The Vintage Pearl Giveaway


  Today we have a giveaway from The Vintage Pearl ~ creators of “simple, unique, sentimental, custom handstamped necklaces, bracelets & other keepsakes.” Have a special date or occasion that you would like to create a one-of-a-kind gift for?  The Vintage Pearl would love to help.  They handcraft each item in their studio. The Vintage […]

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7 Ways to Change it Up When There’s No Cash in the Decorating Envelope

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  I’m a craver of change in my home and I’ve come to accept the fact that it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m discontent but that I simply enjoy a little shift of scenery.  I mean, it’s not like I go out and buy a new sofa and throw the old one away every time I […]

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Bookcases and Things of That Nature


real living july 2009 I’ve been looking for a bookcase? shelf? whatever the current name of this thing is, for awhile now.  I like the sturdy look of theses shelves. cases?  I thought maybe I could find something similar at Ikea, since it reminds me of my expedit shelf but, nope, they discontinued whatever it […]

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From Hate to Love

stuffed sailfish on wall

I love this wall. I used to hate it.  It was completely awkward and is the main wall in our downstairs area, it’s just a wall island with a closet and some kitchen cabinets on the other side. You can kind of see the wall in this photo behind the toile sofa before I moved […]

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Giveaway Day Fall 2011 Winners!

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We know that everyone is a winner ~  what I want to know is, did you win one of the amazing giveaways from these incredible sponsors?  Let’s see if you won! {or perhaps a few of them are offering a coupon code or free shipping for those who didn’t win?}  Click away! 1.  Fieldstone Hill […]

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The Life and Times of a Kmart Table

kmart table

Are you so tired of me talking about this table? I wrote an entire post about how we use this table just a few months ago.  We bought it for $40 about nine years ago.  That was back when lots of KMarts were going out of business.  It’s just your average inexpensive kitchen table that […]

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