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Sarah Haywood

Just a girl on a mission to find and make cute stuff.

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A Little Fix in the Sunroom, Plus a Sneak Peek

By Sarah Haywood on Sep 23, 2012

P.S. The pictures in this post are super grainy and terrible. It's been gloomy and rainy all day so it's technically not my fault. Oh, you forgive me? You're sweet. Let's be friends.   P.S.S. My blog... Continue reading

Sign Inspiration For My Next Project

By Sarah Haywood on Sep 20, 2012

Image: Country Living Now that we've got both the baby and The Fixer Upper under control (I say that with a smirk)(like either of them will ever be under control, haha), it's time for this... Continue reading

storage, storage

Entry Nook Organization

By Sarah Haywood on Aug 30, 2012

  Our house has a side entry that gets a lot of traffic. The door leads out into the driveway and is used at least a zillion times a day.    The side entry door used to... Continue reading

decor, walls

Frames in the Living Room

By Sarah Haywood on Aug 26, 2012

Ever since we purchased a new rug for the living room on our last road trip, I've been anxious to add some details here and there to finish the living room off. It's been in limbo for... Continue reading


The Fixer Upper: Exterior Doors

By Sarah Haywood on Aug 16, 2012

 In one of my recent posts I mentioned that I reallllllly like Craftsman style front entry doors. One day in the future I would love to splurge on a solid wood one to add... Continue reading


Vintage/Antique Finds & Pinterest

By Sarah Haywood on Aug 06, 2012

In my last post I mentioned that the photos I snapped of some vintage items on our road trip all reminded me of pictures that I've seen and/or pinned lately on Pinterest. Pinterest = My One True Love.... Continue reading

remodeling, flooring

The Fixer Upper: Progress

By Sarah Haywood on Jul 17, 2012

The progress the boys have been making over at The Fixer Upper has been in the back bedroom and hallway on the main floor. (Here is a floor plan of the main floor so it's easier to visualize.)(Isn't... Continue reading

siding, landscaping, interior design, remodeling

Curb Appeal Progress and Plans

By Sarah Haywood on Jul 13, 2012

I've been wanting to write this post for, oh, the last month. However I couldn't very well take a picture of the house exterior with Christmas lights still up. (Hanging head in shame. With bedhead... Continue reading

flooring, remodeling

The Fixer Upper: Refinished Hardwood Floors

By Sarah Haywood on Jul 09, 2012

This was my sneak peek photo a few days ago: If you've been following along since we bought this Fixer Upper a few short weeks ago, you'll know that Alex's parents will eventually be living... Continue reading

remodeling, windows, interior design

The Fixer Upper: Window Placement 'n' Stuff

By Sarah Haywood on Jul 04, 2012

Thanks for checking in on me today even though I've been AWOL for the past week or so. I've been meaning to write some good posts about some of our decision making over at The... Continue reading