Tattling vs. Reporting (Psst… Free printable!)

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summer beach kids

Summer. Here's the deal... summer means different things to different people. Young children do well with routine and, well... not a lot of that happening when the final school bell rings.  My kids are in beach camp this month which has the added dilemma of camp friend dynamics, spending all … [Read more...]

Patriotic Plates

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I made these last year for the 4th but never *really* posted about them here on the blog. But I love how simple and festive they are. I also love that they can be replicated for any holiday just by using different fabric! I will give a disclaimer that these are purely decorative... obviously they … [Read more...]

Patriotic Duct Tape Placemat

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Duct Tape Placemat

Over the weekend, I popped into a dollar store to grab some materials for my Sunday segment up at Good Morning, CT... while I was wandering the aisles, I saw some colored duct tape and one thing lead to another. A patriotic idea was born! Duct tape probably won't be the first thing you reach … [Read more...]

July FFFC- Let Your Colors Burst

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furniture flipping contest

Another month, another amazeballs Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest! (Click link to see the entries and results from the first two months!) I admit to being in over my head with July's sponsor... there are SO many possibilities that I'm feeling a little creatively tongue-tied!! Unicorn SPiT is … [Read more...]

Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest June Winner

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FFFC June features

Another month another chance to share the ER-MAZING makeovers from this months's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. Flash back to June 1 when I introduced the sponsor and the theme for June (Shabby to Chic Storage... Old Fashioned Milk Paint. Woot Woot! I mentioned before, but I'll say it again... OFMP … [Read more...]

Talking… Breastesses

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In the early days of this blog I wrote about parenting and my own parental musings more often than I do now. It's not that I lost interest in all that... it had more to do with reader feedback... on the days I donned my 'mom' hat, the comments and interactions and pageviews were dramatically lower. … [Read more...]

Budget Porch Makeover

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cane porch loveseat

I never knew it, but I am TOTALLY a porch person, y'all! Our new house has this lovely porch on the back looking out over the yard. It hadn't occurred to me as a 'space' until we moved in and, well... duh, I stuck some furniture out there and realized it all needed to come together. Turns out … [Read more...]

Coffee Table To Ottoman Magic

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Today's post is a blog bucket list post. One of those projects I've had in my brain for years but finally had the space and the motivation to finish!!  Until Louisa's a little bit older, Martha has one giant room to herself and I thought this repurposed ottoman might be fun for her in there. (To … [Read more...]

How To Fake A Reclaimed Wood Plank Wall

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nursery plank wall close up

Just in time to welcome Baby Arthur, I shared the finished nursery over at Chez Ciburbanity! And I promised to post about the gorgeous plank wall. Good news... it was SO simple. Without further ado, here's a play-by-play on how to install your very own! Materials: 1x4s nailgun stud … [Read more...]

Our Early Bird

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Baby Arthur

I've missed you all! After almost three years of posting something a few times a week, it feels so funny to go even 10 days without checking in!!! I'm not one to give excuses, so I'll blame the youngest member of our family... Yep. Baby Arthur arrived 3 weeks early in the wee hours of … [Read more...]