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Selling My Clutter on VarageSale

Selling My Clutter on VarageSale

Today’s post is sponsored by VarageSale, but all opinions are my own.  In my previous post I bravely showed you the ugly side of my garage. I know “ugly” is the wrong word to use, considering I’m lucky to even have such a space to declutter. But when I think of the kind of creative place […]

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5 Tips for Cleaning Out the Messiest Part of Your House

5 Tips for Cleaning Out the Messiest Part of Your House

If you’ve been a reader of Thrift Diving for any length of time, you know that my garage is a hot mess. Please don’t judge me for that. We creative thinkers are like a secret society called The Clutter Queens (or Clutter Kings for the few men that read along). It’s just something that creative, […]

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Should You Make Your Own DIY Chalk Paint?

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Should You Make Your Own DIY Chalk Paint?

Some time ago if you had asked what paint you should use to paint furniture, I probably would have said, “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!” without hesitation. That’s because I was one of those die-hard “Sloan” fans that raved about how wonderful the paint worked and how you could paint anything and everything and–GASP!–no sanding or priming! […]

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How NOT to Lose Time and Money When Tracking Your Mileage

How NOT to Lose Time and Money When Tracking Your Mileage

This post is sponsored by MileIQ, but all opinions are my own. #MakeTripsSmarter If you’re a business owner…blogger…sell crafts on Etsy…or travel from your office to another work site, chances are you track mileage, right? Well, there’s a free app called MileIQ that will make you wonder how you ever tracked mileage the “old way” and will […]

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Cleaning Out Your Closet for a Good Cause

Cleaning Out Your Closet for a Good Cause

  I’ve got a terrible memory. There’s not much I remember about being in school. But when I think back to what I do remember and loved most about school, it was the moments that allowed me to run, play, and be creative. I remember tossing up that ginormous parachute in gym class in elementary school, […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: My Colorful Gray Bathroom Makeover With a Wall Stencil!

BEFORE & AFTER: My Colorful Gray Bathroom Makeover With a Wall Stencil!

This project was sponsored by Royal Design Studio, but all my opinions are my own.     I thought for sure knocking out this small gray bathroom makeover with a wall stencil would be a drop in the bucket compared to my other room makeovers. I mean…how difficult could it be to make over a measly […]

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The $500 ReStore Dresser, Oh My!

The $500 ReStore Dresser, Oh My!

The other day I stopped at the ReStore because I was looking for a vanity light for my half-bath (I’ll be posting that next week!). I don’t stop in there much because their prices are higher than my beloved Value Village. But I’m glad I did stop because not only did I get to see […]

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How to Cover Ugly Ring Binders With Pretty Paper: DIY Notebooks

How to Cover Ugly Ring Binders With Pretty Paper: DIY Notebooks

Do you ever get so absorbed with other things in your life that you can’t figure out how to tap back into your creative juices? That’s what happened to me over the past month. I just stopped creating. I spent so much time working on all those things that bloggers never get to (…the business […]

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Don’t Forget Where You Started

Don’t Forget Where You Started

Recently I stumbled upon some old blog posts from the early days when this blog was first starting, and I was shocked to see this. I had almost forgotten from where this house started! I joke that it looked like a crack house. That was an understatement once the wallpaper started coming down. (Please ignore the […]

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What I Learned From My Grandmother Passing

What I Learned From My Grandmother Passing

I was doing so well with posting regularly up until Christmas, and then–wham!–the holidays came, and I broke my routine. I’ve been working on my blog on the back end, cleaning up and categorizing posts so that readers can actually find content. I thought I’d be up and running with projects again since the kids just […]

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