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Last Minute Thanksgiving Appetizer and a Tablescape Fit for a Feast

Who is excited for Thanksgiving? This is the cue for everyone put hands in the air! I mean thanksgiving really IS the best, right? Family, friends, food…the food…oh, and the food. 😉 Speaking of Thanksgiving food, I’m sharing my secrets to the appetizer I’m bringing to my parents house.  I started bringing this as a…

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Building Haus

Instead of the usual DIY tutorial you usually get from me, this time I’m switching it up with a very special announcement! Tom and I are getting ready for our next big Hausler adventure and we’re making our haus a home even more than we’ve ever done before! Baby Hausler is expected to arrive May…

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How to Have a Dreamy Outdoor Wedding Shower

Let me start off by saying that if you are reading this because you are about to, are in the midst of, or have just planned a wedding shower…give yourself a pat on the back! Wedding showers and baby showers are definitely a bit of planning and coordination, but if done right the whole entire…

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DIY Wedding: How to Have a Pinterest Picture Perfect Day

Today is our wedding anniversary and each year I take a look back at the photos and videos to reminisce and am quickly reminded how it was absolutely the most amazing day ever.  Having all the people we love in one place filled our hearts with so much love and joy and made the day…

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Pool Storage DIY Project

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. With summer in full swing, if you own a pool its likely you’re familiar with needing to have everything for a successful pool day available at a moment’s notice. Solve your pool toy storage…

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DIY Bike Basket/Shopping Basket

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. At one point or another (probably while browsing Pinterest with a glass of wine!), I’ve had a vision of heading to the local farmers market on my bike, taking in all that summer has to offer.…

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Habitat For Humanity’s National Women’s Build Week

Have you heard of National Women’s Build Week? It’s an initiative put on by Habitat for Humanity to, “invite women to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the home ownership challenges faced by women.” My lovely sister Marcey was putting a Women’s Build team together and…

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Sustainable Sunday – March Edition

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! Soon there will be flowers sprouting from the ground, the weather will turn, and the days will continue to get longer and longer.  With all the joys of spring also comes spring cleaning -so lets talk about how to do it in a sustainable, eco-friendly way! Vinegar If…

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Dreaming of CA: Our Trip to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and Mammoth

Is anyone else daydreaming of warmer times on these cold winter days?! When I go to my happy place, California is where I go. Last year we traveled to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and Mammoth.  The trip was everything we expected and more! In addition to showing you a bunch of eye candy, I’m going to…

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Wagner Tools 30% Off Coupon Code

THANK YOU TO WAGNER TOOLS FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. It all started with the Home Decor Paint Sprayer from the HGTV blogger block party and the rest was history – I was in love with Wagner tools. Their products are quality, easy to…

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Burning Wood as a Finishing Technique

THANK YOU TO WAGNER TOOLS FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. Working with pallet wood is one of my favorite things to do! For this project, I decided to make a smaller version of the rustic family photo frame. Thanks to Buffalo Restore I had…

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Sustainable Sunday – February Edition

The second-ever Sustainability Sunday is here! In this February edition I’m dishing out a pretty exciting lineup consisting of three beauty regimen tips that are super-duper sustainable. Are you ready?! Let’s go! Reusable Makeup Remover Pads (DIY project!) I was sick and tired of wasting money buying and then throwing away single-use cotton balls and…

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Join haus2home at the Buffalo Home Show

The Buffalo Home Show is one of the best events to go each and every year. It’s an awesome way to brush up on all the latest home trends and brands, find excellent companies to work with for all your home project needs, receive great deals on products, and maybe even win a thing or…

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Furniture Painting Tips You Never Knew You Needed

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. We all have that piece of furniture, collecting dust, just BEGGING to receive a makeover.  The thought of taking on a furniture painting project might make you overwhelmed, leaving you to push it to…

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Cricut Made Birthday Card

My friend’s son turned one this week and this weekend was his first birthday party! It was so adorable and he totally loved smashing his birthday cake. Happy first birthday, Finley! I didn’t have a birthday card on hand, but I DID have a bunch of fun card stock that I recently bought from JoAnn…

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Giveaway: Cricut Made Coffee Mug and $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

I have recently discovered the world of using a Cricut Air machine and all I can say is its pretty much the best thing ever for a DIYer! I’ll save my full review for another post because today I’m announcing a haus2home GIVEAWAY! Yes, that’s right. It’s the very first haus2home giveaway this year! The…

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How to Make a Decorative Basket Out of Newspaper

Looking for a fun and easy DIY project for the whole family to get your mind of the chilly winter weather? Chances are you have all the supplies available to you already; newspaper, cardboard, and a few other craft supplies! Learn how to make a basket out of newspaper on the LifeStorage blog! Check out our video below for a sneak look at the process!

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Slaying My “Year Of Less” Using The KonMari Method

I have a confession to make and (full disclosure) this may be a huge shock to those of you who know me.  I…have been…reading…an actual book.  This is a significant moment because when I normally attempt to read a book, I’m asleep precisely 2-3 minutes later. Guilty as charged. I lovingly blame my friend Karen…

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Sustainable Sunday

The idea behind starting Sustainable Sunday came from the wish to share sustainable items I use, DIY projects I make, and other tips that help achieve the goal of living a sustainable, ecofrindly lifestyle.  I hope it will inspire and motivates others to do the same, as well as encourage conversation around the topic! So…

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2016 Year in Review and Plans for 2017!

What do Genevieve Gorder, LifeStorage, TV commercials, and dog houses have in common? They were all a part of my 2016! Oh yes, its true. Let me break it down for you.  Right here. Right now. 2016 was quite the year! I had some  unforgettable opportunities, experiences and incredible learning moments. It was also a…

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