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Antiquing and Drinking Part 1

Antiquing and Drinking: My New Favorite Weekend Pastime.  I started a new weekend tradition that has easily become my favorite pasttime- antiquing and drinking.  It's exactly how it sounds- getting a good drink and then shopping for antiques.  My drink of choice today was an iced macchiato.  Since masks are mandatory, I did my coffee drinking in the car before going into stores. I went to two different antique stores in the area. I had one of the stores alllll to myself. It was glorious. We are just starting to decorate our home after renovation so I was on the hunt for a few specific peices and then also just seeing "what caught my eye."    Here's a round up...

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How to Paint Cabinets

Painting cabinets is an inexpensive way to make a huge change in your kitchen. The project can seem a little intimidating. However, once we got going with it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. Several family/friends have asked how we did this so I laid out the steps here:    Step One: Label every cabinet door & cabinet with coordinating numbers.   When it's time to put everything back together, this will help you easily remember which door goes where.    Step Two: Unscrew all of the Hardware Put all of the hardware in a bag for safe keeping. Even if you plan to replace the hardware, it doesn't hurt to keep the originals around until your project its 110%...

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Three Ways to Cut Costs on a Kitchen Renovation

So you want to update your kitchen but you don’t have a casual $30,000 laying around. We moved into a 3,000 square foot 1970's fixer upper and we renovated the entire main floor and 80% of the upstairs within 3 months to get it move in ready... so yes the budget was a little tight lol. We got crafty with how we spent our money. However, we still have future plans to go a little further with the renovation on the main floor and we will probably update the finishes again (that is YEARS down the road, lol).  Before I go on I gotta give a little disclaimer, a lot of people may scoff at the idea of putting these...

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How We Refinished Our Staircase

Ripping up the carpet from your stairs can make a huge difference visually and functionally- so much easier to clean without carpet!! However, it can be a little intimidating knowing what steps to take once the carpet is ripped up.  I was the person thinking this was going to be a quick little project... wrong lol. My husband was the one who actually did the research and gave me the directions (not sure where I would be without him.... or what the staicase would look like..)  A friend of mine recently asked what we did to refinish our steps so I decided to compile the process here to help anyone else who is planning this type of home project.   ...

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How to Make *Healthier* Whipped Coffee

Whipped coffee (Dalgona) graced us with it’s presence on Tik Tok and it has blessing lives ever since. Seriously. This stuff is amazing😅 However, if you want to cut back on the sugar a tad, I tried out another option and it worked out well! If you already know how to make whipped coffee, just sub the 2 tbsp of sugar for 2 tbsp of honey :)  If you need the full recipe for whipped coffee, here it is !    How To Make *Healthier* Whipped Coffee  Ingredients:  2 tbsp instant coffee (it has to be instant coffee powder so it will dissolve) 2 tbsp hot water 2 tbsp honey (in place of the 2 tbsp sugar.. I also read...

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