SECRETS to finding the Ballards / Pottery Barn / Restoration Hardware looks on CRAIGSLIST!

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Every single time I share photos of the cool items I find on Craigslist, many, many comments say things such as:  Ballards Macau Arm CHAIRS $299.00 EACH You are so lucky! OR Your craigslist always has the best deals! OR How do you find these deals?   Well, let me tell you one way I […]

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Dining Room and Simplicity…..

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I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! We did. It was probably one of our most stress free…..slower paced, and…….simpler (is that a word?) Christmases that we have had. Simpler…..(IS it a word?) And in keeping with simpler (???) times, I wanted to share with you ….   NOTHING BIG. You’re welcome. Get it? Simpler […]

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Creating an Outdoor Oasis on a budget

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Our jacuzzi has been a pain in the hiney more than a good thing. So, I am selling it, broken. I’m not broken, the jacuzzi is. I am telling the people on CL that it is broken, exactly what is wrong with it and how much it will be to repair. I am even giving […]

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My blogging nook

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It started out with me not going to bed until 2 or 3am every night. Well, technically, every morning. I knew that blogging at night and staying on the lap top was keeping my mind wide-awake, which was why I wasn’t able to get to sleep. DUH? It was also keeping me from time to […]

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Where to find your CHEAP Frye boots and how to soften and clean used leather.

Ok….did you miss yesterday’s post? I shared my discounted, spotted Frye Boots and how they made me so very, very happy and laugh so hard. Ok, they didn’t. This is my Twitter profile pic. (FOLLOW MY TWITTER. I’m Like a Twitter-ologist now!) Before I tell you about the boots….I wanted to explain this Twitter profile […]

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Living Room Reveal!

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I always wanted to be the kind of blogger that had a fancy living room reveal. Like a total wow before and after. Smack in your face ugly before and smack in your face gorgeous after. Well, mine is taking so stinking long (about a year) because I am doing it in TRULY thrifty stages. […]

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