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DIY Pottery Barn Slash Restoration Hardware Rope Chandelier

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Decor Crafts 

    I'm averting my eyes from the date of my last post. Holy shiznit it has been a while hasn't it?! Life has been life lately and I've been out doing life things with my little lives. As I'm sure all you pretties are doing as well. And those 'little lives', they come first you know? No excuses. Just laying it out plain and simple. Being a mama and domestic goddess has been totally mind/body/soul sucking as of late and all of my left over will power has been diverted to restraining myself fro...
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Skillet Pancakes Two Ways: Dutch Baby & Cakey Strawberry

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, In : Recipes 
   It's been one of those weeks ya know? Well last week was one of those weeks and it's tapering off into this one. But it's safe to say that the nightmare is lifting and we are seeing through the fog, or is it the fog is lifting and we have seen it through to the end of the nightmare? I don't knowssss. But anyways last week was One of those weeks where the baby is fussy every two minutes and the older two are in a love hate love love love hate hate hate relationship right now where they refu...

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DIY Fabric Backsplash

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, In : Decor Crafts 
   I'm at it again, I can't leave well enough alone. It could be the changing of the seasons or it could be my impulsive decorating nature, but I decided that the kitchen could use a little spicing up. And let me tell ya, it's getting hot in heeeerrr. The rest of our house has a southern cali spanish feel, so I thought I'd incorporate that style a little bit more. And what does that mean? Lots of color, pattern, natural and rustic elements and plenty of brass or gold accents. After many a'eve...
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BHG Oatmeal Peanut Cookies, My Way

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 17, 2014, In : Recipes 

  So I got this bad boy ^^^^ for Christmas and I thought it was about darn time that I crack it open, Literally. I had yet to take it out of the cellophane wrapper. Bad baker bad!
 Does this look familiar to any ofs ya? I grew up looking up recipes in the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook helping my mama out in the kitchen. It had a real plaid fabric cover barely visible beneath all the sticky finger marks... I'm not sure what edition it is... an oldie but goodie for sure. This is the 15th ed...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 29, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Hope you all had a magical, tasty and loving thanksgiving! Wishing nothing but health, wealth and happiness to you and yours this holiday season! I'm just bursting with love and joy (as well as at the seams of my pants) at the moment and wish I could bottle up this feeling and tap into it on a difficult day.

More on my sparkly gold table and decor to follow, but right now a nap and a cuddle are in order.

Love to my lovies!


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Country Kitchen: Dark Stained Butcher Block Countertop

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 
  
  Oh my jeeze... I guess I shoulda done this a whole lot earlier, but I thought I'd update you on our kitchen remodel process... it's only been 6 months since my last kitchen post! The latest on the remodel was to refinish/re-stain our butcher block countertops. You can see how they were lookin before here. Kinda icky poo and definitely in need of some TLC. Annnnnnnd I was in need of a little change up. While I am still utterly infatuated with rustic, worn in, lumps and bumps country kitch...

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Moist and Easy Homestyle Pumpkin Cake Bread Recipe

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : Recipes 


Quite a name right??? But I feel that this ^^^ recipe deserves a nice and hearty (and accurate) name. As mentioned many times before I am a pinterest queen and it has quickly become my go to place for finding recipe advice/ideas/inspirations. But this fall season I have been a bit disappointed with the selection of pumpkin bread recipes. Most are some simple concoction of prepackaged spice cake mix and one cup of pumpkin puree. Too blah... not enough pumpkin... not enough spice or zest or cre...

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DIY Built In Office In the Kitchen

Posted by Honor on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

  Well, here is the finished product. My built in office area in our kitchen/great room. It really is turning out to be the best set up. I can check email and whatnot while the kids snack or play and still be able to keep a keen eye on em. Before I felt like I had to 'slip away' and hole up in our office/guest room while they were sleeping or otherwise seriously occupied. More often than not I'd hear a crash bang boom in the other room and have to stop what I was doing to see if there were an...

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While the Papa Dog is away....

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 
So my oh my.... here is what's up right now. The hubs is away on a hunting trip with his best former Navy bud and his pops for 10 days. So wonderful right?!?!

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Ahem

Wonderful... for them! For me this time alone with the two kiddos (and one baking away) have been a true test of my patience, strength, will power, stamina, endurance, ect ect ect.... feel free to add any more adjectives to describe this parenting marathon going on in my house. For all you single mamas out there, how you do this A...

