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Frugal February: Introduction & Week 1

I am starting something called frugal February. I may not even be the first person to coin this term, but I’ve never seen it around and I’m making up my own rules. I made a resolution to start saving more money, and my home décor and hosting shopping is one of the problems with my spending. I get so many good ideas and buy so many things. However, I often have things…

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Home Office Décor Update 2021

I talked about my plans to decorate my home office last summer but never really revealed how everything turned out. This is one of my favorite spaces in our home because it is 100% mine and where I do all of my hobbies and projects. So in this post I’ll walk you through everything I’ve done in my office and link as much as I can. Unfortunately some things are out of…

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Embroidery Machine Beginner Tips

I recently got my Brother SE600 in August of last year. I wanted a sewing machine and when I found out about sewing/embroidery machine combos I decided it was worth the extra couple hundred dollars Recommended Post: Brother SE600: Sewing and Embroidery Machine Combo Using an embroidery machine for the first time is really intimidating and I wanted to share some tips for anyone wanting to start. How it Works Before you…

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How to Strip Paint on Large, Detailed Furniture

This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you will not pay more, but I receive a small commission to help me continue this blog. Stripping paint off of a large and detailed piece of furniture is a lot of work, more than I anticipated. I found some tutorials that helped but it was also a lot of trial and error. It took about four months for the whole process…

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World Market Table & Hosting Clearance

Happy Wednesday! I typically only post on Tuesdays and Thursdays but had to make an exception. I went in to World Market recently and they have a ton of great things on clearance, including lots of napkins and candles. These are perfect accessories to any tablescape, and at a great price point! Just click the item you want to shop (I will note that the green and turquoise candles are darker in…

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Affordable Flatware 2021

Don’t forget the flatware! Flatware is so easy to overlook, but very important. I’ve rounded up some affordable options that cover every style! This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you will not pay more, but I receive a small commission to help me continue this blog.…

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Home Inspiration for 2021

Finding home inspiration is so important to the creative design process. I am constantly saving images and ideas to try to bring back to my own space. It has been 10 months of being a home owner and I am finally feeling like things are coming together. However, I feel like I will always be constantly improving my space. So here are some things I am loving and looking to incorporate in…

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Year in Review: DIY’s for 2020

2020 was a year full of DIY projects. It was the year we bought our house and the pandemic meant more time at home to complete projects, which I am honestly thankful for. Between working full time, getting my Master’s, this blog, and volunteer commitments free time is hard to come by. 2020 was a little pause that I needed from my hectic life and gave me time to put into showing…

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Updated Living Room Home Bar

I created this home bar area in our home earlier this year and finally feel like it is finished being styled. I’ve come a long way since I first talked about it in June. The Bar Cabinet As I mentioned in a previous post, I found this cabinet from Target and left out the middle shelves to fit a cooler into it and become a bar. I chose this particular cabinet because…

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