My New 100-Year-Old Craftsman Bungalow Home Tour

Hello friends- sorry it’s taken so long! Ok, so life has sent me for the greatest whirl. I’ve met my Mr. Wright, got engaged, planned a wedding, and followed through with it! Life has changed for the good and things are only getting better. So, getting back to my last post…today, I’m sharing my new house tour.  When I started looking for a new home, I had a list of must-haves…you know, my little new-house-wish-list. First

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DIY South Carolina Map Art- State Pride Tour

Hi everyone! It’s day #2 of a week-long State Pride Tour hosted by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative where 30 talented bloggers get to share a project that represents their home state. If you’ve been following along on the blog hop, then you got to see the adorable Blue Dog Sharpie Coasters made by  Jaderbomb of Louisiana. If you need to catch up on all the other amazing projects shared this week, you can head on

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Knocking Down a Wall and Opening Up the Kitchen

Out of all the DIY projects we’ve done to make our small 1980’s ranch feel more open and updated, the one that has made the most dramatic difference is opening up the kitchen to the living room. Before, the living room felt dark and cramped and the kitchen felt closed off from where our family spent the majority of our time. By removing a seven foot wide section of the wall, we were able to visually enlarge

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Aw, Shucks. I’m in the Bloglight Today!

What does it mean to be in the Bloglight? Once a week, the Hometalk spokesperson, Miriam, picks a blogger from the Hometalk community to be featured and I’m feeling pretty honored that this week she chose me! If you enjoy home decorating, home improvement, and gardening as much as I do, then you’ll love Hometalk. It’s an online community of bloggers and non-bloggers alike that share ideas and submit questions about everything related to home. If you’re

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A Bubbling Rock Water Feature and a Mini Yard Tour

With summer right around the corner, I’m enjoying the cooler temperatures as long as I can. Spring has always been my favorite season. If it weren’t for the pollen, it would be near perfect. I love hearing the background noise of the tree frogs and bull frogs singing their little song at night. It’s my reminder that spring has arrived. They seem to be drawn to our rock water feature that my husband made last

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Secrets for Cleaning the Rust Off Bathroom Fixtures & Keeping Them Looking New

My project this week is getting our hall bathroom back in order. I’ve been painting, redecorating, and my least favorite part, cleaning. If I can find a way to make cleaning easier, I will use it to its full extent. There’s a trick I learned from my grandfather when he would clean his tools and I’ve been using this same trick for cleaning the rust off our chrome light fixtures and shower rods. I’ll also

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DIY Galvanized Curtain Rods from Plumbing Parts

I wish I had a dollar every time someone at the home improvement store asks me, “What are planning to do with all that stuff?”. What I really wish is that a had a camera the day the cashier asked me the same thing about all the plumbing parts in my cart. When I told her I was making DIY curtain rods, all she could utter is, “oh”. By the look on her face, it

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