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the grand finale (at least for now!)

I have been blogging now at The.Refurbished.Life for SEVEN MONTHS! Seems like much longer on some days, and like I just started yesterday on other days. When I began, I had absolutely NO idea how much work it is to maintain a successful blog. The hours of writing content that is hopefully captivating enough to… Continue reading the grand finale (at least for now!)

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diy geo styled coffee mug

There are seriously so many possibilities when it comes to spray paint. Never underestimate the transformation those little cans of colored mist can do! I was recently sent a pin on Pinterest that inspired me to take a few minutes to create my own geo-styled coffee mug. Here’s the original inspiration, thanks to our adult daughter,… Continue reading diy geo styled coffee mug

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glass diy projects

I recently took a trip to the local Goodwill and was once again stricken by the realization that Goodwill is a major supplier for us DIYers! I mean, aisle after aisle of merchandise screaming to be painted, glued, sequined and the like. I generally start in the furniture aisles and always look for the colored… Continue reading glass diy projects

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diy cell phone arm band

I had SUCH a great time this weekend with some vibrant, faithful, crazy sisters in The Lord as we met up in Louisville, Kentucky. We laughed, cried, prayed and ate amazing food together. Notice what’s missing from that list is that we exercised together. Missing = didn’t happen. And did I mention we ate great… Continue reading diy cell phone arm band

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DIY: Paper Clip Bookmarks

Originally posted on M&J Blog:
If you want to jazz up your office supply stash, look no further than M&J Trimming! We have a stash of gorgeous ribbons, trims and notions that are perfect for personalized your office space. So whether you’re a recent grad looking to beautify their first cube, an intern…

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diy sunburst mirror

I love the new sunburst mirror trend. It’s versatile because you can make it work with more than one decor style, and it instantly upgrades a space from bore to more! And, once again, Goodwill is where it’s at for turning plain ol’ stuff into a little bit of awesomeness for your home. I had planned… Continue reading diy sunburst mirror

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diy craft paper candles

I am loving spring. It’s sunny, somewhat breezy, all the flowers are blooming like crazy and the pool opens this weekend! So much to enjoy and look forward to. I’ve been doing quite a bit of crafting the last several weeks, as you may have noticed. I feel like a kid in a candy shop… Continue reading diy craft paper candles

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diy paint dipped planting pots + utensils

I hope y’all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I was so surprised that my hubs had my three adult adopted-daughters come over before church yesterday for a yummy and super special Mother’s Day breaky. I am so thankful to be a mom-in-the-Spirit to these young women. They are such a joy! I also got to… Continue reading diy paint dipped planting pots + utensils

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diy cake plates

Mother’s Day is just about here. Are you ready to dote on your mama? I am! I’ve also been working on some mother’s day gifts that are on the hush-hush since my mom might see them here (but I’ll share next week over on my diy page!). Another great idea for mom’s day is to… Continue reading diy cake plates

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diy jewelry tray

I am a sucker for a great deal, especially when it comes to jewelry. I love shopping at Forever21 and Charming Charlie for jewelry, both for me and for gifts for friends. I think I like these costume jewelry shops because, a) they’re ridiculously affordable, and b) I change up my jewelry with frequency. Plus, I… Continue reading diy jewelry tray