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Repairing drywall like a BOSS, a little video and a touch of time travel


Um, pretend like the last post didn’t happen yet for a minute. Pretend like you didn’t already see the ceiling of my closet painted and finished: Because today we’re blogging backward and rewinding a bit. I seriously don’t know what kind of operation we’re running around here… blogging the middle of things before earlier things. […]

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A million coats later…

Right side closet painted

Hey, guess what you guys did! You voted VATW into the final round of the Apartment Therapy Homie awards! I can’t even believe how silly it looks on that list with “legit” blogs. It’s definitely a one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other situation. I don’t care what happens in this last round of voting. I’m just so thankful to you […]

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On decorating with family photos, taking risks and breakin’ rules

Create an eclectic, mini gallery wall!

First, thank you guys a million for taking the survey in the last post and for voting! I’ve been reading through the survey responses and I’m so inspired by your ideas and feeling some serious freedom and excitement for the future. I’ll explain it all in a post soon where I tell you what my […]

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Blogiversary #3, and a call for questions!


I know valentines day is over, but would it be awkward if I still give you guys a teddy bear holding a heart? …since a teddy-bear-holding-a-heart is the ultimate sign of love and devotion, plus I know how much you’ve been wanting one. Yes? It would be awkward? Because it’s always awkward to give someone […]

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Closet Progress and Olympic Dreams


Are you watching the winter Olympics? I have a confession to make and it’s really embarrassing. Every time I watch the Olympics, I get this unrealistic confident feeling that I could totally be there, competing, if I just tried at any of these sports. Like, I’d probably need about two weeks of good, hard practice, […]

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35 ways to save money


Thanks to Dave Ramsey’s ELP program for sponsoring this post! After my post a couple weeks ago about how we paid off our house, I got lots of questions about how we budgeted and what we did to stretttttch a dolla, so I came up with this little list of a few ways we’ve found […]

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Decorating 101: The Cheater Formula to Decorating a Blank Room

Bek Design

At the precise moment invisible flu germs were weaseling their way into Andy’s body, I decided to abandon my slothful ways and finally start exercising again. As a result, today we are both lying around, helpless, unable to move our appendages. So not much is happening on the closet front. Don’t be mad, though. (If […]

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Giant Floral Wallpaper: Yes, Really.

Anthropologie Peony Wallpaper

We’re trying to get this closet project knocked out, but progress has been slowed by Snowmageddon 2014 in Atlanta. People have stormed the stores; our supplies of bread and milk are gone; hope is dwindling. At least three inches have fallen already today. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is YES. Despite the […]

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Plannin’ out my closet

closet layout plans and ideas!

After reading the comments on the last post, it sounds like you guys all have problems with closet disorganization. Seriously guys. You need to get it under control. You’re an adult now. Juuuuust kidding. This is a safe place to confess our pajama-pant-towers. Here again is *my* closet, if you missed it last time. YES! […]

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The end of shame (and the beginning of our next project)


{WORD. I had NO IDEA the incredible response the last post would get! I’m blown away. (By the way, I updated that post with the video of us on the radio, if you missed it.) I’m going to do a little series on how we saved money and budgeted, and answer some of the questions […]

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That one time when we paid off our house.

How we paid off our house!

Thanks to Dave Ramsey and his Endorsed Local Providers program for sponsoring this post and inspiring us MAJORLY. GOSH I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. Okay, this is going to be a long one. I have lots to say. I’ve been thinking about this post and debating whether to write it for a long […]

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How to DIY for the non-DIYer


There is no greater form of torture for me than having to do a jigsaw puzzle. I HATE THEM. I just don’t know why anyone would want to subject themselves to that kind of torture. And don’t ask me to follow an instruction manual to assemble something, or there will be much weeping and gnashing […]

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Rating last year’s home goals: in which I prove that goals do not motivate me.

Fall-inspired dining room at View Along the Way

Well happy new year to ya! I must say: 2014 looks really good on you. I mostly took a break from doing anything remotely productive since Christmas, and am suddenly looking up to find we’re four days into the new year and I’ve hardly been out of my pajamas. Which of course means this year […]

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Top Posts of 2013


Here we are: that mystical week-between: the Christmas dust is settling, our mostly-dead tree has still not been taken down (has yours?), and all is still quiet before the craziness of the new year begins. How’d it go for ya? Did you get the baby doll and toy train Santa promised? (My sweet one-year-old girl […]

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Merry Christmas!


Hi friends! Just couldn’t let the day pass without stopping in to wish you merriest of Christmases, from our family… …and our wild little Christmas elves (who have grown so much since last year’s photo on the left! Whoa!)… To you and yours! Hoping you get a minute or two to take in and reflect […]

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