0 At Home in Arkansas: Wintertime Weekend Warrior

>> Wednesday, November 28, 2012



Think cold weather can keep you from your weekend DIY projects? Today, our resident DIY guru, Cara Wilkerson of Live the Home Life, shares a few ways you can be a Wintertime Weekend Warrior!

When the days are shorter and the lack of daylight paired with colder temps force us to spend more time inside, why not put your indoor time to good use with a few simple home projects?…click here for full post


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0 Winner Winner Mini Makeover Winner

>> Monday, November 26, 2012

Congratulations to Alex who was voted as the winner of the Ace Hardware Mini Makeover giveaway! Alex’s self-proclaimed ‘party hut’ is eagerly awaiting a mini makeover to transform this outdoor space into something ridiculously fabulous. I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve!

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A big THANK YOU to all who entered and congratulations, Alex!

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9 Rehabbing a Rehab

>> Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Just because I’ve practically filled every nook of my house with furniture flips does not by any means mean the Rehabilitation Station is able to take a breather. Oh no. We’ll just start over from the beginning.

One of my very first rehab projects to make its way onto this blog over three years ago…yikes, three years…was this dresser that with new paint and hardware became a TV console table.

(Insert lovely blurry picture that this blogger is ashamed to have as her only before photo).

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Once I picked up and moved into my lovely little construction site I still call home, this guy landed in my master bedroom, where he’s been hiding safely from screwdrivers and paint brushes ever since…


Until now. I flat out got tired of looking at those knobs.


Which knobs? These knobs.


At some point I must have though they would do, but now I reserve the right to change my mind.

I found a pair of baskets at Hobby Lobby that would slide just perfectly into two of the three top shelves…


And a few shabby chic knobs to pretty them up a little..


Put the two together by simply poking the knob screws through the basket and securing on the other side…


…and we’re in business.


Then I quickly changed out the fugly knobs that were driving me nuts for matching pretties…


And this rehabbed rehab was a wrap!


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0 Battle of the DIY-ers

>> Monday, November 19, 2012



Voting has officially begun for the Ace Hardware $100 mini makeover! We received some great entries and I for one can’t hardly stand to wait to find out who the winner will be. Take a look at the rooms below and head over to Facebook to cast your LIKE for the room you want to see snag the $100 gift card to Ace Hardware…

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Alex_Party Hut





Ace Hardware

Also, don’t forget to enter to win a

$10,000 Room Makeover by Ace Hardware’s design experts in their

“Merry Paint Makeover” design contest. Click here to head over to Ace’s Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

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1 Water Heater Wasteland

>> Friday, November 16, 2012

Some people get nervous at the sound of jigsaws tearing into drywall. This girl? This girl gets giddy.

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So long old friend. We’ve been together way too long and quite frankly, I’m out of your league. Time for an upgrade.

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0 Giveaway Alert: $100 mini room makeover

>> Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Raise your hand if you love a before and after mini makeover! 

Raise your hand if you love a before and after mini makeover in YOUR home!

Raise your hand if you love a before and after mini makeover in your own home for FREE!

I’m teaming up with Ace Hardware to give one lucky reader a $100 gift card to Ace Hardware. Living room wall color in need of a change? Wanting to switch out the hardware in your bathroom? How about giving your deck or patio a spruce?

How to ENTER: Just click here to email me a photo of the room in your house that you are wanting to give a mini makeover. Make sure you get the pic to me by 11:59 pm CST on Sunday 11/18 to qualify.

How to WIN: On Monday 11/19, all of the eligible photos will be posted on The Property Group Facebook page for voting. Be sure to tell your friends to vote for you since the room pic with the most LIKES received before 10:00 pm CST Sunday 11/25 will be the winner.

What happens when I WIN?: You get a big high five from yours truly and a $100 gift card to use as you please at any Ace Hardware to give your room the mini makeover it deserves.


Emailed your picture? Awesome!

Now as an added bonus, head over to Ace Hardware’s Facebook page for your chance to win a $10,000 Room Makeover by Ace’s design experts in their

“Merry Paint Makeover” design

Wait. You mean there are TWO GIVEAWAYS?! I know, pretty sweet right? You are welcome.

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2 Throw Blanket Throw Down

>> Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A couple of weeks into life with Michael and I under the same roof, one very big difference between us has become quite apparent. While Michael’s internal body temperature hovers around the same temperature as the surface of the sun, my fingers and toes are practically icicles at all times. If he’s cool and comfortable, I’m shaking and shivering and if I’ve cranked the heat on full blast, he’s sweating bullets.

After putting the time in to “man-ing up” the den for Michael—missed that adventure in de-girl-ifying? Click here—I didn’t want bring in a fluffy prissy blanket to ruin all my hard work. This DKNY throw blanket was the perfect solution. Comfy, cozy and completely gender neutral. A new throw blanket just for me but still man den friendly…

That is, a new-throw-blanket-just-for-me-until-I-get-up-to-go-to-the-bathroom-and-return-to-find-a-little-gremlin-in-my-spot…


While I love this little bearded angel more than homemade mac n’ cheese on a rainy day, there is no way I’m sharing this perfectly clean ivory throw blanket with her not so clean puppy paw prints. Not going to happen.

Solution: Remember this coffee table I painted a while back?


Over the weekend, I stumbled upon a basket just the perfect size to fit in its belly.


It’s been bothering me to look down through the glass at an empty basket bottom BUT there was no way I was going to let this space turn into a clutter pit for miscellaneous items.


Good thing my new throw fits snuggly in this spot. Just out of June Bug’s reach but not too far away from the sofa where my inner couch potato will find it just too dang difficult to fold and put away.

Cara – 1. June Bug – one million and three. I think I’m gaining on her.

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