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More Entryway Storage and More: $100 Room Challenge {Week 3}

In a small home, using vertical space is kind of like finding additional square footage, right?  Hey everyone, it’s week 3 in the $100 Room Challenge.  It’s coming down to the wire. but Ken and I were able to get a lot done this past weekend. Allow me to brief you on the progress we […]

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Painting the Entryway Stairway: $100 Room Challenge {Week 2}

I believe that it is only after you have redecorated a room that you ask yourself, how did I ever live with it the way it was before? Of course this probably isn’t true for everyone, or every room. But in the case of my entryway stairway, that statement couldn’t be hitting closer to home […]

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Entryway Stairway Makeover $100 Room Challenge {Week 1}

Have you ever challenged yourself to makeover a room on a $100.00 budget?  I updated my office – guest bedroom last year for $100.00. I can tell you that if you like to do-it-yourself and re-use items you already have, that $100.00 can go a long way towards achieving a new look.  I’m really excited […]

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10 Best Crafty Reused Items for 2016

It’s always fun in my book when I can get crafty and re-use an item for something new. While I’m hoping that we can get a lot more done on the house itself in 2017. Here are the top 10 favorite crafty reused items from this year.     Reused items for outdoor decor. Used lanterns […]

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Mini Faux Saplings from Upcycled Christmas Decor

Last Christmas I came upon a barrel of mini saplings at a local store. I wanted buy them all and give one to every person I know because they were do darn cute!! I didn’t buy any, however, because in our neck of the woods, the standard lot size does not accommodate planting a pine […]

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DIY Moss Christmas Tree Ornaments

Do you like making your own ornaments? I usually try to do one handmade ornament per year.  One of my favorites was the rustic twig Christmas tree, so this year I decided to try a variation. Instead of twigs, I went with moss, but kept the card board base because left over cereal boxes are […]

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Give Thanks Turkey Silhouette Printable and Labels

Turkey Day is quickly approaching here in the US.  I’ve seen so many cute turkey crafts for kids, but I was thinking some big-girl turkey decor might be nice. Here are several variations of a free turkey silhouette printable that can be used for place mats, place settings, artwork, craft projects, labels,  and more. Thanksgiving […]

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Front Yard Update and Halloween Porch {YardWorkation 5}

We started working on our yard early this summer, and I’m happy to say that our front yard finally passed my sniff test just in time to pull together a thrifty Halloween porch vignette for the trick-or-treaters. I’m probably stretching it by using the word porch, but I’m definitely not exaggerating about the thrifty part. […]

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White Painted Jack O Lantern and Back Porch Update {YardWorkation 4}

White pumpkins are steeling the show these days.  But how about white carved pumpkins or jack o lanterns? While I actually only have one white pumpkin this season  (a gift from my sister from the bonfire night) I didn’t want to carve it. I did however have three thrifted faux jack o lanterns in my […]

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The Hobby Shed Planning Begins

When we purchased our 2 bedroom fixer upper last year, one of our goals was to update the “hobby shed” located behind the garage. Of course I was hoping that would have happened immediately after we moved in… Let’s just say I’m quite the dreamer. In reality, before any kind of serious update could begin, […]

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Homemade Party Apple Bar

Caramel. Chopped nuts. Toppings you might put over ice cream, right? That’s what we were thinking when I put together a homemade party apple bar this past weekend for a Saturday night bonfire.  Fall is apple picking season. And while there’s many incredibly delicious ways to bake all these apples into a recipe, eating them […]

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Distress Painted Pumpkin Baking Tins

Pressed tin by itself is gorgeous for sure, but who isn’t tempted to paint it? Just to see all those grooves, nooks and crannies stand out. I know. The pressed tin purists would not agree. I came across some pumpkin baking tins last fall while thrifting.  They were the right price, so I bought them. […]

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Make Vacation Photo Throw Pillows Using Groupon

What do you do with your vacation photos after a trip? Stow them away in a photo album, box, the cloud or your hard drive? Like I do? Last week I mentioned how hard it was to find post cards these days. So, I made a collage of my own. Just for fun! As I […]

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How to Make Fishing Buoys from Bottles

I have been stock piling used bottles because I have been wanting to try making fishing buoys with them for quite some time now.  We have our annual trip to the Warren Dunes and the shores of Lake Michigan this weekend. The thought of sinking my toes in the sand always puts me in the […]

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DIY Upcycled Lantern Solar Lights

Have you been embracing the world of solar lighting? It sure has come a long way with everything from solar string lights to hanging outdoor porch lighting. I keep leaning toward solar because a) there’s no wiring required. That keeps it simple. B) There’s no flame from a candle or oil lamp. That keeps it […]

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