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Our Mobile Home Makeover Featured on MHL!


I was so excited and honored to have our mobile home makeover featured on Crystal's wonderful website Mobile Home Living over the weekend! Crystal was just the sweetest thing to work with, and her passion to show the beautiful possibilities (and practical realities) of mobile home living is infectio…

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Remodeling Reminiscing...


Hello friends! Since it was a year ago this week that we downsized our life and moved into our remodeled mobile home cottage, and since I have a number of new blog followers, I thought I would do a little walk down memory lane and share some of my favorite before and after photos from our remodelin…

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From Storage Building to Art Studio


It's FINISHED!!!  I am SO happy to report that the storage-building-to-art-studio transformation project is finally complete! I have to give my sweet Hubby a HUGE round of applause and BIG HUGS for his tireless efforts through the late Spring and all the HOT Summer long to convert our storage buildi…

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Studio Inspiration

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I N S P I R A T I O N
for my Studio
The collage I created above is like a digital inspiration board for the studio - snippets of things I love, colors that speak to me, items I've crafted, images that make me smile. As I've pondered the next steps with the Studio, m…

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Studio Update: Hot and Cold

Sneak Peek

Here's a teeny peek at one element of my newest digital scrpabooking/graphics kit that I've been working on this week. If you have a baby girl shower or little girl birthday coming up, you might want to have a look at this kit once it is complete...it's gonna be pretty darn cute if I do s…

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Progress and a Peek at my Week

Hello - I'm still here!! Goodness gracious, I'm so sorry to have disappeared on you for over a week now - yikes! But, I've been a busy girl (and hubby's been a busy boy) and I thought I'd stop long enough to give you an update on my week...
The studio is coming along nicely...but the unrelenting heat…

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A Good Work

My sweet Hubby is hard at work on finishing out the storeroom-turned-studio, but the 100+ degree heat is slowing the work down considerably. He can only work a few hours early in the morning and maybe one in the evening before dark....miserable, wretched heat. The things he is working on now when h…

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No-Sew Front Door Window Cover

Well friends, the progress on Extreme Makeover - Mobile Home Edition continues. We have focused the last two or three weeks primarily on the two storage buildings - one of which will serve as my studio. I'm happy to report that the contents of the original storage building are now safely in their ne…

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31 Days: Day 30 - Metamorphosis Monday & the Giveaway!!


Welcome Friends!

I'm so excited to be participating in duel gatherings today - I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for her 2nd Monday Giveaway Party today and I'm also presenting a CUTE no-sew makeover project for Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch!!


There are only 2 days le…

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31 Days: Day 26 - Mixed Bag

Hi friends! Well, just a few things to catch you up on before I share my 31 Day Challenge portion (which by the way has only 4 day remaining after today!!)

A LOT has been going on in our lives behind the blog that is vitally important for our continued progress on our huge mobile home makeover. Sever…

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31 Days: Day 16 - Metamorphosis Monday!

Hello friends! I am SO EXCITED to be participating in my very first Metamorphosis Monday!! Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch is the gracious, sweet hostess for this weekly makeover event, so please be sure and head over there to see LOTs of other fun, inspiring makeover projects!
For my first …

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"Grassroots Movement" (or "Celebrating Earth Day by Accident")

Today was a *green* kinda day at the Schultea place...that just happened to coincide with Earth Day...here's how we "celebrated" the day...


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Last weekend was a complete washout from three solid days of stormy weather, and the weekend before was Easter weekend, so on hubby…

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The No-Sew Project: Window Coverings

My "No-Sew" project is finally done - Yay! I wanted to share the steps I followed to create these frugal but fabulous window valances for our living room and hallway...


I started out with a king size cottage-y quilt with scalloped edges (on sale for $19.99) in fabric that coordinated with our living …

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Shabby Little Corner


Day by day, bit by bit, progress continues on our mobile home makeover. I wanted to share a quick little decorating project from one corner of our living room. This is a small corner to the left of the open entry to the kitchen. The before photo above is actually more of a kitchen shot, but the sid…

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Mobile Home Master Bedroom Makeover!

Extreme Makeover: Mobile Home Edition continues - now with photos from the master bedroom...
This 1982 mobile home had 2 kinds of walls - wood paneling and printed vinyl-coated wallboard. The master bedroom had the dubious distinction of being the one room in the house that was all vinyl wallboard..…

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Salvage Chic: Decorating for Almost Nothing

The ongoing transformation of our mobile home from trailer trashy to cottage cozy is one of the most difficult, but incredibly fun and satisfying tasks I have ever undertaken. And doing it on the tightest of budgets has only made the challenge even more fun. When we made the move here, I made an imp…

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Progress, Inspiration, and a Confession

Extreme Makeover: Mobile Home Edition is still in progress, but we are miles and miles further along than we were when we began in January. We are all moved in, I finally have my computer set up in the office, and all the major systems of the house are online and functioning. But we are still livin…

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Outsourcing and Downsizing

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I'm finally able to share what I have been wanting to tell you for weeks now: after 10 and a half years, this is my last week at my full-time corporate training job...my role and responsibilities, and those of my teammates, have been outsourced …

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