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Snack Hutch Makeover

Around our house, back-to-school means a return to scheduled bedtimes, intentional meal planning, and time-saving systems to make our morning routine flow smoothly. I am ALL about smooth mornings around here. Here's what I believe: No one should leave the house in the morning feeling stressed, ...

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Painted Gold & White Metal Desk

This little jewel has quite the story. Discarded at a local dump as a rusty, unattractive, past-her-prime heap of metal, a friend of mine saw her last fall and thought of me. What this friend didn't know was that her text that day was an answer to a prayer. A prayer I had ...

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Boys Bedroom Refresh

Yes, we took our beautiful sweet time on the boys' bedroom refresh, but this week we finished the details and I'm eager to show you the final result. As a reminder, here is the Inspiration Board I designed to keep us on track in this space. Repeatedly, I find myself returning to Inspiration ...

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Goal-Setting and Backsplashes

I've learned a secret about goal-setting. I've learned that goal setting is not just about developing a list of systematic, time-driven accomplishments. Goal setting is not about pride, striving, or playing the comparison game. Goal setting is about personal growth.  It is the ...

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DIY Hand-Painted Sign with Projector

Hand-painted signs have become a staple around here so I thought I would show you one of the methods I use to transfer fonts and designs onto wood, canvas, fabric, or whatever object you desire. Here are the supplies you will need for the projector method of sign-painting: Design or words of ...

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To All the Dressers I’ve Loved Before

I've spent hours this summer going through old All Mimsy Home blog posts, editing and updating photos that did not transfer well from Blogspot to Wordpress, and learning new information about optimizing my presence in the blogosphere utilizing social media and other means.  I know, I know...I ...

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Lessons From My First Wallpapering

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen glimpses of our newly wallpapered powder room. My goal last week was to finish styling this space so I could transition to other projects in good conscience. On any given day, my mind entertains a myriad of creative ideas and beckons me to numerous ...

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Cheap Bookshelves Hack

After typing this post title, I googled the definition of "hack" and found everything from "an untalented professional" to "a cough" to "an unlicensed taxicab driver."  And of course the more obvious: "A rough cut or blow."  Finally, after scrolling way, way down (that's for you Shelli :)) ...

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A High School Graduate and a Bedroom

Two weeks ago I knew I needed to write this post.  For one, I've been wanting to show photos of our oldest son's recent room refresh, and Two, I know I'm not the only one nurturing and training up a child who doesn't quite fit "the mold."  As our oldest son's high school graduation draws ...

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Our Kitchen

One of my favorite things to do when I visit a home design blog is to click on the Home Tour page and gaze at all the marvelous photos of other people's homes.  You, too?  This is not a new obsession: Even pre-children, Fireman and I used to frequent local Parade of Home tours for the ...

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