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When Love Shows Up on July 19

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I wasn’t really sure if I should share another installment of, “When Love Shows Up…” or not. Honestly, they’re some of the toughest posts to write and I know you guys have your own stuff going on too. It’s my deepest heart’s desire for this corner of Blogland to be a place of empowerment and encouragement and I do not take the time we spend together lightly…

Latest Finds from the Treasure Trail

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Today I’m sharing our latest finds from the treasure trail and give you an idea of how I plan to use them in our home. I try to meet my mom each month for a bit of shopping and lunch and it’s honestly one of my favorite days of the month. Here’s a peek at what we’ve brought home lately…

7 Things to Prioritize Before School Starts

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I don’t know about you guys but we’ve been a little lax about some of our routines since summer began and it’s definitely starting to effect how this household operates. The end of summer is a great time to do a “reset” for routines. It’s also a good idea to reevaluate what’s working for you so you can get back on track and hopefully get ahead too. Today, I’m sharing 7 things to prioritize before school starts (read Fall if you don’t have kids)…

From the Front Porch

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Happy Friday from the front porch friends! How has your week been? Good I hope. This week has been the perfect mix of work and play. Here’s a peek at a few of our favorite things from around the web this week…

Creating a Laundry Room Folding Station from a Dresser

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A few weeks ago, I was out shopping and found this three-drawer dresser I thought might make a great folding station for my mom’s laundry room at Bliss Barracks. We’ve actually been looking for something that could work in her space for a couple of months now. This dresser was great because it had the vintage vibe she wanted and was already painted white. That being said, she did have a few requests. Here’s a peek at the transformation…

Back to Basics: Summer Tablescapes

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Today’s post is going to be such a fun treat as we launch the first post in a new series called Back to Basics. Each month around this same time, I’ll be partnering with some of my favorite bloggers for a 101-style post on a variety of topics ranging from painting furniture to easy appetizers. This month, we’re sharing the basics of styling a summer tablescape…

Repurpose Old Fencing with This Easy Hack

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A few years ago, my parents surprised me with some old fencing they had saved from my childhood home, Loblolly Manor. I wasn’t sure how we would use them at first but ultimately, we decided to use the old fencing to give an industrial style shelving unit a farmhouse makeover. Here’s a look at how we repurposed old fencing with a simple hack…

How to Properly Care for Wooden Spoons and Cutting Boards

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As some of you may know my grandparents passed away in March of this year and a few weeks ago we met as a family to go through my Granny’s estate. We used to spend a lot of time in the kitchen together baking and making biscuits so some of the pieces I treasured most were found in the kitchen. I’m excited to say, I was able to bring home a few these items and I’m on a mission to make sure I take extra special care of them. Here’s a look at how you can condition wooden spoons and cutting boards in a few easy steps….

How to Easily Change the Color of Existing Grout

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It’s been about a year now since we’ve had an all-white kitchen save for the black granite countertops and hardware and while I love it all…I don’t know…I just kept looking at it thinking there was something missing. We finally decided we should add a bit of texture and changed up the existing grout color on the subway tiled backsplash. Here’s a look at the results…