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Things On My Mind

Maybe I should call this post things on my phone instead of things on my mind.  I'm going to let you in on a little secret I "might" be one of those mom's who sit in the grocery store parking lot and read my favorite blogs.  It seems like it's the only place to get any peace and quiet these days!  When I want to remember something  I take a screen shot of it.  Today I thought I'd share with…

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I’ll Totally Admit It…I’m A Tease in the Bedroom!

Now that I have your attention, I'm going to admit total failure with my One Room Challenge.  I've bought some things for the bedroom to get going on it but honestly I'm just not feeling it and I've been having a heck of a time coming up with a complete design plan.  I was afraid if I rushed through it I'd end up with a completed room I wasn't happy with. About the time I planned on starting the master…

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Organizing the Kitchen {Without a Pantry}

What does one do when they decide to do a master bedroom makeover with the One Room Challenge??  Well duh…they decide they can't take their messy kitchen anymore and take everything out of the cabinets and try and organize them!  (Wait is that just me?) Oh my God pleaseeeeee tell me I'm not the only one who does this?  I have a problem I'm not happy unless my house looks like a tornado has run through it and I'm freaking…

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The Kitchen Island Makeover (Trash to Treasure!)

I'm so excited to show you my kitchen island makeover!!  On Monday I wrote about the kitchen island I found (you know on the side of the road).  In case you missed it this is what it looked like when I picked it up and threw it in my car. If you noticed it's pretty grimy and the bottom was buckled from water damage. My best tool?  Bleach and more bleach.  It took 2 days and wiped the whole thing…

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The Kitchen Island

I've been wanting a kitchen island for my kitchen for a few years now.  Honestly, we've done absolutely nothing to our kitchen since moving in.  It's my least favorite room in the house.  Due to our current budget gutting it is not in the budget so I've decided to start making it look better with some DIY's.  As I dropped my daughter off on her first day of school this morning I eyed a small kitchen island on the curb…