Art, DIY, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make a Hardware Sign

We purchased our eighth flip house at absolute auction, and it came “as is” with tons of stuff inside. Literally tons–the garbage dump weighed it for us when we dropped it off. Among the piles, I found this tablet of paper and knew it held special meaning. The couple that had previously owned the house had also owned our town’s…

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DIY, Home Decor, Home Renovation, Inspiration

Crestview II

Crestview II was our seventh home remodel. It is located right next door to our fourth remodel, the Crestview House. Crestview II is a 1200 square foot, three bedroom, one bathroom brick ranch. I have provided affiliate links all throughout this post so items pictured can easily be shopped at no additional cost to you. Just click on the highlighted…

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Art, DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Revamped Dresser and USA Map Art

Opening up walls in old houses and studying the detail and craftsmanship that went into building homes a century ago is truly fascinating.  After tearing out several plaster walls in the Mulberry House, I had boxes and boxes of lath I wanted to repurpose into art.  In my opinion, the wood was far too beautiful to be thrown in the…

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DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Red Desk to Green Side Table

Last fall, I acquired this “hand-me-down” desk from my sweet sister-in-law.  I honestly didn’t care for the style of the desk too much–all I could see when I looked at it were the legs.  Because it was free, I took no issue with tearing the desk apart, stealing the legs, and using them to make something I now love.  It’s…

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Home Decor, Inspiration

The Restoring House

To a fault, I am more of a “doer” than a “thinker”. I get an idea and “Boom!”–I’m on it. For this reason, I make an enormous amount of mistakes, change my mind incessantly and cause myself tremendous mental pain. I admire individuals who can thoughtfully and carefully consider every aspect of a situation before acting, taking into account every…

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Encouragement, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

Slow Down, Little Momma. You’ve Got a Long Way To Go

Motherhood is the most rewarding, life-giving, inspiring, fantastic job on the planet. Except…when it’s not. It’s a little bit more frowned upon in certain women’s circles to admit how exhausting, depleting, depressing, and frustrating it can be. Not many people like to discuss the post-birth one-size-fits-all mesh underwear that give you the appearance of a bonafide sumo wrestler, or how…

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Encouragement, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

My best friend Nicole is my real-life super hero. My real-life super hero endured sexual abuse from a close family member for most of her childhood. Nicole and I became friends as teenagers, not terribly long after her abuser had chosen to take his own life.  She was only 14. Over the years I have watched Nicole bravely and tirelessly…

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