Tip Junkie handmade projects

Ballard Wine Barrel Mirror Knock Off

I’ve been looking for a sunburst mirror for about a year now.  Ideally, I wanted to find an antique piece, but I also was in the market for a large mirror.  Did I mention I wanted to find it dirt cheap? That’s a long list, and after a year, I began looking around for [...]
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Sneak Peek of the Kids’ Table…

Well, I couldn’t resist showing you a peek…     I got some exciting news from Ana White yesterday.  She wants to draw up some plans of our table and include them in the book.  (this is me secretly screaming “yay!!”)  In a calm and self-controlled [...]
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Our Version of the Kid’s X Table and Knock Off Decor

Well, friends, it seems the fabulous Beckie at Knock Off Decor featured my mercury glass vases yesterday.  Head over there to check her out! And because I’ve added a new section to the book (aka I’ve never done anything so last minute in my life), to say I’m working [...]
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The Valentine Notes

Yesterday I share with you a bit of my story with Matt. And how I would recreate the Valentine’s Day we shared a decade ago. If you haven’t read that, you might want to.  These pictures probably won’t make much sense without knowing. So, in pictures, here’s [...]
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My Kind of Love Letter

We just can’t escape love this week. Which is totally fine with me since I’m convinced the world needs a bit more in it. A long, long time ago I was a freshman in college.  I pretty much vowed to wait until I was a sophomore to date.  It may have had something to [...]
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Loving Pinterest and Unifying Our Home

Have you guys found Pinterest yet? I first found it a few weeks ago when Beth shared it with us all.  Thanks, girl! It’s simply the coolest way to create inspiration boards using images from all around the web.  I may have been on it for an hour this morning. Over [...]
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Willow House Giveaway Winner and A Funny Pic!!

I want to thank Heather again for her wonderful giveaway!Do you want to know who won the $25 Gift Certificate and Pixie Spoons?? #8, Allison! Congratulations, Allison! Please get in touch with Heather here within two days so she can set you up! If Rachelle, the winner of the Dulcitas [...]
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A Tale of Two Lamps and The Hardware Thief

Well, it’s actually been a couple of days. It really is crunch time around here with the book (Lauren was here until midnight last night and will be here soon) and we just keep having family emergencies. My sweet cousin-in-law, Charlie, went yesterday for a stress test and came [...]
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Lastest FAQ’s

It’s time for the most recent addition of FAQ’s.  When the site is moved, I’ll work on adding some new info to that section, so if you have a question, leave a comment on this post.(it’s also good to email me directly if you have a specific question) One [...]
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Matt’s (Very) Casually Elegant Birthday Party

Well, the mister turned 30 this weekend. And even after dad’s stay in the hospital last week, I felt we needed to stick to the plan of a surprise birthday dinner. (Dad is home, by the way, and on his way to recovering.  Thank you all for your prayers, sweet comments,  tweets, [...]
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Willow House Giveaway!

Hey everybody! I know you guys have seen Willow House make its appearance here on the blogosphere, and I’m SO thankful it has! Many of you know that I was a Director with Willow House (formerly Southern Living at Home) for 3 years and I loved every single minute.  Their [...]
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Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and Knock Off Decor

Do you ever meet someone and just know that you’re going to be friends? That’s what happened when I met this girl.  I mean, look at her fabulous red hair…that alone is pretty cool. I met Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and Knock Off Decor back in Nashville, and [...]
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Some Kitchen Details

I wanted to thank you guys from my inner being for all your sweet comments and prayers for my dad.  It means SO very much and definitely has given me a second wind of resilience. He is doing a bit better tonight.  As a matter of a fact, I’m catching some TV with him because he [...]
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My Dad and A Kitchen Update: Open Shelving

Here’s the funny thing. You write about telling your story, and it seems as though my mind and heart were preparing for sharing another chapter. In short, because I just can’t communicate clearly right now…my dad is in the hospital right now.  He came in thinking he [...]
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The Letters of A Visual Life

After a week like the last one, it would be quite simple for a driven person like me to get swept up in the business of blogging.  To think day and night of improvements, readership, efficiency.And while I wish to make this place your favorite spot on the web, more than anything, [...]
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I’ll Take Some More

Of THIS. and THAT. “This and that” referencing the last week  of way too much laughter, Sarah and seriously silly thrifting. layla rhoda, ashley, chris, kate Artful browsing, layla, myra, ashley advice from the best of girlfriends, chris, rhoda, sarah lots of [...]
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1950s Chest of Drawers

Okay, girls and guys, it’s been a while since my last furniture makeover. You know. I like to think you’ve been waiting. Choosing to take a step back from the creative process was difficult for me.   But writing the eBook has clearly been a creative art all its own. [...]
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Hangin with the Girls

“After all, a girl is – well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.” These girls in Nash-vegas certainly are the bee’s knees.   And so was my lunch. Miss y’all!
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The Painted Door Reveal

Back in December I shared visions of painted doors dancing in my head. The splash of color was headed for that laundry room door, the perfect place for a pop of color (matt’s fav home decor slang ;-). And when I found this,   inspiration for color and treatment struck. If [...]
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Blissdom…Who’s Going and Weird Pictures of Me

Well, it’s here. Blissdom. I’m totally flying by the seat of my pants, and driving up with Layla and Ashley on Tuesday. My main question is…. Are any of you guys going to be there? I would SO love to meet you! Wonder what I look like (and what two outfits I’ve [...]
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