Fun & Colorful Giveaway {Vera Bradley}

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Happy Monday!! I have a super fun GIVEAWAY for you all today….. —> VERA BRADLEY! I just love them and all the fun designs available. My friend Wendi from H2O Bungalow thought her readers would also love them and invited a few bloggers to join in to share this awesome giveaway too!!   What would you do with 13 fun & colorful Vera Bradley pieces? Keep them all? Share with a friend? OR give as Christmas gifts? This giveaway will be open from 7/28/14 12:05am until 8/3/14 8pm EST. This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents, winner must be 18 years old, void where prohibited. Click the Rafflecopter

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OBX Latitude and Longitude Table Makeover {numbers themed tour}

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Hey guys! It’s themed furniture day and I have an OBX Latitude and Longitude table makeover to share with you all. Myself, along with some of my blogger friends, like to bring you a themed furniture makeover every month. This month’s theme is : NUMBERS Hmm, not really too much of a challenge….except that it’s a furniture makeover. I’ve done plenty of signs with numbers.  That’s easy. But I was a bit stumped as to what I would do for a furniture makeover…with numbers. I mean numbers, really? Should be easy, right? Put some on, be done (and lots of cute ones out

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Foyer Before & After {10 years in the making}

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Hey guys!! I’m so excited to be sharing my Foyer with you today….before and after.   I love a good before and after whether it’s furniture or rooms. Don’t you?  You may remember seeing my Foyer in my Holiday Home Tour. Not too many changes have been made since then…except I’ve removed the Christmas decorations. And I got a new rug. I did finish up my gallery wall over there in the Study finally.  I’ll be sharing that with you all shortly. That’s my Aubusson Dresser in the photo. It was a thrift store find I painted and had to make a handle for (it was missing one).

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Haven 2014 {A –really fun– Blogger’s Conference}

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I’m a Haven Maven!  What’s that you ask? It means I have officially attended a Haven Conference.  And what a conference it was! Fun, informative (info overload but in a good way)….and did I mention fun? How great it is to have the opportunity to meet so many people you’ve gotten to “know” online all in one place…at one time.  It’s overwhelming. (but again, in a really great way)  I’m lucky enough to live close to several other bloggers and we all flew in together on the same flight. Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer and Kim from Sand & Sisal.

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DIY “Beach, Sun & Sand” Sign

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Hope you are all having a great week so far. I just got back from the Haven Blogger’s Conference I attended in Atlanta this past weekend. It was so great to finally meet …in real life…some of the friends I have made through blogging in the almost 2 years that I’ve been writing here! I plan to do a little wrap up post and share some of my experience and photos with you all here. (if you read other blogs like mine, you might even recognize some of the faces!) Today I’m sharing this DIY “Beach, Sun & Sand” sign I made for a friend last month.

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15+ Furniture Makeovers {you can do!}

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Hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m heading out to Atlanta today to attend a blogger’s conference and I’m so excited! I might even be in the air as you are reading this. I am so thrilled to finally be able to meet, and see some other bloggers I’ve already met, very, very soon! I hope to do a post once I come back and share some of it with all of you here. I would bet I will be surrounded by many other bloggers you read and love!  So, since I’m heading out of town I thought

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“Gather” Kitchen Sign {Silhouette Cameo Review}

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*I was compensated with a Silhouette Cameo to review for Silhouette America. However, all opinions are 100% my own!! I have such an exciting post for you all today! If you read my blog you guys know how much I love making signs or just about anything with graphics and lettering.  I’ve done so many and have so many that my husband has even said to me…. “I don’t think we need anything else in the house with words on it“.  Ha! Silly man. Anyway, I have various methods of doing this lettering as you can see by taking a look

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Rescued Patio Table Re-do {Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint}

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Being the thrifty girl I am, I can’t stand to see something thrown away.  That can be a good thing ….and a bad thing. –> too much junk! But most times it is a good thing. And a totally budget conscious thing. That’s the good part.  So when my sister recently told me she was throwing out her old patio table because it was falling apart…I said “no way”!  And I do believe someone else sitting out there said, at the very same time, “give it to Nancy, she can do something with it”!  Ha! You think? Of course. There is always

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All Things Coastal {Hometalk Curated Board}

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Happy Tuesday all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! …and wow, can you believe the 4th of July is upon us already? This summer is going by way too fast for me. I LOVE this time of year. I am most definitely a summer girl…and a coastal loving one too. I don’t think there is anywhere else I’d rather live….right by the ocean is where I belong. So when Hometalk asked me to curate a board on “all things coastal” to say I was thrilled was an understatement! Right up my alley. Have you ever heard of Hometalk? It’s a

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Travel Trunk Chalk Paint Makeover {Travel Themed Tour}

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Every month my blogger friends and I get together to share a themed furniture makeover with you all. Some of our recent themes are –> “Floral“, “Bright“, “Metallic” and “French“. How’s that for variation? Today’s theme is….. TRAVEL. Perfect for summer, right?  Since so many of us doing exactly that. I had originally planned something else for this themed makeover but I couldn’t get it done. (it’s still coming at some point) So I decided to makeover this old “travel” trunk instead. That’s what I’m calling it anyway. It was FREE!! But not so pretty….before. You get the idea. Rusty old

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Simple & Thrifty DIY Coastal Wall Art {Tutorial}

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Hey guys! I’m so excited to be sharing something really fun with you all today. Fun & easy on the budget. This very simple and very thrifty DIY coastal wall art I recently created….. SOOOO easy……and cheap! Love that! I found 3 old print/frames at the thrift store awhile back and had considered drawing/watercoloring shells like you see above to put into the frames. But I never got around to it. I bought the watercolor pad, more watercolor pencils,etc….but no. So I decided to just create it and make it “look” like watercolor instead. There are so many apps out

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Summer Cash Giveaway–$650! {Enter to Win!!}

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Hey guys! Guess what? I haven’t had a GIVEAWAY on the blog  since February… I’d say it’s time for another! A few other bloggers and myself are hosting a $650 giveaway!! A summertime cash giveaway. I don’t know about y’all but I am beyond thrilled that it is SUMMER! (except for the fact that our air conditioner decided to stop working on one of the hottest days yet! –that’s not so much fun ) But I know one of you would be beyond thrilled to win this $650 in Paypal Cash! So be sure to enter below!   Don’t miss out

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