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DIY | Patio Makeover – Part 1

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We have a small, concrete slab patio in the back of the house and it was a sorry, sorry sight. We used it sparingly in the past, but as we continue to finish our basement, we definitely want to use it more. So, to get it ready, we took on a patio makeover project to get rid of the drab gray paint look left behind by the previous homeowners.  Continue reading “DIY | Patio Makeover – Part 1”


DIY | Wood “Welcome” Sign

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There is an awkward little space to the left of our front door and I’ve been dying to fill it with a welcome sign. This is an easy weekend project for you to tackle! Continue reading “DIY | Wood “Welcome” Sign”

DIY | #ThriftedThursday – Blanket Ladder

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This is — without a doubt — my favorite project to date. For Christmas 2015, Alex booked us a trip to the Finger Lakes in January because he knew I was dying to visit the region for the first time. I absolutely love wine and there was no shortage of amazing vineyards and wineries for us to explore. I fell in love with the culture and beauty of the region while we were there. On our last day, we stopped for lunch in Watkins Glen on our way back down to Pennsylvania. As we were leaving, I spotted a cool little antique store across the street where I found the subject of today’s blog. Continue reading “DIY | #ThriftedThursday – Blanket Ladder”

DIY | #ThriftedThursday – Glass Vase Upcycle


I absolutely love changing around our home decor. If I bought everything I wanted from Pier 1, World Market or West Elm as often as I’d like, we’d go broke! When I get the itch to change things up, I like to scope out our local thrift stores to see if there are any cheap pieces I can upcycle to fit my design style. Luckily, I found a couple of vases on my last trip that inspired me to create a new spring tablescape. Continue reading “DIY | #ThriftedThursday – Glass Vase Upcycle”

DIY | #ThriftedThursday – Corralling Your Jewelry (stylishly!)

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Welcome to the first installment of my #ThriftedThursday series. Lately, I’ve been inspired to breathe new life into thrifted finds, so I’m sharing with you how I make the old new again!

I’ll admit it…I have a jewelry addiction. I have amassed quite a collection of accessories and I love to find new and interesting pieces! But this also presents another problem…organizing my jewelry so I can easily see what I have, because I’m kind of an out-of-sight, out-of-mind person. I like to see what I have so I can pull together outfits with accessories. I decided I needed a way to keep things out in the open, but in a stylish, organized way. Continue reading “DIY | #ThriftedThursday – Corralling Your Jewelry (stylishly!)”

DIY | Kitchen Towel Pillows

My name is Ashley and I am addicted to pillows. I would buy new pillows for my house every month if it wouldn’t bankrupt me. Since that isn’t an option, I found a way to make pillows that won’t break the bank! Continue reading “DIY | Kitchen Towel Pillows”

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