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Free Vintage Flower Printable
May 10, 2017

Free Vintage Flower Printable

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Being able to see beauty in the little things is a gift. Some people don’t have time, or the leisure, or the mindset to stop and take in the moment. That’s why I was a bit taken aback when I looked across from the table one Saturday morning and saw a bunch of fresh, lovely flowers. I was at church and I had been sitting at that table for the last hour, executing my usual morning routine, filling out a page of my Purposeful Day Planner. Yet, it was the first time I noticed these flowers. And once I noticed them, I was taken aback at how I could possibly not ... Read More
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Our Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room
April 20, 2017

Our Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room

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Today, I wanted to introduce one side of my house that I had never shown on Try Everything before: my living room! As I’ve mentioned many times, our entire first floor is pretty much one big open concept living space that includes the living room (sofa, couch, TV, etc.), kitchen, dining area, and some undefined open spaces. As the “interior designer” of the house, it’s been my biggest challenge of decorating each area of this open concept living space as to clearly define the purpose of the area, while also tying the whole room together in a coherent way. I’ve found that the easiest way to do this is to use ... Read More
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How to Install a Subway Tile Backsplash (+FREE Subway Tile Template)
April 12, 2017

How to Install a Subway Tile Backsplash (+FREE Subway Tile Template)

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If you have been following me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you’ve been bombarded with photos from my kitchen makeover reveal. While my kitchen has its own unique charm and character, I don’t pretend there aren’t hundreds of thousands of pictures of bright, renovated kitchens on social media. However, what stroke me as interesting was how a big majority of the people who commented said something along the lines of “I love subway tile!” or “the subway tiles are so pretty!” Although the subway tile is as simple as tile can be, it seems to be the most loved type of tile, especially when it comes to modern farmhouse kitchens. ... Read More
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DIY Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover – Final Reveal & Full Source
April 7, 2017

DIY Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover – Final Reveal & Full Source

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The past few months have been all about the kitchen. On the blog as well as in real life. Yes, we do have other rooms in the house, I promise! It’s just that when you start seeing the sweet outcomes of your labor, you start getting excited and can’t stop until you are completely satisfied with the whole area. So, since January, big and small changes were made to our builder-grade, no-character kitchen and, here we are, in April. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that our kitchen makeover is complete!  The kitchen we started with was not half that bad. Some people around us thought we were crazy for working so ... Read More
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How to Paint Perfect Edges Without Painter’s Tape Using One Simple Tool
April 4, 2017

How to Paint Perfect Edges Without Painter’s Tape Using One Simple Tool

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When we bought our house last year, it was newly built, smelled like new wood, and had a hideous color on every wall and ceiling in the house. Ok, hideous might be a strong word for an off-white color. BUT, it had a pinkish, orangish, salmon-ish undertone that was so unpredictable every hour of the day and was so not my taste. So as soon as we bought the house, I got to painting the walls of the whole first floor, which is 1050 square feet. I wanted to get it done before we moved in, so I only had about 3-4 days. My husband had an intensive course at his grad school ... Read More
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Purposeful Day Worksheet- Make Today Awesome
March 30, 2017

Purposeful Day Worksheet- Make Today Awesome

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Early this week, I wrote a post about how I “pretended” to be a morning person for 30 days.. and loved it! Getting up 2 hours early each day helped me to do the things that matter to me first thing in the morning, take advantage of 1 golden hour of productivity & creativity, and stay focused throughout the day. However, about 2 weeks into this 30-day challenge, I realized a need to streamline my process for preparing myself for the day. Sure, simply planning mentally is better than nothing. But I realized that going through a consistent set of questions each morning would be even better for thinking through and prioritizing my ... Read More
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I Pretended to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days
March 27, 2017

I Pretended to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days

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24 hours feels too short of a day for me. One day in Sunday school, when I was little, I heard the story of how God permitted the sun to stay up for another day while Joshua battled the Amorites. While the other kids were listening with eyes sparkling at this fascinating story, I was sitting there thinking, “wow, I would love it if God extended everyday to be double!” The dilemma There seems to be so much I want to do and too little time. I want to exercise, play with my dogs, read a book, spend some Quiet Time, pray, cook every meal for my family, chat with my family & friends ... Read More
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Romantic Curtain String Lights Backdrop for a Friend’s Proposal!!
March 22, 2017

Romantic Curtain String Lights Backdrop for a Friend’s Proposal!!

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Well, this past week highlighted a huge milestone in a friend's life: his proposal! He courted his girlfriend for the past 9 years (that's almost a decade, folks), so when he asked me to help decorate for the second best day of their lives, I was delighted! The plan was for the guy to somehow make his unsuspecting girlfriend stumble upon one of the rooms in our church. Once she came in, he would sing and play the piano to her and then pop the question! The problem was that the room we were working with was very, very big and it would be a huge undertaking and a design challenge to decorate the whole room.
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How to Install a Pendant Light Fixture (and Swag It)
March 14, 2017

How to Install a Pendant Light Fixture (and Swag It)

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Doesn't the term "hard-wiring" scare you? It definitely scared me. I had NEVER IN MY LIFE handled electric wires before this project and neither had my husband. I thought all you had to do was somehow screw in the light fixture and there would be light! But after doing it ourselves, turns out hard-wiring is not that hard (pun intended)! We had a simple-as-can-be, builder-grade flush mount light fixture above our dining table. It wasn't that bright and didn't feel like it fit the rest of our decor, so it was time to go. Between the Min and me, it took about 3 hours to replace the flush mount with a lovely pendant chandelier, but we feel like experts now! I doubt it would take more than 30 minutes next time. Hopefully, with these instructions, it won't take you that long either!
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How to Learn Any New Hobby in 3 Simple Steps + FREE Worksheet
March 11, 2017

How to Learn Any New Hobby in 3 Simple Steps + FREE Worksheet

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Have you ever wanted to learn a new hobby but wasn’t sure where to start? Perhaps you felt unsure whether or not you’ll ever become good at it? For the first time since I started blogging, I won’t be featuring a tutorial or reveal. Instead, I wanted to take a step back and address some of you who are intrigued but doubting your ability to do the various projects on my blog for yourself. Doing DIY and craft projects certainly requires a variety of skills, but trust me, you don’t need to be a pro handyman to start! In this post, I want to prove that to you. My Story Always ... Read More
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