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BEFORE & AFTERs: My Pretty Pink File Cabinets!

BEFORE & AFTERs: My Pretty Pink File Cabinets!

I’m not a “girly-girl,” but for some reason, I love girly rooms. Feminine rooms with pinks and purples and prettiness (have you seen my laundry room makeover?). I think it all stems from when I was a little girl; even though I was a tomboy, I wanted a pretty bedroom but never got one. And now, […]

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Join the 28-Day “Finish It Up” February Challenge!

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Join the 28-Day “Finish It Up” February Challenge!

You know what’s worse than never starting a project? Starting a project and never finishing it! One brilliant reader (Omaira!!) came up with a great idea for February: the 28-Day “Finish It Up” February Challenge!!! The idea is that we will all commit to choose 5-10 projects we never finished and work on them in […]

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How to Make a DIY Polka Dot Stencil from Paint Chips

How to Make a DIY Polka Dot Stencil from Paint Chips

Being let go from my job recently did something miraculous: it forced me to get even more creative so that I don’t have to spend money! With a steady paycheck, I didn’t think twice about buying a $7 – $20 stencil! But now, I’m in “Super Thrift Mode.” Plus, I was in the midst of creating […]

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Carving Out More “Me” Time in 2015

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Carving Out More “Me” Time in 2015

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, All You®, and Real Simple® but all my opinions are my own. #PMedia #NewYearMeTime  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV If there’s one thing I have never apologized for it’s being a little selfish with my time and goals. Some women give, give, give (then complain […]

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How to Make the Cutest DIY Emergency Car Kit

How to Make the Cutest DIY Emergency Car Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone! #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias   You know what is one of my greatest fears? (Besides a zombie apocalypse, that is): getting stranded in my car!!! As crafty and savvy as I am with a paint brush, you can count me out […]

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When A Blogger Loses Her “Day Job”

When A Blogger Loses Her “Day Job”

After losing my job last week, I went through so many emotions: I went from glee (Yes! Maybe I can be a full-time blogger now! They did me a favor!)… …to scared (How the heck can we afford to pay our bills now?!)… …to pathetic (I failed my family!)… …to resolve (Well, I guess that’s […]

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The Mid-Century Modern Dressers That DIDN’T Get Away

The Mid-Century Modern Dressers That DIDN’T Get Away

The thrift store is a dangerous place. I’ve decided that I just need to stay away unless I am prepared to splurge. I went there on Saturday to just “drop off a few donations,” happy with the fact that it’s just a curbside drop-off. No threat of dragging yet another piece home, right? WRONG. Then I saw […]

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