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April 2016

Decor, The Entryway, The house

Friday Inspiration: 9 Creative and Inviting Entryways

An entryway is (usually) the first point of contact a new visitor has with your home. Think about the last house you went into and the feeling you got as you walked in. Was it warm and inviting? A little cluttered or completely spotless? Cozy or wide open? Not that one option is better than the other, but more of what type of feeling you want your guests to have once they walk in the door. These nine entryways feel homey and welcoming. Some of them don’t have a huge amount of space, but  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The house, The Kitchen, The Life

April Rewind

A Look Back at April Can you believe April will be behind us in FOUR DAYS?!? It’s even harder to believe that we’ve been in the house now for two months. I don’t know about you, but I feel like every month goes by faster and faster. I remember going through school and life seemed to drag on as slow as molasses and now I find myself looking for the pause button. Do you ever have that feeling – the desire to just want everything to be put on hold for one second so you can take it all in?  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The house, The Kitchen

The Beverage Cart Makeover

Making Over the Thrift Store Beverage Cart When I am bored (haha, like that ever happens) or rather, when I am procrastinating and avoiding some other activity, I enjoy perusing various home décor websites and blogs to get some inspiration of my own. Several sites featured these cute beverage carts or ‘bar carts’ that held… wait for it… beverages! Shocking, I know. So naturally, I decided we needed one. I clicked over to Google and typed in ‘beverage cart’ only to be sorely disappointed.  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The Bathroom, The house

Thrift Store Makeover: Metal Basket

Making Over a Thrift Store Metal Basket I love thrift stores. I love browsing the aisles, looking for that one treasure that needs a new home. Brett always asks me, “What do we need that for?” or “Where are you going to put that?” Both very logical questions. However, when I go thrifting I do not ask such questions. I ask myself, “How can I make this mine?” or “What can I change on this to make it better?” Which brings me to the thrift store find featured in this post. I found this metal  ...

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