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2010-06-02

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DIY home and decor projects -- on a budget! Watch us turn a handed down house from relatives into a.. home for ourselves.

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  • Adrienne's NurseryOne more "Before and After" before we move for you all :)  This has to be my favorite room in the house....but I'm a little biased.  Adri's room is by far the room that has gotten the most thought and planning.  I love her little nurse...
  • Basement Office MakeoverI promised if I found more before pictures I'd post some of our room redos that didn't end up on the blog.  And, yes, in all my cleaning and purging of my computer files (moving forces you to clean and throw away A LOT!), I found some before pic...
  • Some Final Before & AftersWhile the current state of my house is looking a little scary from boxing our whole lives up, I thought I'd share a few final before and afters.  Now mind you the final pictures are the professional photographs that were taken of the house to se...
  • After two years.....
    on Aug 21, 2013 in Introductions family our house
    Anyone out there?  It's only been, um, 2+ years since I've posted.  And I can tell you so much has happened.  Just as I'm sure two years changes a lot in your life too.  So where did I leave off?  I stopped blogging to focus...
  • Thank you, HomeGoods!!
    on Jul 15, 2011 in living room our house
    Last weekend we gave our living room a little revamp (oh I cannot wait to show you!!).  One of the things we replaced was this rug: The first picture of our living room with the floors installed in 2008 I actually LOVE this rug, it's so cush...
  • Oh Sectional!
    on Jul 9, 2011 in decor Furniture
    So last week I told you about the perfect little sectional we found to go in our living room ..... Since falling in love with it, I've been looking at different sectionals and their coffee tables/ottomans.  Here are some that I love.....but I'...
  • Rub-A-Dub-Dub
    on Jul 6, 2011 in before and after our house
    Do you remember our Master Bathroom???  It may look cute, but a couple months ago we realized we had a small leak from our upstairs master bathroom into our basement bathroom's false ceiling.  Like bad homeowners we just waited for it to...
  • Living Room Inspiration
    on Jul 2, 2011 in living room inspiration
    Since we've been looking at redoing our living room a little bit, I had to share some of the gorgeous living rooms I've seen in blog land and online -- get ready to drool: From SoHaute Style From House to Home From DecorPad...
  • Sectioned Out
    on Jun 29, 2011 in Furniture our house
    One of the things we'd like to do in our house is get rid of our GINORMOUS oversized furniture in the living room.  Although it's a super comfy set, it's just taking up WAY too much space for the amount of seating it offers.  Plus my feet d...
  • Getting my mojo back....
    on Jun 28, 2011 in Thank You
    If you noticed that I've been on hiatus from blogging for the past weeks (that turned into months).....then let me tell you I'm on my way back! :)  I'm sure you all know how sometimes life just takes a little twist and we have give up some of t...
  • Happy Valentine's Day!
    on Feb 14, 2011 in valentine's day cooking
    I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that your Valentine's Day is extra special with lots of love and fun memories! Here's what I made for my Valentine this year. :) It's one of our favorite ways to use over-ripe bananas at our house.  I...
  • Unjunking my Junk DrawerLast week one of my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E blogs, Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone had the most awesome series on junk drawers! The ideas that all her guest bloggers had on revamping their junk drawers were wonderful!  And they were al...
  • Tweeeeeet!
    on Jan 27, 2011
    So, I L-O-V-E keeping up with allllll my bloggy pals -- and since I don't post quite as much as I used to I've been feeling so out of touch with all of you! :( BOO! I've since discovered Twitter (yes....a little late to the game there) -- and I'm LO...
  • More Outdoor Winter Decorations
    on Jan 25, 2011 in outdoors outside spray paint decor
    Okay, so I have another fun outside wintery-looking project for you gals today.  I actually did this project for Christmas, but decided to leave it up longer because it's not too Christmasy (like my wreath). First, I found these shiny gold vas...
  • Winter Wreath
    on Jan 18, 2011 in How-to wreaths spray paint decor winter
    First, thank you SO much for all your super-sweet comments after my last post -- it was such a nice welcome back! :) So waaaaay back before Christmas even, I made a winter wreath for our front door.  And although I wish I didn't have to have a...
  • A New Year! (And some new changes....)
    on Jan 6, 2011 in Thank You
    First off I have to say a big fat thank you to you guys for puting up with my extended "leave" from the blogging world.  I hope you haven't missed me too much. :)  And another huge thank you for all the kind and concerned emails I've gotten...
  • Some Favorites from the Linky Party :)
    on Dec 1, 2010 in linky party
    I just cannot tell you HOW much I absolutely LOVED all of your projects that you linked up for fall (yes, I know I'm a bit late on sharing all these -- oops!)  Even though it's winter and all the Christmas projects are in full force, I still wan...
  • WINNER of the CSN Giveaway!
    on Nov 30, 2010 in giveaway
    It's time to announce the lucky, lucky winner of our CSN Giveaway!! :) YAAAAAAAAAY! Don't forget to check back at CSN throughout the Holidays for awesome deals on gifts and traveling goodies. So with that said....it's time to find out who won thi...
  • My House is Ready for Thanksgiving!
    on Nov 24, 2010 in decor fall
    I wanted to share with you how Thanksgiving-esque our house is! :)  Because come this weekend or next we will be in full-blown Christmas mode and the Autumn decorations will be put away for the year.  It sure went by fast, didn't it!?! I...
  • Share your Fall Projects Linky Party .... and CSN Store Giveaway!
    on Nov 23, 2010 in linky party giveaway fall
    Alrighty; like I promised -- it's time for you to share your Fall and Thanksgiving Projects with us! YAY!  I'm SO excited to see what you guys have made and shared! And that's not all -- you can also enter to be the winner of the CSN Store Give...
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