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DIY Rolling Library Ladder Tutorial

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February 24, 2020

I love rolling library ladders! My initial love stemmed from watching the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”. I loved the library ladder in the bookshop that Belle rolled so gracefully across the room on! I knew I wanted a rolling ladder somewhere in the house. In the end, we decided to put one in […]

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Should You Choose Marble Countertops?

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February 16, 2020

Should you choose marble countertops? If you are trying to decide if you should install marble counters, I feel for you! It’s not a simple decision. We installed honed Carrara marble countertops in our kitchen 10 years ago and our kitchen is heavily used by the whole family including two kids. Functionality and durability were […]

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How To Make A Valentine’s Day Heart Piñata

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January 30, 2020

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this cute little mini heart pinata is an easy addition to your Valentine’s Day decor! I’m making one for each of my girls this year to hang at their places at the table. I usually make them a special breakfast and put out a few little decor […]

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13 Fun Finds to Help You Get Organized

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January 10, 2020

It’s that time of year! Time for a fresh start! I love decluttering & organizing in January to prepare for the new year ahead! I know Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but I love a good clean and purge after the holidays almost as much as all the Christmas bustle! Here […]

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7 Ways To Use Essential Oils For Stomach Flu

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January 5, 2020

So we got hit with the stomach flu last week. My 8-year-old daughter woke up at about midnight feeling hot and sick. Sure enough next came the rounds of vomiting and diarrhea! I was resigning myself to a sleepless night of sweaty sick smells and general misery when I remembered my essential oils! This was […]

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How We Upgraded Our Small Home Entryway

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January 3, 2020

Our small home entryway was one of the first design challenges that we tackled when we bought this house. The front door opened directly into the main living space! This is a common problem in a lot of older houses so we had to get creative to create a separate entryway in a small home. […]

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Home Improvement Project Planner

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January 3, 2020

This year Mark and I have decided to focus on finishing home improvement projects around the house so that we can move on to some new dreams and goals! To stay on track we decided to do a “project of the month” each month. This way we focus on one thing at a time. And […]

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Before & After – A Small Living Room Renovation

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January 3, 2020

The living room space in our house was in desperate need of a makeover! It had good bones with a large front window, wood-burning fireplace and vaulted ceilings. But it was also extremely dated and in need of a facelift! We transformed it on a budget with a little creativity! Here are our best tips […]

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Small House Renovation – A Modern Farmhouse Makeover

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January 2, 2020

When we initially set eyes on our current home, it was definitely not love at first sight! But it was in a prime location, the price was right and it came with 4 beautiful treed and fenced acres of land. It even had its own pond! When we drove down the driveway something about it […]

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7 Tiny Master Bathroom Design Tips

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January 2, 2020

When we were house hunting one thing that was high on our list of wants was a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Well, our wish was granted with this house…sort of!! The ensuite bathroom was incredibly small and we had to get creative to make it functional! Here are 7 tiny master bathroom design […]

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