• The State of the Studio (and this blog!)

    by  • January 7, 2014 • 28 Comments

    Remember me? Worst blogger ever? Apparently the pattern of this blog in 2013 was long stretches of silence, then a random post filled with all sorts of excuses and well-meaning promises not to do it again, and then followed by me dropping off the face of the earth again. In my defense, it was...

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    Alabama Home Before Tour

    by  • October 10, 2013 • 10 Comments

    Welcome to our new home! It’s a rental, which is a bit of a transition for this home improvement addict! But thankfully, we’re allowed to paint and hang pictures and curtains and all of that, so we’ll definitely be able to make it feel like home. I’ll give you the “before” tour so you...

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    Catch-up House Tour

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 16 Comments

    I know, I know, I really suck at blogging. And if you’ve emailed me recently – I’m sorry I haven’t responded yet! I let my inbox get away from me, and now I’m paying for it and working my way through them. I’ll be adding common questions to my FAQ page from now on,...

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    $500 Kitchen Renovation REVEAL!

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 54 Comments

    I just wanted to pop in with the final before & after post for our kitchen renovation (and put an end the saga!). We wanted to update the kitchen as much as we could on a very limited budget, so the main theme throughout this entire process was always CHEAP. So of course there...

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    by  • July 12, 2013 • 3 Comments

    I’m still alive! Forgive me for disappearing again. The past few months have been such a whirlwind, but I am breathing again and ready to step back into my blogging shoes…for real this time 🙂 I was hoping to be able to tell you that we sold our house & that it was a...

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    Outdoor Bohemian Style Summer Party

    by  • May 2, 2013 • 3 Comments

    My next round of articles are up for Celebrations.com. I wrote about how to style an outdoor bohemian style summer party, mostly using items that you already have around your home. The articles include low, comfy seating arrangements – A simple, breezy backdrop – An eclectic boho centerpiece – And table settings along with...

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    Black Doors

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 7 Comments

    It’s about time I kick off the house project catch-up fest! When I painted the living room, I left the inside of the front door untouched because I knew I would want to paint it something other than white. Almost 2 years go by…and I finally got around to painting that door! I hopped...

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    For Sale

    by  • April 19, 2013 • 11 Comments

    It’s happening… Two years ago, Phil was commissioned into the Air Force with a scholarship to get his master’s degree in Public Health. His graduation is coming up in May, and in July, will start a 3-year commitment as a 1st Lieutenant! All of the unanswered questions about the future have been teaching me...

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    DIY Jewelry Storage

    by  • March 24, 2013

    I have a nice little jewelry armoire, but it was getting pretty crowded with items piled on top of each other. So I was looking to store my jewelry in a way that is both easy to access and easy to see everything I own. I decided that the wall space behind our bedroom...

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    Fish Scale Photo Booth Backdrop & DIY Props

    by  • March 18, 2013

    My next batch of projects is up on Celebrations.com! This round includes a few DIY projects to get your photo booth set up with a unique back drop & fun props for a party or wedding. It involves a metallic fish scale backdrop made from upcycled paper bags – A DIY chalkboard speech bubble...

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