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May 2016

Decor, DIY Project, The Yard

Off Our Rocker – A Garage Sale Makeover

This post may contain affiliate links.  Happy Memorial Day! The sun is shining here in Minnesota and it is an absolutely beautiful day. A day that makes you think about sitting on the porch in the sunshine. When you think country front porch, what comes to mind? If you are anything like Brett and me, rocking chairs are at the top of the list. I picture us twenty years from now, sitting on our weathered old rocking chairs, sipping on a cold drink, talking about that one time we remodeled our  ...

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The Bedroom, The house, The Living Room

Let There be Light

This post may contain affiliate links. Click here for our full disclosure.  When we moved into the house, one of the first quirks we quickly noticed was the lighting. The bathroom has old looking hanging lights and the master bedroom’s lights are connected to plugins. There is nothing overhead in the living room and the “middle area” has two lights with two different light switches. This was from the old entrance and separation from the ‘regular house’ and mother-in-law apartment. Needless  ...

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The Life

The Liebster Award Nomination

We are so happy and proud to announce that we were nominated by Pack Your Baguios for the Liebster Award – an award that is given from one new blogger to another. Pack Your Baguios is a super fun blog about Carmen and Joe’s travel adventures. You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram! Why is this a big deal? Well first off, it’s an award. Who doesn’t love awards? Second, it means someone else in this big world thinks our blog is important enough to be recognized. How cool  ...

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The house

Finding an Outlet During Home Renovation

North Country Book Club This post may contain affiliate links.  Home improvement is stressful. We’ve only been at this for a few months, but we’ve been asked what it is like living in constant renovations. Well, neither one of us are sugar-coaters so we’ll be blunt – it sucks sometimes. Yes, it’s dusty. Yes, it’s messy. But that’s not the hard part. What we didn’t expect but probably shouldn’t be a surprise is that renovating a home can quickly take over your entire life. Oh, you have a  ...

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