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How to stop unwanted junk mail in three easy steps

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Hello my friends! I hope you had a great week! We just got back from a great week away in North Carolina. Our son did the Duke basketball camp and we can't recommend it enough. It was a fantastic program and we'll be back next year for sure. 

It was so great to be away for a week -- my husband and I truly relaxed and just enjoyed not...

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Finding the perfect lights for a fraction of the cost

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Hello my friends! I hope your weekend was great. I have lighting on the mind lately -- I picked the wrong lights for the wall in the loft/craft room redo that I'm working on and need to find something else that works better. I don't often misstep with that kind of thing but the ones I got are crazy big!
I need to reevaluate and I think I...

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Refinishing my future heirloom

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Hello there and happy Friday! I'm super excited about this project -- one, because it turned out beautifully. Two, because it's a piece that means a lot to me and I'm thrilled to have given it new life.
I work with Minwax occasionally and share ideas using their products because I LOVE them. This time they asked that I share a...

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Our beautiful outdoor dining room

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Oh my goodness, we got so much crossed off the to do list last week -- at least as far as outdoor projects are concerned. :) I've been so excited to show you! Our deck was in desperate need of staining -- it's been years since we did it last. I didn't take a before pic but it looked even worse than these photos from last spring:

We've...

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My simple kitchen command station

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Hello all! Hope your weekend was great! I was sick all weekend -- at first I was frustrated I couldn't get anything done but then I embraced it and just enjoyed laying around and watching movies for 72 hours straight. Now I'm on the mend and trying to catch up from my lazy days. :)

I'll be hard at work on some outdoor projects this week...

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Showing off Rachel!

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Hello my friends! I have a fantastic blogger to share with you this weekend! Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors has a beautiful blog and home and I know you will love her! I've been planning to share her for some time and I'm excited today is the day. :)
Of course I have to start with her beautiful kitchen redo -- the best part about it is...

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How to organize the junk drawer in easy three steps

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Hey hey! It is a stunning day here in Indiana and I'm heading out soon to take advantage of this beautiful weather. I want to work on a little gardening and cleaning out the garage a bit. I'm so thankful I am done with the massive purge of our house I told you about a couple weeks ago. I still have a lot to share about the process,...

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How to Grow the Beautiful Peony

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Hello there! How was your weekend? Ours was fantastic. Sorry for the silence late last week -- I planned to post on Friday but we drove all night long to get home from a quick trip out of town. I was exhausted and then we had a full day when we got home. 

I'm back at it this week and it's our first full week home on summer break. I'm...

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Hardwoods in the loft and beefing up the door trim

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Well hello all! It feels like forever since I've been writing to you all. I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend! A lot has happened in the loft already and I'm excited to show you the progress. Keep in mind I show you updates in real time so this is truly how it looks as I'm going. I wish I could show you a beautiful space each and...

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Yummy Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

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Hello there! Hope you had a beautiful weekend! Our weather felt like summer may be sticking around for good -- it was perfect! I got so much done outside -- I've been focusing on the inside up till now and it felt good to get out.

We hung with friends this weekend for a going away party and I made one of my favorite desserts EVER. I'm not...

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