Dear Santa "Handlettered" Scroll Artwork

Dear Santa "Handlettered" Scroll Artwork

I posted about how much I loved the Hearth and Hand collection at Target and since then I have been staring at my Letters to Santa mailbox wondering how I could incorporate a letter to Santa. On instagram I have been seeing a lot of handlettering on scrolls for Christmas. I have even looked up a few of them but they are bit expensive for my budget. I decided why not try to create a smaller version using kraft paper and my Cricut!. 

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Christmas Tree Collars and Baskets

Christmas Tree Collars and Baskets

I have always loved the look of a basket or a tree collar under a Christmas tree but always had a hard time finding one. Well I finally found one this year and actually learned that they were called tree collars! I thought it would be a great idea to round up some of my favorites for you. Since posting my tree on instagram and on the blog a few days ago I have had a lot of messages about the collar. So let's talk about the tree collar.

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Mixed Metals Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Mixed Metals Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Every year I try to switch my christmas tree up a bit and this year is no different. After decorating neutral for fall I knew I wanted switch up my normal rustic christmas tree to a more farmhouse neutral tree. I love the idea of mixing metals. Silver and gold together used to be a faux paux but it is very much in right now. Heck I would've added rose gold too if it the ornaments in store didn't looks so pink. 

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Hearth and Hand with Magnolia an Honest Review of the Fixer Upper Target line

Hearth and Hand with Magnolia an Honest Review of the Fixer Upper Target line

The day has come! The Hearth and Hand with Magnolia is officially out at Target and I just had to stop into my local store to check it out. Now I had really high expectations so I thought I would share my thoughts, what I bought, what I wanted to buy and what I wouldn't buy. 

Now I didn't run to the store at opening, I learned my lesson with Lilly Pulitzer. I went in around 2pm expecting nothing to be on the shelves. To my surprise the aisles were still very full! My target had 2 dedicated employees restocking as you bought. I was impressed by this! 

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DIY Kitchen Renovation

DIY Kitchen Renovation

It's time to reveal the full DIY kitchen renovation, finally! This has been a year in the making from painted cabinets, IKEA butcherblock countertops, a new stove, microwave, larger dishwasher, apron front sink, new Moen faucet, garbage disposal, adding crown molding and peel and stick glass tile backsplash. All of this was done on a budget and projects that I could do myself or reach out to friends and family for help. No contractors! It's about accessing your space, budget and your abilities. Renovations don't have to be intimidating when you plan your projects around what you can do or learn to do. Being a single homeowner doesn't mean I have to have a dated kitchen! 

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Choosing the right oven and microwave

Choosing the right oven and microwave

The perfect kitchen is designed as a place to gather and enjoy delicious food. It is hard to do that without an oven. Right before I was starting the kitchen renovation my oven decided to stop heating to the correct temperatures. I mean it was all over the map either too hot or stone cold. I was lucky enough to work with GE Appliances on finding the right stove and microwave for me. 

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Fall Farmhouse Decor

Fall Farmhouse Decor

Fall Decor might just be my favorite decor. Today I am rounding up a bunch of my favorite farmhouse fall decor ideas from some of the best bloggers around. From DIY projects to styling items you purchased Fall decor doesn't need to be difficult to be beautiful. This year I am definitely seeing a lot of farmhouse decor incorporated into fall. In fact I went full farmhouse with my decor this year, check it out here

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What Can Be Put Down the Garbage Disposal?

What Can Be Put Down the Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposals aren't glamorous to talk about but let's face it I never want to have a kitchen without one. While I was renovating my kitchen Moen was kind enough to send me a garbage disposal for my new farmhouse sink.  I was super excited about this because my current garbage disposal wasn't in the best shape. It was a combination of the old owners and user error on my behalf. Mainly coffee grounds. I had no idea that coffee grounds were bad for garbage disposals. Coffee grounds can build up in the drain pipes and eventually clog your pipes. 

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11 DIY Farmhouse Signs

11 DIY Farmhouse Signs

One thing about farmhouse decor that seems to be consistent is farmhouse signs. Today I rounded up 11 DIY Farmhouse signs. This weekend I went to the Vintage Bazzar in Eliot Maine and let me tell you every time I turned a corner I saw more of these signs. They seemed to range from $35 upwards to $195 depending on the size. Yup the same signs I have been making in my basement for years. (On a side note I think I need to start selling signs). Well if you want to save some cash and put in the time I want to show you guys 11 signs that you could make next weekend. 

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15 Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Items on Amazon

15 Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Items on Amazon

My kitchen renovation is just about done I just need to finish decorating it. I thought I would share with you today 15 of my favorite farmhouse kitchen decor items on Amazon. If you're like me you are either yardsale hopping or at the flea looking for farmhouse decor every weekend. Well ever since the Fixer Upper phenomenon it can be few and far between in finding vintage farmhouse decor. So for my kitchen, while I am still on the hunt for vintage items, I turned to online to find some decor that fits my style. 

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Installing Peel and Stick Glass Tiles

Installing Peel and Stick Glass Tiles

Yes you read that right! Today I am going to show you how we installed peel and stick glass tiles. When I was in Georgia last summer I saw a demo from Aspect Tile and I could not believe that they had peel and stick glass tiles. I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do in my kitchen renovation.

Let me just remind you of how my kitchen looked before we started renovations. You can check out all the progress so far here

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Adding crown molding to your kitchen cabinets.

Adding crown molding to your kitchen cabinets.

We are in the home stretch of the renovation! Now I didn’t love how the cabinets didn’t go to the ceiling and I just couldn’t get over it. I know there was something that could be done but I also knew that I didn’t know how to do it myself and neither did my dad. So I headed over to the hardware store. Now I just happen to have one worker there that is my go to. He’s in school to be craftsman (not sure if that’s the right term) but he always seems to know the answers instead of looking at me like I have 3 heads.

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Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom

Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom

Today I am so excited to share with you guys my farmhouse style master bedroom! Now this has been a long time coming. I have been in my house for almost a year and a half and I was still rocking my bedroom furniture from my college apartment. It was time to move on and finally create a space that reflects where I am in my life today, dare I say encroaching 30!

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Tequila Recipes

Tequila Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and it just happens to be one of my favorite holidays. Who doesn't love a reason to eat queso and drink tequila?! When I was in my early 20's I would always go out and make a night out of Cinco de Mayo. No matter what day of the week it was. But now that I'm a little bit older I look for ways that I can celebrate at home with friends. 

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DIY Wallpapered Drawers

DIY Wallpapered Drawers

Today the guest room is finally getting a little love. After almost a year of just having a bed in this room I picked up some unfinished pine night stands. I left them assembled in the room for a few months knowing I wanted to do something fun with a pop of color and maybe a texture. 

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