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How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

Lately, globes seem to be all the rage in home design, with good reason, too! I have a globe that I have had since I was a child and Santa brought it on Christmas morning (lame at the time, but super cool now.) I seriously love this globe, but I really hate the way it looks with my current home decor. The tan, slightly metallic looking paint on the brackets doesn’t match anything and looks dated. So, I decided to…

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My Moving Timeline

My Moving Timeline

In just 7 weeks, I’m moving from Wisconsin to Washington state. I have so much to do in this time. From the job search to the apartment hunt, it’s really a never ending list. Part of that is getting my things ready to be moved across the country and I only have my Honda Fit and a 5′ x 8′ trailer to do so. Basically, the plan is to purge most of my things (which I’m basically done with), sell…

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How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

I’m a thrift store rat. If I need any new furniture, I go to my local thrift stores and find something that I can transform into whatever I need. I did this when I needed new dining room chairs. However, these chairs had hideous fabric and I realized that the fabric I chose for them is also not desirable. It’s time to reupholster them.  This can be a really great way to get cheap furniture that can also work in…

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What to Pack in Your First-To-Unpack Box

What to Pack in Your First-To-Unpack Box

Moving is an extremely stressful experience whether you are moving within the same city or across the country. The worst thing is when you think of something specific you need when it is packed away in a mountain of boxes. It can be easy to remember your phone, keys, and wallet, but what over items should be in easy reach when you’re moving? Toilet Paper and Soap Often when you move into a new location, there will be absolutely no…

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How to Organize Your Email Inbox

How to Organize Your Email Inbox

Email inboxes can be very scary places. It’s so easy for them to become overcrowded, which can lead even the best of us to missing important emails. This post will show you the things to think about when organizing your email. There is no one way to do this. It’s all up to your own personal preferences. First and foremost, you need to decide on the general lay out of your email. Do you want to use folders or have…

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The Bullet Journal: Organize Your Life Simply

The Bullet Journal: Organize Your Life Simply

  In this blog, I am all about making life more organized as easily as possible. The bullet journal definitely makes the cut.   The concept is to create short journal “entries” each day of the week to remember tasks, events, and any other notes for the day. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. And the best part is it is completely customizable. It’s whatever you decide it needs to be. I’ll…

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4 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

4 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

When I first started crocheting, I thought that all I needed was yarn and a hook. I quickly realized that there are a lot more tools that a crocheter needs (and promptly went out to buy them all.) Here are the top four that a new crocheter might not think about. 1. Scissors It’s pretty impossible to crochet without some sort of cutting implement, unless you are making a single color piece. Once you start getting into pieces that have…

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How To Refurbish Ceramic Lamps: All They Need is a Little TLC

How To Refurbish Ceramic Lamps: All They Need is a Little TLC

  I don’t want any waste any time with my first project post of The Life Refurbished. Let’s launch right into what the content of this blog will be about: refurbishing all aspects of life. This includes, for a big part, refurbishing furniture.   This leads us to the lamps.   I got these lamps for free from someone I work with. It was apparent that they needed some TLC. The person I got them from even said “Imagine them…

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5 Phone Apps to Earn Extra Money

5 Phone Apps to Earn Extra Money

     Having a little extra money is something we all could use and we all get into seasons of our lives where we need to squeeze every cent out of our paychecks to make ends meet. I know I’m in a major one right now as I plan my wedding (jeez, that’s expensive). I went on a massive search to find free ways to save and in the process found some pretty cool phone apps that help to supplement my…

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