Bathroom Hooks

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Key to Calm 101: Bathroom Hooks   This bathroom has taken over a year to complete. And the sad thing is that we actually had professional help with some of it. That part was done quickly. The decorating part well that was let for me and it has taken FOREVER… FORever… forever (that was my […]

White Shirt Stain Removal

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine. I took the Biz Challenge and saved my favorite white shirt!  I love to grow things! My urban garden is right outside our parking area in the back yard. Often, I will jump out […]

Tie Dye Party…

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Disclosure: Although I was not compensated for this posts materials used in this post had been provided for a previous post by Tulip.  Gavin turned 12 last week! I know 12.. it just doesn’t seem possible. And as promised in my post about our Tie Dye Outdoor Gazebo Panels we had a tie dye birthday […]

Food Addiction

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I was always the “skinny girl”. In fact I was made fun of almost my entire adolescent life for being too skinny. I was tall for my age, had really bad buck teeth and frizzy hair from a bad perm. And my brothers had two nicknames for me….. Buck Tooth Mama and drum roll please […]

Budget Staircase Redo


Pin This… for later Before We Were Bloggers… On the way back from the Haven Conference, Lesley had a great idea! She suggested that we do a series of posts about projects we did before we became bloggers. The only problem is, our photos are very limited. In fact, I could only find two pictures […]

Painted Porches

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     We are no strangers to painted porches. After all Mom has her upstairs porch   and her back porch painted. Her porches left a lot to be desired and with nothing more than some paint, materials and a stencil she transformed them in to a whimsical space. Check out her post on the Vintage […]

Vintage Mop Bucket Water Feature


  The day I took the pictures for the Vintage Mop Bucket Water Feature post was the most frustrating day. The kind of day that is just down right annoying because I do stupid stupid stuff all day long…. About once a month or so, I like to visit my local antique and thrift shops to […]

Have an Ice Cream Party With Cold Stone

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We interrupt our regular scheduled decorating and DIY posts to bring you something SWEET….  Yes, you heard it right July 20th is National Ice Cream day!  And we are ready to celebrate with Cold […]

Container Gardening

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This past weekend many of you know that Mom and I went to Haven Blogging Conference. We took so many classes that were very informative and helpful! One of our favorite classes was taught by the amazingly talented Southern Living Magazine’s Plant and Flower Expert, Carmen Johnston. This is us at the Nashville Influencers launch party… (more […]

I’ve Got the Look with Havertys Look Book

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Over the past 3 years I’ve really tried to figure out how to find my style in my new home. When we purchased our first home which was a small condo, I really played it safe. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with safe. After all my condo was really well decorated and beautiful. […]

Haven Conference & the big hot mess!

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We are so glad to be home…  We have been traveling for the better part of a month now!  We’ve been from Nashville to Orlando to Atlanta to Nashville to Dallas to Nashville to Knoxville to Atlanta to North Carolina….. You get the point and as you read this and your head spins … think […]

Vintage Chair Makeover

Vintage Chair Makeover

  At this very moment, I’m sitting in the car with the fam leaving Dallas, Texas. We spent 4 days down here visiting my sister in law and her new born baby. You see my big brother is far far away on deployment and hasn’t even seen the little sweetie yet. But if you follow […]

Planting Asparagus

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Finally with our Easy Garden Extension done this spring, we are planting Asparagus. Asparagus is a delicious perennial vegetable that requires it’s own spot to establish and grow. It does take some patience though, because you have to wait to harvest the following year. Hopefully, by next spring, we will be enjoying Asparagus fresh from […]

15 Free or Cheap Things to Do During the Summer

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Good Morning! It’s that time again… the first week of the month! Our friend Tanya is here to give us some great tips on how to save money during summer vacation.  Read more of Tonya’s Tips here.      Summer is the perfect time to spend with family.  Luckily there are many free or cheap […]

Easy Garden Extension


For the past two seasons I have extended my back yard garden a few feet. I have been wanting to create an Asparagus bed for years and decided it was now or never! Asparagus is a perennial vegetable and needs a permanent place to get established and grow.  In fact, I have read that you […]