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Wednesday Showcase

The Wednesday Showcase {51}

It’s time for the Wednesday Showcase link party! This last weekend we celebrated my daughter turning 5. It was such a blast and I can’t wait to share all the details of her Masquerade Ball party with you (coming soon I promise). But after preparing for the party, entertaining sugar crazed kids for a few hours, then cleaning up the party I am so exhausted. Unfortunately there is no rest this week because this week is the book fair at my son’s school and I volunteered to  ...

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Furniture, Our Home, Woodworking

Easy Rustic Industrial Wall-Mounted Desk Build Plans

Now that the kids have been back-to-school for a month, we are starting to get the hang of our new schedules. I am happy to report that so far, homework hasn’t been too bad (knocking on wood as we speak). We have successfully completed 3 weeks of homework packets and I haven’t cried once! One of the things that has been meaning to make for a while now is a desk for my son’s room so he can have a place to do some work without his loving sister disrupting him. So last week I  ...

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Crafts, Fall, Tutorial, Wreaths

DIY Leather Succulent Wreath

Sadly, this year I am way slow at getting my fall decor out. Usually I am super excited to bring on the rustic fall decor, but this year it has been so hot I’m having a hard time getting in the mood. So instead of making obvious fall decor, I decided to make something a little more subtle. Using some jewel toned leather pieces, I made my new favorite wreath: this beautiful DIY leather succulent wreath.

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Wednesday Showcase

The Wednesday Showcase {50}

Welcome to the Wednesday Showcase! I can’t believe tomorrow is the last official day of summer. I was all ready to put my summer decorations away (yeah I’m a little slow on getting it done this year) and then the temperatures sky rocketed again. Holy cow, it was over 90 degrees yesterday. I had to pull out my shorts and turn the AC back on. I’ll try not to complain because summer is awesome, but I am so ready for fall! How about you, are you as excited for Fall as we are?  ...

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How To, Our Home

Rustic Hallway Command Center

I’m so excited to share our new rustic hallway command center. I really should have completed this project long ago because having a command center has changed my life! Okay, maybe that’s little dramatic, but having a go to place for all the kids papers from school and activities, a giant calendar to keep us organized, and a menu board all in the center of our home is something I can’t believe I’ve lived without. It really is a nice feeling to be organized and ready  ...

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Fall, Recipes, Side Dish

Pumpkin Pie Whipped Honey Butter Recipe

I am a pumpkin fanatic! Who’s with me? As I was figuring out all the amazing posts I was going to share with you this fall, I realized I didn’t have a single pumpkin recipe to share. Well that was not going to do, for someone who survives on all things pumpkin from mid-August till January, I had to share at least one delicious pumpkin recipe this month. I decided to keep it simple, but I promise, amazingly delicious, with this pumpkin pie whipped honey butter recipe.

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Wednesday Showcase

The Wednesday Showcase {49}

Welcome to the Wednesday Showcase! I was sure it was really fall here in Utah. We were having the most delightful cool mornings and it was staying cooler during the day. Then this last Sunday, it was back up in the 90s! So we decided to give summer a proper send off with a pool day. Had to take advantage of the last that summer had to offer. Now I feel like I am officially ready to dive into all things fall! So let’s get this party started, we can’t wait to see what you share.  ...

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Crafts, Digital Art, Free Printable, Our Home, Wood Decor

DIY Giant Rustic Wall Calendar with Printable

I am so happy that today’s project is finally done. It’s such an easy project, one that I have been meaning to do for a while now, but just never got around too. I actually designed the calendars back in February. However, now that our kids are back in school and all those activities are starting up, I felt like it was past time to get our DIY giant rustic wall calendar up and ready to use.

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