The Garden, the Yard, and the Fawn

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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. This spring I was pretty convinced that our lawn was done for. We installed it last year and it did well during the summer, but then I didn't water it one bit this winter and it showed no signs of life. This spring I watered and fertilized but I never got more than a few a … [Read more...]



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 hou … [Read more...]



A Painted Front Door

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So....front doors. It's one of the first things people notice about your house, one of the first thing that tells visitors anything about the people who live inside.  Our door didn't tell people much...it didn't tell them that I like color, nor did it tell them that Adam is a wood snob. The only thing our front door really told people is that we … [Read more...]



Front Porch Reveal and a History of Clutter

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Oh, our porch. Those of y'all that have been following for a while know what a blessing and a curse it is. We love our porch...it's HUGE, shady, and pretty much amazing. It is also our dumping grounds...it's where most activities happen (like projects) and it is normally looks like a disaster. AND it is right out there in the open and the first … [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...]



The Official Domestic Imperfection House Tour! (And A Link Party)

Remodel your home on a budget

Welcome to my house tour...it's been a long time coming, right!? Currently my empty house tour tab is one of my most clicked things on my site, yet there has never been anything in it. To think of all the poor DIYers and curious souls I disappoint every single day. No more! So welcome to my always in progress, blurry pictured, somewhat messy house t … [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...]



The Grass is Always Greener (Three Years of Yard Work)

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Lets start at the beginning...the very beginning.  In 2008 Adam and I purchased our first home. It had been on the market forever and despite being a newer house it needed some serious TLC. One of the major downfalls and the first thing everyone noticed was that it had no yard. No grass, no driveway, just a lonely house surrounded by gravel...the … [Read more...]



Crazy Easy Placemat Pillows (and Napkin Pillows and Dropcloth Pillows)

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So pillows. We all love them and use them. We like them for comfort, we like them for decoration, we like them to add pops of color on our neutral colored couches. The more the merrier really...except for one little problem. Throw pillows are freakin expensive. Not like Rolex and Mercedes expensive, but even cheap pillows are $20-$30 a pop. I've s … [Read more...]



Built-In Outdoor Bench

Built-In Cedar Bench

You know how everyone has a spot in their house that just seems to collect stuff? That place that is everyone's dumping ground? Perhaps it's your entryway, mudroom, kitchen counters or your garage. Ours is our front porch. Yup, right out there in the open. Let's just pretend for a second that I'm not a giant redneck who stores all her stuff on … [Read more...]



Upcycled Porch Entry Table

Upcycled Faux Entry Table

 It took me forever to come up with a title for this post. The one it ended up with isn't that great, but its better than "Antique Dumpster Vanity Mirror Holder Thingy Turned Faux Outdoor Entry Table", or a variety of other things I things I came up with. So a few days ago I showed you this broken old vanity top that was found near a … [Read more...]



Wooden Welcome Mat

Wooden Welcome Mat

A better title for this post would be "Pinterest Challenge: Part II", since Pinterest Challenge Part I was a big 'ol flop.  To jog your memory, here is the rubber mat I painted and ended up hating... and here is the mat (from marthastewart.com) that I should have made... Now if there is one thing I am good at, it's perseverance. I keep at my p … [Read more...]



Ombre Painted Rubber Mat (Pinterest Challenge)

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Time again for the Pinterest Challenge! The Pinterest Challenge (for those of you that have no idea) is a link party hosted by Young House Love and Bower Power where you actually make something that you pinned.  If y'all are anything like me then you've pinned hundreds of ideas and only made one or two of them. I am slowly working on transforming m … [Read more...]



Heres To You, Tim Riggins

Texas Forever

For awhile now I've wanted to put some sort of saying on our front porch.  We have a little lip around the top that would be perfect for resting some letters on, and I wanted a fun upbeat saying for us/other people to see when we/they are leaving. I thought and thought... "Have a great day!" - cheesy, I don't want people to feel like they are l … [Read more...]



$100 Porch Project: The Final Chair

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The forth and final chair is another garage sale find. I had to pay for this one though...six big ones. The thing about this chair is that I really liked it the way it was. It was light blue with the perfect amount of chippy-ness. I'm not sure that I like the after pictures any better than the before pictures. BUT, it was super sturdy and bigger … [Read more...]



Dumpster Rocker

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So, my aunt rescued this old rocking chair from a dumpster. She said she found a toddler rocker and asked if I wanted it. I of course said yes....who turns down a free dumpster rocker? Not me! Anyway, when I got it I noticed that it not really toddler sized, it's way too big. It's not really adult sized either though, its pretty small. It's like a 3 … [Read more...]



Quick Chair Redo

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So, I found this chair at Target on clearence for $8....marked down from $40. $40!! It doesn't exactly match what we got going on 'round here, but for eight bucks I figured I'd take it home and make it a front porch chair. Of course, I couldn't leave it as is though - its light wood and chrome and way too modern. While I can't chage the mod … [Read more...]