A Day in the Life 2018: Amy

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Hi everyone, welcome to what could possibly be my favorite blog series of the year--Day in the Life 2018! I absolutely love reading posts like this, so much so that last year we decided to host our own series asking bloggers to detail how they spend their days. If you missed it you can read what my … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites–Back to School Edition

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  Another week gone by in a flash! Summer seems to do that, and sadly this was our last full week of summer too. {organized desk post here} I admit I do NOT have my back to school act together. My kids start next week (thankfully mid-week, and not on Monday) but we are traveling for an … [Read more...]

Ten Ways to Save Money Buying New Clothes

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  Sometimes I get an idea for something I want to tell you about here on the blog, but then I think that I don't have enough tips to actually write up a full post. I was surprised when I sat down and made of list of shopping tips for this post, that I had not 10, but actually 11 ideas for … [Read more...]

My Sunday Routine and Organizing for the Week Ahead

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  Christy and I were discussing recently that the Day in the Life posts {HERE and HERE} we wrote last Fall were some of the most popular posts here on the blog last year, so we thought we'd try to incorporate more of that type of content here and there. While I don't claim to have anything … [Read more...]

Tips for Winter Skin Care

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It's been a long winter already and it's only January!  I woke up one day a few weeks ago (it was another snow day--not that I'm complaining), put my hand to my cheek, and realized that things were feeling pretty rough on my face--like sandpaper, only warmer. That's not a surprise in the winter; … [Read more...]

Our Painted Kitchen Cabinets–Two Years Later {& What I Learned}

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight and may contain affiliate links, you can see our disclosure policy HERE. As always, all opinions are truly my own. Two years ago (to the day!) I wrote this post about our kitchen, proudly revealing the freshly painted cabinets. I wanted to not only show off how … [Read more...]

My Favorite Rug Sources

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I think we all know that a well-chosen rug can complete a room, but wow--large rugs can be expensive! I've had lots of practice buying rugs over the years, since we move so frequently.  Sometimes a rug that works at one house just won't fit at another.  Sometimes we have all hardwood floors in … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Chesterfield Sofa Review And Lower Cost Alternatives {& My Parents’ Living Room}

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Last year my parents made some updates in their living/family room and I have been wanted to post about it because I think their space came out beautifully.  I also wanted to share with you a little about the sofa they selected, which is the Pottery Barn Chesterfield sofa and provide a real-life … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your Home When You Don’t Have a Budget for It.

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  I have been thinking about writing a post about this topic for a while now. I think in this current age of blogs, Pinterest and Instagram it seems that everyone out there has a beautiful custom home and a HUGE budget for decorating. Since that isn't always the case, in fact most of us have … [Read more...]

My Favorite Sources for Formal Dresses

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A few weeks ago, Amy asked me to share my favorite sources for formal dresses, so today I'm fulfilling that request.  We go to tons of formals and black tie events and I have gotten pretty good at finding inexpensive and attractive dresses over the years. | Beaded dress - found on sale at … [Read more...]

Getting the Fixer Upper Look for Less–Easy Sources for “Farmhouse” Decor

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    Over the last few years, HGTV's Fixer Upper stars Joanna and Chip Gaines have taken the design world by storm. They are talented, funny, down-to-earth and most importantly, they are showing the world that you can take something old and unloved and with a little time, effort … [Read more...]

How to Make a Wreath {Floral} Bow

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  We are back today with another installment in our "Back To Basics" series where we bring you a tutorial about a simple and easy DIY task. You can see all the other basics from the other blogs in the series at the end of this post. Today I wanted to share how easy it is to make a bow to … [Read more...]

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