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I Won a Modeling Contest at 37 Years Old!

I Won a Modeling Contest at 37 Years Old!

There’s something about getting older. The way it creeps up on you. It’s that moment when you notice the hood of your eyes drooping a little too much and you’re starting to look like your Grandma Violet. Or the moment when you snap a selfie and realize your face is starting to resemble a wrinkled, […]

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How to Make a DIY Drink Holder

How to Make a DIY Drink Holder

I wish my arms were twice as long so that I could reach behind and pat myself on the back! HA I know… pride is sinful, but sometimes you create something that makes you want to raise your Power Tools Prowess flag and wave that mug in the air like you just don’t care! And this […]

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The Most Forgotten Home Improvement: Our Siding!

The Most Forgotten Home Improvement: Our Siding!

The awesome folks at James Hardie sponsored this post and were interested in hearing my ramblings about siding.   I’ll admit: until recently, I’ve given very little conscious thought to the outside of my home. Yeah, it’s been that nagging little thought in the back of my head (“Okay, Serena, we’ve got to dooooo something […]

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I Love Junk More Than Fred Sanford!

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I Love Junk More Than Fred Sanford!

Sometimes I wonder where this passion of mine for junk came from. My mom claims it came from her and our many thrift trips when I was a kid. My older sister would hide in the car, embarrassed to be seen. But me–I loved going into the thrift store! When I see a pile of rubbish, […]

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How to Make a Wooden Journal

How to Make a Wooden Journal

Soooo…this thing call school is starting in 18 days. Am I ready for this?? Ummmm…..do I even need to answer that? LOL I’m on this never-ending quest to get organized, which is really hard for me. I’m a fly-by-the-seat of my pants kind of girl. So now that school’s back in session soon, I decided to get […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: A Pretty Patio Makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: A Pretty Patio Makeover

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAmericanHome #CollectiveBias I rarely entertain. I’ve never been much of a hostess. I suck at it, actually. It requires a certain amount of “pretty spaces” so you’re not embarrassed about your house when people come over. And you […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Pretty Painted Bathroom Vanity

BEFORE & AFTER: Pretty Painted Bathroom Vanity

It’s always interesting to see the evolution of a room in your house, isn’t it? You get “DIY amnesia” and forget that it used to look like a pigsty. Like this bathroom of mine. I kind of forgot it used to look this bad.   I started this project exactly 4 years ago because hubby […]

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