DIY Craftsman Style Shutters

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Our goal for the summer is creating curb appeal for our home. At the top of our list was creating craftsman style shutters. Less than $100 later, our home looks transformed! You can build your own shutters in five easy steps.  My tutorial will be published in detail on First Security Bank’s Home & Garden […]

2016 Summer Reads

summer reads

It’s officially summer for us teacher folks!  My sixth year of teaching is complete and I’m making my list of books to read this summer.  So comment away with your favorites! Here’s what’s next on my “Want to Read” list on Good Reads: I have some great recommendations to share, too.  Here are some books […]

How to Create a Cat Corner

how to create a cat corner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias Let me preface this with: I was never a cat person.  Then we got Cash, Johnny Cash the Cat.  This never would have happened if I hadn’t been a newlywed prone to saying yes.  (This is […]

Blue Apron- Unboxed!

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Have you heard the buzz about these meal delivery services?  I was curious about it and my friend, Lindsey, gave us 3 free meals with Blue Apron. Sometimes it’s hard to take a jump to pay to try something new without really knowing what to expect and how it works.  I thought it would be […]

How to Update Light Fixtures on a Budget

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This all started when our ceiling fan stopped working and our home warranty replaced it.  Our new fan was black, so naturally the other light fixture in the same room needed to be replaced too.  After looking online and in stores, I decided to try giving this one a face lift first.  My motto around […]

The Perfect Card for Tough Times

encouraging curly girl card

It’s no secret I adore Curly Girl Design cards.  She knows how to say what I can’t put into words, so I especially love her cards for hard times.  This is an easy gift to send to a friend during tough times.  I’ve given this card a few times locally with a box of a […]

Memories with Extra® Gum

Wrigley at CVS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveExtraGetExtra #CVS #CollectiveBias You may remember me talking about my grandma in this post: In Memory.  January marked two years since she passed away.  She left a legacy in so many heirlooms around our home- the quilts on our […]

Master Bath Cabinets with Reclaim Beyond Paint

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Reclaim Beyond Paint is my favorite paint of all time.  If you’re new here, scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out links to our other Reclaim projects.  That’s where I go into detail about why it’s awesome, color shade options, tips, etc.  All opinions are my own, but the paint was […]

With her permission…Meet Bethanie

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(For those of you not coming over from Kelly’s Korner- Kelly is hosting her 11th Show us Your Singles linkup.  She lives in Bentonville like me and 11 couples have met and gotten married through her blog.  Crazy, right?  Read on.) Let me introduce you to my sister!  I’m so lucky to be able to call […]

Deck Project with Olympic Rescue It

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The view from our deck is really what sold me on our home.  We love having friends and family over on our deck when the weather is nice.  It runs the entire length of of our house, but was in rough shape.  The former owner of our house painted it with a (red brown) stain […]