Fly Your Own Freak Flag

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been blowing up your feed over the past week and a half with photos from the Haven Conference, a friend’s wedding, and other random photos documenting my ridiculously crazy life.

That I love.

Over these past couple of weeks, I’ve done a little evaluating of myself.

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Here’s what I’ve come up with:

I cuss too much.

I kind of suck at fashion. I have to send photos of my clothes to the man of questionable honor to get his advice on what to wear.

I suck at makeup as well. I’m totally the girl buying the prepackaged eyeshadow colors that work with your eye color and tell you exactly where to place each color. Lipstick purchases are traumatizing. Brittany has gotten multiple texts asking “Can I pull off this shade of pink?”

Most would consider my parenting skills lacking – I’m most definitely not a granola mom.

If there is music, I will most likely make a fool of myself on the dance floor by breaking out a move from my middle school days or some Footloose-esque dance move.

Many would classify me as a redneck country girl.

I suck at loading the dishwasher and washing clothes – Grunt Labor has to pick up all the slack there.

Refined is the exact opposite of anything that would describe me.

I’d rather have a cheap beer than a glass of wine.

And if I do decide I want a glass of wine, I will buy whatever is cheapest.

I suck at emotional stuff – I don’t do tears in public if I can help it.

Even during July, I’m pale as a ghost. I slather on that sunscreen like nobody’s business.

At 23, I was already divorced.

My body will never again be what they were pre-circus.

I’m snarky sometimes. Ok, a lot.

I say what I think and if it doesn’t suit you, oh well.

Wow, I’m a real winner. 

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DIY Floating Curtain Panels…Grunt Labor’s One Request

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As you guys well know, I will stretch a dollar as far as I possibly can.

And then some.

The same is true with fabric.

When I started the colorful porch makeover, Grunt Labor had one request:

Curtains.

Well he had other requests too, like a fireplace and a television, but at the current moment, those aren’t attainable.

He was adamant on the curtains though. He thought it would make the space feel more homey.

Yes, that coming from a male who even refers to himself as Grunt Labor is a little odd, but he was right. And really, the man rarely asks for anything around here – there was no way I could say no.

My problem was that I only had three yards of fabric for the curtains. Typically, I would be lucky to get two curtain panels out of three yards – and they would be skinnier panels at that.

My other problem here was that even though the porch is screened-in, the curtains were still going to get dirty at the bottom pretty quickly.

Luckily at Home Depot one day, the lightbulb went off.

Does anyone else have moments of genius at Home Depot? I swear sometimes that’s the only place I get them. I will have ran in for one can of spray paint and by the time I get to the checkout line, I’m struggling to hold onto everything that I’ve picked up and apologizing for knocking over a display with the 10 foot piece of pipe I’m barely holding under my arm.

Yep, I’m that girl.

But it was that stroke of genius that solved both problems – I would make Floating Curtain Panels.

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Sapphire Printable Art {Princess Diana Inspired}

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Confession time y’all.

I simply have not had time to really do a Princess Diana inspired project for the Summer Style Soiree like I wanted to.

I had all these great ideas for incorporating some serious sapphire color into my home, but it just didn’t happen.

You see I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, sweating like a sinner in church going to the Haven Conference in Atlanta and Nashville today, and making projects for an upcoming wedding this weekend and much more.

And in the middle of all of it, there have been times that I threw my arms in the air, said screw it, and went with Grunt Labor and the circus to the park.

Because that’s what is really important.

Needless to say, I don’t have a project to share with you, but I do have a snazzy, stylish sapphire printable that I whipped up. I think it would make some spectacular framed art.

And as soon as I actually have time to print it out and buy a frame, that is exactly what it will be in my home.

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Orange, Black & White Chair Makeovers (Because you never say no to six chairs for $25)

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As we have established multiple times, I am a chair hoarder.

I fully embrace it.

(You should too.)

I will fly my chair hoarding freak flag proudly.

I will especially fly that flag when I find six fabulous chairs on Craigslist for $25.

Yep, $25 for six chairs, two of which were armchairs.

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Screened-In Porch Makeover: Because I like to drink cheap beer in colorful places…

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As I write this post, I am sitting in the most colorful space in my home.

I dare you to step into the screened-in porch and not be happy.

Double Triple Dog Dare You. 

And if you do step out here, and you aren’t happy, I’ve got a cheap beer for ya and a kid is bound to turn the corner at any moment riding a plastic pink flamingo.

Heck, you just smiled as you read that last sentence, didn’t you?

Sweet friends, who put up with way too much craziness from me, welcome to my back porch.

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Easy Painted Basket in less than 30 minutes

I have been dying, no really, I mean dying for a fiddle leaf fig.

For a long time.

When I finally found one in town, it was $150. It was a huge fiddle leaf fig, but really I can’t pay $150 for something I might potentially kill.

Ya feel me?

And then I found one at Home Depot for $17. Granted, it was smaller, but not too small. I ordered that bad boy as fast as I could punch in that card number.

When I got it, I realized it needed a prettier home than just its black plastic run-of-the-mill pot.

It needed a painted basket for a home.

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