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Clipping Coupons When You Hate Clipping Coupons

Clipping Coupons When You Hate Clipping Coupons

When I was in college, I used to clip stacks of Sunday coupons. I’d call my then-boyfriend-now-husband to gloat about how I just bought a can of shaving cream for–gasp!–25 cents. SCORE! After college, I still clipped. Not “Extreme Coupons” clipping, but enough to save here and there. But something happened along the way. LIFE happened–we had […]

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Bullet Casings, Stinky Toilets, and an Ugly Vanity

Bullet Casings, Stinky Toilets, and an Ugly Vanity

  Catchy title, huh? That about sums up how my week has been going. It’s actually all pretty interesting. Let me explain– As you know, me and 44 of my readers friends have been working on transforming a room in our house for our 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge. I’ve been tackling my horrific kids’ bathroom. That’s […]

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My Kids’ Bathroom is a Rat Hole

My Kids’ Bathroom is a Rat Hole

  I have to warn you. What you’re about to see is NASTY. I’m not intentionally trying to make your stomach queazy, but it could very well happen. I’m going to show you pics of my kids’ bathroom as I make (slow) progress for my 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge. For those with squeamish stomachs, […]

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Confession Friday: I’m Slowly Killing Myself

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Confession Friday: I’m Slowly Killing Myself

  I have a confession to make today. It’s one I have always known, but somehow, I thought it wasn’t a big deal, that I just needed to keep pushing on, because, after all, I have dreams. And goals. And how else am I going to make it happen than to push myself to the […]

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Make Your Own DIY Rustic Wood Wall Art

Make Your Own DIY Rustic Wood Wall Art

  No one should ever criticize a DIY’er for hoarding stuff. No one. Because usually, we end up doing something fabulous and useful with it. Doesn’t matter that it’s years later or next week. The point is, we know a keeper when we see it. That’s what happened to me two years ago. I had […]

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The 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge Has Begun!!

The 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge Has Begun!!

  Imagine walking into that room in your house that you would be so embarrassed for your friends or family to ever see. You know….that room that you keep shut when company is over…….That outdated room…..That room that has become the “catch all” for everything you don’t know where to put…. Or, you’re simply bored […]

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How to Build, Paint, and Install a Custom DIY Mailbox

How to Build, Paint, and Install a Custom DIY Mailbox

  Imagine you saw this weather-beaten, decaying mailbox post, leaning over in one last honorable attempt to collect your mail? If you’re like most people, you’d run to Home Depot, buy yourself one of those handy mailbox kits, and self-install it in one afternoon. That’s what normal people do. BEFORE   Me?? I got this crafty idea […]

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