Remodeling a Foreclosure

Remolding a foreclosure.  Tearing out tile for hardwood - there's a video to watch as welll!

This post is sponsored by Build Direct. Without question the hardest room to remodel in our #newoldmtnhome was our kitchen and family open floor plan room.  Remodeling is hard all by itself, but when it comes to remodeling a foreclosure and an older one at that, it becomes way more complicated. I mean…it turned out… 

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Adding art and texture to your home + a GIVEAWAY!

How to add art and texture to your home.

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Minted.   Scroll down to enter giveaway. It’s hard to believe I’m at this place… You know the place where layers and textures start entering your house to make it a home. While we’ve been renovating, remodeling and cleaning, our house felt good, but not like home. You know you’re… 

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Sofa Inspiration for your Home

Sofa Inspiration for the home

This post is sponsored by Jonathan Louis Furniture and Macy’s. Being that I’m in the 40+ club, as in years, I’ve seen many furniture styles come & go. Heck, I learned to walk on green shag carpet while holding on to a red sofa that was rather shiny for balance.   That’s me on the… 

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Blue Velvet Sofa Dreaming

Inspiration colors for the Family Room

This post is sponsored by Jonathan Louis Furniture for Macy’s. I can’t believe we are at this point. You know the part of where all your planning & dreaming starts to really happen. The part of carrying around fabric samples in your purse right next to your lipstick and phone.  Because you’ve been Blue Velvet Sofa… 

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Valentines Gallery Wall

A Collection of FREE Valentine's Printables.  Plus DIY crafts ideas you can make in minutes

I couldn’t help myself. Blush, Bashful & Gold are my signature colors, especially in this “PINK” season we’re in. I just had to get some in my home decor!  Since I had recently decorated my mantel in a Winter Bliss theme, I thought it would be fun to make a Valentines Gallery Wall full of… 

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Subway Tile Backsplash Installation

Simple tips and ideas on what to do when doing a tile backsplash

This post of our Subway Tile Backsplash Installation is sponsored by Floor and Decor. Truth be told, I’ve been dreaming of a white kitchen long before Pinterest ever existed.  I wanted white cabinets, dark hard wood floors, white subway tile, and marble countertops for most of my adult life.  I have several picture clippings,  still… 

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My Winter Bliss Mantel with Free Printable

Winterscape Mantel with a Birch Wood Wreath

Well hello – hello, my friends. Yes,  it’s been awhile. I’ve missed posting here, truly I have. But I felt like I needed a little break away + our life seems in complete disarray at this moment in time.  But life is so good, blissful and sweet.  It really is, and it’s hard to make… 

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Merry Bright and Brassy

The Perfect Foyer Pendant Light Fixture and a mini Christmas Home Tour

This post is sponsored by Lamp Plus Merry Bright and Brassy.  Oh yes, I believe that describes me and this house to a “T” and perhaps the color black thrown in for good measure as well.  Since we just moved in over Thanksgiving week, the house is barely decorated for Christmas.  So don’t expect elaborate… 

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Wood Burning Insert Fireplace Makeover

Painting a wood burning fireplace insert and mantel

This post is sponsored by “Your Big Finish” a giveaway & campaign from Black+Decker There’s no question with the disclaimer up there that this is a sponsored post.  However, I positively love that Black+Decker is actually wanting to start a movement to get unfinished projects done in your home!!!  Such as paint, crown modeling, shelves… 

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Paint colors for the Living Room, Dining and Foyer

Foyer, Living, Bath and Dining Room Inspiration

Have I ever mentioned I used to sell lipstick for a living? Well, lipstick and a few other cosmetics items. Fresh out of college, I became an Elizabeth Arden Cosmetic counter girl. You know…”Well, paint my door red and call me Elizabeth Arden.”  That was me!  (can you name that movie???) I absolutely loved it. It… 

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