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The DIY faux stacked wood fireplace screen {that almost killed me}

Ever since we moved into our home 2 years ago (wow!) I’ve loathed the fireplace.  The rustic stones are not in line with my modern and clean aesthetic but part of me would hate to remove them since they’re a {crumbling and cracked} part of the original home’s charm that future buyers may hate us […]

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Elf on the Shelf Idea- Photo with Friends from the North Pole {Download}

We’ve been lazy Elf on the Shelfers this year, and even without the extravagant costume changes and scenes our boys, especially my 5 year old, have loved having Wyatt here.  His excitement each morning as he searches for the new location keeps me motivated.  Some days I forget and wake in the middle of the night (usually […]

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Inappropriate Elf- Elfye North’s Bound 4

Each year since it began I’ve participated in Baby Rabies’ Inappropriate Elf contest.  If you’re new to the concept it involves our favorite holiday tradition, the Elf on the Shelf, and putting him in compromising positions while taking photos.  The photos are submitted to Baby Rabies and fun is had by all.  I’m so glad […]

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12 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

The Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition our family looks forward to each year.  I enjoy finding new hiding places and scenarios for Wyatt and have come up with quite a few fun ones over the years.  I’ve decided to compile my favorites from past adventures and included a few new ideas that […]

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Babyville Boutique- New Products to DIY Cloth Diapers! Review

I love DIY and take great pride in sewing and crafting as a way to save money and relieve stress. I know that what I make will often be of better quality or at least more to my taste that what might be available in stores, because I’m making it exactly the way I want […]

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One Year at Home in Florida and One Year of Busting Arse

with my two kids (and my sister, who was helping) and our family was reunited again. For those new here or for anyone who has forgotten, my boys and I lived for 6 months in North Carolina while my husband lived in Florida. We moved from Syracuse after bidding on a home in Florida. My […]

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Ombré dresser before and after

Thrift Store Find- DIY Ombré Dresser

My latest furniture project was turning a gross, nicotine stained mid century style dresser into an ombré painted beauty!  I’ve been keeping my eye out for a dresser that would work for my son’s room.  Since we moved in his clothes have been stored in two rubbermaid sets of drawers in the closet.  Fletcher has […]

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DIY Cheap and Easy T-Shirt Flats- Make Two for .50!

In the spirit of budget cloth diapering this month I wanted to pass on this great tutorial inspired by a reader (Kelly S.) who posted to my fanpage. I’ve seen other t-shirt diapers but, being a lover of flats, I really loved the idea of cutting a shirt down to make flats! And the best […]

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Thrift Store Find- Plain Nightstands to Modern Two-Tone Masterpieces

In one trip 2 weeks ago I scored big at Goodwill. Not only did I come home with a nice upholstered chair that I painted and shared last week, but I also found matching nightstands. I’d been scouring Craigslist for a few months for a set. My goal was to find something mid century in […]

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My Thrift Store Find- Painted Chair Upholstery Before/After

Since learning that it is possible to paint the upholstery I’ve had it in my head that I was going to find a chair and do it. There are different ways to paint fabric including actual fabric spray paint or Tulip fabric paint. I chose to use a latex paint/water/fabric medium mixture seen on Hyphenated […]

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