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Simple Vintage Patriotic Decor

Creating simple vintage patriotic decor displays for your home can be as easy as pulling together items you already have. You can even mix and match your authentic antique and vintage treasures with fun holiday items from places like Hobby Lobby or Dollar Tree. This display in our screened porch mixes family treasures, with antique/estate sale finds, and Hobby Lobby purchases, too. The red child’s chair was my dad’s when he was little ❤️ I got the crock at an […]

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Simple Spring Kitchen Decor Ideas

It’s time again for another fun Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407! This week is all about Spring Kitchens, and I’m sharing some simple spring kitchen decor ideas inspired by this beautiful kitchen from Marley Dice. Marley’s kichen is simple, fresh, and bright–all things that make a kitchen feel spring-like. If you’re making your way here from the lovely kitchen of French Ethereal, welcome! Plus, at the end of my post, you’ll be treated to links from […]

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Fun Vintage Finds #1

If you know me, you know one of my favorite things to do is prowl around in antique shops, flea markets and thrift shops. Happily, my husband enjoys it too, so it’s become a fun hobby that we share. 💕 I’ve shared many of my favorite vintage finds in past blog posts. Like this one from our trip to the West Bottoms in Kansas City–one of my favorite places to hunt on First Friday Weekends. Or this one where we […]

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Cozy Winter Scene Terrarium

As soon as I took down my Christmas decor, I already missed the comfort and warm glow of the lights. Instead of packing everything away, I kept out some of the items that were more “wintery” and not necessarily Christmasy. I wrote in a post last month about how I like to incorporate cozy lighting in my house not just at Christmas, but all year long (okay, maybe not as much as I do during Christmastime, but still some…) This […]

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BBQ Pork Sliders & Fresh Peach Mojitos

Happy Friday, y’all. Okay, well maybe it’s not your Friday, but it is ours. My husband worked all weekend at the hospital, and now he has the next two days off, so if feels like Friday. We celebrated the “weekend” with another round of “Happy Hour at Home”. 😂 🍹 This one was so good, and so easy. I love it when the stars align and things come together like that, don’t you? A Little Planning Ahead Makes Happy Hour […]

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Fourth of July Vignettes

Decorating with small vignettes is a great way to add a festive feeling to your home. This year, I’ve added several small Fourth of July Vignettes around the house to add a patriotic touch. We don’t really have any real plans for the Fourth of July this year. It’s a strange year with all that’s going on… the majority of the typical town celebrations in our area have been cancelled, most of the kids are working, and so is Mark. […]

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Smoked Brisket BBQ Dinner

My husband likes to smoke things. 😮 At least that’s what he will tell you when you ask him what his hobbies are. We’ve received more than a few curious expressions from people when he responds that way. 🤣 He usually follows it up with “Meat. I like to smoke meat.” Thank goodness. It’s actually a mutually beneficial hobby for those of us in his family, because we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. This weekend, we had […]

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Tips for Flea Market and Antique Shopping

Shopping for fun vintage finds is a great way to add character to your home. With these easy tips for flea market and antique shopping, you may just find something special that you didn’t even know you needed! I call it, “The thrill of the hunt!” When I was younger, my parents used to spend a lot of their free time at auctions, flea markets, and antique shops. My mom had a lot of vintage finds decorating her house, and […]

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2019 Year-in-Review

I meant to get this post up a few days ago, but we’ve had a lot going on that has prevented me from getting much of anything done. My dad has been admitted to the hospital 3 times in the month of December, so we’ve spent a lot of time at the hospital with him. In between, my sister and I have been splitting shifts to look after him every day. So this post didn’t make it up before the […]

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