How to White Wash an Oak Vanity

We recently finished the construction of my bathroom vanity. It turned out so pretty and I am excited to keep moving forward with the project. The next step with the vanity was to stain and varnish the wood.

The vanity is made of oak, and the raw wood has such a light, pretty look. I wanted to keep this light look while still protecting the wood from the water and humidity in the bathroom. This meant finding the right stain and varnish combination to achieve my desired look.

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10 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks that Your Barista Won’t Hate

As you know, I’ve been working on cutting my spending and sticking to a budget this year. One of the first things to go was my daily Starbucks drink. After my no-spend month was over, I have occasionally treated myself to Starbucks, but I am happy to still be free of my $4 a day habit!

There are a lot of articles out there about how to save money at Starbucks, but a lot of them contain a lot of sketchy ways to order drinks in different ways to shave off cost. I am all about saving money, but I don’t support being a huge annoyance to your barista, or stealing a bunch of milk to make the drink you actually wanted. Don’t be THAT person.

Luckily, there are still quite a few ways to get deals at Starbucks that are perfectly reasonable!

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Gender Neutral Baby Shower

I recently threw a gender-neutral baby shower for a friend and it ended up turning out really cute! I felt like I was throwing it together last minute and struggled a little with a gender neutral theme, but it all came together. The most important part is the people and the food anyways!

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How to Save Money on Home Remodel Projects

Owning a home is expensive, especially when you want to start doing remodel projects. It’s really fun to dream of all the things you want to do to your space, but sometimes the price tag puts the project on hold. Luckly, there are ways to save lots of money on projects. Here are a few of my secrets for getting great deals on your remodel projects:

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Style Tips for an Insta Worthy Home

It may seem like some people just have the magic ability to style an instagram worthy home. But like the rest of instagram, it’s a lot of smoke and mirrors! If you are dreaming of a space that feels a little more insta-worthy, there are a few really easy things you can do to make your space look and photograph better. Keep reading for my top tips!

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What I’m Loving February: Casual Fashion Looks

As spring approaches, it’s always so refreshing to start pulling out your spring wardrobe. It’s still kind of an awkward time of year for dressing, when it can still be cold, but you’re over sweaters and boots. Lately, I’ve been loving dressed up casual looks, and I thought I would share some outfit inspiration.

The best part is that most of these looks can be pulled together with things you probably already have in your closet!

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