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Refinishing a desk!

Aug 30th, 2010
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The transformation has begun! Stay tuned for the "after" shots.I love weekends!!! We had TWO birthday celebrations this weekend! My daughter Oaklyn turned 7 yesterday and my son Connelly turned six on Friday! So, yes, they were both six for two days. :) They are 363 days apart. Let's just say that we were a bit surprised when Connelly came so quickly after Oaklyn!Oaklyn got Barbie clothes and accessories, and … [Continue reading…]

Stencil Wall by Alison and a Dining Room Table Redo by Jen!

Aug 27th, 2010
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Ok readers....I LOVE how good you are all getting at this "thrifty decorating" stuff!! Isn't it addicting!?!? Now that you know you can decorate so inexpensively, do you feel proud of yourself!?!? Well, you should. I look back at my past self and crack up at all the "expensive" not-so-cool items I spent money on back then. Now, with a little better perspective and a little creativity, my home looks better and better. … [Continue reading…]

Everything I know about Spray Paint!

Aug 24th, 2010
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I get quite a few questions about spray paint, and I thought the most useful way for all of my readers would be to answer those questions publicly. So here it goes. Why do you use spray paint!?! I choose to use spray paint because I want my furniture to look like I bought it from a store instead of a refinishing project gone array. I have learned this the hard way. I have a lot of gallons of paint, and … [Continue reading…]

3 GREAT tips on furniture placement in your room.

Aug 23rd, 2010
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When decorating a room, correct placement of your furniture is extremely important. You may be similar to me when you deal with moving furniture around. My husband may get a bit frustrated with me because for me, I need to "SEE" the room before I decide on the final resting place of my furniture. After nine years of marriage, he is used to this now, and we move the furniture around the room until I am happy with the … [Continue reading…]

And the WINNERS ARE!?!?!?

Aug 23rd, 2010

First of all, thank you for all the birthday wishes! I had a blast in Cali with my hubby! I got to go to H&M; and Anthropologie in one day!! Since Southern Utah doesn't have either stores, it is rare that I get to go! I loved getting a break from the kiddos, and was so grateful for my in-laws who came and stayed with them while we were gone. I felt good to miss my kids, and I was excited to get back.Ok, enough of the … [Continue reading…]

Happy Birthday Giveaway Number 3!

Aug 20th, 2010
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Can I just say that giving away stuff is MY FAVORITE!!! Happy Birthday to me...by giving stuff to YOU! Happy Birthday Giveaway number three is brought to you by Modernbird Studios!You know how I talk a lot about having ultra unique decorations in your home? Things you can't just go to Target and buy? Well, Modern Bird Studios creates art from YOUR photographs. What better way to decorate your home!?!? What better way … [Continue reading…]

Happy Birthday Giveaway Number 2!

Aug 19th, 2010
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Have you ever heard of Scentsy? If you haven't you are in for a treat today! I LOVE this stuff. Ok...love may be a little of an understatement since I have FOUR yep FOUR of their warmers in my home. Maybe obsessed might be a little more accurate!Today's Happy Birthday Giveaway number two is brought to you by Lanae Monson from Scentsy!Lanae is a mother of three girls who are six, four, and one years old. She has been … [Continue reading…]

Happy Birthday Giveaway Number 1!

Aug 18th, 2010
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One of my favorite things I get to do with All Things Thrifty is introduce my readers to other sites out there. I know how it is to try and "spread the word" about your site, and sometimes it can be challenging. So, I enjoy being able to show my readers about a new site that I think is super fun!  My first Birthday Giveaway is brought to you by Crystal over at Saucy Stitches!First of all, I have to tell you that … [Continue reading…]

Hey Hey, It’s my BIRTHDAY!

Aug 17th, 2010
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I am turning 29 this year! Man...next year is a BIG one...but let's not talk about it, ok? My birthday is this Friday! I love birthdays...in fact, I have already chosen to start the festivities by allowing my husband to do the dishes all week. :)How do I choose to celebrate my birthday here at All Things Thrifty?? GIVE-AWAYS for you!Over the next three days, All Things Thrifty will have THREE separate giveaways to … [Continue reading…]

Welcome Envy. My. Cooking. as a new sponsor!

Aug 16th, 2010
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I would like to welcome Envy My Cooking as a new sponsor here at All Things Thrifty!Look at these adorable bloggers! I think all of us Ladies/Moms/Wives out there can relate to the feeling that all we do is cook the same dinners over and over and over. I know I feel that way. Well, Jenny and Karla needed new dinner ideas, so they decided to start a site where everyone can post their recipe ideas. What a GREAT idea! … [Continue reading…]