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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Old House Stories and A Vintage Men's Shaving Stand

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Have you ever heard the old saying, "If these walls could talk..."?  Lately, I've been feeling that way about the walls here at the farmhouse. As we've been removing walls, we're discovering some of the stories of the house that we're making our home,  

I suppose that it's my love of old houses and their stories that drew me to this project in the first place because I grew up in an old house. It  had a wide front porch with a porch swing and a back door with a wooden screen door.  It had one bathroom with a cool slot in the back of the medicine cabinet where my dad put the used blades from his single blade razor (and I once did the same thing...with an entire package of brand new blades. Sorry, Dad.)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pot O' Gold Giveaway!

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Are you ready for a chance to find your very own person POT O' GOLD!??? If you are, then today's your lucky day! I'm thrilled to be a part of this incredible giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a prize package valued at $500+ from 10 very generous sponsors …

Prize Package Includes:
$50 Ace Hardware Gift Card
Ball Brand green mason jars (pint case and quart case)
$50 Birch Lane Gift Card
$100 Duluth Trading Gift Card
HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer
$50 Michaels Gift Card
$50 in fabric from
100 free prints from Printicular
Rust-Oleum paint package
Rockwell BladeRunner X2 (small table saw) and Sonicrafter F30 (oscillating tool)

There are 32 chances to win. Just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter entry form:

Don't forget to take advantage of all 32 chances to win. Good Luck!

The Fine Print: The Pot O’Gold Giveaway starts on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 AM and ends on March 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the U.S. only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter and will be notified by email on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2015.and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note the 23 bloggers participating in this sweepstakes are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. The product provided for the review was free of charge from the company. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to the participating bloggers. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bailey's Irish Cream Pot of Gold Cupcake Recipe

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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and to celebrate the occasion, this Irish lass is baking  Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes to celebrate and I'm sharing the recipe with you! They've got a hint of cinnamon and are topped with Bailey's butter cream icing.  They're  easy to bake, and for those of you who would rather not use alcohol, I have found that Irish Cream coffee creamer makes a good substitute for the Bailey's. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Product Review: Fusion Mineral Paint, General Finishes Gel Stain,Gel Topcoat

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Today I'm reviewing three different products that you have probably been hearing a lot about: Fusion Mineral Paint and General Finishes Gel Stain (Java) and Gel TopCoat. These are the products that I used to make over this sweet little book table for a customer. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

10 Minute Makeover: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed White Wax

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                                                                     Ten minutes.  

That's exactly how long it took for me to make over the frames on these two fabulous owl prints using Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Graphite" and some Miss Mustard Seed White Wax.  

                                                                          Ten minutes.... including the four minutes that it took me to put the tape around them so that I didn't make a big mess all over the glass.