Exterior Cedar Shutters (the reveal)

Welcome to “Cedar Oak Cottage”.  You got that right.  I named our house.  I think it’s about time, don’t you?  My husband was up on the ladder hanging these shutters and we had a discussion on it.  I chose the word cedar, due to the cedar shutters 😆 .  I chose the word Oak due…

Exterior Cedar Shutters (Part 1)

Are you ready for a shutter shocker?  Okay, how about just part of one?  You see, I began to write the full reveal (update: see full reveal here)and DIY Exterior Cedar Shutter reveal including the before, during, and after, but it got to be very long and I almost fell asleep 😯 .  So, today…

Whiskey Barrel Hoop Fall Wreath

Welcome to this month’s “Thrifty Style Team” September edition.  You better hang on to your cowboy boots for this one.  There are 14 of us this month!  You’re about to read the story about our cozy DIY “Whiskey Barrel Hoop Fall Wreath”, so pour yourself a whiskey and pull up a stool.  Or just sip…

Cheese & Apple Butcher Block Tray

I’m feeling a little cheesy this morning  😯 .  Okay, so maybe not exactly cheesy, but who doesn’t love cheese? And apples?  Especially in Fall, when apples are at their peak in the North and cheese slides in as a savory partner.  I never quite got the whole “slice of cheese on the side of…

Julie the Redhead

Meet The Redhead

I'm Julie, a feisty, but rather shy redhead from New York, who moved to the Midwest to follow my dreams (and the love of my life). I'm passionate about decorating our home with my own unique affordable DIY style which is a mix of eclectic, contemporary, traditional, with a splash of country. I don't follow the crowd, but trust my gut instead. I hope to inspire you to try some of my ideas. I also love to cook and share my easy recipes. My family begs me to make my homemade meatballs and pizza. I hope you will try them and hang out with me for a while.

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