Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy Advent-turned-Christmas!

refabulous christmas, big family, mantel with stockings
It seems like I was just about to sit down to write a quick little DIY for my super-easy Advent candles, and then *BOOM* Advent and Christmas are already over!

What just happened?!  Seriously!  Although it flew by at record speed, I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed holiday.  Here are a few highlights of our season, in Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Sunday, December 2, 2018

DIY Advent Candles

easy advent candle tutorial by refabulous

It was Saturday night, I realized I didn't have any Advent candles.  And Advent was starting the very next day.  I was unprepared.  Which is a tad ironic, being that the whole purpose of Advent is "preparation."

Purple and pink candles, the ones used for Advent wreaths, are notoriously elusive here.  Why?  I don't know.  But trust me, they are.

So I decided to make my own Advent candles, and very inexpensively!  Here's my tutorial on how to make your own Advent candles, and it's super-easy.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Just a quick note... Etsy shop SALE

Hey, friends!  I'm hosting my final sale of the year this week in my Etsy shop!  Save 20% off every order plus free shipping, now through Friday, 11/30!  Yippeee!  And yes, this does include custom orders.  :)

My custom order deadlines are as follows (and are posted in my shop, too). . . .
* for custom t-shirt quilts and totes, please order by 12/1.
* for custom boho garlands and cactus pillows, please order by 12/8.
* for all other custom requests, please convo or email me!
These are the LATEST dates that orders can be accepted to be made and shipped for Christmas arrival.

However, RUSH orders may be accepted on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee and expedited shipping cost.... please convo for details.

Thanks so much for your support and patronage over the past 11 years, my friends!  I couldn't do it without you.
Have a wonderful week. . . .
I'll talk to you soon!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Thrifted: the bathroom refresh and a new obsession

refabulous bathroom decor, jeff goldblum diy collection, thrifted

Last summer, we decided to refresh and lightly redo the boys' bathroom.  It had an ancient toilet in it that smelled like a public park restroom no matter how much bleach we used, a gross old medicine cabinet that had seen better days, zero d├ęcor. . . just no personality.  But the whole redo had to be on the cheap, and it had to be done by us.

Enter thrift stores, ReStore, and YouTube.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Visitors, adventures, and new front door decor: Seven Quick Takes

refabulous autumn leaf monogram DIY, sqt, quick and easy tutorial

Happy November, friends!  I hope this month has been treating y'all well!  Our household has been enjoying it so far:  we've had awesome weather, a visit from lovely family members, and a few adventures.  I doubt the rest of the month will live up to the excitement of the past several days!

{I'm linking up this week to Kelly's Seven Quick Takes.  Be sure to give her blog a read.  It's really good stuff.}

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Seven Quick Takes in a week of survival mode

Survival mode, refabulous, crazy cactus lady

A rough week friends.  Not gonna lie.  I'm on day 13 of a cluster headache, so I've been in survival mode.  My house is a wreck, we've eaten a lot of tacos and spaghetti, the laundry is a literal mountain, and yet, somehow, by the grace of God, we managed to get school done and a few other things.  These are those "few other things," summed up in this week's Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Annual Autumnal Catch-Up Post, Part 2

As promised in Part 1, here's the rest of the Catch-Up post from last week.  But I've decided to try a different format, and make it a Seven Quick Takes (SQT) post… easy for you, easy for me.  :)

refabulous autumn catch-up post, thrifted shelf coffee station
my thrift store shelf-turned-coffee station 
(also a summer project, thanks to major help from daughter, Kelsey!)

I'm also linking up at Kelly's awesome blog, This Ain't the Lyceum.  
(If you haven't read her blog, you really should.)

Here we go. . . .

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Annual Autumnal Catch-Up Post, Part 1

refabulous autumn halloween pumpkins, thrifted, thrift scores

I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately, and that it was long-past time for an update.  So much has happened since I last wrote, and I'm not even sure where to start.  I probably won't cram all the updates into one post.

Let's just start where we left off. . . .

Thursday, March 15, 2018

It wasn't a migraine: trigeminal neuralgia

UPDATE:  it wasn't trigeminal neuralgia, either.
read HERE for the update! (9/30/2019)

On a very cold day in January, I got a migraine.  
So I did what I'd always done before, and took my trusty emergency medication. 

But the medicine didn't work.
And the pain didn't stop.

The pain.

In fact, over the next couple of days, the pain worsened.
And then worsened still. . . .  
So I called my neurologist, and he told me to come in right away.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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