ORC–Week 3, Office Makeover Progress

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  Hello! This is week 3 of the One Room Challenge at Calling it Home. I am a day late since yesterday was the Pretty Preppy Party {click to link up your best projects so we can see what you have been up to!}, so I am posting my weekly ORC update today. This is a slow week without much … [Read more...]

Amelia Lawrence Jewelry Giveaway!

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  We are so THRILLED to bring you this amazing giveaway today for a beautiful "Fall" themed necklace {above} from Amelia Lawrence Jewelry.  It has been a treat to "virtually" get to know Amy of Amelia Lawrence, she lives locally to me and is related by marriage to our Pretty Preppy Link … [Read more...]

New House Progress–Our Dining Room

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    With Thanksgiving coming up next month and the Holidays suddenly JUST around the corner, I have been extra-motivated to get the dining room "guest-ready" in our new home. I am preparing a photo shoot for another blog we write for, so it was a good opportunity to take a few pictures … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge Week 2–The Console Makeover

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  If you missed my first post on the One Room Challenge, it is HERE. This week went fast, I think this series is going to be a whirlwind!  Essentially, I am attempting a complete room makeover in 6 weeks along with all the other participants in the "challenge"-- this is excellent … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge–Office Makeover Week 1

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I am running a day behind {no surprise} but I am just quickly popping in to share my participation in the "One Room Challenge" going on at Calling it Home. I LOVE this series--it's where you makeover a whole room in 6 weeks and provide weekly updates, so this year I decided to get up the nerve to … [Read more...]

How to DIY a Backyard Fire Pit {Easy Weekend Project}

How to DIY a backyard Fire Pit--under 4 hours and under $400.

  Today I am sharing our latest project--a backyard Fire Pit! My husband has been talking, scheming, researching and planning a Fire Pit for the backyard in our new house.  We made good use of the built-in Fire Pit in our last rental house, so he was pretty intent on recreating one … [Read more...]

The Business Aspect of Running a Blog

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    This is a bit of a deviation from our typical DIY, recipes and decor type of posts, but it’s something we thought some of you might find interesting. Especially those of you who may be considering starting your own blog someday, or even maybe for those of you who already have. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Christy!

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    So today I am supposed to be posting our latest and greatest martini recipe. But, since we are in the vicinity of Christy’s birthday (for privacy purposes on the world wide web I don’t want to disclose the actual day but let’s just say it's coming up soon) so instead I decided to … [Read more...]

Pretty Preppy Party–Our Favorites

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  We kicked off our first Pretty Preppy Party last Thursday and we so excited by how many of you all stopped by to share your "pretty" and "preppy" projects! Be sure to click over HERE to see all the links that were shared, you'll love all the inspiration! Here are some of our … [Read more...]

Our Favorites for Fall

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Hello! Over the summer we did a "Favorite Things" post so we thought we'd pop back in and catch up with the new season. Here are some fun fall fashion and gift ideas we are in love with, we thought you would enjoy them too. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments! {Click on the photos to … [Read more...]

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