb and I are really focusing on our health this […]

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Winter Decor and Antique Mirror

Remember last week when grabbed those gorgeous 1920s pendant lights from the antique mall?  Well, of course, we had to look around to see if there was anything else that was exciting.  I spotted a beautiful antique mirror behind a bunch of other items that is unlike anything I’ve seen before.  I had to have […]

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Our Favorites of 2020

Hello 2021.  You are gladly welcomed! I wanted to take this moment to thank every one of you for reading these little old posts of mine and following along on social media.  Every comment and LIKE is GREATLY appreciated.  Without all of you, this gig would not be possible.  Last year, I remember sharing lots […]

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Top Ten Posts of 2020

I love recapping a year.  Looking back at what was fun for you guys to hear about gives me lots of great ideas for the new year.  2020 was INSANE.  But, I don’t have to remind you of that.  A lot of fun things happened too.  While I was looking over the top ten posts […]

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Cozy Winter Decor

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Cozy Winter Decorating Ideas

I had this urge to rip down all of the Christmas decor a few days after Christmas.  If I’m being honest, I had to talk Deb out of taking it down a week before.  ????   This little rental (1100 sf) started to feel very overwhelming and full.  I have a lot of “stuff” anyways… add […]

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Danelle Antique Lighting

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Antique Lights and Other Finds

I have been looking for unique antique pendant lighting for the cottage for awhile now.  We have several antique chandeliers that will go in the cottage and then be transferred to the house once it is built.  But, I had this vision of large white milk glass pendants hanging over the antique kitchen island.  We […]

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Zella Favorites From Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I HAVE TO BE COMFY!     One of my favorite brands to keep comfy is Zella by Nordstrom.  The stylish Zella activewear is perfect for working out and basically lounging around the house, which we all seem to be doing a bit […]

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Deb and Danelle Woods and Ivy Cottage

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The Woods and Ivy Cottage – Update

I realized the other day that I haven’t given you guys an update on The Woods and Ivy Cottage in FOREVER.  I told you all about it and showed you the layout but haven’t shown you progress.  There hasn’t been MUCH progress but there is some.  We decided not to build our home because of […]

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Barkbox - Deb and Danelle

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BarkBox – A Gift for Your Pup

This post is sponsored by BarkBox and ShopStyle.  All opinions are mine. Ivy Rose is a huge hit over on our Instagram stories.  Her personality fits us so well and she seems like she is part human because of her expressions.  Her eyebrows move up and down when we are talking to her and I […]

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Arranging Winter Greens

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Arranging Winter Greens for Outdoor Planters

It’s a really sad time when I have to pull all of my summer plants and flowers from the pots every Fall.  The yard and porch go from looking very happy to looking bare and lifeless. I have been really itching to add an urn in our driveway at the entrance of the woods.  And […]

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Nordstrom Beauty - Deb and Danelle

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Beauty Products I’m Loving From Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I love finding new beauty products whether it be a new eye shadow palette or a new bronzer.  And I love to share my finds.  Because I think we all need to spruce up our daily routines with some exciting new products.  […]

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Backcountry - Deb and Danelle

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Enjoying the Winter Months Outdoors

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own.   Use code DEBDANELLE15 for 15% off your first order at Backcountry.com (exclusions apply)   If you have been around for any length of time, you know both Deb and I struggle a lot with the Winter months.  Me, probably more so.  […]

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Create a Custom Candle with Regular Glass Jar Candles

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Create a Custom Candle with Regular Glass Jar Candles

If you stop by my house any time of day, more than likely I am burning a candle.  I am not choosy as far as brands go because I can always seem to fine some that smell good.  My favorite scents are that of baked goods… cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin.  It gives me that warm and […]

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Star Garland

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Salt Dough Star Garland

I used to be a BIG crafter. I still like to do a handful of little craft projects each season just to spice things up a bit around here. I’ve shared before that I used to set up a booth at craft shows back in the 90s.  And… my friends and I had a craft […]

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Staying Organized in a Small Kitchen

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Organizing a Small Kitchen – Love Where you Are

This post is sponsored by Crate and Barrel and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. We moved into this rental over a year ago.  We are VERY grateful we have a place to live, but I have to admit that it’s been hard.  Anyone who has downsized TEMPORARILY will understand how difficult it is to […]

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Vintage Christmas Decor

Winter Decor

Vintage Christmas Side Table Decor

I love sharing unique Christmas decor looks with you and here is my latest.  This is Deb’s side table.  She loves it when I poop it all up with decor.  ????  I’m serious.  She really does and she calls it that, too.  I received this Santa picture and antique frame last year from one of […]

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Pandora Collection

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Pandora Timeless Jewelry Collection – The Perfect Gift

This post is sponsored by Pandora and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. It’s official.  The holiday shopping has begun.  I have to say that I have a good start on the grandsons’ gifts.  And I have some ideas of what I am getting for the girls.  It’s a good thing, because I am normally […]

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Gingerbread Men Christmas Ornaments

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No-Bake Gingerbread Ornaments

I like to make a few DIY Christmas crafts every year to share with you.  Last year I re-created some folk art Santas that I made in the 90’s.  Some years I display them and some years they stay in those dreaded Christmas tubs.  The last several years, they have made their appearance.  I, also, […]

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Vintage Christmas Decor

Winter Decor

Vintage Christmas Decor

This post is sponsored by eBay and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I was on eBay a few weeks back, looking for several Christmas gifts and wound up finding a few prizes for myself. It’s happened a few times recently, but, I just can’t help myself.  ????  The reason I love eBay is that […]

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Antique Doors

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Antique Doors and Fun Finds

The Woods and Ivy Cottage is supposed to be started this week!   ????????  I want each new structure on the property to look like it’s been there forever.  This includes the inside of the house as well as the cottage.  They will both have old doors, antique lighting, and the wider trim made to look […]

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Antique Cabinet with Garland

