6 Recommended Reads + 2 Exciting Pre-Releases


The past several months I’ve been challenging myself to spend more time reading actual, physical books.  I personally prefer paper over digital because I love handwriting my thoughts and ideas as I’m reading along. Some great books that I’d recommend are listed below, most of which fall under the categories of personal development, Christian authors, […]

Furniture Ebook Update and Other News


I feel like I owe you a big apology.  Like BIG. Way back in March I announced that I was creating a furniture refinishing ebook, and so many of you have shared in the excitement of creating that.     So what happened?   Truth be told, the ebook is pretty much entirely written out. […]

Thrift Store Secretary Desk – To Paint or Leave As-Is?

Thrift Store Treasure: This, That and Life

It’s really true. You never know what your thrift store will bring you. Some places it’s a rare gem and other places it’s a daily find, and only if you’re fast.  I recently popped into our local Goodwill to check out what was in the store. To my wonderful surprise, I found this beauty of […]

A Little of This, A Little of That


If you’re within the circle of furniture makeovers, my guest today is someone you’ll know well, but if not, you’re in for a treat! Cassie from Primitive and Proper is here today sharing a little about herself, her blog, and her loves. As for myself, I can honestly say I don’t think there has been […]

Roots Of Gratitude Grand Opening Success!


So last Friday night was the Roots of Gratitude Grand Opening ladies night presale {a mouthful,  I know}, and it was a blast! Seeing everyone’s work all come together under one place was so great! Geneva is going to make a fantastic boutique owner and I’m so proud of her. Here are some pictures from […]

BIG Announcement Today!


   Ahhhh! Friday! FINALLY!!! And that means it’s that BIG announcement day! When I first began blogging 2.5 years ago under an entirely different name, which you can read more about here, the basis of my blogging was about refinishing furniture. While I now share about a variety of topics, this is still very much the core […]

Small Hutch Before and After

This, That and Life: Hutch Makeover

Are you interested in learning how to refinish furniture and gain the confidence to create YOUR own masterpiece?  I’m here to help!  To learn more about this project in the works to help you, CLICK HERE and find me on Periscope at @coastalcollectiveco!   As hard as it is to believe, I’ve been trial and erroring my […]

One of my Fave Flash Sale Sites and Modern Beachy Decor

Shirvan Rug {This, That and Life}

Have you heard of some of those great flash sale sites out there? One of the top home and life sites is One Kings Lane. I love a lot of the items they offer and they have a great range in styles and price.       I browse their sales almost every day and […]

Bling It Out Link Party ~ Link Your Gold

The Best Gold Paints for DIY Projects {This, That and Life}

SO, we’re going to have a total impromptu LINK PARTY today!  Woohoo!!! Who else loves surprise parties? If you have a DIY project or makeover that you have brought to life with a touch of GOLD, go ahead and link it up below! I will leave the party open until the end of the month […]

Tribal Inspiration

Modern Bohemium Kilim Etsy

  With the growing trend of Tribal patterns in home and fashion, you’d think it would be pretty easy to find what you have in mind to add some tribal style to your life………what I’ve found however is that you may be surprised how often you end up finding potentially scary tiki masks, safari animals, […]

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