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    Happy List: #220

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List! I’ll be your Cruise Director today and I predict this cruise will be a pleasant one! This week on the blog I discussed the reasons why you should give Tiffany style lights a try. I also shared the rabbit hole we went down in the last year figuring out the value of the trees on our property. If you’d like to see what we are up to this weekend, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook stories. If you create something I should see, please tag me! I love to see your ideas come to life and how you find inspiration. Also, if there’s…

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    Happy List: #219

    Why, hello! Welcome to the Happy List! This week on the blog I discussed church pews and homemade freezer jam. That combo makes total sense, right? Ha! You just never know what you’re going to get with this blog! If you’d like to see what we are up to this weekend, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook stories. If you create something I should see, please tag me! I love to see your ideas come to life. Let me live vicariously through your creativity! Now here’s the main event – the Happy List! I’M IN LOVE Sure, modern showers are great, but look at this vintage one! I’m in…

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    Happy List: #218

    Welcome to this week’s Happy List! This week on the blog was all about the upcoming 4th of July in the U.S. I shared a cellophane faux sparkler craft, which I think would also work smashingly well for New Year’s Eve decor. I also shared our patriotic front porch. If you’d like to see what we are up to this weekend, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook stories. I don’t actually know what we are doing, so I will be just as surprised as you. If you have a project you’d like to share with me, please tag me on social media too. I’d love to see what you…

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    Happy List: #217

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! What am I doing today? I’m so glad you asked. I’m cleaning out all of this year’s remote school materials. Today is the last day of school and WE SURVIVED. I daresay the kids might have thrived at the end too, which is an added blessing. This week on the blog I shared a house anniversary post. We’ve lived in this Colonial Farmhouse for two years now! I also shared a shed makeover using black stain. It is so much more satisfying to stain something than to paint it, perhaps because I find stain to be more forgiving. If you’ve done a project…

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    Happy List: #216

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List! This week on the blog I shared how we are updating our home with antique hardware. The words updating and antique don’t always go together in the same sentence, but it works in our situation. I also finally shared how we built the bathroom vanity for our upstairs bathroom. We converted a console sink to a regular vanity base and it will be my favorite thing until the next favorite thing! If you have been DIYing or doing something fun with your home, please share it with me on social media. I’d love to see what you are up to! The best part about…

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    Happy List: #215

    Welcome to the first Happy List of June! I’m trying to decide if the first half of 2021 has gone by quickly or slowly. Since Christmas and New Year’s seem like a lifetime ago, I’m going to have to go with slowly. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. How about your year? Slow or fast? This week on the blog I shared three mirror makeovers that I hope will prompt a creative idea you can implement in your own space. That’s what I’m here for! Ideas and maybe a laugh once in awhile. If you try one of my ideas out, please tag me on social media or let…

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    Happy List: #214

    Why, hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in the U.S. Who is ready? *raises both hands* But could we keep the temperature under 85F this summer? Is that too much to ask? Probably. This week on the blog I shared the outdoor furniture setup on our deck because I’m ready for summer! I also shared the AmericanĀ flag I painted on a wood door that hangs on the side of our barn. Now, here is the Happy List! FUCHSIA Never would I think to paint an exposed ceiling fuchsia. Isn’t it amazing? This wasn’t even the most impressive picture of this home,…

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    Happy List: #213

    Welcome to today’s Happy List! Our household is currently in a sugar coma after celebrating two back-to-back birthdays this week. It’s not the worst state to be in, especially since it means another year around the sun with my kids! This week on the blog I shared an up-cycled project – a lamp shade I turned into a planter. It seemed like the right thing to do! I hope these type of projects inspire you to look at everyday items in a new light. If you want more house ideas, please follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Plenty of things happen on social media stories that never make it on…

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    Happy List: #212

    Hello and Happy Friday! Welcome to this week’s edition of the Happy List. It might be the most exciting day, so far, of the year for my kid’s. Our pool is being opened for the season! We don’t have a pool heater, so it will be way too cold for me to swim for quite awhile unless we get a heatwave. Last year my first swim in the pool was at night after a storm had come through the area. One of the outdoor umbrellas had blown out of its stand and into the pool. If the umbrella had stayed closed it wouldn’t have been a problem to extract it…

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    Happy List: #211

    Hello, hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! I’m delighted you are here. This week on the blog I shared what we found when we finally cleaned out our barn loft. The spoiler is I did not find that treasure I’m constantly on the hunt for. I also wrote an early Mother’s Day post about appreciation. Personally, I’m not overly enamored with Mother’s Day, but that’s more about me missing my mom than anything. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. If you like the blog posts I share here each week (or at least you like the sporadic blog post – I won’t get greedy),…