Home Tour: Exterior Backyard

If one thing sums up the backyard area of our new/old house, it's trees.  And not just trees, a lot of dead trees.  While the backyard is where a lot of the action will be happening right off the bat, there is also an area back there I want to preserve. Read More
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How to Clean Brass (video)

Happy Thanksgiving week!  I just love this time of year.  I spent all of yesterday taking care of a sick Ruby, which makes me so sad for her.  Nothing is worse than being sick during the holidays.  I'm hoping today she is on the mend because we have Read More
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Pillow Trick (video)

You know when you learn something so simple that makes your life easier, you want to share it with everyone?  Yep, that's exactly the kind of thing I'm sharing with you today: a Pillow Trick. My seamstress recently showed me a trick for getting pillow Read More
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DIY BUILT-INS PART 1 (video)

Our family room has gone through quite the remodel.  Here's a little before action from when we were walking through the house to refresh your memory... The room just felt so closed in, dysfunctional, boring, and blah.  I always envisioned built-in Read More
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Remodeled Kitchen Reveal (video)

Happy Wednesday!  Today is the big day-- the day I'm sharing the remodeled kitchen reveal.  We've been enjoying this space for a while now and it's changed our lives, I tell ya.  And the best part?  The entire makeover cost us under $2000.  First, Read More
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HOW TO INSTALL A KITCHEN FAUCET (video)

Sorry for the delay this morning getting today's post up.  We spent a very long sleepless night at the ER with Ruby after she spiked a scary fever.  She is on the mend  now, but we all have hospital hangover.  I'm so grateful for modern medicine and Read More
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DAYBREAK VIRTUAL DREAM HOUSE: PART 1 (video)

Photo credit: Dave Newkirk for Daybreak If I were to build a dream home anywhere on the planet, with all of my wishes granted, lakeside would be on the wish list.  What's more relaxing and peaceful than open water?  And I haven't visited many places Read More
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DIY HANGING PLANTER HERB GARDEN (video)

   One of my favorite features on the new deck is the hanging planter herb garden.  I love fresh herbs for cooking, and this planter is not only practical, it's also pretty.  If I didn't fill it full of herbs, I would plant flowers and add some Read More
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LIVING ROOM REVEAL (WITH KENROY HOME)

There are many ways you can fill a room.  Anyone can fill it up with furniture, a piece of art or two, and call it good.  But when you go the extra mile and really think about the details and how each one flows with the rest, it takes your room from Read More
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FAMILY PORTRAIT VIDEO GIVEAWAY

You guys. I don't even know where to begin to explain how amazing today's giveaway is.  It's something you and your family would cherish for years to come.  Something you'll want to show everyone you know.  Something that will help you remember exactly Read More
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