Winter Decor

Antique Cabinet with Garlands

Do you all remember when we found this Antique Parker cabinet this past summer at a flea market?  I shared it again, decked out for Fall, in a post where I talked about how we clean antique furniture.  Since the Christmas tubs from the basement made their appearance this week, everything in this little rental […]

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Simple Christmas Decor

All Things Living Room

Simple Winter Decor – My Seasonal Decorating Process

We just got word that the builders will be starting The Woods and Ivy Cottage next week. Which means it won’t be long before we will be doing the finishing work on a new living space out in the woods.   Barns can be built really fast.  So, once the drywall is done, Deb and I […]

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Must-Have Comfy Clothes

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. I think we can all agree that comfortable clothes are a must around the holidays.  Whether I am feasting on lots of great food or just simply sitting on my couch, I HAVE TO BE COMFY!  ????   And the older I get […]

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Backcountry - Deb and Danelle

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Backcountry Gear- Perfect for Outdoor Holiday Gatherings Outdoors

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle.  All opinions are my own. If you have been around for any length of time, you know that Winter isn’t my favorite season.  ????  ☹️ It’s not that I don’t like the cold, it’s more that it drags on and on and on.  Here in the Indiana, […]

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All Things Outside

Antique Lamp Post Project

We have so many upcoming projects that we are excited about.  The top of our list will be to finish The Woods and Ivy Cottage once the drywall gets hung. (They poured the concrete pad yesterday.  ????????)  In the mean time, we are wrapping up a few other projects around the woods.  If you have […]

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Quick Christmas Decor

Winter Decor

Quick Christmas Look

This is officially my first Christmas decor post.  Are you excited?  Even if you aren’t, just pretend.  ????  I haven’t gone full-fledged Christmas yet here at the rental.  I have, however, gotten a few new items in the mail for something fresh this year.  And, if you don’t know, this rental is 1100 square feet, […]

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Deb and Danelle Everyday Make-up

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Everyday Makeup Products

I have had so many requests for my makeup products to use daily.  I switch things up a lot but have been reaching for most of these items every day!  I thought it would be easier to keep them all in this post for you to refer back to! First up, I swear by a […]

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Christmas at Pottery Barn

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Pottery Barn Christmas Favorites

PLEASE don’t throw rotten eggs or tomatoes at me.  But I rounded up a bunch of my Pottery Barn Christmas favorites.   I just know how WIERD this year has been.   And, didn’t want to miss out on some favorite things that I found from Pottery Barn.   So I ordered early and thought I would share.  […]

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All Things Outside

Fence Installation in the Woods

I told you that we bought a little garage.  The little garage is going to be for our Polaris and for lawn equipment once the house is built.  Since we will be living in The Woods and Ivy Cottage until we build the house, we will need some place to store those items.  We added […]

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Our Favorite Outdoor Gear from Backcountry

Thank you Backcountry and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own.   Fall is here!  My favorite time of year!     You guys know how hard we have been working on getting our woods cleaned up.  And how much we love being out there.  We absolutely cannot wait to be living out […]

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Garage Landscaping

All Things Outside

Garage Landscaping

I shared that we bought this little garage for the woods a few weeks ago.  And, how we added a concrete path around it to the man door by using recycled concrete.  If you haven’t seen the recycled concrete post, you must.  We found the coolest concrete to use as a pad for the garage […]

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Recycled Concrete Pathways

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Recycled Concrete Walkway by Garage

Remember when I shared our new little garage that we had delivered at our woods?  Well…. you know how one project leads to another with Deb and I.  Once we get one thing accomplished, it sparks creativity for another one.  We can’t sit still for very long.  Our brains are way too active for sitting.  […]

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Wardrobe decorated for Fall

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Fall Look on Antique Wardrobe

Do you guys remember when we spent two solid days shopping at the Springfield, Ohio, Extravaganza flea market?  Oh my gosh… I’m sure I have mentioned a few times that we had THE MOST fun ever.  We brought home so many fall decor goodies.  One of those things was an antique wall telephone box without […]

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Nordstrom Sale - Deb and Danelle

All Things Outside

Driveway Alarm at the Woods

We had a driveway doorbell alarm at our last two homes.  The big house in the country had one at the end of the driveway. Once it detected cars pulling in, it would ring a doorbell in the house.  Which gave us ample time to put our bras on… or hide.  ????   Whichever option was […]

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Homemade Jack-o-Lantern

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Wooden Jack-o-Lantern DIY

We, and a bunch of friends, are doing a fun little story tour over on Instagram.  It’s ALL THINGS PUMPKINS.  As soon as we made the pumpkin theme, I knew what I wanted to do – a wooden jack-o-lantern!  I take photos of lots of things that I know Deb could make when I’m out […]

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Halloween Themed Decor with Collections

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Decorating for Halloween

Have you ever gotten sucked down a rabbit hole and couldn’t get out for a long, long time?  ????   Oh my gosh. That happened to me on eBay with their vintage Halloween decorations.  After doing an online search of vintage halloween decor, cool items from eBay kept popping up.  I saw so many things from […]

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One of a Kind mailbox

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Fancy One-of-a-Kind Mailbox

I will never forget.  Deb was just about to lose her marbles about a month ago here at the rental.  She told me that she needed a project.  She is a very creative person.  Not being able to create when your mind is active is a sad thing.  We have a little area with several […]

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Pumpkin Garland

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Pumpkin Garland in Majolica Collection

I was walking past this little cabinet in the dining room and realized I have never shown you this area yet.  We decided to move lots of furniture around in this little rental a few weeks ago.  Because we needed a fresh start and a fresh attitude.  ????  And slowly but surely, I’m getting it […]

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Simple Pumpkin Fall Side Table

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Simple Pumpkin Side Table Decor

I have been trying to show you guys lots of different areas that I have been styling for Fall.  And remember, this house is small so I have to get creative with my areas.  I styled this side table a few weeks ago and shared it, but I plucked the ceramic pumpkin that I found […]

