holiday home tour 2018

holiday home tour 2018

If I’m being completely honest, I don’t love decorating for holidays. Which may come as a shock to some of you, but seriously … it’s such a pain. You only leave it up for a short while, the trends change from year-to-year so it can get costly, and I rarely have guests or host any kind of gatherings so .. what’s the point? My dear sweet husband LOVES Christmas, however, and he gets excited about decorating every year. So, I push my grinch-ness aside just for him.

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DIY Bathroom Vanity Makeover for Under $100

DIY Bathroom Vanity Makeover for Under $100

Anyone ever put off a home project because you just weren’t sure what the heck to do? I can relate.

Our little home was built in 1970 and it is most obvious in the bathroom. We have an avocado green bathtub and tile shower with a lime green tile floor. I absolutely love how much character it has, but I knew it would need a carefully planned and whimsical makeover. When we moved into our home in March 2016, I painted half of the vanity white and then decided I didn’t like it. Then, I didn’t do ANYTHING with it until last month (over 1.5 years later). Oops.

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the easiest diy manicure

the easiest diy manicure

Nothing makes me feel like I have my life together more than a good manicure. I used to get my nails done at the salon every two weeks without fail, but it got to be soo expensive and the acrylic eventually made my nails so weak and brittle that they were constantly aching. I never would have dreamed that press-on nails could be such a durable and beautiful solution. Whenever I wear them, people compliment them and ask me what salon I go to. Most people are SHOCKED when I tell them they are a press-on manicure I get for less than $10 at CVS.

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CHEAP & EASY DIY: How to Spray Paint Shutters

CHEAP & EASY DIY: How to Spray Paint Shutters

My husband and I have been in our home for a little over a year now. While we do not own the home, we are pretty tight with the landlords and they let us have free reign over the renovation and beautification of the home. Perks of being related to the landlords, I suppose ;). We have done some MAJOR improvement on the inside, but have hardly done any updates to the outside. Many of the things we want to do out there are costly and not fiscally sensible for a house we don’t own. We recently found one quick, cheap, and easy way to instantly beautify the exterior: the shutters.

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diy table and & chair makeover for under $50

diy table and & chair makeover for under $50

My husband and I moved to our current home about a year ago. We did a pretty extensive renovation and it left very little budget for furnishings. Our dining room table was a black, square table from Ikea that my dad bought me for one of my first apartments when I was 19 years old. That table served me well in all the places I drug it to, but it didn't exactly fit into my "rustic eclectic" (is that a thing? I am making it a thing.) motif in the home I share with my hubs. One year later, we still don't have much wiggle room in our budget, but change was necessary. We cook dinner almost every night and eating on the couch is not an option with our little lab pup. What's a gal to do? DIY it on the cheap, of course! 

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