How I Am Beating Sugar Addiction


I was going to wait to post about how I am beating my addiction to sugar after I marked 3 months without one sugar craving, but since posting a snippet about it a few weeks ago, I have been flooded with emails and comments asking for more details. I figured since it has been 11 weeks now  - it is close enough. I am happy to share how I have been getting those sugar cravings out of my life.  It is not only amazing... it is MIRACULOUS!!!! Truly a life changer that has been so easy I am still astounded when I think about it. So here are the details on how I am beating sugar addiction one … [Read More...]

How to Cut Hydrangeas So They Won’t Wilt


I know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but I am trying to take some time off to relax and enjoy the summer.  I just got back from a mini vacation down at the southern Jersey shore.  It was hard leaving my favorite place and all the wonderful salt air… 

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Transformation: Update Brass Lamps


Last week I was a speaker at 2 sessions at the Haven conference in Atlanta. I spoke with two other bloggers, Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl and Mandy from Vintage Revivals.  Before each session we each told a little bit about ourselves and a description of our blog and style. I said that I am… 

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Currently Indulging… with Pretty Bed Pillows


Happy Monday… Last night, I got back from 3 jam-packed days of fun and learning at the Haven blog conference in Atlanta.  I had a good time, but my mind is on overload. It was non-stop – sessions, learning, meeting hundreds of bloggers, catching up with friends and… parties! You also come home with tons… 

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5 Things

Identical Twins

I am headed off to the Haven blog conference in Atlanta today. I have been busy preparing for a session at which I will be speaking and have gotten a little behind in getting a post photographed for today.  Instead of posting a project on the blog while I am away, I thought it would… 

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Whip It Up in Mason Jars


My youngest daughter came home this weekend to celebrate the 4th with Ed and me.  To make her feel special on her arrival, I had a little surprise ready for her when she walked in the door that involved Mason jars. The iconic Mason Jar…  we all know and love them.  Just take a look… 

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My 4th of July Decorations


I am starting the July 4th weekend today and before I sign off for the weekend, I thought I would share some red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations with you to wish you a happy 4th. Family is coming and I have lots to prepare. Instead of flying our usual American flag this… 

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Fresh: Favorite White Paint Colors


I have been up to lots of painting the past few days. Rolling and brushing on lots of white paint. First priming with white to block the bright green paint color on the walls in my daughter’s bedroom that I am transforming. While I am busy at work trying to make progress in this room, I… 

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Demolition + Paint Colors


Happy Friday… I have been busy this past week doing some demolition and thought I would show you my progress. This was my oldest daughter’s room.  Last week I told you I had planned to make it an office for Ed, but he would rather stay downstairs, so I came up with an even better… 

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How to Decorate So You Feel at Home


Today I am taking part in the How to Decorate series hosted by Beth at Home Stories A to Z.  If you are new here and coming from Sand and Sisal – Welcome to In My Own Style. There are 25 talented bloggers joining the series sharing all week, so be sure to follow along and see… 

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What Would You Do With This?


A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to review an item from a new online vintage decor shop, Painted Fox Treasures. Of course I said yes and headed to the site. After looking at all the items the shop carries, I chose this vintage reproduction hardware bin.  I like not only… 

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Hatbox: Decorative Closet Storage


Are you ready to celebrate the first day of Summer?  I am and just in time. All week I have been concentrating my efforts on getting my work schedule planned for the next two months. When that was done, I switched gears and headed up to my clothes closet to purge and organize so my… 

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Catching Up

Creating a Meaningful Home

The Spring of 2014 is coming to a close. It has been a crazy busy one for me – all good – very exciting actually, but has me re-evaluating my time management. With Summer officially starting this Saturday I have been setting up a summer calendar for everything I need to get done in a… 

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Destination: Anna Maria Island


Happy Monday… Today I bring you greetings from Anna Maria Island, but before I show you what a fabulous time I had with 5 other bloggers for an awesome 4 day girl escape getaway, I wanted to say congrats to the 5 winners of the Duluth giveaway I held last Monday.  You can find the… 

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To: Diane… From: Dad


To help celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, I have a “reverse” Father’s Day gift to share with you, a gift that was from my dad to me. My dad passed away last December. He was 87. This is the first Father’s Day that he won’t be around and I didn’t need to find him a… 

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What’s In My Carry On Tote

Travel tote bags

Today I am sharing  something with you that fits perfectly in my life.  It is pretty new to me and I had no idea how much it was going to become part of my day-to-day comings and goings. From the market, to the beach, to the airport.  I am now the very happy owner of… 

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How to Build a Fieldstone Garden Wall


Happy Friday – are you ready for the weekend? Do you have any plans to work on the landscaping around your home?   If so, I have a project that can be done in a day or weekend with a little planning ahead. I have gotten so many emails asking about the low fieldstone garden… 

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