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My 1920s Buffet Table Makeover

My 1920s Buffet Table Makeover

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’ve been planning on showing you My 1920’s Buffet Table Makeover for a while now.  Mr. TAL and I found this piece on Facebook Marketplace about a year ago for $150.  We were new to the marketplace but excited to try it out.  I have refinished 6 pieces so far along with a full kitchen cabinet makeover but all pieces were either something I already had or were given to me.  Based on what others were charging for the same thing and it being in fairly good shape I said...

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Safe Swimming Tips For Your Dog

Safe Swimming Tips For Your Dog

Happy Monday everyone!  With summer fast approaching we will be taking Jake And Maggie on vacations with us with swimming involved.  I started researching different dog friendly hotels and pet-friendly activities and thought I’d share a post on Safety Swimming Tips For Your Dog.  The dogs are going to experience Asheville and Nashville this year and I can’t wait to see their reactions!  We better bring longer leads for when we hit the mountains, streams, and lakes :-).  I haven’t found a hotel...

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Gluten Free White Chocolate Raspberry Glazed Streusel Muffins With Cinnamon Filling

Gluten Free White Chocolate Raspberry Glazed Streusel Muffins With Cinnamon Filling

Happy Wednesday everyone!  These Gluten Free White Chocolate Raspberry Glazed Streusel Muffins With Cinnamon Filing are so delicious.  With loads of cinnamon and pecans you can’t go wrong.  The recipe is gluten free but you would never know it.  They are so good that you think they came straight from a bakery (but nope...just my kitchen)!  I first found this recipe on Home Is Where The Boat Is but changed a good bit of the ingredients and measurements. Jake And Maggie were with me the whole...

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How I Updated My $5 Accent Table

How I Updated My $5 Accent Table

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I’m so excited to show you how I updated a $5.00 accent table that I bought last year at an estate sale in Pittsburgh, PA.  One corner of my living room had a lonely lamp sitting all by itself for what seemed like….forever!  I kept saying we needed more seating in our living room and wanted a chair to go in the spot next to our entertainment center and lamp.  Mr. TAL and I found this Queen Anne chair on Facebook Marketplace for $150 and knew I had to give my little...

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Things To Do In Plymouth, MA With Your Dog

Things To Do In Plymouth, MA With Your Dog

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Jake and Maggie took their first trip to Plymouth, MA with us and had a blast.  Mr. TAL had a business meeting and we decided to go with him.  Before we left, I called several restaurants in the area to find out if they had dog friendly dining and was pleasantly surprised at how many places allow dogs.  I also found there are a few places you can actually tour with your pup!  Just be careful.  The places that have outdoor dining may or may not have their patios open....

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Spring Floral Table

Spring Floral Table

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This spring floral table is a perfect post for today.  The rain has stopped and the sun is out (thank goodness)! This table just makes you happy.  With so many shades of colors who wouldn’t find something they didn’t like.  This tablescape can be dressed up or down but I chose to keep it a bit more casual.  I also considered the types of foods I was serving and used different ramekins and sized plates.  Our meal of fingers foods, chips, dips, and desserts was a...

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Easter Table 2022

Easter Table 2022

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  This holiday snuck up on me so fast.  I had created this Easter Table a week ago and thinking I had another week to post, I left it sitting to work on.  Then all of a sudden Easter was here and we were on our way to the Grand Concourse for their Easter buffet in Pittsburgh.  It’s Sunday night and I figured why not post it any way.  If you like it, save it for next year for your 2023 Easter tablescape ideas!     If you live in the...

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How Color Can Transform A Room

How Color Can Transform A Room

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I’m talking about how color can transform a room.  When we moved into our house, I had the dining room painted the same color as the baseboards which is an off white.  After a while, I couldn’t stand it but wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go.  Did I want bold, bright?  Did I want sage green, pale yellow, or did I want shades of salmon?  Our dining room sat for almost a year a plain off white while I worked on other projects but I admit I would stand at...

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Cleaning With Vanilla And Lemon

Cleaning With Vanilla And Lemon

Happy Monday everyone!  In part three of my collaboration with Sweet Home Vanilla, we have put together several natural cleaning and deodorizing options using vanilla and lemon.  I've learned so much from talking with Amanda from recipes using vanilla, differences between soy wax vs beeswax, to these cleaning tips.  This post is a combination of ways she cleans her house having a small family with mine having two large dogs in the house with some research thrown into the mix.     This post is...

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Doggie Eye Boogies And What They Mean

Doggie Eye Boogies And What They Mean

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Have you ever wondered if your dog’s eye boogies are normal?  If you have, you are not alone.  I’m writing on this topic because Maggie constantly has eye boogies (as I call them) and now Jake has been showing signs of eyes tearing up.  I took them to vet and was told they are fine and with spring here, their allergies might be acting up.  Goods news is that they are not suffering from a bacterial infection.  Their eyes are not inflamed nor are they trying to scratch...

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