How to Hang a Picture Straight EVERY Time: My Favorite Decorating Hack!

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Hanging a perfectly straight picture can be a challenge. With this simple picture hanging hack, you will never have crocked pictures on your walls again! If you spend much time around here,…

Kids' Bathroom Flip

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If you're an Instagram follower, you'll know that I actually wrapped up this Kids' Bathroom makeover a few months ago! I'm excited to finally get the details your way. Much like our Master Bedroom…

Master Bedroom Makeover

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Psst. We know you are here for Polly's amazing master bedroom makeover. (Yeah, hi!) While we love a good before and after project, our wheelhouse is truly in the food department. In fact, we'd love for…

6 Rugs from Amazon I'm Loving

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I love how much a great rug can change the look and feel of a space. I recently updated all of the rugs on our living space and wanted to share with you 6 affordable rugs from Amazon I'm loving! Since…

Mantel Makeover 2.0

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If you didn't figure it out from the picture, we recently updated our fireplace and mantle. I could not be happier with how it turned out. I had no idea how much this update would change the look and…

Dinged Up Dresser Finds New Life

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I've noticed a pattern in my life. I tend to paint things turquoise. I hadn't really noticed this as a pattern until I finally got around to putting this post together.  When looking through past before…

Mirror Makeover(s)

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This mirror and I have a history. In more ways than one. This HUGE antique mirror hung in my grandma's living room for a LONG time. We are talking 50+ years. When my grandparents passed away, I was…

Budget Breakdown of the Kitchen Flip

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As you've probably gathered by now, we have done some major work on our kitchen. As I've been talking to friends about it, some have bravely asked how much we spent. Something in me gets a little squirmy…

Painting Oak Cabinets

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One of the biggest changes you can make in your kitchen that will give you bang for your buck is updating oak cabinets. It's a lot of work but totally worth it. As you can see in the before pictures…

Mirror Makeover

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   I inherited this HUGE mirror from my grandparents about a year ago. It's been hanging above my couch for quite a while and has been begging for a fresh coat of paint for a long time. The original…

The Thankful Tree: A Thanksgiving Craft and Centerpiece

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Here's a craft that I think is worth it: The Thankful Tree. In the rush of preparing a meal, socializing, and entertaining (or restraining?) a house full of little kids, it gave our extended family…
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Easy Craft Idea for Toddlers

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Looking for a cheap and easy craft idea to do with the kiddos? Here is one that even a non-crafty person can easily do. Simply use painters tape to create a shape or word and then let your kiddo…

Wood Pallet Makeover

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When I saw this wood pallet makeover that my friend Jessi (and her husband) did I immediately asked her to share how she did it with us. Check it out! I asked Jessi to share how they did this transformation.…

Fourth of July Craft Ideas

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It's June! It's summer! I'm already seeing some Fourth of July crafts floating around the blogland so I thought I'd throw a few of mine in the mix. Pin it if you like it! Here is a Fourth of July Onesie I…

DIY Nursery Decor: Trains!

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With a baby boy on the way in about a month, I have been working hard to get his nursery prepped and ready. Since it was previously decorated for a girl, part of this includes making changes to the room…

DIY Easter Decorating Idea: Repurpose Paint Chips into an Easter Garland

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Since most of my creative energy is being put towards baby boy's nursery and not holiday decorating, I thought I'd share a little Easter project from the past. Enjoy! An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea I…

Grandma's Dresser Transformed into a Changing Table

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Let the nesting begin! Ah, who's kidding. I'm in a continual state of nesting whether I'm pregnant or not. This week's warm weather allowed me to start and finish Baby 2.0's changing table. I prefer…

Mellow-Yellow Bench Makeover

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If you know me at all, you will quickly learn that I am a frequent Craigslister. I covered some tips on how to successfully sell your stuff on Craigstlist but didn't talk much about buying things on…
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How to Make Rick Rack Fabric Flowers

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I've seen a few of these tutorials around so I thought I'd give them a try. They turned out to be really easy to make. I'm excited about these rick rack flowers because of their versatility. I've already…
Fourth of July Wreath

Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

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After seeing a Fourth of July fireworks stand being set up yesterday, I got really excited for the upcoming holiday! So when I stumbled on this wreath idea from Capital B, I got motivated and…
New chair with silhouette shape

Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

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I love making fabric flowers. There are so many creative things you can do with them! I had a lot of fun with my Five Minute Fabric Flowers so I thought I would keep the party going with a fabric…
New chair with silhouette shape

Decorating Tip: Another Use for Painters Tape!

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I love to change our home decor up and move things around. In the early days of living in our house, I cut corners when hanging things on our walls and didn't used the plastic anchors that hold the screws…
New chair with silhouette shape

Antique Children's Chair Makeover

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This chair makeover might be my favorite furniture makeover I've ever done so far. That's a pretty bold statement but I can't remember a piece starting out so rough and turning out so great! I stumbled…
New chair with silhouette shape

How to Make a Bow Tie

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A baby shower that I helped throw was themed "Preppy Little Man." What better decor for the event than little bow ties! We not only decorated for the shower with these bow ties but we also had quests…