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Nordstrom - Deb and Danelle

Beauty

Favorite Beauty Items from Nordstrom

Thank you Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.   Are you someone who likes to try new beauty products or stick with the same ones that you already know work?  I am kind of a little bit of both.  I have my tried and true […]

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Old telephone box Deb and Danelle

Fall Decor

Antique Telephone Box and Simple Fall Decor

  The Springfield, Ohio Flea Market…. awwwww… A distant memory.  Last weekend we were on our way home with our goodies from our second round of shopping.  And, we had a great happy hour and came home and made fools of ourselves on our Instagram stories while making tater tots in our air fryer.  ????  […]

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Barefoot Dreams Deb and Danelle

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Barefoot Dreams Favorites from QVC

Thank you QVC and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own.   I have talked so much about my love for Barefoot Dreams several times before.  I have quite a few of their pieces.  When I think of Barefoot Dreams, I think about cozy and comfy, warm and soft.  They are so […]

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Cabinet Deb and Danelle

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How to Clean Antique Furniture

Remember when we went to the Springfield, Ohio Extravaganza?  And we brought home SEVERAL pieces?  Gahhhhhh.  That was the most fun we’ve had in a long time.  I’m not sure if I shared this, but we went on Friday, the day it opened.  Our tickets were good through the entire weekend.  The weather was absolutely […]

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New Garage - Deb and Danelle

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New Garage at the Woods

  I love hearing how excited you guys are for us to get started on this entire building process.  I get messages all the time asking WHEN things are going to happen.  Well, your guess is as good as ours.  The Woods and Ivy Cottage can be started any time soon!  ???????? ????????     As […]

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Antique Finds

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Antique Finds from Springfield Flea Market

The Springfield Ohio Extravaganza is the best antique flea market on the face of the planet… I am not kidding.  I started attending this flea market YEARS ago when I was probably in my 20s.  When Deb popped into my life, I introduced her to it and she feels the same.  There are over 2,000 […]

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Fall side table with collections

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Fall Side Table using Collections

If you have been watching over on Instagram, you already know we need a refresh.  Our rental has been feeling very stale.   I explained our feelings in a post when I shared about the update on the house.  And, let’s face it, if The Woods and Ivy Cottage would start being built tomorrow, we would […]

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DIY Concrete Pumpkins Deb and Danelle

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DIY Concrete Pumpkins

  We recently got together with a few friends over on Instagram.  And, decided we wanted to do some type of Fall DIY pumpkin project.  When we moved into this rental, last September, we put our Fall items into the storage unit first.  Because we knew we would for sure be here for Christmas and […]

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Deb and Danelle Fall

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Simple Fall Decor using Collections

We have been struggling. If you are new here, we were planning a new build, and then things went south with the lumber shortage, prices, etc. ???? We decided to go with the flow and plan a different type of build – The Woods and Ivy Cottage.  Which is taking WAY LONGER THAN WE THOUGHT. […]

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Rustic Fall Coffee Table - Deb and Danelle

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Rustic Fall Coffee Table Decor

Sitting in the woods around the campfire gives me lots of time to think… and plan!  I have so many thoughts and ideas going through my head all of the time.  To be honest, I have been feeling a little humdrum about this rental.  We wanted to be out of here by now.  We actually […]

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Fall in the Woods Fire Pit

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Fall in the Woods – Fire Pit

I couldn’t wait to share our fire pit decorated for Fall this year.  Because it means we have spent time out in the woods during my favorite time of the year.  Fall is so cozy.  The air starts getting a little cooler and it even smells different.  The sounds of Fall… fires crackling, leaves crunching…. […]

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Deb and Danelle and Verb Energy Bars

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Verb Energy Bars – A 90 Calorie Snack

This post is written in collaboration with Verb Energy, Co.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. You guys know that I am always on the hunt for the best low calorie snacks.  Verb Energy bars have been all the rage over on social media for awhile now.  I’ve heard so many people talking about […]

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Pallet Planter

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How to Make a Planter Box from a Pallet

We are on a pallet kick.  ????  I have no clue why.  Maybe it’s because pallets are free and easy to get in our area.  We made the neutral American Flag from a pallet and then Deb used the leftover scraps to make a wooden tray that I currently have in our home decor.  She […]

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Delicious Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe

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Our Favorite Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe

We have our favorite recipes that we rotate in and out all of the time.  There is the Refreshing Summer Salad with Lemon Dressing that is literally our go-to salad.  ????  We have this delicious salad probably twice a week.  Number one because it’s so good.  AND, number two because we normally have everything we […]

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The Woods and Ivy Cottage – The Layout

This is a rough draft from Lumber Yard Boy.  The posts will be moved and obviously not in front of the garage door. Deb and I have decided, for several reasons, not to build our house quite yet.  If you missed the reasons WHY, I shared them in a post a few weeks ago.  BUT… […]

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Gravity Blanket

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Get a Great Night’s Sleep with Gravity Blankets

  Thank you Gravity Blankets and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. Before I hit my 40s, I would be asleep the very moment my head hit the pillow.  And, I would sleep all night… getting a solid 8-9 hours of sleep.  The only thing I heard were my kids.  I […]

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How to make a handmade sign

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Easy Way to Make a Handmade Sign

I get asked all of the time about my handmade Antiques sign that looks like a real antique piece.  It was SO EASY.  I have never actually shown how to do it because I made it years ago, before I had this little space.  And, before I had my social media accounts.  It all started […]

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Update on our New House

  If you have been around for any length of time, you know we have been blabbing about building a house in the woods for a long time.  I received a text a few weeks back from the girls who bought our old house.  It said: “In case you forgot, it’s our anniversary this weekend.  […]

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Nordstrom Sale - Deb and Danelle

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Comfy Fall Staples from the Nordstrom Sale

Thank you Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own.   You guys have probably heard of the BIG NORDSTROM SALE!  If you haven’t, you must live under a rock because it’s a buzz everywhere. ????  I have my staples that I share every single year, which include my favorite leggings, […]

