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I'm Brandi… I love to create pretty things and decorate my home on a budget. I can often be.. found in my kitchen trying a delicious new recipe. I enjoy making our house a home. I love the.. challenge of DIY projects.

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  • My Christmas Table
    on Dec 16, 2016 in holiday
     We'll have Christmas dinner with just the 4 of us again.  I'm thankful that my daughter attends college in state and won't be commuting for the next few weeks, so we can spend the holidays with her.My son begins his break next week.  ...
  • Designer Wood Watch from Jord
    on Dec 14, 2016
    I like to think I have giving Christmas gifts down perfectly.  My daughter is always a no-brainer, my son is simple to please, and other relatives are satisfied with whatever I come up with.  My husband, however, is quite a challenge.Tastes...
  • Looking Back at August
    on Aug 31, 2016
    August is an exciting time of the year for my family; birthdays, anniversary and back to school.  My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last week.  Hard to believe it's been that long.  We've grown so much as a coup...
  • Cleaning Up My Act: Meet the Robotic Vacuum That Changed My Life
    on Aug 17, 2016 in sponsored
    Having two large dogs that shed enough fur to create wigs creates a slew of chores alone. To put it into perspective, I could spend all day vacuuming the house, dusting every surface, and mopping every floor and within a few hours, my house will have...
  • Beer Cocktail- My Way
    on Aug 4, 2016 in recipes
    All year long my husband loves to grill.  In the summertime we enjoy an ice cold drink with our meal.  My first choice would be Pepsi, not beer.  We don't particularly like the flavor.  I prefer something fruity.   ...
  • A Trip to The Farmers Market
    on Jul 31, 2016 in random
    Although I grew up in New Jersey and most of my family still lives there, I love living in Atlanta.  The cost of living is cheaper and there's always something to do!  It truly feels like home.There's nothing I love more than shopping at th...
  • Summer Snippets
    on Jul 28, 2016 in random
    Summer is just zooming past.  I can't believe it's almost August and my son will be starting high school.Where did the years go?  We had orientation in June.  As I sat quietly listening to the school administrators speak, I couldn't he...
  • POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox
    on Jun 29, 2016
    Do you ever wonder what's included in those monthly subscription boxes?  POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try.I love surprises and couldn't wait to look inside!Lots of fun picks for June!Let's take a closer look.-A Neutral Diamonds Printed...
  • Cafe Curtains From Pillowcases
    on Jun 18, 2016 in before and after
    When the time came to select curtains for my laundry room, I had a tough time finding something that I liked. Everything was either too expensive or just not my style. Before leaving the store empty-handed, I decided to browse the bed-linens aisle.
  • Spring Cleaning With Mean Green
    on Jun 15, 2016 in sponsored
    Spring cleaning has always been my favorite way of giving my home a fresh start. I can finally finish up those house projects I’ve set aside and liven up each living space. For some reason, however, it always took me forever to finish cleaning in...
  • As-Is Home Tour
    on Jun 13, 2016 in before and after
    For the past week I've been sharing a peek into the rooms in my house on Instagram as part of the #TheAsIsHomeTour, hosted by Cinsarah.  Our house is a constant work in progress.  As much I love my house there are some things I would like t...
  • Mean Green 101
    on May 18, 2016 in sponsored
    Keeping my home tidy has always been a never-ending, tedious chore.  Having a husband who loves to cook, children wreaking havoc in the bathrooms, dogs who track in dirt and myself creating tiny messes, things can quickly get out of control.&nbs...
  • A Week With Friends
    on May 2, 2016 in random
    I met my friend Marla 12 years ago.  We were introduced for the first time after chaperoning our daughters' first grade field trip.  We spent a lot of time together.  Our families ate meals together, confided in each other, looked afte...
  • Is an Electronic Dog Fence Right for Your Yard?
    on Mar 25, 2016 in sponsored
    Even with a fence, our dogs have managed to escaped the yard.  If the gate is accidentally left open, they will bolt out the yard.  It's nerve wracking trying to find them.  I'm always afraid a car would come along and hit th...
  • Happy First Day of Spring
    on Mar 20, 2016 in sponsored
    Happy first day of spring, friends!  Spring break is almost here!  We have friends visiting next week so our spring cleanup ritual started earlier than normal.  We started getting better organized, donating to Goodwill and tidying up t...
  • Decorating our Garage Bedroom
    on Mar 15, 2016 in before and after
    We've been slowly adding furniture and decor to our bedroom since converting our garage into a living space.  One by one our bedroom is coming together.    As much as I love pretty things, how we function in the room is important...
  • Hello!
    on Feb 28, 2016 in random
    Hello friends!  It's been awhile since my last blog post.  There really isn't a good reason why I haven't blogged much.  Just been busy doing other things, I guess.  I hope to do better!  Here's a mini roundup of what I'...
  • Quick Cleaning Tip: Another Use for a Lint Roller
    on Jan 26, 2016 in tips and tricks
    Having dogs that shed, I use a lint roller constantly.  Dog hair on my clothes gets under my skin.  But over the years I've found a few other unexpected uses, so I thought I'd share.  Maybe you already do this too! Before- Th...
  • Hallways: Making the Most of a Small Space
    on Jan 25, 2016 in before and after
    We have a small upstairs hallway that lacks natural light and wasn't used for much more than a place to store the laundry hamper.  Womp womp...Although a tricky area, I knew I could make the most of it.  We had chair rail moulding inst...
  • Garage Bedroom Progress: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
    on Jan 20, 2016 in before and after pottery barn
    Hello friends!  I hope the new year finds you well.  It's been a few weeks since my last post.  I've had my hands full, but I'm here today with a few updates.I started journaling again.  The writing prompts really help to jump sta...