Life

Quarantine Habits to Keep

This post is different from what I normally share, but I had a lot of thoughts that I just wanted to share (some are even home related). I’ve been back to work for almost a month now and have spent a lot of time readjusting. Let’s be honest, quarantine was a weird time. But, being the eternal optimist that I am, I wanted to come out of this looking at the bright…

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Shopping

Best Things to Buy at Estate Sales

As mentioned in a previous post, estate sales are one of my favorite places to find vintage home decor and antiques. They have a fun energy and I love seeing people’s homes. There are certain things I look for in particular when I am at estate sales, and I thought I would share. Dinnerware and Stemware If you want some nicer dinnerware without the high price tag, estate sales are a great…

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DIY

The Best Way to Stencil a Wall

This is another heavily requested post. Ever since I started posting my progress to Instagram and in Facebook groups I’ve gotten questions. This is going to be a post all about my feelings about stenciling and my best advice for anyone considering 1. Get the Right Supplies As I have mentioned in other blog posts, doing a home project right starts with getting the right supplies. Paint. First, you will need paint.…

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Our Bathroom Renovation (for cheap)

I really put off writing this post for a long time. Mostly because even thinking back to the process stresses me out. But two inquiries about it yesterday made me realized that I need to write about my experience and advice to people considering painting tile. This project was a little bit of a nightmare at the time, and I am glad I am done. What we thought would take one weekend…

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Finding Treasures on Facebook Marketplace

One of Facebook’s most underutilized features (in my opinion) is the Marketplace. In my post talking about china I mentioned it, so I thought I would write a more in depth post on how I use it to get the most out of this feature. Facebook Marketplace is a great way to find big ticket items for cheap prices. Things I typically search for are furniture, china, wine glasses, and rare or…

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Home Decor

Decorating My Home Office

I love being able to have a space that is 100% mine. I’m a very creative person and so having an office to write my blog and do creative projects in is really valuable to me. The other great part is that I can decorate it exactly how I want. So all the decor ideas that my fiance doesn’t like for the rest of the house can go here. I didn’t have…

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DIY “Custom” Bar

Inspiration Have you ever seen an image that inspired you so much it gave you a new idea? That is what I felt when I saw this photo on my Instagram feed one day. I have seen similar concepts before, however, the way this one was set up reminded me of a space we have in our living room. This image was just so beautiful it really inspired me to see how…

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Painting Furniture: Everything You Need to Know

Painting furniture is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to brighten up a room. I had an old desk that just was not cutting it for me anymore. I was about to get a new one, when I realized I could paint it and it would become a completely different desk. I saved a lot money and the hassle of having to get rid of it. Here is a little bit…

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Hot Deal: Devon Cottage by Johnson Brothers

I have been looking for the perfect blue and white dinnerware for a while now. Everything I like seems to be a little too out of my price range or just not what I want. I’ve been eyeing the Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage 20 Piece Place Set. For the longest time it was sold out on Amazon. Other places had it but it was slightly different with a dark blue salad plate…

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The Reason You Are Not Finding Good Home Deals

In five words or less could you describe your home decor style? If the answer is no, you’re missing out. There are certain aspects of life where we hate having labels, but home decor is not one of them. Labels are for creating easily searchable categories. My home decor style is ecclectic, but I know it well and could describe it to you in a few words. This is important because now…

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