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More or Less {American Dream Builders} Episode #3

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I loved this week's episode!!! LOVED. And I have to say that the Red team totally deserved the win. That exterior? I mean, come on! The gate and the landscaping were TO DIE FOR. I would buy that house just for the exterior. They really pulled together as a team. It was also about dang time Elaine got put in her place. I hope she is watching the show and gaining some personal insight and will come out of this a better person. Nate is right, it is hard to watch at times because of her. What did you think? Okay, so when I get sneak peeks of the rooms, I do not know who designed them or what the reaction was to the room. I pick the room that I like and that would be a good room to … {READ MORE}

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If you read yesterday's post then you know about the change in the video schedule. I will be posting these on the first Friday of every month. I have a couple left but I am scrapping them and we will be taping new ones with hopefully better sound and such. But I did have enough "scraps" from all the ones we taped in the past to make a short outtake clip :)   … {READ MORE}


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First of all I want to thank all of you who filled out the survey. I have wanted to do one for a long time and I am so glad that I finally did. This blog would be nothing without all of you and so it is so important to me to make sure that the content that I am putting out there, and the way I am putting it out there is what you guys need and want. Obviously I will ultimately do what I feel in my gut is best for my site, and I can't please everyone on every point, but I will always listen to YOU. I promise :) Fist of all a couple of things I found interesting. Most of you who took the survey are coming to my blog through email subscription.  That is awesome. Email subscription has … {READ MORE}

Gold Table {Makeover}

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I am in the process of refreshing my front room. I love it, and I don't want to change anything major. But you know how after a long winter you just want your space to feel new and springy? So I am switching out a few accessories here and there, adding some flowers, and I gave a few small things makeovers. One of those things that got a new look was my side table. Remember waaaay back when I first started my blog and I shared a simple side table tutorial? Well the slightly distressed turquoise blue got cha-cha-cha-changed! 3M DIY sent me some products to help get it done. With their help, it went from this, to that: (Before and After) Pictures never do anything justice. In person it … {READ MORE}

Show Me What Ya Got #158

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We missed last week because of the blog hop so I am extra excited to see what you have been up to :) I have LOVED reading through all of your responses to the survey. I will write up a summery of what I have learned from it later this week. If you haven't filled it out, you still have a chance to do it. And one person who fills it out will win a $50 gift card tot he store of their choice! Here are the posts from the last little bit in case you missed any of them. I have a new series here on the blog called More Or Less. I recreate a room, from Nate Berkus's new show, on a budget to show how you can get the look for less. More or Less {American Dream Builders} Episode #1 More … {READ MORE}

More Or Less {American Dream Builders} Episode #2

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I loved this week's episode! I have a not so secret obsession with mid century modern furniture. If my home were not a 1930's cottage style home I would have more of it. But I strongly feel your furnishings should reflect the style of architecture. I have had just about enough of Elaine. There, I said it. Her lack of respect for other people astounds me. And I was sad about who went home. I understood to a point but it made me sad anyway. What did you think? I had a really tough time choosing which living room to recreate this week. While I LOVED the light and bright modern room from the other house (that gold light fixture!!!), this room had more texture. Plus I fell madly in love … {READ MORE}

Spill Your Guts ….and enter to win!

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I think it is time for this blog to have a physical. Is anyone else singing "Let's Get Physical"?.... You know, from the 80's? Leg warmers anyone? This blog needs a little check-up to make sure it is still on track. I started this blog for YOU. I started it so I could inspire others. And I hope I have not strayed from doing that. Today I am asking you to fill out a little survey. There are only 10 questions. And as a big fat thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, I am going to randomly pick one person and give them a $50 gift card to the store of their choice. Since the survey is TOTALLY ANONYMOUS, if you fill out the survey, then you can click on the rafflecopter … {READ MORE}

Gold Metal Planter

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My creative friend Jen Rizzo had a crazy idea for a blog hop and she was able to convince 20 other bloggers to go along with it :) The idea was, that we each went out and found something at our local thrift shop, sent it to another blogger, and then they had to make it into something new. Heather from At The Picket Fence was the blogger who sent me my item and BLESS HER! She sent me something wonderful instead of hideous :) Whew! This is what she sent me:   I would have been happy to keep it as it was because I loved it. But that was not the challenge. Plus I already have a very similar metal bucket/caddy that I have office supplies and coloring supplies stored in so I was ok with … {READ MORE}

More Or Less {American Dream Builders} Episode #1

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I hope you guys had a chance to watch the show last night. If not, maybe you can watch it online. I totally cried watching it last night. When those kids saw their rooms! Man, I lost it. And Nate was fabulous as always. Is it possible his hair has gotten even better? Before we get to the room that I chose, let's chat about the show itself. I LOVED that they chose families that were multigenerational. It is becoming more common and while it is a beautiful thing, it creates some unique challenges. I also loved this episode because we are a family of 6 living in a tiny cottage style home so we know a thing or two about how hard it can be to make a small space function well. As far as the … {READ MORE}


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