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$10 DIY Blanket Ladder

Last week I was wandering through Pottery Barn as usual and kinda fell in love with this blanket ladder.  Cute right? We have been in need of a vertical solution for our linens in this tiny apartment. Welp, NEWSFLASH, these seven pieces of distressed wood are $249 doll hairs. I shook my head and muttered the inevitable, "I could make that."  The whole thing took me an hour tops (not including waiting for the stain to dry). PS. it only cost…

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RE: Just a House.

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post titled "To the New Owners of my Childhood Home". After the response I had to that post, I was encouraged to realize that many of you held emotional ties to your homes as well. I really appreciated knowing you could relate. Today I stumbled on that entry and reread it, as humble writers will do. I realized that experience taught me a few things I need to share now, a year…

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45 Unfiltered Thoughts During a Fixer Upper Episode.

I watch HGTV like it's my job. If that sentence turns you off, what are you even doing here? The rest of you, WELCOME. My people. For a network with a target demographic made up of your mom's bunco club to now be relevant enough to show up on tumblr and have tweens tweeting things like #actualgoals is... impressive. You're probably wondering, soooo what the heck happened? I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED! Chip and Joanna Gaines! That's what happened. Whether you’re…

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MY DIY GIFT GUIDE 2015

No Sew DIY Camera Strap by Sugar & Cloth  2. Faux Agate DIY Coasters by DIY Joy 3. Anthropologie Hack Bowls by The Lovely Drawer 4. DIY Marble Tray by Almost Makes Perfect 5. Gold Frosted Decorative Bowl by A Subtle Revelry 6. DIY Crystal Topped Boxes by Homey Oh My 7. Marbled Ring Dishes by A Beautiful Mess 8. Hanging Copper Planter by Style Me Pretty  9. Jewelry Organizer by Julep  10. Chalkboard Cheese Stone by Frankie Hearts Fashion  11. No Sew…

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The WHY Behind This Blog.

I woke up this morning with a realization. In two years of work, I have essentially created a portfolio that looks only partly like real life and is mostly just an attempt to make me worthy of a publisher when my manuscript is finally complete. Quite frankly, I wouldn't blame you if you found this blog a little boring because it's exactly like every other blog on the internet. So today, right now, I need to share with you the reason…