My husband Stephen and I moved from Arkansas to Denver, CO in 2014, and we are loving life in our new state with our two little girls. I always have a project up my sleeves and love sharing renovation tips and tricks on my way to Before & Afters. I love inspiring others to tackle DIY projects because being proud of where you live starts with saying "I did that myself!"
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Category Archives: Holidays
Glittery Christmas Gifts
We like to keep our Christmas wrappings simple from year to year. Many of our gifts have to travel to their owners, and frilly bows and big tags usually don’t survive the car trip as well as we’d like. Last … Continue reading
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Today is our office Christmas party, and I wanted to share the cute gift I found for one lucky Realtor. Stephen and I were in TJ Maxx this weekend when we came across this adorable mercury glass owl for $5. … Continue reading
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Soy Christmas Candle Tutorial
Happy Monday everybody! Raise your hand if you’re done with your Christmas shopping. 🙂 Ok, ok, I’m not either, but today I wanted to share a quick little tutorial that might get you one step closer to checking somebody off your … Continue reading
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Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe
I may have said my favorite holiday dessert was pumpkin pie on that Christmas Q & A earlier this week, but my favorite holiday sweet has to be Peppermint Bark! This time of year I just can’t get enough of … Continue reading
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Smells like Christmas
I sent Stephen on a mission last night to pick up some white chocolate and peppermints for a recipe I wanted to try (I’m sure you will all know exactly what I wanted to make). He was already planning on … Continue reading
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Happy Holidays Chalkboard
Morning everybody! We’re in the middle of our first snowfall of the year here in Northwest Arkansas, and I’m loving it! Right now about half of the grass in our yard is covered and the snow’s still slowly coming down. … Continue reading
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Christmas Q & A
I came across this Christmas survey on It’s a Crafty Life this weekend and I thought I’d fill it out for fun. Here are 22 things you might not have known about the holidays at Heardmont! 1. Egg nog or … Continue reading
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Christmas Tree in Peacock Hues
It happens every year. I always show y’all our “finished Christmas tree” and then less than two days (or even hours) later I decide it needs a little tweaking. In 2009, we called our tree “done” and then proceeded to … Continue reading
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Our Blue, Green and Gold Christmas Mantel
Good morning everybody! Today I’m excited to share the quick changes we made to our mantel to make it a little more festive for the Christmas season. We kept a lot of the daily mantel decor and spiced it up … Continue reading
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Thanksgiving 2011 and a Christmas Preview!
Happy Monday everybody! I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving, a safe Black Friday (if you braved the crowds), and a great weekend, no matter where in the world you live! This was our first year to host Thanksgiving at … Continue reading
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