DIY Rosemary Wreath

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With the holidays now over its always a little sad to take down Christmas decorations – but there are a few things you can keep up! My DIY Rosemary Wreath is a great example of this and I’ll show you how to make it! Over the holidays I made this DIY Rosemary wreath after having […]

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Introducing Gathered Boutique & Workshop

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We’ve officially entered the holiday season and with that comes the time for shopping and gift giving! In honor of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, I wanted to celebrate one of the best stores to open in my hometown of Mount Prospect – Gathered Boutique & Workshop. Whether you’re looking for vintage pieces, locally made […]

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Decorating With Dried Flowers

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Flowers are a reminder that everything that was once beautiful and alive fades with time. While that may sound depressing to some, I don’t think it is.  In fact it’s a rather beautiful life lesson. It’s also why I love dried flowers.  They may not be as stunning or beautiful as a freshly cut bloom, but […]

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Making Room for Christmas

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Since I had been traveling and working a lot for most of the holiday season, I haven’t had much time to enjoy the build up to Christmas – some of you might be saying well its still a week away, but I like to celebrate for the whole month. Still, in my limited spare time, […]

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Netural Fall Decor

Somehow it is now almost the end of September. This month, like the rest of this year, has flown by. It needs to slow down because, now that we are officially in the season of Fall,  I need time to stop so I can enjoy my favorite season to the fullest.  Once September 1st rolled around I […]

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How To Paint Bathroom Cabinets – My 5 DIY Tips

One of my goals for the year included painting my bathroom cabinets. They were too modern and an ugly oak color that did not match my personal taste. But I didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars buying and installing new ones. So the next best option was to paint them. If you google bathroom cabinet DIY […]

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DIY Chandelier Transformation

Today I wanted to share my first pre-blog venture into the realm of household DIY. I did this last February so its a few months old, but I managed to transform a really bland light fixture into a classic chandelier for under $50. Read on to learn about my DIY Chandelier project. When buying a home, […]

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From Trash To Treasure – Why I Love Gel Stain

Upholstering and Staining Vintage Chairs | www.mypetitejoys.com

As a new homeowner I am always trying to save money and keep a lookout for things that I can up-cycle and refurbish. A few weekends ago as I was driving around, I came across two free dining room chairs left on the side of the road. I immediately slammed my breaks and threw the chairs in […]

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A Bargain Find

Two weekends ago my husband and I were taking our weekly weekend trips to Starbucks (we live in a building that has a Starbucks just downstairs – you can imagine what this does to our wallets…) when we spotted an estate sale sign. Let me tell you something —  I absolutely love estate sales, garage sales, […]

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