How to Install a Ceiling Medallion and Lighting – DIY

After purchasing a ceiling medallion and lighting last November, we finally installed it Saturday. You may have caught a few glimpses of the DIY on Instagram Stories, but if you missed it, here is the the full install in all its glory including the final reveal, which wound up looking killer.

DIY - How to install a ceiling medallion

After about 2.5 minutes into the install, The Boy said…and I quote, “I am loathing this already. I’m envisioning much cursing, sweating, and a trip or 7 to Home Depot in my near future.” He was right. There was 1 trip to Home Depot and some sweat involved. There was also, “please, please, pretty please with sugar on top” uttered which is how we curse in front of the small children, so one could argue there was foul language. But all in all, it was surprisingly simple.

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WOW! Thank you!

Holy smokes! When I wrote that post about losing my job yesterday, I didn’t realize it would resonate with so many readers. I just wanted to pop in really quick to say thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read the post. Thank you for all the emails of encouragement. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. Thank you, just thank you. Your words uplifted my spirit in a way you’ll never know.  I’m going to rock funemployment as best I can.

I’m Sorry We Can’t Keep You

I write this post not to ask for pity or hugs or sympathy, but rather to be authentic. For some weird reason, I like to make the the good, bad, and the ugly days of my life public. Social media is a fickle beast. More often than not we scroll through Facebook only to see our “friends” on vacation in Maui or how amazing their kids are. Everything in their world is hunky dory, right? Last week I hit a bump in the road of life. I’ll be okay. My family will be okay. In fact, I think this might be the push I’ve be waiting for. But what I’ve learned in the past few days is everyone processes life changes in their own way. Be conscious of feelings. Be kind. It’s not always about you. Also, I was slightly riled up when I wrote this. It’s uncensored.   

“I’m sorry, we can’t keep you”, those were the words my boss told me last Monday. Oooooph. I mean, I can’t say I was surprised…the writing was on the wall. Over the course of the last 6 years we lost a lot of clients and never fully replaced that revenue. On top of that, our biggest client of 20 plus years pulled back tremendously becoming a big fat nut in the books this year. I’m a creative. I design new strategic pieces. But when you’re suddenly only doing type changes and pick up jobs, well, you become an unneeded business expense.

How I feel after 7 days of unemployment.

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Online Estate Sales — Everything But The House

If you’ve been around these parts, you know I’m a sucker for estate sales. A couple months ago, I even wrote a how-to-guide explaining all the ins and outs. Where to find estate sales, what to expect, how to pay, what to bring, etc… But, what do you do when there are no estate sales in your area? Or maybe you work every weekend. Or maybe you just had quadruplets. Or maybe you just don’t like people and want to stay home…which is totes okay if you do. Don’t you worry; I’ve got you covered. There’s thing fun little site I know called Everything But The House where you can attend online estate sales 24/7 all over the US. Yep, you read that right! You wanna shop an estate sale in Los Angeles while living in Buford, Wyoming wearing jammies in bed at 3:17am, you can!

Shop online estate sales with Everything But The house and House Of Hipsters - Home Decor

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Monthly To-Do List: July

How are we possibly halfway through July, and did we somehow skip Spring? Summer just needs to slow down a bit. Or maybe it’s life that needs to slow down. It’s probably both. Whichever the case, I’m trying to get better at writing down a monthly to-do list. Things I’d love to try and fit into my schedule by the end of July…ooooph, that’s basically next week. Can it be done? I’m not sure, but I’m sure going to give it my best shot.

Hiding in the bougainvillea - house of hipsters

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