DIY a Vintage Flag with Ribbon and a Handkerchief

A few years back I found this set of vintage baby crib springs at a local junk shop.  It was chipped and rusty and moldy on one corner, but I loved the harlequin shape of the springs. At the same time I also saw an old weathered mantelpiece that called my name in a major way. I had NO idea how I would use either item, but I knew that I loved them both and would eventually find a way to work them into my house.  My husband gave me some major side-eye … [Read more...]

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Decorating the {new} Dining Room Table for the 4th of July

Sooooo remember when I thought it would be a good idea to have my home office in my dining room when we first moved in this house?  Welp. I was wrong about that.  Very wrong. Here is a cleaned up picture of the office dining room.  It looked this nice for about 2.4 seconds while I took this photo. And then the crap piled right back up in this room so fast it made my head spin. The dining room is the very first room you see when you walk through the front door of my house, … [Read more...]

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Caroline’s Nursery, Take 2

We have a small second bedroom on the main level of our house that started out as Garrett's bedroom when we first moved in. I was pregnant with Caroline at the time and Garrett was a 7 year old little dude who still needed some "nighttime support" to get to sleep in his own bed (especially in a new, unfamiliar house) Before she was born we decorated a nursery for Caroline on the second floor, which I blogged about in this post.  It was a really pretty room, but she never even … [Read more...]

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The Money-Saving Cure for Drafty Windows

When I was a kid we lived in this drafty little house with single-pane windows that did nothing to prevent cold air in the winter and blasts of heat in the summer.  We could not afford storm windows, so when the weather got cooler, my dad would head outside with a roll of opaque plastic and start cutting it into huge rectangles.  Then he would take his staple gun and Ka-CHUNK, Ka-CHUNK, Ka-CHUNK a whole bunch of staples around the plastic on each window in a feeble … [Read more...]

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Like a Room without a Roof {Spring Home Tour}

Welcome to the middle of March! Can y'all even believe we are already 3 months into 2017?  The flowers are blooming, clocks have sprung forward and there's like three feet of snow on the ground in New England right now.  Here in Alabama, though, all signs point to SPRING up in hurrr, which is just fine by me. My bones need some sunshine and warmth again. Today I'm joining a few of my most talented blog friends along with our co-hosts Homegoods and Country … [Read more...]

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The Attic Book Nook

When I was a little girl I was a voracious reader. I read every book that I could get my hands on, staying up late into the night curled up under the covers with a flashlight shining between the pages.  These days I still curl up under the covers with a book, but the light shines out from the Kindle app on my iPhone screen, much to my husband's dismay. I'm happy to say that my love of books has been handed down to the next generation.  My 9 year old, Garrett, devours … [Read more...]

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Attic Updates: Paint and Cubby Storage Progress

The last time you saw the attic-turned-office/playroom it looked a lot like Noah's Ark minus the stink.  Today, I'm SO excited to share the update with the latest progress that's been made in the past week! First off, the cubby-making is underway. Heath will be building in all the custom shelving at his workshop, but he brought one over to see how it will look.  Here is one of the cubbies pre-paint job:  Heads up: affiliate links ahead, y'all. He is … [Read more...]

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All I Want for Christmas is Some New Shiplap

The last few weeks have been a flurry of activity around our house, with our attic remodel in full swing. Our awesome builder is Heath Pender of HP Painting and Remodeling from Hoover. He and his son, Nathan, have been knocking it out of the park up there!  At the end of two weeks, and SO much progress has been made on the room. It is moving right along, and I could not be happier with the way it's shaping up.  I've learned a few things along the way and thought I'd … [Read more...]

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Unfinished Attic Turned Office / Playroom: Construction Begins!

Construction is beginning TODAY on a very exciting project in our house. I've been planning this playroom since way before we moved into this house, and today is the day it begins. We are finally going to finish out the unfinished attic space over our garage and turn it into an office for me and playroom for the kids.  Yaaaassssss. Here is the current 10x20 attic room: PROPOSED SPACE TO BE FINISHED: Mood Board for the finished room: This is a way bigger job … [Read more...]

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You’re invited to a DIH Virtual Party!

Some of my blog buddies are getting together next week for a fun DIH party. What is a DIH party, you ask?  Well, if DIY means Do-it-Yourself, DIH means Do-it-HERself! Did y'all know that Home Depot hosts fun workshops that teach women how to use power tools and make really cool things while doing it?  Click here to check them out! I learned about this a few years ago, and thought it was such a great idea. I've been wielding my dad's circular saw since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, … [Read more...]

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