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First Christmas in My First Fixer Upper

As another year comes to a close, many of us tend to get a bit reflective. In holiday fashion,  I would like to reflect with you on how far we have come with our very first fixer upper. In conjunction with CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com,  I am giving you a holiday home tour with "before" pictures so you can appreciate just how much we have accomplished in 10 months. Not to mention, we accomplished all of this on a relatively meager…

6 Kitchen Light Fixtures Under $200

*This post was sponsored by Parrot Uncle, but all opinions are my own* If you are a regular on my blog, you know that I am ever conflicted by the musings of my caviar taste while dealing with the harsh reality of my meager budget. One of the core missions of my blog is to make attaining the design of your dreams a reality without breaking the bank in the process. That is why I am super thrilled to be teaming with…

My Rustic Glam Christmas Tour- Part 2

Shared at Jennifer Rizzo 2015 Holiday Housewalk Welcome to part two of my Christmas tour, ya'll. I am thrilled to be posting in conjunction with the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour blog hop hosted by Lovely Etc. There is also a $500 Paypal giveway at the end of this tour. Make sure to enter! Now , let me give you a big hug and and invite you in. I am going to crank up some Dean Martin Christmas tunes and…

My Rustic Glam Christmas Tour – Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of my rustic glam Christmas tour, ya'll. Pour yourself some whiskey or wine, crank up the Frank Sinatra holiday music and get comfy. If you are coming here from Lehman Lane, I am so glad to have you here. In an effort to spare you such a lengthy post, I have broken up my tour into different parts (hence the "Part 1" of this title)...I got carried away with the photos. Let's start with the heart…

beadboard ceiling over popcorn ceiling diy

Beadboard Planks Over Popcorn Ceiling DIY

Looking for a way to cover those outdated, popcorn ceilings while also adding character to your room?  You can install beadboard planking directly on top of your textured ceilings. This DIY gives you step-by-step instructions. Look at our finished product... To fully  appreciate the transformation, let me give you a little bit of background insight. When we first moved in, this is how the dining room looked.... Check out those nasty, textured ceilings (and don't even get me started on the…

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Curio Cabinet Makeover DIY and Holiday Sneak Peek

*For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to some products mentioned. All opinions are my own. * So I have been super busy this weekend making over this curio cabinet, decorating my home for the holidays and building barn doors for my kitchen pantry all while growing another human being inside of me and chasing after a 2 year old. Cannot wait to share with you my barn door DIY tutorial, but until then I would like to share…

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Q & A with Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

When I got the opportunity to have a little Q& A session with rockstar, blogger Jenna LaFevor from the mega-blog Rain on a Tin Roof, I was overcome with excitement. You see, she is my blogging idol. Not only is she a mastermind at mixing various genres of decor to form a style that is truly her own, she is also a damn good storyteller. After spending only a few minutes on her blog, you will feel like you know her. When I…

why i sold my new construction for a fixer upper

Why I Sold My New Construction For a Fixer Upper

Two years after marrying my husband, we decided to purchase our very first home. The home had everything we were looking for: Cottage Style Design and New Construction... Beautiful trim work , old home character and hardwood floors... Granite countertops with white cabinets... A spa-like master bathroom...   A formal dining room... And it truly felt like home...it felt like "us". It had good vibes. As soon as I unpacked our last box, I began to decorate. I went crazy-…

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Wood Beam Mantel DIY

Looking to add some warm, rustic vibes to your brick fireplace? A wood beam mantel is a great place to start. This DIY mantel makeover took only about 2 hours to complete and boy...did it transform the entire look of our living room or what?!   In case you missed it, see my detailed living room transformation post to see how we brightened and updated our living room here. Let's take a look at how this fireplace looked when we…

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