Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

I haven’t shared much about my girls on the blog lately.  After I went Haven Conference last summer I really tried to focus the blog down on to one main topic or niche.  I chose Home/DIY since that’s what I enjoy the most.  However, I feel like my girls are such an important part of my life (I mean…they’re the reason I’m here) that I’m not being authentic or fair by leaving them out.  So you’ll probably see more of…

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HomeRight Steam Machine 053

HomeRight Steam Machine 053

This post is sponsored by HomeRight but all opinions are my own.  Read my full disclosure page for more information.  This post also contains affiliate links for your convenience. I was so excited when the kind folks at HomeRight reached out to me to ask if I would be interested in trying out their new Steam Mop.  I’d never used or owned a steam mop so I jumped at the opportunity! I thought I would put it to the test…

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Rustic Glam Valentine’s Heart Craft

Rustic Glam Valentine’s Heart Craft

If you follow me on Instagram (please do!) you know that I added a few Valentine’s Day touches to the small mantel above the stove in my kitchen a couple of weeks ago.  When I got around to decorating the mantel in my living room, I ended up taking several of the things I used in the kitchen to the living room.  Then I needed something to fill the empty spot in the kitchen.  First world problems, y’all. I’m all about…

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How To Cover An Ottoman

How To Cover An Ottoman

Mom and I tackled a project at her house a few weeks ago.  The foot stools in her sunroom had seen better days.  Her three smallest grandchildren frequently jump off of them play on them and they were pretty dirty.  The light pink fabric wasn’t helping the situation either. Mom bought 2 yards of a mixed blue fabric to recover them and we got to work.  She probably only needed one yard. To remove the base from the cushion I only…

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Organizing the Junk Drawer

Organizing the Junk Drawer

Gah.  Do you have one?  A drawer that raises your blood pressure every time you open it?  Our junk drawer was out of control!  I could never find anything in it even though it was filled with all the things. And clearly, by sharing this, I have no shame.  It was a struggle to even shut the drawer most of the time. See what I mean? January always makes me want to organize everything in sight.  I have to get…

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Valentine’s Mantel

Valentine’s Mantel

Unless you’re new around here you know I love to decorate the mantel. Sadly, I don’t have a lot of Valentine’s decorations so I decided to come up with a little mantel using things already in my home. Picture me wandering through the house looking for red stuff… Several of the things I used were from my Christmas stash like the Chalkboard, candles and the candies in the container. The garlands were leftover from a Valentine’s photo shoot I did…

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Around Asheville

Around Asheville

I shared our experience at the Biltmore’s Candlelight Christmas Tour on Monday so today I thought I would share some of our favorite spots during our visit to Asheville.  Touring the Biltmore was on my bucket list so when my husband offered to take me there he didn’t have to ask twice! I hemmed and hawed over where we should stay for weeks.  In mid-December I got a Travelzoo newsletter with an awesome rate at the Grand Bohemian located in…

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Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Tour

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Tour

Hi friends!  I am back from a brief hiatus/Christmas break.  I’ve had a lot things going on behind the scenes here on the Bay Bush and I hope to share more about those later.  But today I want to share a little getaway my husband and I took right after New Years.  We hadn’t been on a trip together without the kids in almost eight years!  It was much over-do. When we were brainstorming options for the trip, Chad mentioned…

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Christmas Card {2016}

Christmas Card {2016}

Merry, Merry Christmas!  I’m popping in to share our Christmas card with you! We went to Myrtle Beach, SC for the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I managed to coerce the girls into their Christmas dresses for a little photo shoot on the beach right after sunset.  I loved the way they turned out!  I edited a few of the pictures that night and ordered my Christmas cards from Vistaprint during their Black Friday sale.  It was so nice to have my…

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DIY Mailbox Garland

DIY Mailbox Garland

I’m back today sharing one more last minute Christmas DIY! This project took less than 5 minutes and was made using stuff I already had on hand.  So it cost $0!  That’s my favorite kind of DIY! Here are the items I used (contains affiliate links): Garland (I used two 18″ pieces but you could use a 3 ft piece) Floral Wire Plastic Ornaments   or check the Dollar store Wired Ribbon (3 inches wide) (Mine came from Sam’s Club) The…

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