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New barnwood trays made from salvaged St. Croix Valley barnwood

Looking for something a little extra special?  Perfect for entertaining and also to use to keep things off the countertops.  I’ve created these trays using salvaged barnwood from right here in the St. Croix River Valley.  Features foot barnwood stips on the bottom, each is sealed and has 2 handles the the handles being counter…

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New house pics before and afters

I’m a girl who grew up with HGTV, I love to process things visually and for me when it comes to household projects it means before and after pics.  Or in this case; before and “in progress” pics. We had a fun housewarming party here this past weekend and let’s face it, since the house…

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Thrifty Thursdays – Covered bench makeover

    I absolutely love to find solid wood furniture that just needs a little pick me up.  This looked great in the room it was in but my daughter wanted it for her Paris, hip themed room. So some black paint and funky zebra fabric and viola! Beautiful and new feeling.  Enjoy! For this…

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Thrifty Thursdays – End Table Makeover

End Table Makeover I LOVE to get my hands on ugly furniture and make them over.  Sometimes I do intricate painting on them other times I just need something to match my decor and I know I’ll change it again later. This is an end table my sweet mother in law gave me, she knew…

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Thrifty Thursdays – New blog series debut

Welcome to my new Thrifty Thursday blog! I love to live  life where I save money on the things that I can so I have money to do the amazing things I REALLY want to use my money on. For me that is traveling, and currently paying off the mortgage.   To accomplish those things…

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The Root Chakra – artwork for grounding ourselves

Let’s ground ourselves.  No not the punishment but lets connect with the earth, feel secure and bring ourselves back from spacing out.  This pose is called the mountain pose.  You can view the artwork for it here: https://www.noellerollinsart.etsy.com When I focus on this chakra is encourages me to come to terms with my Attitude toward money,…

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