Home Remodel: Where to Save and Splurge

As you can tell from this blog, I have remodeled just about every room in my house—from installing hardwood floors, to new kitchen countertops, to building a custom bathroom vanity, I’ve done it all! Over the years, I have learned some lessons on what is worth spending the extra money, and where you can save some cash!

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My Return to Running After an Injury

A few months ago, I shared that I had to take time off of running due to an injury. I ended up having a stress fracture at the top of my tibia, as well as swelling in the fat pad of my knee, that was causing my kneecap to move around and pinch when I ran (ouch!). After 11 weeks off of running, physical therapy, and a steroid injection, I was cleared to rebuild running.

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Super Bowl Sunday Recipes and Free Bingo Printable

Happy Super Bowl weekend! Although your party and gatherings will be much different this year (as the big game itself), its still a fun day to relax and have some fun. I’ve done a few posts in the past about my football party snacks, treats, and a free printable card, and thought I would round up everything for you today!

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My Productive Work From Home Routine

Now that I have been working from home for almost a year, I’ve had to adjust routines in order to stay productive and prevent burnout. Its all too easy to roll out of bed, grab my computer, and then realize the day is over and all I did was stare at a screen.

I’ve tried to set some structure to my days to help me be more productive. Surprisingly, a lot of the structure is about setting up more “away” time so that when I work, I can be really focused and productive. I’ve found that this routine allows me to feel less burnt out, while still getting my work done.

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Ottoman Refresh DIY

One project hat I have been meaning to redo for a while are a pair of bright coral ottomans that I bought a few years back. I got them for a good deal and used them at the end of my bed for a while, but they have been sitting in my guest bedroom for a while, covered in a throw blanket. The bright color isn’t really in style anymore and definitely don’t work in my home anymore.

I wanted to reupholster them, but because the cris-cross legs are also fabric covered, it wasn’t as easy as just covering it with new fabric. One day, I was playing around with how I could cover them and realized it would pretty easy to remove the legs and just replace them!

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Free Printable Valentines Cards

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about showing appreciation for those you care about. In my last post, I shared some fun craft ideas, and today, I’m sharing free printable card designs.

Print these out on a pretty cardstock to add to a handmade gift! Be sure to hit the download button for the high res version and scare according to the size you want on the print window. You could also download and send as a digital file too!

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