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Monday, July 31, 2023

Simple Ways to Love Your Home

Simple and budget-friendly ideas to help you love your home, just the way it is! It took me a long time to love our home. We didn't have time to make updates before moving in, which meant we lived with the original 1970s fixtures and finishes.  We took our time making improvements and worked room by room as time and money permitted.  Many years were spent living in renovation chaos and unfinished spaces.   During that time, it was incredibly easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed.  It was important to slow down, enjoy the process, and focus on the aspects of my home that I did love.  It's easy to pick apart our homes and dwell on the negatives.  I hope these inexpensive and simple ideas will help focus on the positives and love your home again.  SIMPLE WAYS TO LOVE YOUR HOME 1.   DECLUTTER AND MINIMIZE DECOR Unorganized rooms and piles of clutter can be overwhelming and cause unnecessary stress, anxiety, and depression.  Taking time to declutter the spaces in your ho...
Friday, July 7, 2023

Let's Go Thrifting: Auction and Thrift Store Finds Vol 5

A CURATED COLLECTION OF VINTAGE FURNITURE AND DECOR FROM FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE, AUCTIONS, AND THRIFT STORES! The last Let's Go Thrifting post I shared was back in April, just before the Lucketts Spring Market .  Since then, I've slowed down a bit on traveling, thrifting, and picking, especially now that my kids are home on summer break.  Any chance I get, I still hit the roads, manage auction pick-ups, and squeeze in a little thrifting. Some picking adventures are a total bust, while others are a huge success.  The thrill of the hunt and finding incredible new treasures makes even the bad days good.  Let's take a look at what I've found over the past couple of months!  VINTAGE BARWARE AND GLASSWARE   Lately, I've been on the lookout for vintage glass and barware, especially, holiday drinkware, ice buckets, Indiana Glass, Anchor Hocking, and Fire-King. The other week, I stopped in Goodwill and found two vintage ice buckets, a collection of vintage Holly Christmas...