Learning A Lesson About Plantation Shutters

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Hello, hello! I know you guys think that I have fallen off the face of the earth because I have been frantically decorating this new house and getting it blog-ready to take you all on the Grand Tour soon. But no. In reality, I’ve been laying on my couch watching marathons of Fixer Upper and rubbing my growing belly.  I am 22 weeks pregnant today, and we are in our sixth week of getting used to waking up in this new house.  I was a hermit last time I was pregnant, and I am a hermit this … [Read more...]

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Everything I Own in a Box to the Left

Beth has a lot of junk

Oh hai. ::peeks out from behind the tower of boxes surrounding my computer:: So, many of you have checked in with me to wish me luck with the move, and I wanted to let y'all know that we survived and have arrived at our new destination. The move itself went as smoothly as possible, considering that once the movers arrived I realized that I could easily have my own tv show that is a combo spinoff of Hoarders, American Pickers and Samford and Son. If you follow me on Instagram you already … [Read more...]

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Playroom Planning

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Next up on the sneak peek tour of the new house is the attic space that we plan to turn into a playroom. It’s not much to look at right now, but I’ve got big hopes and dreams, folks. I’m totally envisioning turning it into something like this amazing attic space… (Source) Except, since it’s going to be a playroom space in my house you’ll need to image it with giant plastic toys covering the floor and peanut butter and jelly smeared on the walls. And don’t forget the crayons and … [Read more...]

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Where I Work: My Home Office Space

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As I kick off the first week of the new year in my new job (aka a blogalicious full-time bloggedy blogger and Young Living essential oil salesman extraordinaire) I’m trying to get my affairs in order so I can think straight and get down to business here at home. All the Christmas decorations have finally come down, and even though my hardwoods are covered in a thin layer of glitter, things are feeling better already around here. What is it about taking down Christmas décor that makes you feel … [Read more...]

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Simple DIY Evergreen Wreaths + the 2014 Christmas Card!

How to make simple evergreen wreaths for your holiday decor.

Welcome to the back porch! Today I'm showing you guys how to make simple DIY evergreen wreaths AND the most awesome Christmas card you will receive all year. But first let me back up. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what the heck you call this thing right here. I Googled “wreath form on a stand” and “french wire wreath form” and “loopedy-loo topiary thingie” but never could find anything like it. I spent all this time searching because I knew the … [Read more...]

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Five Simple Ways to Cozy Up Your Christmas

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When it came to my Christmas decorating this year, I decided to scale it back and keep it at simple as possible. Today I am sharing four simple ways to cozy up your home for Christmas without going to too much hassle. 1. MIX LIVE GREENERY IN WITH THE FAKE STUFF. For the past few years, I have been decking my halls with live greenery from top to bottom. From fresh wreaths to staircase railing dripping in Leland Cypress, it was an all out green-o-rama up in here. This Christmas, though, … [Read more...]

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Welcome Home Christmas Blog Hop

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One of my MOST FAVORITE vignettes from this year’s Christmas decoration was this one right here: It’s rusty, it’s junky, it’s vintage, it’s DIY-y AND it’s Christmas-y, all rolled into one little corner of my living room. Have I mentioned how much I love this vintage church attendance sign?  Only like, forty-leven times... I’m sure y'all are like "FOR THE LOVE PLEASE JUST STOP WITH THE SIGN WOMAN". No?  Ok, good. Please don’t get tired of it just yet because I have … [Read more...]

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Welcome to Stop 18: The 2014 Holiday Housewalk

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Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Housewalk at my house!!  This is the day I look forward to all year long on my blog, and I’m SO happy you’ve joined me today! I am honored to be Stop # 18 on the tour this week, with a total of 33 AMAZING homes to see all decked out in their Holiday finest.  If you want to start from the beginning of the tour, head over to my friend Jen Rizzo’s blog to see ALL the houses.   If you are joining me from Stop #17, The House of Belonging, then welcome y’all!  I am blown … [Read more...]

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Glowing French Shaving Sink {Junkers United Christmas Vignette}

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Let the Christmas decorating games begin! Today I am joining up with my junky-loving friends for the 2nd annual Junkers United Christmas blog hop.  <--Click here to see last year's junky little Christmas project! Over the years, my husband has brought home all sorts of antiques and junk that he finds during his treasure hunts.  I am never at a loss for cool old things to blog about because of my junk-lovin' man. For my birthday this year, he presented me with one of THE most unique … [Read more...]

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How to: DIY Reindeer Moss Christmas Wreath

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Who else is always looking for a unique, handmade Christmas wreath idea? How about a quick and easy DIY Reindeer Moss wreath?! Reindeer moss (aka lichen) is just begging to be turned into a big, beautiful, bouncy wreath for my front door. I made this wreath using just a few simple “ingredients” in about 30 minutes or less.  It turned out to be one of my most favorite wreaths that I’ve ever constructed, and believe me, I’ve made a LOT of homemade wreaths in my day. There have been … [Read more...]

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