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New Series Coming Soon!

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I have shocked myself by going and getting all (ok a tiny bit) organized! I actually have a blog calendar for the next 3 months planned out. Now sticking to the plan is a whole other ball game. But for now I will look at my newly filled out calendar and pat myself on the back. I have planned a few new series and an old one will get an update. The plan is to post a new weekly series every Wednesday. Here they are!!! The first Wednesday of the month will be a new and improved version of "He Said She Said". I got a new camera with video capabilities (no more crappy old iphone!) and I ordered a new microphone so hopefully the sound and picture quality will be better. Instead of random … {READ MORE}

SteamMachine Plus GIVEAWAY!

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I love being a HomeRight ambassador! Of all the HomeRight products I have I used the SteamMachine Plus the most, because even I don't paint everyday ;) I love this thing. My husband loves this thing. And today I get to give one away so one of you can fall in love with this thing. It is a mop PLUS it has a hand held!   *Affiliate link: HomeRight SteamMachine Plus Multi-Purpose Steam Mop And check out the attachments!   I have talked a lot about what I use it for in the past. I will try to summarize all the things I use it for in a handy dandy list. *Steaming the wrinkles out of curtains after washing *Cleaning pillows (especially decorative ones you are … {READ MORE}

So this just happened….

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Once upon a time I wrote a book and it was an all encompassing, crazy, amazing ride that packed a year's worth of projects into a few months. My house was full of extra furniture from photo shoots and tools were strewn everywhere like chachkies. After I made my deadline (two days early!) I thought "I should relax." I tried that. For two days. It was hard. Then I decided that I needed to put the house back together and shove some of the extra furniture I had accumulated into the basement (otherwise known as my future bedroom). I deep cleaned my poor kitchen that had functioned as a florist shop, woodworking shop, potting shed, and art studio. Then I started cleaning my … {READ MORE}

Organizing My Laundry Room {Giveaway!}

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I have an update on the progress of my laundry room. Thanks to BHG at Walmart I was able to get it organized. I have been trying to go from room to room and clean. But this room needed more than just a good cleaning. It needed to function better. When we left last the laundry room I had given it an update and it looked much better than the "unfinished basement" look it had going on before.   It looked nice but I had no system when it came to folding and taking care of laundry. Well, I take that back. I had a system. It went like this.... Take laundry out of the dryer, dump on bed, let it sit there until bedtime, then move it to the floor, let it sit there, and eventually … {READ MORE}

Top 10 Projects {Voting open!}

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Oh.My.Word. It is a good thing I had a clear schedule this weekend because it took so much time to go through and choose the top projects. I never could have done it without the help of the guest judges. And it was so close on on so many of them I had to use Shane as the tiebreaker.  You guys are AMAZING! Here are the top 10 projects. At the end of this post will be a place to vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced on Monday the 19th and they will receive a $250 Home Depot gift card and a Ryobi Power Tools credit of $250!   In no particular order......   #1 Shared Boys' Room (By Katie at View From The Fridge)   #2 Leather Pendant (By … {READ MORE}

Best DIY Project Of The Year Contest!

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 It is time for the {4th Annual} Best DIY Project contest!!!! I look forward to this so much. It is like the linky of all linkies and browsing through the entries is so much fun. You guys amazing me more and more each year.  Today is the day when you can link up your  favorite DIY projects that you completed in 2014.  I will look through them all and with the help of my guest judges, we will narrow them down to the top 10 projects. The top 10 will be announced on January 12th and the voting will open up. Anyone can vote for their favorite project from the 12th until the 18th. The winner will be announced on the January 19th!!!! Just like last year I have enlisted the help of some … {READ MORE}

Top Ten Posts Of The Year

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Can I just say that my mind is blown that we are here. The END of 2014. It has been one heckofa year. This year we went on our first real family vacation. The construction/architecture field has begun to see improvement and Shane was employed the entire year (no layoffs!!!). I became the mother to a teenager and my youngest went to preschool. I traveled a lot for work and got to meet Nate Berkus and film a little show for Better Homes and Gardens. But we had some struggles too. My family had some trials that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. And we are still figuring things out financially after being laid off (on and off) for 4 years. But over all I would have to say it was a good ride. A … {READ MORE}

It’s That Time Of Year Again…..

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I am dying that there is less than a week until Christmas. I am looking forward to my sister and her family coming into town for the holidays, for even more hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, and all the parties and good food that come with hthis time of year. I will be taking this next week off from the blog. I will be back on the 29th with my top 10 posts of the year and then will be taking another little break. BUT then I will be back with full force with the 4th annual Best DIY Contest on January 5th! I have doubled the prize this year and you WON'T want to miss it!!!!     … {READ MORE}

DIY Icicle Ornament {And Giveaway!}

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I am lucky enough to be a HomeRight Ambassador and I get to use their products to make awesome things including today's project :) When I was growing up my mom had gorgeous antique ornaments. She also had handblown glass icicles that she hung on the tree with them. They were my absolute favorite! I haven't even attempted to look for them since I don't dare put them on my tree. I have 4 boys and that is just asking for it. But while I was working on another plexiglass project for my book, the thought came to be that I could make some out of plastic! So I did :)   I used the HomeRight Heat Gun to make them and I swear it is easier than you might think! I bought a thin … {READ MORE}

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