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Paleo Banana & Coconut Chocolate Chip Bread

With extra time on our hands, and my recent diagnosis of hypothyroidism, we have been trying a lot of new recipes around here! I’m focusing on limiting grain & sugar in our diet, so I decided to give this Paleo Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip bread a try! (FYI: this is gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free) Ingredients: […]

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The New Neutral

One of my favorite things to do is to hunt around at thrift stores looking for items that could be transformed with a little TLC.  I came across this table for 50% off and was instantly drawn to the charming vintage caning on the top.  However, it’s dark glossy wood was definitely not a look […]

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Supporting Artisans through Amazon Handmade

Intentionally Supporting Artisans & Makers Did you know I actually got my start on Instagram as a small shop owner selling vintage goods?  True story.    I no longer run my shop, but that experience has left a lasting impression on me, as I now make an intentional effort to support artisans & makers by shopping […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I am so excited to decorate for the holidays!  Personally I love to savor these moments and decorate intentionally one room at a time.  Armed with a few new beautiful festive decorations from Garnet Hill and some oldies-but-goodies of my own, I had everything I needed to get the living room looking holiday-ready in no […]

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Hosting for the Holidays

This time of year, we host several gatherings in our home, from Thanksgiving to my daughter’s mid-December birthday party, as well as a Christmas party for friends.  I’ve found that simplicity is the key to really being able to enjoy hosting gatherings during the holidays.  I love to incorporate the sights, sounds, and smells of […]

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How to paint your floors in 5 easy steps

How to Paint Floors

If you want to transform a space quickly on a budget…paint is the answer!  Experience has taught me that a good can of paint can solve 90% of your home’s design problems.   So when I decided to makeover our bathroom in just 2 days with a $200 budget, there was no doubt that paint was […]

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DIY Halloween Boxtumes

There’s no denying that everywhere you look, things from the 90’s are making a comeback. So I worked with Amazon Prime to reminisce about some iconic things from the 90’s and whip up some costumes that lent a playful nod to that era. As a child of the 90’s, I vividly remember using floppy disks […]

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How to Transform Vintage Furniture with Chalked Paint

This project began with a simple statement: “Mom, I want to be an artist, and I want a rainbow on my wall.” So we emptied out a corner of my daughter’s room and decided to create an art space for her. The first step was to find a desk and chair for this space, so […]

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Amazon’s Prime Day Sales

One of my favorite days of the year:  Amazon Prime Day!  A day that I get to stay at home in my yoga pants and messy mom bun, and shop amazing deals with free shipping right from my sofa.  With a cherry coke in my hand.  Boom.  It’s pretty much a dream come true!  So […]

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