My Favorite Fall Candle Scents {GIVEAWAY from River City Candles}

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Fall is finally in the air at my house, and I’m gearing up for my favorite season by burning some of my favorite candles.  Last year when I was introduced to River City Candles I fell head over heels in love with all of her scented candles.  When Kathleen reached out to me again about collaborating on a blog post for Fall?  It took me about .24 seconds for me to whip out a response to that email. Y’all NEED to know about these candles! When it comes to scented things, I am not a floral … [Read more...]

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Here is the Church, here is the Steeple

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Open it up, and count all the people! I have been searching for an old church attendance sign for YEARS, you guys.  Like, years and years.  When I was a little girl I would sit in my Granny and Pop’s Missionary Baptist Church and stare at their attendance sign hanging over the preacher’s left shoulder.  Then I would look around the room and mentally try to count all the people to see if there were more or less in the pews than there were last week.  Here is a confession… I don’t remember a … [Read more...]

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New Favorite: Reclaimed Wood Initials from Urban Farmgirl

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I have a confession to make. I didn't sign up for a single Fall home tour this year.  I got invited to join a few, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.  My life is going through a good deal of an upheaval at the moment, and I didn't have the energy to completely redecorate my fantel with all the usual autumn accoutrements. In fact, I still have my Christmas mantel up from last year because it makes me THAT happy. Up until this morning, I not pulled out a single piece of fall decor … [Read more...]

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It’s all in the Details

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The first thing you notice when you pull up to Dana Tucker’s beautiful Franklin, TN home are those chartreuse double front doors.  Those suckers are spec-freakin-tacular. Dana, who is one half of the Dynamic Duo that make up Forest Home Media who invited us up to Nashville for a girl’s weekend last week, is also a blogger.  She and her husband own Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes, a high end specialty painting company.  Inside Dana’s beautiful home, there is eye candy on every single wall.  … [Read more...]

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Have a Coke and a Smile

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Ever since we started the Whole30 Challenge a few months ago my husband and I have made a pact to stop drinking soft drinks. Cold turkey.  Just sat them down and never looked back.  Considering we both used to guzzle cokes like a dried up cactus, it has been a little bit of a challenge to keep that promise.  But, so far so good!  We are trying to maintain our good eating habits but with all the end of summer parties and back to school stress, we’ve let some junk slip back into our diets.  But … [Read more...]

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DIY Thrift Store Wooden Bowl Planters

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Sorry to leave you hanging on the status of these wooden bowls in my junky planter post from a few weeks back.  I’m back today to show you how I turned them into little succulent containers. Of course you know me and my succulent fetish.  It just seemed right to add more to these bowls to go with the ones inside the eyeball glass in my sunroom. Here are the bowls when last you saw them.  I found these bowls in a thrift store all taped together in a stack.  Of course I didn’t know what I’d do … [Read more...]

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Seashells, Succulents and Antique Eyeballs

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Well, it’s official.  I’m still a sucker for succulents.  Apparently I cannot get enough of them. I am also a sucker for cobalt blue glass bottles and jars, which led me to pick up these little guys at an estate sale last week.  As I was checking out the lady informed me that this particular little jar was actually an “eye glass”, aka an antique glass eye cup.  Um.  WHERT?  Excuse me?  At first I didn’t believe her, but then I went over to ebay and sure enough.  There it is.  A whole … [Read more...]

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End Table Furniture Plans: Introducing The Rogue Engineer

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  Hey there! Happy Cinco De Mayo! As promised, I'm back today with a full set of detailed furniture plans for DIYing the homemade end tables that you saw last week on the blog. But guess what? I have a very special guest to introduce to you today. Jamison over at the Rogue Engineer is here to show you guys how to build these end tables using his amazing CAD skills! I am SO honored and excited to be showcasing his talent here on my blog for the first time today, and hopefully you guys … [Read more...]

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The Lazy Girl’s Timesaving Tips for Decorating End Tables

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  Decorating my house is something that just comes naturally to me.  Some folks are blessed with the gift of playing music by ear, or the athletic ability to slide on their knees while rounding third base into home plate.  Some people can do math in their head without a calculator.  I have none of those abilities, but thankfully God shoved me into the creative gene pool and gave me an eye for design instead. He also granted me a husband with amazing woodworking skills.  Thank you, … [Read more...]

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The Lazy Girl’s Timesaving Tips For Staining Furniture

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Ok, raise your hand if the thought of staining unfinished wood makes you a little nervous.  I used to be in the hand-raised category, but then one day I decided to just go for it and tackled this stained sofa table top all by myself.  And guess what?  After nearly ten years, that sofa table is still going strong without showing any signs of aging.   If you are one of those who thinks staining wood is harder than painting it, then this post is for you.  The Lazy Girl is here today to show you … [Read more...]

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