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Farmhouse Updates

I was so excited to share some of the fun farmhouse/cottage touches I’ve added to my family room – but when I went to edit my photos for this post, they were so dark and blurry, I almost cried! Normally I would just re-shoot them and go about my day, but I

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #43

Welcome back to Talented Tuesday #43! Back-to-school time is officially here! My youngest started back almost a month ago, but my oldest just started her classes at ASU last week! It’s always such a bitter-sweet time of year for us; we’re never quite ready for summer to be over. I hope you’ve

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #42

Welcome back to Talented Tuesday #42! I hope you are all staying cool during the last bits of Summer! The heat wave is almost over – we’ll be sipping our pumpkin spice lattes before you know it! I’m excited to see what fun projects you all have been up to, but first,

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

Ever wonder what happens when you have a craving for brownies and chocolate chip cookies at the same time but can’t decide which one to make? Um, this happens! Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars! Yes, you heard that right; a layer of gooey, fudegy brownie, topped with a layer of crumbly, chocolately

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #41

Welcome back to Talented Tuesday #41! I know it’s a little bit early to be thinking about Fall, but I can’t stop thinking about Fall! Maybe because my kiddo went back to school so early this year, and its soooooo blazing hot here right now, my mind is ready for the cool,

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DIY Faux Metal Sphere

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed I’m a little bit obsessed with my new pair of World Market bookshelves that I picked up off Craigslist for a steal. Last week I shared Five Tips for Easy Bookshelf Styling, geared toward the budget conscience, using mostly things you already have in

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #40

Welcome back to Talented Tuesday #40! I just wanted to start out by saying goodbye to Sydney from Tastefully Frugal. She has moved on to some new opportunities, but it was so nice to have here as a co-host for the last (almost) year! She’ll be missed, to say the least!  Now

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Bookshelf Styling – 5 Easy Tips

  A few weeks ago I finally found a set of bookshelves to go on either side of my entertainment console. You may have heard me mention once or twice that hubby and I used a homemade staining technique on this piece, so I never thought I’d be able to find bookshelves

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #39

Welcome back to Talented Tuesday #39! I’ve been running around like a crazy person trying to soak in the last bits of summer, and squeezing in as much family time as possible before my youngest headed back to school (which happened yesterday). Sad day, I know. I’m so excited to see what fun

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DIY Beachy Sisal Rope Vase

As you probably know by now, I love simple, inexpensive projects that can be completed quickly, but still look like a million bucks. This is one of those projects. To be honest, this vase was my orignial idea for July’s Home Depot Monthly Gift Challenge, but I decided to go with the Sisal