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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I’m Back With a Final Home Tour and Exciting News!

Hello again! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’m finally back…ready for a new start and so excited to share some new projects with you. But first, let me catch up. I put my old house on the market and it was under contract within a week. I didn’t expect it to sell that quickly considering the market but I have a feeling it was meant to be for the new buyer.

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Vintage Tart Tin Garland: A Simple Fall Craft Project Idea

When I found a set of vintage mini tart tins in a thrift store, I bought them not knowing what I’d end up using them for. I just knew they only had a 10% chance of being used to make tiny tartlets. Instead of making it to the kitchen, the tins were used to make a simple fall craft project, a garland with printable typewriter keys.  This is the easiest craft project I’ve created in a

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How to Distress Furniture with Milk Paint and Wet Rag Sanding

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my balustrade coffee table! I think it’s the beginnings of a (good) addiction.  As promised, I wanted to show you a different way of distressing furniture. It’s a technique that I’ve never heard of until I went to a painting class at the Haven Conference in August. Maybe I just live a sheltered life, but I never knew you could “sand” with a wet rag instead of sandpaper.

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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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Restoration Hardware Knock Off Balustrade Coffee Table

After living with our small and wobbly coffee table for the last ten years, it was time for something more substantial and beefier. I’m thrilled with how our new coffee table turned out and even more happy that I was able to build it myself for $50.00 in materials. Most of the wood I used for this project was given to us by a friend.  I’ve already proclaimed my love for Restoration Hardware knock offs

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Amazing Apple Dapple Cake with a Caramel-Pecan Glaze

I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend! I don’t post recipes very often, but when I do you better believe they’re my absolute favorites. Mrs. Spoone’s Apple Dapple cake is a legend where I work. The few times a year when my friend, Veronica, brings her mother’s cake to work, the news spreads like wild-fire. We arrange our work schedules so we can fit coffee and Apple Dapple into our shift. Thank you, Freida Spoone,

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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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Ikea Bookshelves Makeover with Wallpaper and Paint

Boy, I’ve missed y’all! I had to take a little blog-break so I could soak in the last little bit of summer vacation with my boys before school started back. I went to the Haven Conference at the beginning of the month (which was fantastic, by the way) and had the opportunity to take a painting class with Marian of Miss Mustard Seed and Shaunna of Imperfectly Perfect. This has led to a furniture painting

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