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Happy Autumn! I realize that people living anywhere other than Phoenix may not be as incredibly excited as I am that it is officially the beginning of fall.  This one day is a promise that we might actually see the end of triple digit temps sooner rather than later.  I’m so thrilled that I decorated […]

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Is it me or did this work week take a while? Maybe it was the anticipation of the long weekend…or maybe it’s because I crammed a lot into this week! Either way, I’m glad for a break and thought I’d share another Pinterest project with you before checking out for the next few days. Click […]

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My friend, Cathy, is a horse lover and calls her beautiful animals her “kids” so it was an easy choice to make her a horseshoe craft for her birthday this year. Using this pinspiration (HA! Get it? Pinterest inspiration), I created something special and one-of-a-kind for her. No tutorial this time, since it was a pretty […]

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It’s the season of babies! Seems like so many people I know are born in the summer months, and this year is no exception.  To help cut down on costs for baby shower gifts, I try to get creative and crafty (and yes, I’m avoiding the word “cheap” here!).  This sweet gift cost less than […]

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Recently I stumbled across a cheap little telephone table at a thrift store while visiting family up north. It seemed like the perfect fit for our entry in the living room, and I thought I might be able to spruce it up to fit right in. As if that wasn’t convincing enough to buy it, […]

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Every year my husband and I make an effort to visit all of our mothers for Mother’s Day.  I like to try to see my sisters too. Sometimes I’ll do a Mother’s Day brunch at our house for my family, and then we will go to either one of Joe’s parent’s places to see one […]

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Just a quick post today! We’ve been wanting to get a matching trash can for our master bathroom in an oil rubbed bronze finish but seriously? Trash cans are absurdly expensive! We had a can that was in a brushed aluminum finish and it was perfectly effective at collecting all our trash, so I thought, […]

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I hope your week is going well! I’m looking forward to this weekend (as usual), but I’m excited because Saturday  I’ll be hiking AND shopping all in one day! And with one of my favorite people , no less! It’s like a slice of Amy Heaven 😀 In the meantime, I’m excited about the curtains […]

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