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Antique Hope Chest Makeover with General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint

I’m so excited to share Antique Hope Chest Makeover with General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint. When my mom passed away, we found a handwritten note in her dresser drawer stating that she wanted me to have this hope chest that had been my great-grandmother’s. ❤️ It’s so special to me because my mom wanted me to have it, and also because it has a long history in our family. Because this chest is so treasured, I was very cautious […]

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A Farmhouse Inspired Tiered Tray

This Farmhouse Inspired Tiered Tray is a fun way to decorate with real farmhouse style! After July 4th passed, and I took down all my Americana decor, I was left wondering how to decorate my favorite tiered tray next. There isn’t really another holiday coming soon, and we’re stuck right now in the dog days of summer. Inspired by another socially-distanced antique shopping excursion my husband and I went on last weekend, I decided to use some of my new […]

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A Tiered Tray for July 4th

Today I’m excited to share a tiered tray for July 4th with you. Plus, I have a few bonus thoughts about liberty bouncing around in my head … Liberty… Recently, my husband and I were looking for something to do on one of his days off that would get us out of the house for awhile, but still be responsible, safe and socially distant from other people. I know many people have just gone back to “business as usual”, but […]

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Easy Saint Patrick’s Day Table

Life is busy right now. Not just average busy, but run-all-day-and-still-not-get-it-all-done kind of busy. This easy Saint Patrick’s Day Table is a fun way to add a little celebration to your life, without having to put in too much effort. ☘️ 😂 Last night after we cleaned up from dinner, I suggested we get in bed and watch TV instead of sit in the family room, because I was that tired. And then I legit fell asleep at 7:30, and […]

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The Amana Colonies of Iowa Weekend Getaway

Last Friday night, we traveled to a basketball game for our youngest son in a town about 45 minutes away. My sweet hubby suggested that we use the rest of the weekend to get away for a bit, and take a break from all that’s been going on in life lately. Since we’d already be almost halfway to The Amana Colonies of Iowa, we decided to just pack a bag, and head the rest of the way there after the […]

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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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Minnesota B&B Getaway–The Alexander Mansion

For Valentines Day, my husband gave me a weekend escape to a Bed & Breakfast in Minnesota. I know, right? He’s pretty special, and an incredible gift-giver. He really just seems to know what kind of gift will be absolutely perfect. And he understands my love of “experiences” over things. This was an incredible gift, because it combined my love of history and all things “old”, with a fun weekend getaway. He nailed it. He booked it in February, then […]

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