Decorating With Stumps When You are Stumped

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I have this weird angled wall in our foyer/entryway area that you see right when you walk in the front door.  I knew I wanted something tall, thin, unexpected and inexpensive.  And it sat empty for a long time until I saw these two fat stumps with the bark already removed at Angela’s house.  I […]

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Debt Free Decorating Part 1:: Yard Sales

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yard sale ottoman $5 This is the first post in a series on debt free decor. One of the most common words I hear are…I want a pretty house but we are on a tight budget, how do I do it? Yard sales were one of the first ways I ever purchased anything for our […]

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They Lie

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I received a little catalog from a reputable furniture company the other day. It’s so easy to see pretty pictures and read words and find yourself thinking that all you have to do is simply agree to pay $271 measly dollars a month for 3 short years and you’ll have your one room full of […]

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Bird Watching & Winners

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Here are the winners of the decorative blocks from DaySpring: And here is the winner of the $150 shopping spree: If you see your comment up there, you should have already received an email from me with instructions. Visit The Nest Files for inspiration this week. Have a great weekend!  

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Royal Design Studio Stencil Giveaway


  These beautiful walls were created with stencils from Royal Design Studio.  I’m sure you’ve seen all the fuss in blogland about how easy stencils are to work with and it’s obvious what a huge impact they can make for the investment.   Two lucky winners will get a $50 gift certificate to purchase a stencil […]

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18 Summers

My youngest, the speed reader and hockey goalie has 9 more summers around here. We are half done. My adventurous outdoorsman only has eight summers left in the confines of our home. And after five more summers this scuba loving fella will be off to college. May this summer be slow and full of wonder.  […]

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