Hey there! I am beyond blessed to be the wife of Mark Andrew and the stay-at-home-mommy of Quinn and Morgan! I love to decorate, create things, and generally make life more beautiful! Come join me, and let's see what we can make today!

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Tuesday Tips and Recipes #11

I'm getting back on track and posting a TTR on a Tuesday!  (I hope no one fell out of their seat...;)

My husband and I are in a couple's small group that meets on Monday night.  Last night we hosted a St. Patrick's Day dinner for our group.  Another family was going to host the dinner, but due to illness, the dinner was moved to our house last minute.  And, me being me, I couldn't have my friends over for a party without some decorations, so I made two St. Patty's Day "buntings" in less than 20 minutes.  Literally, less than 20 minutes. I timed myself!

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Master Bath

You guys.  I like being honest and open with you about "real life", but as I was reviewing pics for this post, I have decided there is such a thing (as far as pictures go) as too much honesty!  Let's just say that when I removed the wallpaper in the master bath, I found a significant amount of damage and mold.  If you desperately need to see this nastiness, email me and I will send you pics.  Otherwise, just trust me.  It was awful!

But now it is lovely!

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Book Page Foyer

Hey, Folks!  I am working away on the master bed/bath project, and I don't have a lot to show you yet. (If you follow me on FB, you have already seen some nasty pics of the mold! Yikes!) And today is the last day for East Coast Creative's  Creating With The Stars link up, so I thought I would take this opportunity to show you the completed foyer and enter it into the contest. You've seen sneak peeks here and there, but never the whole thing, so here goes!

If you've followed me for awhile, you know that I love books, and, specifically, I love to decorate with book pages. A couple of years ago, my husband and I set up a temporary photo studio (scroll towards the end of the post to see the studio) in our living room, and I have wanted to try book pages on our walls ever since.

What do you think?!

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Hellllllooooo, March!

Hey, folks!  What have you been up to?!  {Please pardon my absence--it's been busy around here!  We left for our Disney Cruise (which I HIGHLY recommend) last Tuesday night and returned Sunday afternoon, and I have been playing catch up this week.  While we were only gone a few days, A LOT happened.  There was a birth, a death, a brain surgery, and a fall causing a broken back and hospitalization, and all the regular stuff that happens when you are out of town, too!}

I don't have any great projects to share with you today, but I'll give you a look at what has been happening here this week. Even though it is March, it is still the Midwest, and we have mountains of snow everywhere.  It even snowed more this week, and it will likely snow again soon. I am more than ready for Spring!  

I created this little vignette to encourage my spirit and remind myself that Spring.will.come.  It ALWAYS comes!

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Rub 'n Buff and Randomness

Hey!  Did you guys know it is NOT Tuesday?!  I am totally happy that it is Wednesday already (Because that means it is less than a week before we leave on our Disney Cruise!), but I am bummed that I missed Tuesday Tips and Recipes--again!  My short people were off school on Monday, and, well, I forgot that yesterday was Tuesday.  No worries.  I'll share a quick tip today! ;)

For my Valentine's Mantle, I wanted to use a bunch of silver and gold frames.  I gathered up what I had, and wanted a few more.  However, I did not want to purchase any frames, so I did what any good DIYer would do and I made my own.  I already had the frames and the product needed to transform them: Rub 'n Buff in Grecian Gold.

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