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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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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Painted Kitchen Island


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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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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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 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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