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$1 Crafting!

Paper & Dots DIY Glass Jar Gift

How cute is this relatively simple DIY craft project?  The best part . . . it is very inexpensive with these fun products found in The One Spot at Target (the shelves of bins near the entrance).  If you haven’t discovered these cute little products yet, run to your nearest Target and check them out!

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DIY Rustic Picture Frame

DIY Rustic Distressed Photo Frame | Belleview Cottage

Today’s fun project was this distressed photo frame.  In fact, I made two of them.

I found the picture frames on clearance for $3.60 (!) at Hobby Lobby.  The before pic doesn’t show it very well, but the frames had an ugly greenish tint.  So I bought them for a steal, with the intention of painting them.

CONFESSION: This was my first time painting anything for the home.  So, if I can do it, you definitely can.  It was easier than I thought it would be!

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Breaking the Mold: Putting My Career on Hold to Become a Stay-At-Home-Mom

Breaking the Mold: Putting My Career on Hold to Become a SAHM | Belleview Cottage

It feels good to break the mold and do my own thing.  To do what is right for our family in this season.  Making the decision to quit my job as a lawyer and stay at home with my son wasn’t an easy one, though.

I always knew I would be a mom.  I imagined I would be a stay-at-home mom at some point, too.  My mom stayed at home with us, and I assumed I would do that too.  But I also had other dreams; big dreams: go to college, then grad school, get an awesome job, be awesome at my job, earn lots of money . . . .

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