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Chalk Paint Reveal

Remember that time I posted my foray into chalk paint? Well, obviously it’s long since been finished.  This goodwill steal was destined to be the home of our printer.  It’s handy wheels made it easy to roll the printer out on the rare occurrence that we’d actually use it (for printing….. wedding invitations?!?) while generally… Continue reading Chalk Paint Reveal

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

We’re still all aglow from our recent Engagement – no date set just yet, but we’re getting there with the wedding planning.  So much to think about! In the meantime, this fabulous update occurred (actually back in February, but who’s counting?) For Valentine’s Day, we actually celebrated at Ikea of all places.  Our local store… Continue reading You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

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Good Housekeeping FEATURE?!?!

We get fun bumps here and there to the blog.  Usually it’s from Pinterest.  Or our one EPIC bump care of my favorite bloggers, John & Sherry of Young House Love, when we met them on their book tour and Bill drew them a castle.  But I just realized…. WE WERE FEATURED.  ON THE HOME … Continue reading Good Housekeeping FEATURE?!?!

Crafty · Our Story

This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

HI! *echoesthroughouttheemptyness* It’s been a while.  But rather than give excuses, let’s just get to it then, shall we? Everyone’s family has traditions, especially around the holidays.  For my family, one of those traditions was the telling of the story of Meriweather the Elf. Ages ago, my mother had typed up the story and even… Continue reading This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

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DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

If you’ve ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you’re likely familiar with the joy of ‘unboxing’ — the simple act of getting to open your brand new device.  Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

Decor · Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Our Story

FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff

Yes, that’s right — we’ve achieved a goal!  We hung things on the wall! Ok, technically, these were hung before thanksgiving.  …..yes, we’re that behind in blogland.  Oops!  The frame on the right is a framed print we got when touring the Yuengling Brewery a few summers ago.  It’s lived in a tube since then,… Continue reading FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff

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Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art

About a month ago Pittsburgh hosted the annual home show.  Ordinarily, as we aren’t technically home-owners (renters unite!) we usually skip it, but we managed to get our hands on some free tickets and figured, why not? We slip in late morning, and one of the first things we encounter is a lady with a… Continue reading Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art

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Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

Obviously, things haven’t been terribly busy here on the blog lately.  That isn’t to say that life itself hasn’t been busy.  Infact that’s wholly opposite from the truth!  But we did find some time to deck the halls… Our tree this year took on a woodsy-mercury-glass theme.  You’ll recognize the smaller glass balls with the… Continue reading Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

Decor · Projects · Thrifting

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

We have a pretty big-deal holiday coming up.  Thanksgiving. Ok ok, sure, no biggie.  It’s a day to hang out with family, watch football, and eat a ridiculous amount of food.  That’s not a big deal.  BUT — THIS YEAR WE’RE HOSTING.  Yes, that’s right, we are cooking the bird and the pies and all… Continue reading Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping

Earlier this week I showed you some art that was hung up a tad last-minute… It’s a work in progress, but I wanted to balance the whole wall a  bit better.  So let’s take a look below…There, on the console table, are a few old objects and a few new.  You should recognize the frame… Continue reading Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping

Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Projects · Series

Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

Remember that time I showed you the cool little flower still life we scored at the ReStore? Yeahhh… that was February.  Nearly a year ago.  And where has this cute little frame been?  Sitting behind my purse on our console table, waiting to be hung on the wall. Then we had formal plans for our… Continue reading Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

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Adding Pantry to the Closet

So we shared last week about how I spiffed up the hall closet to make it my own. Well, I forgot to share the right side of the closet, where yes, we still keep our pantry goods. Down there on the bottom we have a handy stool to make it easier to quickly get to… Continue reading Adding Pantry to the Closet

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Creating an Organized, Cute Closet

So I left you the other day with my closet half-done with a fun chevron carpet on the floor and not much else. Not bad, but a fun floor covering does not a closet make. So I needed handy means of storing both random assortments of things as well as clothes and shoes. Of course… Continue reading Creating an Organized, Cute Closet

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That Time When I Took Over The Closet

So as has been established, Bill and I moved in together.  We took this little 1 bedroom apartment and made it fit two people’s stuff.  It wasn’t terribly difficult, but it wasn’t easy either.  The biggest challenge?  Closet space. Though I’ve never showed it, the bedroom only has one closet.  No big deal, but the… Continue reading That Time When I Took Over The Closet