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Pimp My Loft

If you’re not familiar with MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” tv series, you’re probably a little thrown off by my blog title, so let me fill you in. According to Google, Pimp My Ride is a tv show in which “A resourceful team of experts takes car customizing to a completely different level by taking some of the sorriest vehicles on the road and turning them into impressive new rides.” So on that same note, I need all the help I can get from experts like …

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What’s On Your Learning To Do List?

The company I work for, Dealer Inspire, was founded on 5 tenets that we live, breathe, hire and evaluate our employee performance on — Communicate, Innovate, Learn, Be Transparent, Give. My team knows my favorite tenet is Be Transparent, but Learn is a close second. Last year our CEO challenged us to take our Learn tenet to heart and learn a non-work related skill. At the time I thought of all the DIY projects I had saved on my Pinterest boards and thought to myself …

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How to Modernize an Old Farm Table

So many of us have the light oak farm table and chairs in our kitchens. Mine had been an everyday table with three kids and while it held up, the surface had paint, marker, egg dye on it – tell tale signs of a well loved and used surface. When we remodeled our kitchen in beige, black and neutral grays, my husband wanted to buy a new table. But I prefer to reuse things (and save money) so I decided to make it into a …

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“I Love You Because…” Pinterest Project Ideas

Are you familiar with Gary Chapman’s best selling book, “The Five Love Languages”? I haven’t read the whole book but was intrigued by the idea that everyone experiences and expresses love differently. I downloaded the audiobook from my public library’s Hoopla system (LOVE HOOPLA!) and listened for a few chapters until I discovered my love language along with my husband’s. If you look at the list of the five love languages and can’t tell immediately which is the way you express and experience love, you …

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First Day of Spring

Today is the official first day of spring and it’s my Momma’s birthday! I know she is dancing today in Heaven! I love living in the midwest and the changing of the seasons. It is true what they say, you want what you don’t have and growing up, I didn’t have seasons. Most of my life was spent in Arizona until the age of 14 when I moved to Minnesota. I loved Minnesota! I loved it for many reasons, but the seasons were definitely a …