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    Happy List: #273

    Hello! Welcome back to another thrilling edition of The Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. It was a crafty week on the blog. I guess I’ve been in the mood to make things! In case you missed it, this week on the blog I shared how to make a DIY embroidered vote t-shirt. I also shared how to make your own napkin rings out of wood acorns and beads. Yes, wood acorns are a thing and I’m obsessed with them. I’m hoping I work this out of my system soon, but I still have about six ideas of things I can make with the wood acorns. Thank you for sticking…

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    Happy List: #272

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m happy you’re here. This week on the blog I shared how we made our front door look bigger with paint and only paint. Our eye is easily tricked! I also shared how I Annisa-ified (That doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?) a set of slate coasters I earned with my own sweat and labored breathing after participating in a fun run. Not that I’m melodramatic or anything. Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all shapes and forms. Even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook is important to us. Your support truly helps our family, helps restore this old…

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    Happy List: #271

    Why, hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m delighted you are here. This week on the blog I went shopping and found some seriously Fun Fall Finds. It doesn’t feel like fall where we live yet, but I can sure make it look like fall inside my house…by sheer force of will and a little online shopping. Also on the blog, I shared how a small peg rail has added so much functionality and style to our kitchen. Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all ways, shapes, and forms. Even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook is important to us. Your support truly helps our family, helps…

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    Happy List: #270

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I shared 5 fun facts about Labor Day. I hope you were able to enjoy your Labor Day holiday. On Wednesday I shared how our landscaping survived a hot, dry summer. I’m happy to inform you it has rained multiple days this week, so our grass is back in business. In other words, it’s green again! Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all ways, shapes, and forms. Even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook is important to us. Your support truly helps our family, helps restore this old house we live in,…

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    Happy List: #269

    Hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List. I’m glad you are here. In case you didn’t know this, I publish blog posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. How in the world I keep up that schedule is a mystery to me because I’m pretty much convinced every week that I have nothing else to say. If there’s something you’re curious about, you’ll have to let me know. This week on the blog I shared how we turned a piano into a kitchen bar. Spoiler: it doesn’t look like a piano. I also shared 5 tricks for decorating your home for fall. The over-arching theme of that post was just to never…

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    Happy List: #268

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m delighted you are here. This week on the blog I shared how I upcycled an antique farm implement into a rustic towel bar. I also went on a deep dive researching the trending return of patchwork quilts. We are also on Day 2 of the new school year for one of our kids. The other kid is gleefully rubbing it in that they have another week of leisure left. Sibling love at its finest. Ha! Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all ways, shapes, and forms. Even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook is important to us. Your support truly…

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    Happy List: #267

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here for a dose of light-hearted inspiration. This week on the blog I shared my 4 tips for using a headboard as a room divider. It’s a very niche topic, I know. Niche topics are my specialty around here. Ha! I also shared some meaning behind my favorite candid photos of our house. That post seemed to really resonate with you all. Thank you for messaging me about that post and sharing your feelings about your home with me. I’m honored to be the recipient of those sentiments. Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all ways,…

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    Happy List: #266

    Hi! Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I finished up the series on our Carriage House transformation with a reveal-for-now blog post. Is any house ever really done? No. I think not. I also shared what will eventually be a funny mistake that we made while doing a hardscaping project around our very old pool. It’s still a little too soon for it to be funny, but every day we get closer. Ha! Thank you for your continued support of this blog. Thank you for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging…

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    Happy List: #265

    Hello and welcome to this week’s Happy List! I’m glad you are here. This week on the blog I kicked off a series about the interior of our Carriage House. If you missed those posts you can catch up with the interior photos here and the makeover process here. Thank you for your continued support of this blog. Thank you for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. Your support truly helps our family, helps restore this old house we live in, and keeps this blog running. Ready for a dose of inspiration? Here’s the Happy List! FUNNY CLOTHING…

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    Happy List: #264

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you are here. This week on the blog I shared my helpful, but somewhat unconventional tips for refinishing a wood door with deep scratches. I also shared a blog post rounding up ideas for wicker laundry baskets. I still haven’t let that obsession go. As always, thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. Your support helps keep this blog on the internet! Truly. Even if you never buy a thing from one of the affiliate links we share, eyeballs on pages matter to bloggers. So,…