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My husband has been asking to build a garden full of fresh vegetables for a long time now. I have always been in favor, but we could never find a place for it. After thinking on it for awhile, we found a spot in the front yard and Matt got to work.

He up-cycled old pieces of wood, our wonderful neighbors gave us some dirt that was left over from their front yard project, we bought some chicken wire to keep the deer out. Then we all went and picked out the fresh, organic veggies….beans, watermelon, strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers.

Oh, I can’t wait to have strawberries and lettuce!

And as Matt was walking around the perimeter of the garden putting up the fence, I noticed that there was going to be left over wire.

The wheels started turning and I knew I would be putting that to good use.

So I searched the basement for an unused frame and made a few Miner adjustments. “Lettuce” get to work, shall we? Sorry, I couldn’t resist!

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You are my sunshine!

Why hello there and welcome! I will start by introducing myself! I’m Fotini from Glamorous, Affordable Life! I’m over here in Shannah’s neck of the woods today sharing a free printable!! I come by once a month to share something lovely with you! 

free printable

 

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Stenciled Leather Coasters

stenciled leather coasters

Hey y’all! It’s Ginger from Gingerly Made again. I don’t know what it is, but we can’t seem to keep a set of coasters around my house! I think the kids play with them and then loose them. Usually you can only find 1 or maybe 2. So since they are prone to getting lost, I periodically need to get more. But I don’t want to spend a lot of money. So what do I do?… Hit the thrift stores. Thanks to a thrift store find and some craft supplies I already owned, I was able to make these stenciled leather coasters for $2.00!!

I was looking for some stone tile type coasters, but only found paper ones and these “Patriots Colony” tin and cork coasters. I liked the cork bottom and knew I could upcycle these into something much prettier, so even though it wasn’t what I was specifically looking for, I went with it.

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Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint Dresser

Annie Sloan Dresser

When did you know that you were finally all grown up?

It is a tough question to answer especially when we do not really ever want to grow up. 

I think, for me; even over getting married, starting my teaching career, or having children the moment I knew that I had grown up was when I had a knock-down-drag-out week of debate with our gas company over a major mishap with our bill. And it was a mishap on their end, I might add….but isn’t it always?

I know what you are thinking….that isn’t glamorous. at. all.

But I kept my cool. I researched my account. I didn’t yell at the very misguided business manager. I fought smart. And in the end {without getting into the messy details} I negotiated a very fair deal with them that settled the whole dispute. I was finally. all. grown. up. [Read more…]

Sweet, Spring Printable

Hello there! It’s wonderful to have you here today! My name is Fotini and I blog over at Glamorous, Affordable Life. I have the pleasure of contributing printables once a month here at Just Us Four for Shannah! Today I’m sharing a beautiful, floral Spring printable with you!

Spring bloom printable

 

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Paper Valentine Mailboxes

Paper Valentine Mailboxes
Hi! It’s Ginger from Gingerly Made back to share with you a fun Valentine-themed way to dote on your loved ones and decorate your house at the same time. I am so excited about these paper Valentine mailboxes and the little goodies I get to put in them to surprise my family the week of Valentine’s. After all, it’s not always about the big gestures but the little every day things that makes our love tanks (or love mailboxes) full. [Read more…]

Rustic Valentine’s Mantel & Garland

valentine mantel

Did you know that there is a website where you can order an envelope full of glitter and a note. Then they send it to someone that you truly despise? 

Let me introduce myself. I’m Trina Miner from A Few Miner Adjustments. By day, I am a reading teacher and by night, a blogger. I love cozy blankets, Friends reruns and anything DIY. I want to give a big shout out and thank you to Shannah for inviting me to be a monthly contributor. It is a thrill to be here with all of you! [Read more…]

Don’t Talk, Act. Throw Pillow

Quote Pillow

Hi everyone! I’m Ginger from Gingerly Made and I am so excited to be joining the Just Us Four team as a contributor. I’ll be bringing you some simple and easy to do home decor projects that I hope you love as much as I do.

I have been really inspired by the New Year. I haven’t actually made any concrete resolutions, but have a “big picture” in my mind. I want to be healthier, I want to be more present when I’m with my family, more organized, etc. All those things that we resolve to do EVERY year. To stay on track I thought I could use a reminder. Something that I saw daily and helped me to maintain my resolve. [Read more…]

Burlap and Plaid Christmas Wreath

So, November totally flew by! It was like I packaged up the Halloween decorations and now I am pulling out my snowmen and Christmas items. This blog started with the making of a wreath {and then a ton of wreathes after that} so I like to be sure and share the newest wreath I make each year for Christmas. This year, I am going for a pretty traditional and rustic feel so my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath fits in perfectly.

A simple burlap and plaid Christmas wreath is so easy to make and looks beautiful.

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Easy Glitter Christmas Ornaments

We are really into Christmas and literally change the decorations in pretty much every part of our home for Christmas.  We have about five Christmas trees of different sizes around the house.  We even take down artwork and put up Christmas decorations instead.  I’d probably change out pieces of furniture too if Mathlete wouldn’t give me a hard time about it!  This year, I decided to add a little Christmas sparkle to our paper mache tree and made some super easy glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on it.

Glittered Ornaments with Label_wm

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