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Show Me What Ya Got #173


Hello ladies! I'll be honest, I just started going through the links from last week's party yesterday. But I promise to get caught up. One thing.... Pretty, pretty, please can you make sure you are linking up to the right category? If you notice you linked up to the wrong one, link up to the right one and I will delete the wrong one. No need to email me :) I'll take care of it. I have some big things happening here at our house. I decided to repaint one of our main rooms! I have already been collecting new um... accessories (don't want to give away which room!) over the last few months and I decided today that the wall color also needed a change. My husband kindly pointed out that we have … {READ MORE}

He Said She Said {Pet Peeves in Deorating}

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You guys! It has been forever since I posted a video. Let me explain.... When we filmed these last year we did them all in two days. That is why when you watch them, there is no improvement. If we had filmed one each week, I feel like we would have slowly got the hang of it and would have gotten better over time. But it is hard to improve a ton over two days. Then my hubby got a new job after being laid off (yay!) but he has a LOOOOOONG commute and works long hours. So over the last 9 months or so we really only have had Saturdays to do, well, anything. And we have been filling it with DIY projects and family time. So we haven't done anymore filming. BUT we have big plans. When I … {READ MORE}

That one time I dragged my husband to a blog conference

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Have you ever relished the idea of leaving town and putting your husband in charge of the kids JUST so that when you got home you could hear those glorious words "I don't know how you do it?" And maybe if you are lucky you'll get a "You are super woman!" thrown in there too. I had that experience a few years ago and it was fabulous :) I knew he had had a glimpse into what motherhood was like, but I wanted him to know what it was like to be a full time BLOGGER. So I took him along to Haven! Doesn't he look thrilled? Hahaha! It had more to do with the selfie than the trip ;) He is not a huge fan of selfies. There are a lot of reasons to go to a conference. One of them, for me, is … {READ MORE}

Outdoor Movie Theater Seats

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Wayfair contacted me about doing a fun summer challenge. Some of us bloggers were suppose to recreate a childhood memory but in an updated way that even adults could enjoy. The very first thing I thought of was watching movies outside! P.S. On Instagram I am giving away a $100 Wayfair gift card! If you don't follow already hurry and follow so you can enter. All you have to do is comment on my picture! EASY :) My handle is @StacyRisenmay As kids we used to run an extension cord outside and take a small TV/VCR combo outside to watch movies in the backyard. I thought now that I am an adult and have a house of my own, that I could do a little better than that. So we got a projector screen … {READ MORE}

{Summer} Boredom Busters!

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We have zoomed through the first month of summer break. It has gone by so fast! But past experience tells me that the lack of a defined schedule starts to wear on everyone. Kids are used to being stimulated all day at school and can get.....BORED. Gasp! I know. It is a bad word at our house too ;) I have compiled a list of some of the things that we have done at our house. These are tried and true boredom busters! And for even more ideas, follow my KIDS pinterest board! Follow Stacy's board For My Kids on Pinterest.  I have included some inside activities as well because we lived in Las Vegas for 4 years and I know that it is too hot to even think about going outside … {READ MORE}

Stain A Fence Like A Boss {Paint Sprayer Giveaway!}


I am not very patient. I don't like waiting for the things I want. And I wanted my fence to look like old barnwood. We installed it several years ago and I had hoped it would naturally weather on its own by now. I finally got sick of waiting so I put my HomeRight Finish Max to good use again and stained that now two toned eye sore of a fence to a calming grey.  I first fell in love with this sprayer when I painted my brother's basement and it did not disappoint when I pulled it out for my fence.   The fence slats have started to fade but they have not at all started to grey.  This is probably the only time I have wished the aging process would speed up ;) I actually did the … {READ MORE}

10 Minute Decorating

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My cute friend Laura, from Finding Home, has a series on her blog that I just love. It is called 10 minute decorating. Sometimes when we think of decorating, we think of big projects and full room makeovers. But we don't always have the time or money to do those type of projects. Sometimes all a space needs is a little freshening up :) She has invited other bloggers to share their 10 minute ideas and I get to kick off this monthly series. My project technically took more than 10 minutes since it takes a little longer than that for paint to dry. But if you count the minutes I spent actually working on it VS how long it took from start to finish, then it was 10 minutes or so. I had a … {READ MORE}

Uncommon Goods {Giveaway}

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED* The winner is Miriam Prantner. I love finding out about new companies that have products that fit my style. I love having things in my home that I know not every single person has. So when I was contacted by Uncommon Goods, I was happy to share their stuff with YOU :) I got a little something new from there...... I limit the amount of time my kids watch TV. I grew up playing outside 90% of the time and had the best childhood! If a child is dirty child, it means they had a successful day. I also spent (and still do) a lot of time reading. So I decided that this summer I was going to write quotes about reading on the chalkboard insert that I put over the TV … {READ MORE}

How To Decorate With Plants

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I am excited to be a part of a fun decorating series hosted by the fabulous Beth from Home Stories A To Z.  Each of the 25 participating bloggers will tackle a different "How To" aspect of decorating. If you are visiting from Courtney's blog, A Thoughtful Place, WELCOME! I am glad you are following along. I thought of my topic almost instantly. PLANTS :) They breathe life into a room. They add color, depth, and texture. And whether you choose to have a lot, or  just a few, I think everyone should have plants incorporated into their decor. So let's get started! Some of you may be thinking that you have a bad track record with keeping plants alive. Some of you may be full on plant … {READ MORE}


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