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Purple Minion Valentine Box

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I just HAD to share this fun Purple Minion Valentine Box that my son and Hubby made yesterday. Didn't it turn out DARLING!?! I'm so proud of my boys! All I did to help was make the white vinyl pieces and buy them the purple pipe cleaners!   My kids love crafting, and it makes my heart even happier when we do it as a family. I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but to be honest, I wasn't … [Continue reading...]

Redoing our Master Bedroom {Progress Report}

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This room is taking us FOREVER. In fact, I wanted to wait to show you my master bedroom until the entire thing was done, but let’s be honest, we have been working on this room since August when we posted our inspiration designs. Plus, I am the type of person that takes my time to find just the right fabric, just the right end tables, just the right dresser…etc for the room I’m working on {even if it takes a year to … [Continue reading...]

Pinewood Derby Design!

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At 5:30 last night I rushed home to help Connelly {my 9 year old son} put the finishing touches on his Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car {that started at ahem… 6:00}.  That's how I roll unfortunately...last minute is my middle name. Dan and Connelly had such a good time working on the car together. Dan cut it out and then Connelly was in charge of sanding it until it was smooth. They decided to stain it instead of paint … [Continue reading...]

Abstract Heart Free Printable

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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and even though this isn’t a Valentine’s Day decoration at my house, it can totally be a seasonal decoration in yours! I whipped it up in Photoshop, and I thought I would share it before Valentine’s had come and gone! Go to my Free Printables page to download the 8X10 PDF file. This picture was taken before we installed our molding boxes below the … [Continue reading...]

How to Install Molding Boxes

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Good morning and HAPPY MONDAY!  If you are new to All Things Thrifty, WELCOME!! If you are a seasoned reader, you know that we have been steadily adding molding to our house for the last four years. In my opinion it has added TONS of character to our home. So, today, I’m going to show you step-by-step instructions on how to add molding boxes yourself. Although most of the pictures are of my handsome and handy hubby, … [Continue reading...]

Decorating with Books {How to recover books with paper}

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I am obsessed with decorating with books lately. I am decorating above my kitchen cabinets right now and I’m using books in several spots, and I’m totally digging it. I created these cute little books by taping decorative paper to the outsides. It was a super fast project, and they make me happy every time I look at them. {That signifies a successful project in my opinion.} All you need to complete this … [Continue reading...]

7 ways to cope when you HATE your carpet

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My head is going to explode. We have been looking at wood floor options for the last few months and I seriously CANNOT decide. In fact, at this point, all the choices have started running together and I can’t even remember which ones I hated yesterday. In case you missed my implied true feelings, I do not like my carpet. But, I have endured the carpet for almost 5 years now. So, I have some advice for those of … [Continue reading...]

DIY Topography Artwork

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Mornin’ friends! Beth here from Sawdust and Embryos! I hope you have an exciting DIY-filled weekend planned! If not, I have a fun little project to inspire your creative juices to get flowing! On our gallery wall, I’m always looking for things that are sentimental or have a story. I don’t remember how the idea came to me, but I decided to make some wall art of the topographic surface of our acreage for Nick’s … [Continue reading...]

Life is a Highway Date Night Basket Giveaway!

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After four kids tugging on my arm and my hubby’s leg for the last 12 years, the best way to rekindle our flame is to hit the road for a day or two sans kids! So, this Valentine’s Date Night Basket is exactly that! I am SUPER excited. After all, Valentine's Day will be here before we know it! I hope these 28 date night baskets will give you a TON of ideas for Valentine's Day! Love is in the air, friends! We are … [Continue reading...]

How to Stain an {UGLY} Oak Banister Dark

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Hello ladies {and gents}, I just wanted to take a second to tell you how grateful I am for YOU as a reader of All Things Thrifty! You have been on my mind lately. As you may {or may not have noticed} I haven’t posted a ton yet this year. We started off the year with a BANG. We woke up January 2nd to a flooded house, good times {sense the sarcasm}. But, luckily we are almost put back together again. We had a … [Continue reading...]