What to do with bad paintings

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, you might have seen this ridiculously ugly painting. I bought it at Goodwill a few weeks ago. Don’t judge. I actually passed it by several times, not giving it a second thought. It was priced at $30, which was, to me, overpriced for a painting that (read more…)

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Simple ideas for storing Christmas decor

We are just recovering from a haze of the Christmas stomach flu, but already I’m anxious to put away the holiday decor and get ready for a New Year’s bash next week. I love to find stylish storage solutions because they just make me happy and if I can achieve form *and* function, I’m having (read more…)

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Christmas home tour

We have only lived here about 8 months, but we’re loving settling in for our first Christmas at our home here in the desert of Phoenix. Today I’m sharing a look inside our house to give you a peek at how we decorated for Christmas this year. Come on in! I love our simple felt (read more…)

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A peek inside our scrappy Christmas home

Welcome to our home… We’ve lived here a little over four months, and our renovations still aren’t done. Downstairs half  bath? Still looks scary. Office? Barely set up. Baseboards throughout the house? Not even close. I’ve decided to stop caring, at least for the holidays. Home renovation is a long-term process, and as much as (read more…)

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DIY gift numbering

I wasn’t an overly sneaky kid, never once did I secretly unwrap gifts for a peek! Promise. I was however an eager gift-shaker. And a great guesser. By Christmas morning I had a pretty good idea of what treasures were coming my way. So my clever Mom came up with a plan: she numbered all (read more…)

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