Chippy Turquoise Dresser {Vintage Makeover}

I saw this cute little dresser on craigslist, and I had to have it. The little mid century modern legs were to cute to turn down. I really just felt like it had to be turquoise, so I used Behr Aqua Waters and I’m really happy with the color. It’s really deep and strong and […]

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Easy DIY Photo Valentine and a Fun Extra

Max’s DIY photo valentine is complete and ready to send off to school. I made a little extra that I think the kid’s are going to have some fun with. A mini moustache on a stick. I used my Silhouette machine to cut them out from black cardstock, and hot glued them to a candy […]

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Favorite Turkey Chili

This is my favorite turkey chili recipe. It’s thick and saucy, not wimpy and watery like a lot of turkey chili recipes. It’s tasty and filling, and only 8 Weight Watcher Points Plus…if you like to keep track of that sort of thing, like me. Favorite Turkey Chili 6 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

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Easy DIY Photo Valentine

photo by Jamie Kennedy-Riley   I used a photo of Max from our Christmas photo shoot withJamie Kennedy-Riley and edited it in Picnik, which seriously took about five minutes. This is the second year I have recycled an image that we didn’t use on the Christmas card, and I think it’s an excellent way to […]

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Chalkboard Statement Wall

This summer, we were looking for a budget friendly way to decorate this large wall. We decided to try our hand at making our own chalkboard paint. So we taped off our area with green Frog Tape painter’s tape {It has a paint block barrier, and it worked flawlessly!} and followed the direction from Martha […]

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

This morning, I made our family’s favorite muffins. They are inspired by the Olallieberry muffins from Lynn’s in Cambria, California. If you’ve ever had them, you know they are really delicious and there is something so special about the tart juicy berries and the creamy rich topping together. A must for chilly mornings in Cambria. […]

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Vintage Mirror Makeover

I love this pretty little mirror, but it was collecting dust for a long time because I could not decide what color it wanted to be. I knew I would spray paint it, but what color? Maybe yellow, maybe bright white? One day I just went for it and used a color I hadn’t tried […]

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Apothecary Terrariums

I have a few apothecary jars that I have been collecting, and I use them for seasonal display. In the fall, I filled them with spray painted pine cones and for Christmas, they held red glittery ornaments. After Christmas, I was ready to freshen them up with something green and springy. I headed to Home […]

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Vintage Dresser into Media Center

For my first blog post, I am sharing a favorite project I finished recently. This is how I turned a craigslist dresser into a media center. I wanted something big to fill the huge niche that housed our TV. For months, I hunted for the right piece. Finally, a vague craigslist ad with no picture […]

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