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DIY State sign -Deb and Danelle

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Antique Finds from Garage Sales

Deb and I have been hitting lots of garage sales recently.  It’s been such a weird summer so it feels so good to be able to do the things we love to do.  And, I love sharing our garage sale antique finds with you.  We went to the Highway 127 Garage Sales a few weeks […]

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Wooden Tray from Pallets

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Wooden Tray from Pallets

Did you catch the neutral American flag project that Deb and I shared a few days ago?  We made it from free pallets.  Well.. we had extra boards left from those pallets and Deb decided to use the boards to create something else.  She took a few boards and whipped me up a little box.  […]

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Neutral American Flag

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Neutral American Flag Made from a Pallet

I’m not a color person. And that was probably one of the dumbest things I’ve said in a while because you already know that.  ????   If you have been around here for a while, you know that I feel most comfortable with my woods and whites theme throughout our house.  I love color in other people’s […]

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127 Garage Sale Antique Finds

For those of you who have been watching stories over on Instagram, you saw us make our way through Ohio during the Highway 127 Longest Yard Sales.  We have gone several times throughout the years.  And, always find such great antique treasures. Going into this, I was a little concerned at what it would be […]

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Popcorn Healthy Snack

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Healthy Popcorn for Movie Night

    If you caught my post a few days ago.. you know I have been using the Noom app.  It’s been going pretty well.  It’s pretty easy to follow and keeps me in the boundaries of the amount of calories that I can have.  I shared a post with some fun Amazon finds to […]

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Midlife Skincare Routine

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Evening Summer Skincare Routine

I get asked quite frequently what type of skincare products that Deb and I use on the regular.  We both have professed our love for Tula Products for years now.  I veered off last year from using it but it was because I was lazy and didn’t order the product.  Once I focused on WHEN […]

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Fun Amazon Kitchen items

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The Noom App, Fun Kitchen Items from Amazon, Fit Track

I shared about the Noom app on Instagram a few days back.  And, I figured I would share it over here, too.  Because it’s pretty swell.  OK that sounds like Beaver Cleaver.  Didn’t he used to say that?  ????    Anyways…. Noom is a fitness and weight loss app that was created by psychologists to get […]

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The Best Artificial Trees

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The Best Artificial Trees from QVC

Thank you QVC and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. If you’ve been around here for any time at all, you know I’m a plant killer.  I literally cannot keep a plant alive to save my own life.  I completely forget about them.  And then they dry up.  I then think […]

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Progress on the New Build

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Progress on the New Build: Clearing the Woods

I just had to update you all on our new build progress this weekend.  Because I want to be able to have a place to look back and see how far we have come. If you are following along with Instagram stories, you know that Deb and I have recently been working on clearing a […]

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bust planter

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The Best Bust Planters

Do you remember when Deb and I trotted our happy butts to the Springfield, Ohio, Extravaganza Flea Market a few weeks ago.  And sweat our happy little hot butts off?   Well.. I only found a few fun things to add to my collection in our storage unit.  ????  We knew we couldn’t buy much because […]

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Clearing the Woods for Outdoor Spaces

I know I’ve told you a million times that we like different sitting areas.  Morning coffee, happy hour, lunches, snacks all need to be enjoyed with different scenery.  ????   At least that’s how we think.  We always sipped our coffee on the front porch at the House on Winchester.  And our happy hours were USUALLY […]

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DIY Bird Feeder Post

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DIY Bird Feeder Stand

Deb and I made a DIY bird feeder stand out of an old cast iron light post at the old house in the woods years ago.  And, we loved it.  It keeps all of the different bird feeders in one location.  We had a porch column in our stash and Deb decided to make another […]

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Deb and Danelle Camper

Camper

Camper Renovation: Sliding Bathroom Door

From the very beginning of this camper renovation, we knew we wanted a sliding barn door for the bathroom.  In fact, I believe the original bathroom door was plucked out of that camper on day one!  It opened up into the hallway which is NARROW.  And directly across from the bathroom door is a closet, […]

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Camper Renovation

Camper

Camper Renovation: The Living Area

Have you been watching stories over on Instagram?  We are JUST ABOUT DONE with this camper renovation.  I have already shared nearly every detail with you as far as “areas” of the camper are concerned.  If you missed all of the before photos, I shared them all in one spot when I announced we bought […]

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Deb and Danelle

Style

Casual Must-Haves from Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s and Shopstyle.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.   Just because we have been working out in the woods creating fire pits and chopping wood doesn’t mean we can’t look stylish.  ????????????????   I have really been on the lookout for cute, comfy, casual clothes because they […]

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Our New Fire Pit in the Woods

If you follow along on Instagram, you have seen us creating our new fire pit in the woods.   Some have asked, “Why are you creating a fire pit before you build the house?”   Why not?    For those who have built before, you know it’s not a fast process.  We have several people lined up […]

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Deb and Danelle Camper

Camper

Camper Renovation: Vinyl Plank Flooring

We are ALMOST DONE with the camper renovation.  And, I cannot tell you how extremely excited it makes us.   I have heard from so many of you that you will be sad when it’s over.  ????  Well, don’t be.  We have SO MANY FUN projects in the making.  If you follow over on social media, […]

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Camper Renovation DIY Towel Rack

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Camper Renovation: Bathroom Reveal and Quick DIY Towel Rack

You guys… we are wrapping up this camper bathroom remodel project.  Can you even believe it?  I can.  ???? It seems as though we have been working on this FOREVER.  But, we really haven’t.  We couldn’t do much to it through the Winter.  Winters are very cold here in Indiana.  Even with the heat on, […]

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Camper makeover

Camper

Camper Dining Room Makeover with eBay

  Thank you to eBay and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. I have been DYING to show you the dining room makeover in the camper.  I actually laugh at myself when I call it a “dining room” because it’s like 6’x3′.    ???? Well…. I’m REALLY laughing in this pic ???????? because Deb was taking […]

