Hughes Mansion First Floor Interior

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Welcome back to the Hughes Mansion Renovation project. This historical home is being renovated by the AMG Foundation to house veterans. It’s the project of a lifetime and I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you every step of the way. Today I’m going to give you a look inside the first floor of the… 

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Back to School Party

Each fall our Home and School board does an awesome fundraiser called the Calendar Tea. It’s such a fun event that I’ve enjoyed being a part of with my friends. Last year we did an enchanting Alice in Wonderland table. This year we went with a Back to School theme. It turned out fabulous and… 

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An Addicts Sister

I’m Beth and I’m the sister of an addict. If you are new here this story runs deep. I’ve shared every ounce of my heart in hopes to ease my own pain. The years of grief and sadness have taken up permanent residency in my heart. It’s been eight years since this nightmare began. I… 

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Summertime Blues

School starts in less than a week and I’ve got that summertime sadness. It never seems long enough. This year all three of my little ones will be in school all day. I always get nervous as the first day approaches. Of course I never tell them this but it’s hard to let go. Occasionally… 

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Hughes Mansion Exterior Before

Welcome to the Hughes Mansion Renovation project. This 5,561-square-foot home has earned a special place in my heart. It was purchased by the AMG Foundation for $1 from The Trumbull County Land Bank and the renovations are estimated at a half a million dollars. Built in 1887 by lumber merchant, William S. Kernohan and his wife… 

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Save Money with DIY Wedding Invitations

As a bargain bride, I decided to forgo the hundreds of dollars it would cost to have our wedding invitations made and take a stab at them myself (remember–our goal is to be under $5000 for the entire wedding!).  Several months ago, I began purchasing invitation kits from Michael’s Craft Store whenever I was able… 

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How and Where to Sell Stuff

We all need to find more happiness with a little less. Stuff can make things complicated and simplicity is key. My rule is simple and easy to follow. If you haven’t used it in a year it’s time to say goodbye. This applies to clothing, furniture, toys and more. Don’t complicate things. Instead ask yourself… 

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Office Before & After

I can’t help but to wonder what took me so long? This little corner of our home was neglected. It was no reflection of my style and it wasn’t ever finished. To be honest I don’t think I had a clue what I wanted so I did nothing. Until finally I couldn’t stand to look… 

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Lego Table

Lego Table DIY Makeover

Our son Dylan had Lego’s everywhere. If you opened his night stand drawer you found Lego’s. If you looked under his bed you would find more Lego’s. I wasn’t going to step on one more Lego so I immediately got to work. I wanted to create a Lego table and found my Inspiration from Fussy… 

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You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party

I still can’t believe that Nevaeh has turned five. It’s such a huge birthday and we were so happy to celebrate with a You Are My Sunshine theme. We sing the song at bedtime so it was the perfect fit for our little ladies big celebration. The sun was shining and the birds were singing…. 

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Hoard Sale

It’s finally time for our Hoard Sale. We have been working to declutter our homes and bring you the best stuff for an awesome price. We are selling everything from Furniture, Holiday, Clothing, Home Decor, Bikes, and so much more! It’s a bit crazy in this direction today so wish us luck as we pull… 

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