Home Decor, Home Renovation, Inspiration

Colonial on the Creek

Just days after completing the last of what seemed like hundreds of projects on our second home remodel (which took us years to complete because we worked on it on weekends, after work, and in between taking care of little ones), and breathing a giant sigh of relief, my husband and I purchased our third home to remodel: The colonial on…

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DIY, Home Decor, Inspiration

Antique Containers and What to do with Them

As I mentioned in my previous post, antiquing is my favorite way to find unique items to decorate my home.  While shopping with my sister-in-law one Saturday, we ran across these cuties in a store in her area: This post contains affiliate links. We kept spotting antique containers filled with succulents like these all over the store, but we were…

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DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Love Farmhouse Style? Go Antiquing!

Farmhouse style first stole my heart last century-in 1999.  I was in college at the time and living at home with my parents.  (I know, I am overwhelming you with my exciting ways, aren’t I?)  While other kids my age were out living it up in the city, I was at home making blankets from old scraps of fabric, sketching…

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Art, DIY, Home Decor

How to Enjoy Summer All Year Long

Hydrangeas: The word alone makes me happy inside.  Just looking at them makes me want to grab a blankie and dive right in for a cozy nap (although, the neighbors might be a little disturbed by that visual reality).  I can’t get enough of them, and that’s very obvious given the multiple varieties I have planted ring around my home.…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor

How to Make a Wood Burned Growth Chart

Family traditions are such a beautiful way of passing down the significance of life’s daily events from generation to generation. I have so many sweet memories of my family’s traditions; my mom always worked so hard to keep them alive in our household.  One of my favorites is a practice that I still carry on for my children, and I…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

The Making of a Family (Sign)

Some time ago our church was working through purging some “goodies” that had accumulated in storage.  The staff asked if members might have any interest in these items, and if so, to please take them home. Because I am so fond of free junk, I grabbed a handful of treasures and packed our already full-of-children vehicle with lots of crap…

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DIY, Home Renovation

How to Build a Faux Brick Wall

Hands down, the most talked about element in the Mulberry House is the faux brick wall.  Not one person stepping into the dining room for the first time thought that it wasn’t real exposed brick.  In fact, after we informed people that we built the feature wall out of 4X8 hardboard wall panels, most of them moved closer to feel it because…

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Home Renovation, Inspiration

The Crestview Project

The Crestview project was technically the first home renovation my husband and I tackled without actually living in the home upon completion.  We purchased it strictly to transform the home for someone else to enjoy.  If you take into account the homes we have renovated and lived in, then the Crestview house would be our fourth remodel project. It has been…

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DIY, Home Renovation

Gel Stain

I am a storyteller.  I love to make people laugh.  I am very animated.  For these reasons, some might label me as “dramatic” in the theatrical sense of the word.  However, in my opinion I am not a dramatic person in daily life.  It is difficult to excite me.  I am generally very calm and level.  Unless I discover something…

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