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Front Porch Makeover Decor with QVC

    I have been compensated by QVC and ShopStyle for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.   This front porch makeover was part of the deal Deb and I made to each other, when we realized we would be here at the rental throughout the summer.  Remember… she wanted to […]

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camper renovation ideas - dining table

Camper

Camper Renovation Ideas – Dining Table

You guys know we are in full-fledged camper renovation mode over here.  We bought the camper to renovate and pull into our woods while we build.  It will give us shelter, some place to sit while the contractors are there, etc.  And, it’s coming together quite nicely.  We are in the fun stage of putting […]

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Replacing the front porch columns

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Front Porch Makeover at the Rental – Porch Columns

Deb and I sat down several weeks ago and admitted to ourselves that we will be living at this rental longer than we care to admit.  We both talked about what we wanted to do in order to enjoy our summer here.  The outside areas are our FAVORITE.  Because if you watch stories, you know […]

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Salad with Lemon Dressing

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Refreshing Summer Salad with Lemon Dressing

I kinda sorta made up this salad a few days back and it was SO GOOD that I made it again the next day.  I say “kinda sorta” because I stole the dressing idea from another salad.  And, I added my own ingredients.  Like literally…. it was one of those meals that I sat and […]

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Patio and Porch Decor

  Since we have been stuck in the house for the last several months, I find myself wanting to have pretty spaces outside.  We have, of course, been working on our camper and sprucing up our backyard.  And coming soon is the front porch makeover. WooHoo!  I’m so excited about that one. Anyways, I was online […]

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Danelle's Hash Recipe

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Danelle’s Hash Recipe

I shared this HASH recipe over on Instagram a few weeks ago.  I call it Hash because my dad always did.  I’m unsure if I have this correct, but I swear he said he used to make this in the marines.  But, maybe I’m just making that up… which is quite possible.  ????  Anyway, I […]

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Deb and Danelle Camper

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Camper Renovation: Adding Trim around the Doors

I have no clue why they make campers so freaking UGLY.  Honestly.  The one thing I couldn’t wait to do was pluck off the ugly valances above the windows and doors.  The ones above the door were SO ugly, that I didn’t even take the time to get a proper photo.  What is the point […]

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May Mantel

All Things Mantels & Shelves

May Fireplace Mantel with Walls of Wisdom

I could hardly wait to share my May fireplace mantel idea with you. If you are new here, I share a fireplace mantel idea every month.   I didn’t have a mantel for so long and have loved coming up with new ideas.  If you want to see some of my past styles, search FIREPLACE MANTEL […]

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Clothesline

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Backyard Makeover on a Budget – Clothesline

If you are new here, we are living in a rental while we build our new house.  In order for us to NOT be miserable living in a house that’s not ours, we decided to give the backyard a makeover on a budget.  We spend every freaking minute that we can in our outdoor spaces. […]

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Victoria Emerson

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Victoria Emerson’s Bye Bye, Spring Sale.

Thank you to Victoria Emerson for sponsoring today’s post.   OK… the name of Victoria Emerson’s sale cracks me up.  Bye bye, Spring. I swear, it doesn’t even feel like Spring has sprung here in Indiana.  ☹️????  We went to buy our veggie plants for our vegetable garden at a little roadside plant stand this […]

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The Best Pickled eggs and Beets

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The Best Pickled Eggs and Beets

      I was talking about making pickled eggs and beets over on Instagram a few weeks back.  And, I was shocked at the people who had never eaten one before, or never even heard of them.  I had a friend tell me that she always BUYS the pickled beets in a jar and […]

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Washer and Dryer Countertop

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How to Make a Countertop over Your Washer and Dryer

  NOTE:  We approve everything we do here at the rental with our landlords.  We aren’t using our own money as we do have a barter system with them for these projects.  It’s a question I get multiple times whenever I post about them.   I’ve told you several times that we will be here […]

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Back to Eden Garden

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Back to Eden Garden – My Favorite Method

I already told you we are giving this backyard here at the rental a makeover since we will be here for awhile.  We brought in a little shed that we will sell when we leave.  And we uncovered some limestones from an old bank here in our town.  Which are now incorporated into our sidewalk.  […]

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Deb and Danelle Traeger

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The Best Smoked Pot Roast on the Traeger

One thing THE Coronus has done is that it has made us way more creative in the food department.  Deb does most of the cooking around here because number 1, I take care of all the behind the scenes with our business… this site, the posts, negotiating with companies, planning the calendar, etc.   Number 2 […]

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Backyard makeover fire pit

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Backyard Makeover on a Budget – Fire Pit

All I can tell you is to put out an APB… All Points Bulletin… to all of your friends. For years, Deb and I have this agreement with friends.  If one of us NEED something regarding a home improvement project, just text.  We will all keep our eyes out for the item.  I will never […]

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Backyard Makeover in a rental

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Backyard Makeover on a Budget – Limestone Slabs

I already shared that we are going to give this backyard at the rental a makeover on a budget.  We love being outside and love lots of different areas to hang.  This backyard isn’t functional AT ALL.  We love vegetable gardens, fire pits, barbecue areas, etc.   And since we will be here all summer, it […]

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April Fireplace Mantel

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April Fireplace Mantel

  If you are new here to this little space, I try to give you a fireplace mantel idea every month.  I haven’t been able to decorate a fireplace for years.  We had our television above it the last two homes.  So, I’m having so much fun switching this one out every month.  If you […]

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Backyard Makeover on a Budget

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Backyard Makeover on a Budget – Plans and Before Pictures

Well…   Plans sure do change at the drop of a dime, don’t they?  We truly thought our new build would have at least been started by now.  We were hoping we would be in there doing our finishing work by mid-summer.  And moving in by the end of summer.   But, we finally admitted to ourselves […]

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Vinyl Countertop Paper Camper

