Spring Trends Patio Progress and a Giveaway

Project Patio This That and Life Ranunculus

Before getting into today’s fun post, I just want to give you a HUGE THANK YOU for all of your support and excitement across the board from my last post announcing my upcoming ebook! I’m working to bring you nothing but the best and it means so much to me to hear back from you […]

5 Blogger Practices That Drive Other Bloggers Nuts

This, That and Life: What NOT to do as a blogger

Well, I’m writing this one on the fly, because I’ve finally seen enough.  No beautifully staged images today. No fluff. Just one photo if you’d like to share. This is for my fellow bloggers or anyone who is interested in starting their own blog. To everyone else, feel free to read on to satisfy any […]

Clear Coats For Indoor Stained Furniture

Recommended Clear Coats for Stained Furniture

I get many questions every week on the how-to’s of refinishing furniture, whether it’s what brush for this, what sprayer for that, what stain, what paint, and a whole lot of other WHATs. And who can blame you??? There are SO many products out there! On top of that, even with all of the information […]

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Light Pink Pixie Dust Bracelet by The Shine Porject

Hello and Happy EARLY Valentine’s Day!!! It’s officially February and love is in the air! Now before I get too far, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your input on the dresses from last week. I seriously value your opinion and can’t wait to reveal which dress I’ve chosen!  Ok…..so, I’m not usually […]

Home Office and Guest Room Pre-Design

Office/Guest Room Concept Board

Ever since we moved last summer to our little beach house vacation rental as our full time home, we were bound and determined to keep the lower bedroom and bathroom as a guest room, nice comfy queen mattress and all.  We didn’t want to change a thing.       Well….5 months into our new […]

DIY Blue + Brass Dresser Makeover

Blue and Brass DIY Dresser

      This dresser was recently picked up by my husband at our local Goodwill for a pretty great price.  Here’s the before: The hardware is FANTASTIC! We had to add a 1 x 2 board to the bottom front, but it was otherwise in great condition. I removed all of the drawers, cleaned […]

2014 Word of the Year


Discipline. It’s as simple and as complicated as it sounds……..all in one word. Hypothetically, no one really likes discipline, but we ALL love the results that come from hard work, structure, boundaries, and being organized. As I thought about all of my goals for 2014, they all came down to this one word. Discipline.  More of it, […]

Photography Progress with Shoot Fly Shoot


I recently made a firm decision that I was going to spend a good amount of time working on my photography skills. I actually bought my camera off of craigslist a couple of years ago and have been frustrated with myself for taking so long to learn. I have a Canon Rebel XT Digital SLR camera […]

Holiday Wish List 2013


Let me just start by saying that #1 on my little wish list here is #1 for a reason, and it’s quite possibly the only thing that I really really want for Christmas.  In reality, I’ll be happy {seriously…not hard to please here} if I end up with one of these since my new year will be starting […]

Style Files: Casual Night Out


Happy Friday friends! We’re in the full swing of holiday fun and parties, but not every get together is all fancy dresses and diamonds. Today I’m sharing my favorite kind of dress up style ~ casual with a touch of glam.  I love throwing on some casual items for these parties or even just a […]

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