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    Hey there! I'm Amanda and I'll be your co-pilot today. Along with my handy husband, Ben, we're remodeling our second house. We're avid DIY-ers, tackling large and small projects while raising two rambunctious boys. Thanks for following along on this wild journey!
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    I love the things local hardware stores carry. Like this dish towel I was so tempted to get. But my kids would probably repeat at the most inappropriate times. Also, it's not a flower pic. You're welcome. ūüėú I realize this is my fourth straight spring flower pic, but I can't stop. The dainty unopened buds on choke cherry blossoms are so pretty. And come on, more free flowers. It's that time of year. Love having free fresh flowers in the house.

Giveaway Winner & Etsy Favs: April

Hope you’ve all had a marvelous spring! ¬†Warmer weather is such a nice change. ¬†I’ve started adding plants to our nearly lifeless yard, even. ¬†Winning. ¬†On the subject of winning, we’ve got the Easy, Tiger giveaway wrapped up.


Norma, you’ve got a $50 credit to spend on anything at the Easy, Tiger shop coming your way. ¬†Congrats!!

Large Brass Umbrella Dish from The White Pepper

Cloud Bread Board at Snug Studio

Colorado Landscape Painting by John Kline Artwork

Pyrite Necklace at Michabella

Mighty Asterisk Wooden Game from Siam Collection

Custom Braille Necklace at Leigh Luna

Have a great weekend!  See you back on Monday, hopefully with an update on the thrifted couch.

Giveaway Winners and Etsy Favs: March

Last Friday of March and first order of business. ¬†Jessica, you’re the winner of the Britt Bass giveaway.

And¬†Beth, you’ll get to design your custom Duffle Coat from S & S Babee. ¬†Congrats, ladies!

Himmeli Diamond Pendant Light from Panselinos

Whiskey Me Away print by Perrodin Supply Company

Wooden Hexagon Trivet at Things Like Diamonds

Small Vintage Ceramic Letters from Shaving Kit Supplies

Metallic Gold Star Pillow at Earth Lab

Decorative Match Boxes by Bello Pop

The Tetons Mountain Range Pillow from Three Bad Seeds

Saving for my Van Gogh print at Alfamarama

Objectify Magazine Rack from Objectify Homeware

Abstract Watercolor Painting at So Very Happy Art

Falling Roses Abstract Art Print by Parima Creative Studio

Misty Oil Painting from Painting Well.

So many pretty paintings, and all profits are donated to cancer research charities! ¬†After reading that, I bought two. ¬†I’m excited to get this beauty in the mail.

Welp, I’m going to get back to my living room painting. ¬†Have a great weekend, all!

Winner & February Etsy Favs

Last day of February! ¬†Can I get a woot woot?! ¬†That means we’re another month closer to spring. ¬†And it seems we’re all over winter. ¬†But it also means we get to announce the Kilim Decor giveaway winner.

Isis, who’d love to visit Paris, you get to choose your favorite pillow from Kilim Decor!

And I get to share my favorite Etsy items I’ve added over the month. ¬†How adorable is this¬†Children’s Hooded Duffle Coat¬†by S n S Babee:

Asphalt Planter Vase from The Good Machinery

The Print Your Own Art option from Clare Elaesser

Dipped White and Natural Wood Tray at The Vintage Vogue

Stag Beetle Pillow Cover by Created By Storm

Soviet Opera Glasses from The Things That Were

MCM Wall Sconce at Theia Luminaries

Large Brass Moravian Star Himmeli from Hruskaa

The Decision Giclee Print by Kai Samuels-Davis

Mountain Home Quote Pillow Cover from My Sweet Reveries

And my Britt Bass Navy Geo print in our hall bathroom.


Off to shovel the walk. ¬†Hope you all stay warm if you’re stuck in the dead of winter, too!

Winner & Etsy Favs: January

Say goodbye to January 2014, because we’re nearing the end. ¬†But, we’ve got some good news for two lucky giveaway winners.

Myssie and Sarah Z, you get to choose your favorite print from The Smitten Collection and one text bubble cut out from me.  Congrats on the new art!  For all you other Etsy lovers, take a look at these great pieces I found this month:

Navy Geo print by Brittany Bass

Hand Stitched Note Card from Sarah K. Benning

Iceberg in Water photograph print at Eye Poetry Photography

Mountain Blossom Furoshiki from The Link Collective

Triangle Throw Pillow Cover by Adidit

Geometric Air Plant Cube from Sea and Asters

Laurel Wreath Necklace at Almanac for June

Leaded Glass Hanging Vase by BeeJayKay

Ampersand Screen Print from Shop Ampersand

Silk Wings Scarf by Shovava

Rose Gold Initial Pendant at Olive Yew Jewels

Black and Copper Large Cylinder Vase from The Object Enthusiast

Trifox Print by Twamies

Orb Shaped Black and White Planter from Half Light Honey Studio

Wishing everyone a happy (and warm) last day of January!

Winner & Etsy Favs: December

Sorry this is a day late, but, we’ve got a giveaway winner. ¬†Wendy, you’re the lucky duck getting to choose something from Wilderness Romance and Chipmunk Cheeks! ¬†Woot! ¬†And Emily, have fun picking out something from Chipmunk Cheeks. ¬†Enjoy, ladies! ¬†And now, check out these awesome Etsy finds I spotted this month.

You Are Loved Tote Bag from Pink Olive

Buffalo Tea Towel at Native Bear

Blue Waves Watercolor by Yao Cheng Design

Acoustic iPhone Sound Dock from Schutten Works

Mini Metallic Gold Arrows at Fletcher and Fox

Walnut Gem Lamp¬†by Worley’s Lighting

Crochet Pattern Pillow from Belles and Ghosts

2014 Astrology Calendar at Prismatic Print Shop

Geometric Cushion Cover by Nirwa

Indigo Batik Hmong Pillow Cover at From Past to Present

Old Growth Pine Tree Print from Linton Art

Swallow Wall Art at Prince Design UK

Geometric Art Print from By Samantha

I’m seriously crushing on the swallows, arrows, and tree print. ¬†Like, they’ll have to make an appearance in our home.


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