DIY Rustic Dresser Transformation

After moving into our circa 1915 farmhouse I began looking at the furniture that we’d brought with us, and it was truly a sad state of affairs. I’m going to be completely honest and say that I’ve never attempted any furniture DIYs and that interior decorating is not my strong suit. I know what I like when I see it, but it’s hard for me to envision the entire plan in my mind. One I DO have a plan, however, I am ON IT like a rat attacking a cheese puff. Our master bedroom furniture is a hodge-podge of pieces acquired at various times and includes a chest of drawers that I have been using since my teenage years. It’s been well-used, and beat to hell in the process, but not in a charming sort of way. It just looked sad and unattractive, silently pleading with me to give it a makeover. I knew it was time to embark on a DIY Rustic Dresser Transformation. See what I mean? I consulted with Pinterest tutorials, the paint wizard at my local Home Depot store, and various friends that are well-versed in the ways of refinishing furniture to devise a plan for…

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How to Host a Girls Night In for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy, but all opinions expressed are my own… And I wouldn’t steer you wrong! A Girls Night In is all about doing fun things for yourself that you would normally skip because of a busy, fast-paced life. Taking some time for yourself to decompress and enjoy a relaxing evening is important; Mental Health maintenance and investing time in friendships are on essential. While I would normally call a few gal pals to join me for a fun night, I decided to school my daughters on all the necessities of girly bonding gatherings. I think of it as a grownup sleepover, or pajama party, except nowadays no one usually stays the night and wine is usually involved instead of soft drink binges! Being that my daughters, ages 5 and 3, have two older brothers, ages 8 and 7, we rarely get to do this kind of things and spend time with just the three of us, so at the very mention of the fun in store, they went crazy with excitement. Whatever your reason may be for staying in rather than going out, there are several crucial ingredients…

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Plaid 101: Maximize Your Wardrobe! Guest Post by Centsibly Southern Chic

It’s such an honor to have a (real-life) friend of mine and a well-known fashionista from my neck of the woods, Laura Handey, owner of Centsibly Southern Chic, writing here at Herd Management, today! In case you haven’t heard, Plaid will be a HUGE fashion trend this Fall (Go see what I mean HERE). Being the Scotland-loving lady that I am, I want to make sure that everyone takes advantage of the immense selections that will be available in the stores. Also, I am blessed to be writing review for one of the premier sellers of Scottish goods, Heritage of Scotland, featuring an amazing plaid, tweed jacket and handbag that you will LOVE. Fashion and outfit-creation are not my talents… I get particularly nervous when patterns are involved… I don’t want to wind up looking like a thrift store threw up on me, or that one of my kids chose my clothes for the day, so I knew I had to seek out the help of Centsibly Southern Chic so that I could do these beautiful pieces justice. Laura’s company does this amazing thing where they will help you go through your entire wardrobe and help you make new outfits…

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