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    Happy List: #266

    Hi! Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I finished up the series on our Carriage House transformation with a reveal-for-now blog post. Is any house ever really done? No. I think not. I also shared what will eventually be a funny mistake that we made while doing a hardscaping project around our very old pool. It’s still a little too soon for it to be funny, but every day we get closer. Ha! Thank you for your continued support of this blog. Thank you for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging…

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    Happy List: #265

    Hello and welcome to this week’s Happy List! I’m glad you are here. This week on the blog I kicked off a series about the interior of our Carriage House. If you missed those posts you can catch up with the interior photos here and the makeover process here. Thank you for your continued support of this blog. Thank you for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. Your support truly helps our family, helps restore this old house we live in, and keeps this blog running. Ready for a dose of inspiration? Here’s the Happy List! FUNNY CLOTHING…

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    Happy List: #264

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you are here. This week on the blog I shared my helpful, but somewhat unconventional tips for refinishing a wood door with deep scratches. I also shared a blog post rounding up ideas for wicker laundry baskets. I still haven’t let that obsession go. As always, thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. Your support helps keep this blog on the internet! Truly. Even if you never buy a thing from one of the affiliate links we share, eyeballs on pages matter to bloggers. So,…

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    Happy List: #263

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I reflected on Independence Day. I also shared some ideas on how to use corkboard in your home. I didn’t realize how many times I’ve used corkboard in our house until I wrote that blog post! When I like something, I really like it. As always, thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, saving and sharing things you like, encouraging us, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. Your support helps keep this blog on the internet! Truly. Even if you never buy a thing from one of the affiliate links we share,…

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    Happy List: #262

    Hello! Welcome to the first Happy List of July! This week on the blog I shared a 4th of July craft. I made a cross-stitch American flag on a grain sifter as one does. It’s not the first thing I’ve made with that grain sifter. It probably won’t be the last. Send me your ideas on what I should make next! I also shared a very niche idea on how to hide cords on a standing desk. For all you work-from-home people, this post was for you. I think this idea would be adaptable even to a normal, stationary desk too. As always, thank you in advance for reading today’s…

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    Happy List: #261

    Hi! Hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I shared some festive 4th of July ideas from the archives. I’ll have a new 4th of July idea to share with you next week. I’m excited it worked out…I never know with some of my ideas. Ha! I also shared how the chainlink fence I painted a year ago is holding up. This is one of the projects where I wanted to see if it actually stood the test of time before I wrote about it. Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our…

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    Happy List: #260

    Hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog we celebrated 3 years of living in this Colonial Farmhouse. We’ve actually been in New Jersey for almost 4 years now. That’s getting close to a record for us! I also shared photos of our new flagstone path and our experience with setting flagstones directly on the ground. If nothing else, you can come here to learn from our DIY experiences – the good and the bad! Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our way, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. This is my happy…

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    Happy List: #259

    Hi! Welcome to the Happy List! I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s recap this week on the blog!  I shared the magical feeling the new string lights on our deck are giving us. I also asked for your advice on how to become a night owl. Ha! I also shared some reusable shopping bags that gave me a chuckle. Does your state have a plastic bag ban? Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our way, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. This is my happy place and your support helps keep this blog running. I appreciate you. Here’s the Happy…

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    Happy List: #258

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List. I’m glad you’re here! This week on the blog I shared an indoor project and an outdoor project. First, I discovered the key to decorating with kid art…unless it is glitter art. If it’s glitter art I can’t help you. You can’t even look at glitter without it multiplying. I also shared what’s going on with our two driveways. I’ll do the hard eye roll for you at how “extra” that two driveways sentence sounded. It’s not as extra in person as it sounds. I’d describe it as quirky. Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good…

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    Happy List: #257

    Hi! Welcome to the Happy List! I’ll be your captain for today’s adventure! Don’t worry. I’ve done this 257 times and have it on good authority that this will be smooth sailing reading. This week on the blog I shared the progress we’ve been making on restoring our Carriage House. It’s slow progress, but any forward momentum is worth celebrating. I also shared some personal reflections on this season of life that I’m in now and what that means to me. Cue all the feelings! Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our way, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. It…