How to add style to your pantry walls {Contact paper “wallpaper”}

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Happy Halloween!  I’m off to school to try and tame 23 wild first graders…wish me luck:) I’m back today with my first tutorial from the impromptu pantry makeover.  I was out running a few errands the day we decided we were going to revamp the pantry and as I was walking through Home Depot, waiting […]

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Pantry Makeover!

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Hello everyone! First of all, a big, huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my hubby today!  He’s turning the big 3-1:) Sorry for the lack of posts last week…there was a glitch in some scheduled posts and they never made it up.  I’m making up for it over the next couple of weeks with lots of new […]

Day 22: Kitchen Bar Dilemma


Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.  I know the leaves around here were at their peak and were gorgeous so it was fun just driving around and seeing all the pretty fall colors.  We didn’t have a whole lot planned this weekend, but ended up tackling a few DIY projects that […]

Project Sneak Peaks

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I think I finally turned the corner of my sickness last night and am feeling more and more like myself.  That means it’s time to tackle all these half-finished projects!  Yay!  Mike has been hard at work while I’ve been on the couch so he has already accomplished quite a bit recently.  Here are some […]

Kitchen Update: Striped Bench Cushions

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For some reason it seems like we just can’t quit updating the kitchen.  After our big overhaul last summer we have made a few tweaks here and there, like making bench seats {parts 1 and 2} for our “new table”, updating the island, adding and painting a rug, etc.  I sewed cushions for our kitchen […]

Home Tour: Kitchen

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Our kitchen overhaul was probably the biggest makeover to date.  In keeping with my promise to update my Home Tour page with easy to navigate pages, today is all about the projects that went into this room. Our biggest DIY achievement in our house was definitely these concrete countertops.  I will be the first to […]

Bench Seat from a Table Part Two

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Hey everyone!  Happy Friday.  I’m enjoying a lazy morning off of work {thank goodness for unused snow days!} and it is wonderful.  I do a few plans to be productive-including trying to make a new type of maxi dress and another simple skirt-but other than that, you can find me relaxing today. Anyway, on to […]

Pin of the Week

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Traci over at Beneath My Heart is hosting a linky party today to share favorite pin of the week.  I thought it would be fun to join in on the action so here is mine: via I wish I had the original source, but I searched all over Laurie {according to the pic} but […]