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Cleaning up the Kids’ Rooms

You know when you walk around your house and all you see are unfinished projects? Those projects you started with the best of intentions and then you couldn’t figure out how to finish them and you just left them there? We had a million of them so we hired Nate the Great (the amazingly talented […]


Our Spring Front Porch

Somehow $30 Thursday with Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and April from House by Hoff, has snuck up on me. Everyday after AJ comes home from work I’ve been jetting off to the flip for a few hours… which means there is very little time to do fun DIY projects. As I was sitting on […]

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Laurier Blanc Mother’s Day Giveaway

I have a wonderful Mother’s Day Giveaway for you… you can be a mom to win or you can just have a mom (or mom figure) that you’d want to give this gorgeous Porcelain Lace Container from Laurier Blanc to (and I wouldn’t tell anyone if you kept it for yourself. :)). Suzanne Coppola, the […]

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Flipping Gloucester

At the beginning of this winter AJ found this house. It was a funny situation.; it was a foreclosure and it seemed that the previous owner had been working on rehabbing it but had only completed part of the kitchen. Brand new cabinets were installed with granite counters but absolutely everything else was pretty awful. […]

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A Little Jute

You know when that moment when you can finally feel your house coming together? When it doesn’t feel like it will be half undone forever? That was the way it felt with this mini stairway makeover. The drywall was half done for four years so every time we went up and down the stairs it […]

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Newburyport Blue {Inspire Me DIY}

Navy and white: Classic. Gorgeous. Nautical. AJ and I were on a date to the Colgate Inn in his home town of Hamilton, NY about a month ago and were poking around the inn. One of the gorgeous rooms was a navy with crisp white molding and wainscotting. It was traditional with a little bit […]


Upcoming Week of Craziness

I’m sitting here at the computer trying to work up the energy to sand the plaster we put up in our living room about two weeks ago. AJ started April vacation yesterday which means we have a week to get projects done; think we can bang out the stairway project we were working on and […]

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Crisp Gray Hutch Makeover

Remember how I told you we had this goal to pay off our debts this year? One of the way I am attempting to help with this goal is to redo some furniture and sell it, but you already know I love doing this. When I walked into one of my favorite thrift stores I […]

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William Sawyer’s Nursery

As we are in the midst of working feverishly to get our stairway makeover almost done, or at least done enough to show you phase one, I have an adorable nursery of a local mom. Joanna pulled together such a boy-ish space for her newborn without it feeling stereotypical at all. Here is the sweet family… […]

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Elle’s Lily Pulitzer inspired Birthday Party

Easter weekend whizzed by with family in town for the holiday and Elle’s second birthday party. Elle is a dress and pearls kind of girl. She’s always begging for my pearls and to do multiple outfits changes a day. I think she believes she’s a host at the Oscars.  When my mom gave me a makeup […]