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5 Things You Should Recycle From the Thrift Store

5 Things You Should Recycle From the Thrift Store

  My love of thrift stores is three-fold: not only do I love finding a diamond in the rough, but they also help me decorate my home on a DIY budget, and to live a greener lifestyle. I’m not super crunchy, but I try to do my best to recycle when I can. Just imagine […]

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Feeling Beautiful Again With a New Smile and a New Look

Feeling Beautiful Again With a New Smile and a New Look

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias. Everyone tells you the greatest joys of being a work-at-home Mom blogger: your jammies become your new uniform…you can dump a load of laundry in the washer while your paint dries… and you’ve got more flexibility than […]

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How to Tile a Table Top With Your Own Ceramic Tiles

How to Tile a Table Top With Your Own Ceramic Tiles

Sometimes a project comes along that makes you wish you could hide your head in the sand and just forget about it. Do you ever have those projects, too? Because that’s how this project started. I procrastinated like you wouldn’t believe because I wasn’t really sure how it was going to turn out. So the […]

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Achieving My 2015 Goals with Focus and Immune Support

Achieving My 2015 Goals with Focus and Immune Support

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias A couple months ago I shared with you my ultimate makeover for 2015: my career. More specifically, my goal of leaving my “day job” and […]

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We’re Got the “Junk-Free” January Room Challenge Winners!

We’re Got the “Junk-Free” January Room Challenge Winners!

Wow, it only took me nearly 20 days past when our 30-Day “Junk-Free” January Room Challenge ended to randomly pick winners, but finally–WE HAVE WINNERS! Actually, we’re all winners, because we did amazing work! (See all of the challengers’ room makeovers HERE). So let’s jump right in! This cycle of 30-Day Room Challenge we had some amazing […]

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How to Clean Your Oven With No Harsh Chemicals

How to Clean Your Oven With No Harsh Chemicals

We moved into this house over 4 years ago and not once has it occurred to me to clean the oven. {{{insert embarrassing palm slap here}}}. I used to think my sons’ toilets were the grossest thing in our house, but clearly, after taking on this challenge, I see that it was our oven! EEK! Be […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: My Pretty and Colorful Basement Home Office Makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: My Pretty and Colorful Basement Home Office Makeover

I feel like Mama just got a new apartment. What used to be a cluttered, uninspiring basement (where I painted my furniture projects), has now turned into hundreds of square feet of living space for my family me. I turned this boring, dreary basement into a pretty and colorful basement home office for my 30-Day “Junk-Free” […]

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