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The Honey Do List: Refinish Butcherblock Countertops

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Life At Home 
And by honey I mean me. Here is a look at one of my (many many many.... will the list ever end???) ongoing projects/renovations of mi casa. I got a bug in my ear buzzing that I just gotta refinish our butcherblock countertops... like ah'now. I love our butcherblock, or BB's as I call them,  it's just that they have been looking, well, rather icky poo lately. Not that I'm no longer a huge fan of the vintage/antique/rustic/dents & dings look, I just feel that they could look better.

kinda meh i...

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Home Tour on Life Made Lovely Reveal

Posted by Honor on Friday, February 22, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 

Boy am I feeling the love this week. Not only was my DIY anthro mugs featured on Knock Off Decor, but now my great room/kitchen tour is on Life Made Lovely! If you get a chance please take a moment to check it out. I had a lot of fun writing this post and I hope you enjoy (and perhaps gather a little inspiration?)
Thanks for stopping by!


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Great Room Tour Sneak Peak

Posted by Honor on Thursday, February 14, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 

Wanted to share a couple of snapshots our kitchen/great room that will be featured in a home tour series soon (details will be posted when the article goes live). I was so honored to be asked and spent quite a bit of time trying to get these images just right. The mister and I are so proud of this character filled home we have created together and adore sharing the coziness with who ever wants to par take.







 

This was just a taste to wet your appetite. Thanks for stopping by and check back in s...

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DIY Colander Light Fixture

Posted by Honor on Friday, January 25, 2013, In : Decor Crafts 

  Alright ladies. Are you ready to see my tried and true, red blooded American, hill-billy red neck side? A little hick and a whole lotta country. Well, here it is.
  Yes, that is a colander hanging from my ceiling. Not just one, but three of these cute little suckers now adorn my kitchen. I have been searching and searching for that perfect shade. Something with a lot of personality, a quaint vintage feel and purely me. Who would'a thunk it would be found in the kitchen utensil section of Ta...

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DIY Coffee Filter and Flower Lampshade

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 27, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

I know the pictures are a tad dark but I really wanted to try and convey the magical (and super feminine) feel of this lampshade. It came out so warm and well, pretty.
I picked up those vintage curtains a couple of weeks ago. Aren't those pretty too? Love them, love looking at them, but I am not so fond of the thing hanging in front of them. The fixture over our sink has never been right. It was just something I picked up at Lowe's one day when the hubs told me that his electrician friend was ...

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DIY Kitchen Decor Series: Lettered Kitchen Sign

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

 

Love the look of vintage signs like me, but don't want to pay the non-vintage price tag? Make it yourself! I love all the cute kitchen decor that is out there today but I can't see paying a pretty penny for them. They spend their life in the kitchen doomed to get dirty or broken by busy little fingers, so priceless heirlooms are a no go. This DIY is super easy and you are limited only by your imagination. After this I think I will make a whole wall of words like Yummy, Eat Here, Baked Goods ...


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DIY Country Kitchen Remodel Part One

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, In : Life At Home 


ok so I should have posted this a while ago... as you can see by the fall decorations in some of the pics that this part of the kitchen remodel has been completed for a bit. Actually for more than 6 months it has been like living in a split personality. Literally one wall is done but when you turn around the rest hasn't been touched.

Yes living in a partially completed dream kitchen is not only a pain in my rear end but it is mostly a pain in the hubs heiny because I keep changing my dang min...
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Love'n Me Some Etsy: DIY Country Kitchen

Posted by Honor on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Love'n Etsy 

DIY Country Kitchen
Hello all DIYers. I come to you with fabulous news, well fabulous news for me ;) . We are currently knees deep into my dream country kitchen remodel... antique rustic flooring, farmhouse table, industrial accents and all things chippy and old. I have been dreaming about this for a over a year and am ecstatic that it is now really happening. While most normal (and sane) people dream of stainless steel appliance, granite counter tops and contemporary tile back splashes, I on ...
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Drawing On Ceramic (How to Transfer Lettering)

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

   What a pretty plate right? And it was so easy to do! The is the perfect craft for gift giving. The hubs has been asking for some coffee mugs to bring to work that are not super feminine. What anthropologie tea cups and cafe au latte mugs are not good enough for you!?!?! Oh well
   I poked around on the internet for the best types of materials to use but it wasn't until I dawdled a Sunday away at Micheal's did I find this super star product! Please read on and I hope you give this one a try....

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Cake Plate

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Hello Again! Welcome to the worlds fastest tutorial on how to make a cake plate! This craft is based off the Mason Jar Goblet tutorial that I completed earlier. You can see that by clicking HERE. Hope you enjoy! Those cookies sure do look tasty don't they ;)

What you will need: A plate and a candle stick holder & glue... simple enough right?! Try different combinations and materials. Here I chose a glass plate and candle stick holder that I picked up from the Dollar Tree. If you prefer white, ...

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