Fourth of July Decorating Ideas


I’ve never decorated at all for the Fourth of July because it always sneaks up on me and we are usually out of town over the fourth anyways. In fact, I don’t even really own anything patriotic aside from the flag we have hanging outside. This year, though, I’m really itching to show some American…

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Selecting the Right Paint Sheen

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “What paint sheen should I use?” so I thought I’d share some tips here on the blog.Paint sheen is the degree of shine your paint will have once it has dried. While there are general guidelines, the paint sheen you choose really depends on your…

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farm chicks vintage finds 2015

Farm Chicks Finds 2015

Earlier in the week I shared pictures of my Farm Chicks adventure and promised I’d be back to show you what treasures I brought home this year. I mostly bought small vintage accessories and haven’t had time this week to find spots for them in the house yet. But I still wanted to share pictures…

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vitnage vignette

The Farm Chicks Show 2015

I loved the Farm Chicks Show in Spokane, WA so much last year that I knew it was an event that I would be attending year after year. The annual vintage/antique home decor show happens the first weekend in June every year. So Jacob and I made the trek across the state last weekend and…

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metal paper organizer on wall

Trash to Treasure: Upcycled Metal Paper Organizer

I recently joined together with a group of other talented bloggers and we started a fun monthly DIY Challenge Group to inspire our readers in their own project endeavors.  This month’s challenge was to repurpose/upcycle a garage sale or thrift store item. And here is what I came up with for June’s challenge…While at a…

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coffee sack bulletin boards

Coffee Sack Bulletin Boards

One of my goals in our home office makeover was to make it more functional. Previously, we really had no systems for organization or places to keep all of our papers and craft supplies. We were constantly losing important papers and wasting so much time searching for the things we needed. One thing I wanted…

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custom desk with butcher block

Butcher Block Desk Top

Let’s just put it out there, shall we? I failed miserably at completing the office project in the 6 week time frame for the One Room Challenge. But looking on the bright side, at least it motivated me to get the project started and make a ton of progress on our much-needed office makeover. What…

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