Camper

Camper Renovation: Kitchen Countertops

You guys know we’ve been working hard on this camper renovation.  We have done so much work to it.  Which includes the dining room wallpaper, bedroom wallpaper, painted cabinets, kitchen backsplash, and recently the kitchen countertops.  I have seen this vinyl self-adhesive peel and stick countertop paper before and thought we would give it a […]

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Deb and Danelle Camper

Camper

Camper Renovation: Kitchen Backsplash

The camper is far from done, but I like to give you guys updates throughout this entire project.  We’ve had a few Happy Hours out there already.  ????  Remember when we hung the wood wall peel and stick wallpaper in the bedroom?  We technically bought it for the kitchen, but decided a wood wall in […]

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Camper

Camper Renovation: Woodland Wallpaper

    From the very beginning, we knew we were going to paint the entire inside of the camper white.  I have said it before that I wanted to stick with my woods and whites theme that I love so much.  I quickly realized that there would be no “stuff” to decorate the camper.  There […]

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Painted Kitchen Island

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Kitchen Island Makeover: Painted Kitchen Island

When we moved to this rental, our favorite kitchen island had to go into storage.  It was too big for this house.  We desperately needed something here as far as an island due to the lack of storage here.  The only thing in this kitchen that belongs to our landlords are the white upper and […]

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Deb and Danelle

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Bird Feeders We Love

This was a photo I snapped at our house out in the country.  I have none of the bird feeders, but LOVE this photo.  It brings me peace.   Honestly… Deb and I so wish we were out in the woods working on our new house during this quarantine.    Not only would we be […]

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Peel and Stick Wood wallpaper

Camper

Camper Renovation: Bedroom Wood Wallpaper

    You guys know if you watch our Instagram stories that we’ve been working on our camper as weather permits.   And if you missed that we bought a camper, we did!  It’s a fun little project to keep our minds off of THE Corona and fill our time while self-quarantined.  While it was warm […]

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The Best Mashed Potatoes

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Deb’s Famous Mashed Potato Recipe with QVC

I have been compensated by QVC and ShopStyle for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.     “Hello……???? What do you think I’m doing ????????‍♀️…..  I’m self-quarantined… so I’m making comfort food….” What else do you do when you are in self-quarantine but eat?  You guys…we have literally plowed through all […]

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Deb and Danelle - Baublebar

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Baublebar – A New Collection

Have you heard of Baublebar? I have heard of them but had never ordered from Baublebar until now.  They have such gorgeous stylish jewelry and they always catch my eye when I see them online.  I mentioned that I ordered a few pieces last week in my Rundown of the Week and that I would […]

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Chicken Salad

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Chicken Apple Pecan Salad – Wendy’s Dupe

I love a good salad and share this one all of the time over on our Instagram stories.  It’s so easy and one of our go-to favorites.  If you have never gotten the Chicken Apple Pecan Salad at Wendy’s, then you will LOVE this recipe.  And, if you have, then you already know you LOVE […]

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Camper Renovation

Camper

Camper Renovation: Painting the Cabinets

If you haven’t heard, we bought a camper.  ????  We have shared our camper project all week over on our Instagram stories.  When the contractors start the major projects on our house, we wanted a place to have our meals, relax, and to use as a shelter if it rains.  It is a 2003 Trail […]

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Tula

Beauty

Tula Skincare: Why I Love Their Products

          I’ve been talking about finding a great skincare line for people my age for quite some time now.  And, if you follow me over on Instagram, you already know this. I’ve tried and shared a few different brands here and there and I’ve never really found anything that makes my […]

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Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

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Farmhouse Dish Rack

Well, I clicked on a Facebook ad again.  Do you remember when that happened with one of my favorite tassel pillows?  Well…. I swear the best things pop up on my Facebook ads and this one drew me in FAST.  It is a rusty farmhouse dish rack for $39.99.  I really don’t know if it […]

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Deb and Danelle - Making Kombucha

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Kombucha – How we Make Our Own

Do you guys like kombucha?  I think you either love it or hate it.  The first time I tasted it, I wasn’t a fan.  BUT, I learned to love it and loved the way it makes my “gut” feel.   I don’t know the history or the science of kombucha but I will tell you what […]

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Spring Mantel ideas

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March Fireplace Mantel for Spring

  I have been decorating my fireplace mantel since we brought it here to the rental.  This will be our fireplace mantel of the new house once we get in there.  I cannot wait.  I haven’t had a mantel to decorate in any of our homes because we always had the television above them.  That’s […]

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Peanut Butter Mousse

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Peanut Butter Mousse

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!  You guys probably didn’t even know it was National Peanut Butter Day yesterday, did you?  We both LOVE peanut butter so Deb, being Deb, said she wanted to make a dessert.  BUT.. she has to limit her dairy.  So she searched for some dairy free desserts and found one called […]

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Danelle Hair Products

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What Products I use to Curl my Hair

  I know some of you may not give two shits about what products I use when I curl my hair.  BUT… it’s something I get asked about so much.  So, I thought I would throw together a quick post about it.    I think you know by now, although I may appear girly, I […]

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How to style a pedestal

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Five Ways to Use a Pedestal Tray in Your Kitchen

Click on the links or the individual product pictures to shop.   I recently purchased a cute little pedestal tray from Walmart.  It happened to be one of those ads on Facebook that sucked me in again… just like that gorgeous pillow.  Remember when I bought that from a Facebook ad?  ???? Anyways, this pedestal […]

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Traveling Essentials

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Essential Items for a Quick Road Trip

I have been compensated by QVC and ShopStyle for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.   We will be taking another road trip soon.  It’s a short one this time… maybe 4 hours.  You know how much we love being stuck in the car for hours upon end.  ???? ????????  Topics […]

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Thick and Tangy Salsa

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Thick and Tangy Salsa Recipe

I shared this over on Instagram and you know the rules.. I share here, too. Deb and I LOVE salsa.  We both love thick salsa with all of the veggies ground small…  Because our chips hold more that way.  ????  We have been making this SORT OF  fresh salsa FOREVER and get asked to bring […]

