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August In Review: Reveals! Reveals! Reveals!

If there is one word that sums up the month of August, it would be REVEAL.  In the history of my blog I have never had another month where I had more room/makeover reveals.  Finally all the work I put in over the summer is paying off.
Obviously, the biggest reveal was my kitchen.  I am so excited to hear that my de-80's-fied kitchen was really a big hit.  I am shocked that my post over on Hometalk has been shared nearly 25,000 times! HOLY MACARONI!

The most common questions I have fielded about the transformation were in regards painting the cabinets and updating the lighting which I addressed in earlier posts. I'm still working on a detailed tutorial about the pencil tile backsplash install, as well as a breakdown of the complete $3500 budget. 

This month I also gave you a tour of the rest of the money pit 2.0 and the changes I have made at the one year mark.  Can't believe it was already 12 months ago that we were moving into the house!  At this time last year I was busy installing board and batten in the girls' room.

That was a lot more fun than how I spent the last few weeks of this summer: repairing a termite damaged pergola:

The other big reveal this month was my garage makeover!  It was the biggest project I did this summer and am NOT sad to see it end.   Just in time too, since my DIY garage mudroom is getting plenty of use now that school is back in session.

I also finsihed my kids' artwork gallery wall including my no-sew "home is where the heart is" fabric states wallhanging:

Another reveal you may not have noticed involves my blog.  I have organized my past posts into categories with buttons on the top of my left sidebar.  I haven't completely finished, but for now you can find blog highlights here:
Click on the sticky notes
Lastly, no month would be complete without a few new recipes:

I am really looking forward to September.  The kids are back in school and the holidays are approaching.  I am going to be focusing on a few decorating projects and not as much home improvement, but I promise they will still be great posts! Be sure to stick around.
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