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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}

Planking, Staining, and Progress! {GIVEAWAY!}

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED* Winners: Kimberly Kirkland Absher,  Elizabeth Gonzalez, Sandi Allen, Jeannie Garcia-Buechele I jump from project to project..... mid project. I confess, I have DIY ADD. I can't remember why I moved on from the laundry room before it was actually done. But it probably had something to do with the fact that it was to the point of being functional and I was bored with it. But it is time to go back and address at least finishing the planked walls. I got a new toy from HomeRight that made it so much faster (because being a brand ambassador has its perks)! Here is the one wall that I planked and stained awhile ago. All that work and only a little of the wall … {READ MORE}

Raising Backyard Chickens

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I have been working outside in the yard the last few weeks doing (not so) glamorous things like weeding and maintenance. One of the things that I put off last year was fixing up the chicken coop area. After 7 years, the chicken coop could use a fresh layer of paint and new shingles. And the lean-to we built last year needed to be finished. So I got to work! I still need to paint the trim on the coop but it was done enough for a post :) Our oldest hen, Sarah, was quite the model. She wanted to be in all the pictures. She was cracking us all up. She went wherever the camera went. When my husband and I got married I warned him that as soon as we got into a house, we were going to have … {READ MORE}

Popping in real quick….


I have been working outside in the yard doing maintenance and freshening things up. I am hoping to get some pictures of it real soon. But for now, speaking of outdoor projects, I wanted to share something fun. My door screen from a few years ago is on the Better Homes and Garden's website this week! It is one of 4 outdoor decorating ideas being featured. You can vote for your favorite. VOTE HERE Thanks guys :) I am excited to share the outdoor project that has taken most of my time. Hopefully in the next couple of days!!! … {READ MORE}


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