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Sertodo Copper

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Affordable Copper Pieces for the Kitchen

Do you remember when I shared my absolutely GORGEOUS set of mixing bowls from Sertodo?  Sertodo makes handmade, high quality investment pieces.  You know as well as I do that a lot of work goes into any type of handmade pieces and the price usually reflects that.  The people who make those handmade copper pieces are […]

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Tips for a Home Manicure

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Home Manicure – Tips and Tricks

I can count on one hand the amount of manicures I have paid for.  As far back as I can remember, I have done my own.  Not only because of the money part of it, but because I don’t like to be pampered by salon girl.  I feel it’s such a waste of time.  You […]

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Schar Gluten free pizza

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The Best Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Happy National Pizza Day of 2020! We decided to celebrate National Pizza Day, of course, by making a homemade pizza.  Our meals have to be very creative these days.  I already told you several times that I cannot eat gluten.  After not eating it for a year, my asthma and allergies have calmed way down.  […]

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woods and whites

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A Simple Re-Fresh for Spring with Woods and Whites

Click on the highlighted words or the individual photos to purchase.   I was recently scrolling Facebook and saw an ad for something that immediately caught my eye.  I fell for it and clicked on the ad.  It happened to be a gorgeous tassel pillow from Walmart.  I loved it so much that I ordered […]

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Clay Heart Ornaments

DIY

Stamped Clay Heart Ornaments

  If you were here last year at this time, you know I shared a cute rustic heart garland.  I made it out of the same materials that I made the Santa Garland from at Christmas time.  I wanted to make another little craft project but I wanted to try my hand at clay.  Because […]

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February Fireplace Mantel

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February Fireplace Mantel Idea

February is a weird month here in Indiana.  We can have 60 degree days and some years we have 2 feet of snow on the ground through March.  Yesterday and today were almost 60 degrees.  And it’s still so dark and dreary.  Yes, the days are getting longer but it’s going a little slow.  ???? […]

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Tater Tot Nachos

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Healthy Tater Tot Nachos

When I say this is a healthy recipe.  I should say it’s healthy-ish-er.  When we were in Atlanta last summer for the Haven Conference, we visited a restaurant close to our hotel.  I can’t even tell you the name of it, but I will never forget their tater tot nachos.  They were DELICIOUS.  We TRY […]

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Air fried shrimp salad

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Grilled Shrimp Salad with Air Fried Shrimp

  I shared this salad over on our Instagram stories and I had SO many questions.  This is one of our go-to salads when we want to eat healthy….  And, because it’s SO GOOD, we don’t feel cheated.  Our first choice for the shrimp is to grill outside but in Indiana, weather is permitting.  Especially […]

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Navy Hair Products

Beauty

Navy Hair Care – What Products I Have Been Using

  Enter code WINCHESTER for 30% off   Here is a little history.  My mother is a hairdresser,  so she had access to all of the “good stuff” when I was younger.  I remember not wanting the “good stuff.”  I wanted the stuff my friends had.  So basically, I’ve tried it ALL throughout my life. […]

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Sertodo Copper Bowls

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Handmade Copper Mixing Bowls by Sertodo

As soon as I shared this photo over on Instagram, the messages started rolling in about these copper mixing bowls.  You guys don’t know this, but we used to have hammered copper sinks in our big house out in the country.  We LOVED them.  We loved them so much that we are going to install […]

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Amazon Jewelry Finds

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Everyday Jewelry from Amazon

I LOVE jewelry.  Did you see the jewelry box that we made out of an old window?  It was such an easy project.  If you aren’t into jewelry, you can make a spice cabinet or a medicine or essential oil cabinet out of those instructions, too.  ????????‍♀️  Back to the jewelry… As long ago as […]

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Artificial Plants that look real

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The Best Artificial Plants that Look Real

Click on the highlighted words or the individual photos for direct links.   I already confessed that I am a plant killer a few months back.  I have tried a dozen times and finally gave up.  It’s time to realize that I just can’t keep them alive.  I get so excited that I have a […]

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DIY HEADBOARD

DIY

DIY Headboard Idea

If you follow us over on Instagram or Facebook, you already know we launched a collection with Antique Farmhouse.  As you know, their collections don’t last long, so grab anything you want ASAP.  That collection included some half columns that looked like true vintage pieces.  The moment I saw them, I thought “headboard.”  I asked […]

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Storage items

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Styling Open Shelves for Organization in a Small Kitchen

This post was written in collaboration with Walmart.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   I’ve mentioned a million times over on Instagram that our goal this year is to get more organized and eat healthier.  It’s a new year.. which means a new beginning.   With that being said, when you are in a […]

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How to make live edge wood coasters

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Live Edge Wood Coasters Project

    Deb and I have never had coasters for our furniture.  I know you probably think that sounds bizarre.  ???? We have ONLY antique furniture and never used anything but a napkin or tissue… for the last 20 years.   Deb made the comment a few weeks back that she wants to get some.  Since […]

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How to mix wood tones

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Mixing Different Wood Tones and Primitive Cabinet in the Kitchen

I have mentioned a few times over on Instagram that I have a HUGE week with a few deadlines, etc.  And, then we leave on Friday for New Orleans.  What do you do when you have deadlines and feel overwhelmed?  You take a trip to the antique mall to get your mind off of all […]

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DIY

Quick Technique to Make New Wood Look Old

Deb and I used to own a storefront.  We sold lots of home decor, repurposed, and painted furniture.  We had LOTS of practice chalk painting furniture and making homemade pieces.  I think everyone has their own technique and Deb came up with a really cool way of painting furniture to make new wood look old.  […]

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Jewelry Cabinet from a window

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How to Make a Jewelry Cabinet or Medicine Cabinet from a Window

