Our barn, a mid-century cedar shingled and semi-abandoned structure receives a facelift.

Emily vs. Barn, The Makeover Story

I mean, I’ll be damned if staining the barn didn’t add a few $$$$ to our …

April 28, 2017 in Barn
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Painting a cedar shingled barn with oxford brown olympic opaque stain.

Emily vs. Barn

I just set out to update the look of our barn, referring to it as my …

April 20, 2017 in Barn
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Our new-to-us vintage moroccan boucherouite rug from bazaarliving.com

Be My Boucherouite

We took a week-long vacation in Casablanca, Morocco for a wedding – that was more than 4 …

February 21, 2017 in Decor, Flooring
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Rainbow knifes in a DIY knife rack using a piece of scrap wood.

Lots of Reads

For awhile now I’ve been meaning to assemble a list of links so you can …

February 16, 2017 in DIY Network Projects
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A colorful handmade beaded mobile for the baby's nursery.

You’re Getting Very, Very Sleepy.

Much to my own surprise, I’ve done very little in the way of making my …

January 09, 2017 in Bedrooms, DIY, For the Kids
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A new Heat & Glo gas fireplace insert from Heat & Glo with very realistic looking embers and flames.

Great Wall of Fire

We finished 2016 off right with the installation of a gas fireplace, and celebrated by blazing our …

January 06, 2017 in Living Room
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A tall kid's teepee from Minted as a Christmas surprise for our kids.

Things I’m Gifting, and My Picks While Online Shopping

Not to brag, but I’m about 72% done with my holiday shopping and feeling pretty …

November 27, 2016 in Holiday-Related Projects, Supporting Sponsors
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How to make a DIY lightbox using a shadowbox picture frame.

How I Made My Own Light Box

We moved the girls into a bedroom together a few months ago to make space …

November 02, 2016 in Decor, DIY, For the Kids
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Open shelving above the refrigerator.

A 21st Century Fridge In a 1950’s Kitchen

Agree with me on this: There are really only just a few moments in life that render …

October 20, 2016 in DIY, Kitchen
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Sam's Birth Announcement from Minted.com

Maternity Leave + Minted

Hey guys, Minted sponsored this post and we also teamed up to gift one reader a $250 credit …

September 30, 2016 in For the Kids, Supporting Sponsors
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