Recent Amazon Favorite Things

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  Today we're reluctantly getting back into the swing after our spring break trip then celebrating Easter yesterday, it all went by so quickly.  I am debating writing up a post about our trip, I haven't decided yet, though if you follow us on Instagram you saw some of it already in … [Read more...]

Our Spring Porch Refresh (Amy’s New Home)

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  I recently gave you all an update on the progress we've made inside our home over the nine months we've lived here,  but now that we've had a bit of nice weather I have started to turn my attention to the exterior of the home. This week I completed a quick refresh of our front porch with … [Read more...]

How to Mix and Match Kitchen or Dining Chairs

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  As you may remember from last week, I updated a vintage cane bench and am using it at our kitchen table as banquette-style seating: That got me thinking about how I've mixed and matched my seating arrangements around my table for quite some time, and I thought it might be worth … [Read more...]

5 Things That Make Life Easier and Better

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  This is a bit of a random assortment of things I wanted to share. These are tips that are not really interesting enough to write a whole post about so I thought I'd wrap them all up together into one post. These are just the sort of things I'd share if we were sitting down having coffee, … [Read more...]

Ten Essential Items to Combat Winter Colds and Flu

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  It's that time of year, and while I hope none of you are laid low by the virus du jour, it's always best to be prepared.  Since I'm currently sitting in bed with my laptop, coughing and sniffling (and NOT putting away Christmas decorations!), today I thought I'd share my must-have sickroom … [Read more...]

The Top Beauty Sellers on Amazon (Most Less Than $20) for 2018

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I came across this roundup and thought it was really fun (and interesting!). As usual, I am wondering how we ever got along without Amazon? These products below are the top sellers for the year on Amazon in the beauty category, some of them I had to try for myself once I read the list. I thought I'd … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Clean–The SteamMachine Elite

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This post is sponsored by The HomeRight Company, all opinions are my own.     I am so excited to introduce to you all the new flagship in the HomeRight SteamMachine line, the SteamMachine Elite! We get to give away one of these fantastic machines to one lucky reader too, so be … [Read more...]

What to Wear & Bring This Holiday Season

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One of our most popular posts in November was the What to Wear, Bring, Eat and Drink for Thanksgiving post so I thought I'd reprise it for the Christmas holidays. Since this time of takes on a life of itself and lasts for weeks (including parties etc) I am going to break it up into two posts and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Etsy and Small Business

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  Today is small business Saturday, and while it's really easy for me to shop small and local in our little town, I realize it's not always so simple for everyone else.  We've lived in suburban areas before where it seems like there's nothing but chain stores and restaurants, so I do … [Read more...]

The Best Sheets for Your Bed or Guest Room

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So today's post was scheduled to be all about the One Room Challenge, I need to catch up with an update about my daughter's room makeover. My plan was to grab some photos of our progress this morning, write up a post and share them today. Unfortunately, my daughter came down last night with a nasty … [Read more...]

How To Get the Look of Shiplap Walls with Peel and Stick Wallpaper

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I showed a little bit of this faux shiplap wall in the first post about my teenage son's room in our new house. If you follow us on Instagram then you saw that I encountered a bit of an issue with the wallpaper during this project. I'll get to that little snafu in a minute but I wanted to follow up … [Read more...]

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...]

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