DIY Mixed Material Light Fixture

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This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. Happy second day of Spring! That might not mean a lot to me here in South Texas (where it's basically sunny all the time), but for all you northerners...this is big stuff. I lived in Northern New York for nearly six years, and that day that you can dash from your hous … [Read more...]



Poured Paint Pots (and Win a $250 Home Depot Gift Card!)

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Today I have a super easy project for y'all....so easy, in fact, that you should round-up your kids and have them help you. They will love it. Not that I let mine help... I waited till they were napping to do this, haha. I'm not crazy after all.  Also, I am giving away a $250 Home Depot gift card! If any of you are at Home Depot half as much as I … [Read more...]



Side Yard Reveal!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Last year we built our garage (which we love BTW) and added a sidewalk to connect it to the house. We also had a fence installed around the backyard, and all of that created a little triangle of secluded yard space. I'm using the term 'yard' loosely, obv … [Read more...]



Create a Self Watering Garden

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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.  How many of you are thinking about starting a garden this year? Intimidated? I'm with you. I started my first garden last year with my "backyard salad beds" post, and I'm embarrassed to tell you that it was a total and complete failure. The thing about gardens is that you hav … [Read more...]



DIY Playset and Staining with Flood Wood

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood® Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Those of you looking for more progress on our bathroom remodel are going to be disappointed. I'm not that far along yet...  how about a playset reveal instead? As you may or may not know, we had been talking about building/buying t … [Read more...]



Giveaway Time! $50 Credit to Minted.com

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 I think it's about time we have a giveaway...it's been a few months and I can sense ya'll chomping at the bit for some free stuff. So today I want to introduce y'all to Minted.com. Minted is a company that sells...well, paper. Paper with fun stuff printed on it, of course. Here is a peak at a few of the things they offer: Birth … [Read more...]



Bathroom Remodel – Installing a Faucet and Sink

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moen, Incorporated for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The bathroom remodel continues, this time we are replacing our old sink and faucet. I'm really excited about his part, you'll see why... So here is the previous vanity. It's bottom of the line apartment chic, not to mention too small … [Read more...]



Window Shopping & A Giveaway With Kirklands

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 Happy Friday y'all! Today I have a great giveaway for you...well, only if you think great is winning 100 bucks to spend however your heart desires at Kirklands. I for one happen to think that's pretty great. For those of you that have never heard of Kirklands, they are a home decor store (and you can shop in person or online). I go there fairly of … [Read more...]



Goose Creek Candle Review and Giveaway

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I've always felt that lighting a candle is something your allowed to do AFTER your house is sparkly clean and dinner is in the oven. I feel that you should probably be sporting presentable clothing and your kids have to be wearing pants before its okay to light a candle. Lighting a candle in the midst of chaos is a serious breach of protocol. It's … [Read more...]



My Backyard Salad Beds

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The weather is finally down into the double digits around here, so it's time to come out of summer hibernation and stop neglecting the backyard. Back in June I gave you a (totally forgettable) tour of our backyard, and during the last four m … [Read more...]