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Faith It Til You Make It

For most of my twenties, I was lost in possibility. So many hobbies and career paths piqued my interest, but I tended to burn out not long into my pursuit. A common request in my prayers and meditation was to recognize what I was put on this earth to do. It was my mission to find a passion/talent that I could capitalize on. When I unexpectedly became pregnant with my first son, I assumed that was God telling me to put aside myself…

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No-Sew Fabric Shibori Planter DIY

You know that term crazy cat lady? Well, I think I am becoming the crazy indoor plant lady.Today, I am sharing a super cheap and easy way to beautify ugly, plastic pots ....no sewing or skill required. It started out innocently enough. My husband was at the hardware store (or as my three-year-old refers to as the Hogware store). He called  to ask if there was anything I needed. My husband is certainly well-trained, because I always have some obscure request. This time,…

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Cheap and Easy Galentine’s Day Gift

Although I think Valentine's Day is completely overrated, I wanted to share a super easy and affordable way to cheer up your single ladies with this DIY boho choker necklace. And if you are a single lady yourself, instead of celebrating V-Day in its traditional sense, gather your girlfriends and celebrate "Galentine's Day". No man required! Ten years ago, on Valentine's Day, I was actually stood-up by my now husband. We were only casually dating at the time, but he…

Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Fixer Upper: Surpising Lessons Learned

For those of you familiar with my blog, you probably know the foundation of this site originates from me selling my new construction home for a fixer upper ( you newbies can read why here). Much of the content I produce on my blog generates from my experiences transforming my outdated 1980's home through DIY projects and interior design. And while I may make the experience look like rainbows, butterflies and the stuff that dreams are made of, I need to be honest.....we…

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What No One Tells You About Starting a Blog

I cannot believe  I am approaching the one year anniversary of my blog. It is crazy to think that within 12 months, I started a blog, a business and gave birth to my second child. And since then, I have learned a lot. Today, I want to share with you some juicy secrets...what no one will tell you about starting a blog. Not Many People Will Be Supportive Over the 12 months I have been blogging, I have developed thick skin(…

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DIY Shibori Wall Art in Under 5 Minutes – Lesson on Authenticity

In case you haven't noticed from my recent posts, Shibori has become my latest obsession. And I am totally letting myself indulge. You see, I recently turned the big 3-0. And with such a milestone birthday, I made a promise to myself to embrace my true being....all of the quirky elements of my character that make me me.  One of those nuances just happens to be an inner free spirit/ reformed wild child. But as I became a mother, I tried…

Newborn Photos and a Confession

Hey ya'll. I am so excited to officially announce the arrival of my baby boy and share some photos from his newborn session with my friend Jacky Kaye! I am also coming clean about some struggles I faced recently. Baby Rivers is almost three weeks old now, and I am thoroughly enjoying my "maternity leave". I am also so relieved to no longer be pregnant. You see, during this pregnancy, out of shame, I kept a deep, dark secret.....I was…

Stop and Smell the Roses…or Eat Cupcakes

Being as Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and I am a blogger, I feel a little obligated to give you all something a little festive. You see, I am not a big V-day person, nor do I really get enthusiastic about decorating with red and pink hearts and so forth....it's just  not "my thing". So, in a desperate attempt to add some sort of Valentine's flare to my home decor, I went to the florist, bought some "neutral" roses and called…

How I Chose My First Fixer Upper Home: What to Look For

As I approach the one year anniversary of living in my first fixer upper, I wanted to share some tidbits of wisdom I have learned so far. For those of you considering a fixer upper home, I completely encourage you to take the leap. However, there are definitely some things to consider before purchasing a home in need of some TLC. By sharing my experience, I hope to make the process a little smoother for you. I would like to…

Glamming Up My Design

After I took down my Christmas decorations on New Year's day, I felt like my home design needed a boost.  Don't you just hate how dull and bare your home looks after all of the glowing lights and ornaments are gone? On a whim,  I decided to glam up my home. My sweet husband installed a new Chandelier in our bedroom where an ugly, old fan used to hang. I also bought some plush, silver throw pillows and a matching…