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DIY, Interior Design, Interiors, remodel, Tootie's Home -

Several years ago, I found a tutorial on Pinterest showing how to take regular lumber and use it for countertops. I remember showing it to my husband, and as usual, he thought it was a stupid, crazy idea that I had come up with just to save a few bucks, because that is how I roll. ? Luckily, I talked him into it and it has been our go-to for countertop surfaces ever since! It is seriously the easiest thing everrrrrr…   1. Measure your countertops. The typical depth of a counter surface is 25″ which allows for a 1″...

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Imitation is the finest form of flattery, right? Well, when I saw what Erin @cottonstem created using books in her home, I knew that I needed something similar one one of my own walls. I love everything about the book wall. I love the texture, the dimension and the warmth of the old pages that have yellowed over time. I always get asked the same question, “How did you do that?” Well… Sit tight and I will explain. 1. Collect a bunch of books. Get a variety of hardbacks and soft. I would recommend looking at your local Goodwill. That is...

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Interior Design, Interiors, Real Estate, Staging -

As an Interior Designer and home Stager, I get asked questions constantly by folks who are getting ready to list their house. In real estate, you only get that one chance to make a great first impression, so the minute your agent hits the button to list your property, it better be ready to show. Now, I offer Home Staging, both locally and over the Internet through E-Staging, and if you are interested in either of those services, you can find more information at the top of the page, but there are some things that are pretty basic and very...

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Events, Friendsgiving -

Friends are family that you find along the path of life. And let me tell ya'll, I have been blessed to have found a whole lot of them! About a month ago, we decided to host Friendsgiving this year in our home. We wanted to do something to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, but also to celebrate the tribe of friends we are so incredibly lucky to have. We supplied the deep fried turkeys, which trust me, was an event in and of itself. In case you don't know, a turkey must be COMPLETELY thawed in order to deep fry...

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Interior Design, Playhouse, Tootie's Home -

Now, I am going to begin this post with this disclaimer: I am NOT a contractor! I have never built anything in my life other than a little goat house, which surprisingly, is still standing… When I decided that I was just going to tackle the playhouse myself because I couldn’t get the Mr. on board, I first went to Pinterest. And although there are some AMAZING playhouses on there, I knew my limits. I knew that I have no idea how to pitch a roof. I also knew that some of these construction methods required a lot more materials...

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