Can’t replace it? Paint it!!

Don’t you just love home improvement shows? I do, I am a sucker for makeover shows!

However, once you are actually living in a fixer upper and doing the work yourself.. you quickly learn that your reality might look a little different than your favorite reality shows.. right!? :)

We’ve been in our current fixer for about 2 1/2 years. It has been  quite the process and I am continuing to learn how to embrace it and be ok in the messy middle.

There is definitely something gratifying about completing a project yourself.. about working on a budget and coming up with creative solutions ( i mean if someone offered to do the work for me or fund my project i wouldn’t argue. lol).

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Phoenix Flea


We had a such a blast this last weekend at Phoenix Flea… one of our all time favorite Arizona’s Markets!! This market will always have a special place in our hearts as it was the the very first market that we launched our little biz!

It has been incredible to see this market grow and expand! We have been so encouraged by the support of the community!

Thanks for shopping local and supporting small businesses!! We are super thankful for those of you who shopped our booth! We absolutely love seeing return shoppers & love meeting new ones!

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WhiteFive Kitchen Edition


Hello Friends!! Here’s a little peek of our progressing Kitchen Reno & some thoughts from along the way. For those of you taking on a big project that you have to do in stages (aka it is not going to be done overnight & you do not have a HGTV crew or contractor) … take a deep breath and embrace the ugly… keep your ultimate vision in mind but celebrate the progress along the way!! It will not be ugly forever. 

Here we have our lovely kitchen upon purchase a year and half ago. First step: Remove those upper cabinets!!  (we also had the wallpaper removed & cabinets painted & then ceased work until we had another chance (aka: time/money) to work on it.

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Thankful Tree- DIY

Hello friends!! Please forgive me for my blog slackard- ness  ….  I am sure you understand… life starts spinning & you do your best to just hang on! :)

Well, I won’t say things are no longer spinning but maybe it has slowed down a little….. just maybe. hahaha. ;)

You can check out our latest DIY post here.  

Nothing fancy but a fun & simple DIY for the holidays!


Concept: Thankful Tree. Take a moment to pause, reflect & write down something you are thankful for. Great to involve family & friends. Also, a great way to begin a conversation & to cultivate gratitude.

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Live Brave- week 26


Real Women. Real Stories. Real Bravery

Happy Monday friends & here’s to a fabulous week!! So glad  you are joining us today for our Live Brave series. I am so thankful for today’s contributor & her willingness to share some of her story with us! I have no doubt that her story will encourage many!!

Meet Simone. 


When Candi asked me to write for this weeks Live Brave series I was excited to share a part of my life that I hope will encourage others to Live BRAVE! Not only that, but it was impeccable timing as it is the 1 year anniversary of when I started this Brave journey with the Lord.

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