  I recently asked you over on Instagram what you wanted to see from Deb this new year.  I’ve never seen so many SAME answers on any poll I’ve taken. ????  “DIY Projects” was the number one request by a landslide.  So, we are kicking off the new year with her first DIY project in […]

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January Fireplace Mantel

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January Fireplace Mantel Decor

I’ve come to a decision.  I love styling fireplace mantels. ????????‍♀️  Maybe it’s because it’s a new thing.  The television was above the fireplace in the last two homes we owned, so there was no styling them.  EVER.  Since we brought this fireplace mantel back from Alabama, I have styled it so many different ways.  […]

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What to do when the Christmas decor is down

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Ideas for Decor After Christmas

The Christmas decor is down.  I never in a million years thought I would be unhappy about that, but all of the twinkling lights gave this turd of a rental life.  I had three larger trees with white lights in this tiny house and approximately 645 smaller ones.  ???? The space is EMPTY… and I’m […]

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Boutique Rugs, Rental

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New Rugs in the Rental Living Room

With this rental house being so small, I get tired of the same-old same-old as far as decor.  I decided to liven things up a bit over the next several months until we get into our new house.  I figured I would get a few new home decor pieces here and there, and maybe walk […]

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Christmas decor, Elegant

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An Elegant Christmas Corner of the Living Room

You guys might not know this, but I do all of the decorating… It’s my job in this household.  It’s not that Deb can’t.. I just think she likes my style and would rather me take care of it.  Looking back throughout the years and at all of our homes, this has always been my […]

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Shutter head board, Christmas in the Bedroom at the rental

Winter Decor

Christmas in the Bedroom at the Rental

There really are only four rooms to decorate here at the rental so I decided I would for sure share ALL of them with you.  Well, the office could be decorated, but that is our catch-all room.  And then we get sick of it, pick it up, and start throwing junk in there again.  You […]

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Christmas at the Living Room at the rental - House on Winchester

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Christmas in the Living Room – Woodland and Deer Theme

I FINALLY got all of our Christmas decor out and dispersed in our little 1156 square foot rental house.  For those of you new here, we are renting a space until we get our new home built next Spring.  ???????? The time cannot come fast enough.  ???? Especially for Deb.  Deb is stuggling with the […]

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How to make a vintage looking Christmas tree

Winter Decor

How to Make Your Own Vintage Looking Feather Tree

I recently shared how to make vintage looking Santa ornaments out of paper mache.  All of the memories came flooding back of all of my craft days I had when I was a young mom.  My friends and I had “craft days”.   It was when we all got together and made different things that one […]

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Handmade Santas - House on Winchester

Winter Decor

How to Make Vintage Looking Santa Ornaments from Paper Mache

  I shared these Santa ornaments last year over on Instagram and you guys LOVED them.  I made them probably in the early 90s.  They have traveled through time with me.  I’ve donated a lot of my older decorations but for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to let go of these.  They have been […]

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Victoria Emerson

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My Victoria Emerson Collection and Huge Cyber Monday Sale

You guys know how much I LOVE Victoria Emerson’s collection of boho cuffs and wraps.  I share them over on Instagram every time they are having a huge sale.  Well I added a few more to my collection recently and I am not that really mad about it either.  ????  I’ve always loved the layered […]

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Everlywell Home Health Tests

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Everylywell Home Health Tests

This blog post is written in collaboration with Everlywell.  All opinions are my own.   Please note:  I am not a doctor and I am not giving medical advice.  I am simply sharing Everlywell and my own personal experience.  You are in charge of your own health.   Have you ever needed some type of […]

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Christmas Tree in Dining Room at Rental - House on Winchester

Winter Decor

Artificial Christmas Wreaths

I think the easiest way to add a holiday look to your home is with artificial wreaths.  Literally… place a command strip on any door, window, or antique cupboard and hang a wreath. ????????‍♀️  It’s just so simple and it dresses up really anything.  Sometimes I tie a simple knot in a piece of ribbon […]

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3 Tops under $30 from Amazon

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Three Cute Tops under $30 from Amazon

  I was ordering something the other day on Amazon.  Shocking, I know.  I love Amazon.  I saw a message come through on Instagram.  They wanted to give me a heads up on a cute and comfy shirt from Amazon.  I threw that sucker in my cart immediately.  Anyways… I figured I would search for […]

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Christmas at the Rental - Family Room - House on Winchester

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The Best Snowy Tabletop Christmas Trees

  I have a thing for little tabletop Christmas trees….especially the snowy ones.  EVERYONE can use just one more tree.  ???? This year, I am keeping to the same theme as I did the last two.  I decorate with a forrest of trees.   I usually only add white lights and MAYBE some garland but generally […]

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Decorating with Vintage at the House on Winchester

Winter Decor

Christmas at the House on Winchester

The inevitable is happening this weekend here at the rental. ???? Christmas will be soon making an appearance.  I am very excited about it because I always think it makes the house feel so cozy and warm.  Deb on the other hand is a little stressed.  It seems as though the rental just got put […]

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it Cosmetics, Morphe, Too Faced

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My Fall Make-up Products

This is not a sponsored post so the only way I make a small amount of money on posts like these is if you purchase through my affiliate links.  Your support is appreciated more than you know.   I have gotten SO MANY questions over on Instagram about my make-up lately.  I think it’s because […]

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Preparing for Winter - House on Winchester

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Preparing for Winter Travel and Cold Weather

This post is written in collaboration with Walmart.  I have been compensated by Walmart for this post, however all opinions are my own.   “Preparing for Winter Travel and Cold Weather”….. UGH.  I even hated typing those words.  If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you know I’m not a fond lover […]

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Tall antique pine cabinet

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Antique Cabinet in the Dining Room

I have been asked by several people, “Why are you putting so much money into a rental?”  I think I may write a post on “How to Decorate a Rental for Free” soon.  ???? Because, you guys… We have not put ONE DIME in this rental.  We hung our own antique cabinets for extra storage […]

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Antique Fireplace Mantel
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