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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Christmas Tablescape with Feya Candles

If you’ve been following me on social media, you know by now tablescapes are my jam. I LOVE switching up my dining room table to decorate for each holiday and season – its a super easy and fun way to jazz up any space. I am especially excited about this particular tablescape for two reasons.…

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Support Habitat for Humanity at the Buffalo ReStore DIY Contest

Guys.  I’m not going to lie, I’m REALLY excited.  In just a few weeks the Buffalo Restore DIY Contest and Auction will take place and ALL the proceeds go towards the Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo. Here’s how it works… Fellow DIYers (like yours truly!) have been picking up furniture and supplies this summer, working hard…

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Easter Tablescape

As many of you know, I’m pretty much OBSESSED with decorating my dining room table in different ways with each season/holiday. I find it to be a fun way of making the home feel festive without spending too much time while doing so. Here’s a look at what I came up with for my Easter…

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    Christmas Decor

I must share with you my secret.  I, Jackie Hausler, am a Christmas elf.  That’s right.  You’re hearing it here first, folks. Growing up, my mom decked the halls like no other mother.  She instilled in me the importance of going all out when it comes to Christmas decor and, I, of course have to…

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Fancy Lego Storage

Folks. Buckle up. Cause you are about to be shown how you can turn a sideboard into lego storage! No longer will you have a permanent imprint of a lego on the bottom of your foot. What I used for this project: Dresser Sand paper Paint Paint brush Paint roller Wood for shelving Saw Wood…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Assembly and staining

We’re back to update you with another post about our dining room table that we’re making with the help of Tom’s grandpa.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the first post, here it is! Grandpa did a ton of work on the table, and so we headed out on a beautiful fall…

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Friendsgiving Decor

Some of our best of friends are coming into town to Buffalo from Florida and Rochester and we decided to host a Friendsgiving feast in their honor!  In addition to us being SUPER excited to spend time with them, this also means two things: 1- I get to go onto Pinterest and find yummy recipes…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Prepping and Staining

Ever since we moved into our home in 2011, we have wanted the Benchwright Pottery Barn dining room table.  I will let you take a moment to bask in its beauty! As much as we loved and longed for it, it just simply wasn’t in the budget. So, I went on Pinterest to search for…

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DIY wood wall decor

How I made my own DIY wood wall decor for $7.

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Upcycled Chandelier

Now, if you or someone you know lives in a house in a development built in the 80’s or 90’s, you know that there are mirrors, glass and gold everywhere! The ultimate decor trifecta. Fortunately, I scored myself a chandelier with all three of these qualities. 🙂 What I used for this project: Chandelier Rust-oleum…

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Antique bench re-upholstery project

I purchased this bench from an antique shop a while back and wanted to give it a facelift in the worst way for the longest time.  It was one of those, “Oh, I’ll get to it when I have time” projects.  So finally, I made some time for it. I knew it would live in…

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Dining room re-do: With the Salvation Army and Valu Home Centers

Do you have a room in your house that needs to be functional but you are also longing for it to be smashingly beautiful? This is exactly the project I tackled this holiday season. And, thanks to the Salvation Army and Valu Home Centers, I was able to make this idea a reality. I decided…

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Decorating for Fall: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sorry Andy Williams, you are mistaken. Fall is seriously the “most wonderful time of the year!”  Lets break it down.  The weather is beautiful, the landscape looks more and more georgeous each day and the food is to die for.  Pumpkin and apple flavored everything…it is heaven! We did a little decorating for the season…

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