DO Good – creative ways to donate clothing items

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Anyone purging after the Holidays? Or getting ready to because you’ve got the Spring Cleaning bug? Besides just donating your clothing items to a local Goodwill or other great organization there are some other creative options maybe you haven’t heard of! so much GOOD can come from your closet! POP UP Street store for homeless […]

DIY Dining Room makeover #pyrahplantation

gallery wall in dining room

(some of the products used in this post I have been compensated for although all opinions, styling and photos are completely mine) Oh the power of paint! In the terms of speaking DIY, paint is a quick fix or “magic maker” for the change it produces in correlation with the cost. AND the ease of […]

101 ways to be happier this year

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It’s January of 2016. January 1st seems like the most promoted beginning of a month EVER! LOL! All over social media we are exclaiming our excitement for a new year. New start. New chance. New slate. New page. New chapter. New goals. New “one little word”. New resolutions. Whether you are resolution or goal setting […]

My little reminder to Santa

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(WOW! Throwback major time! My son was so little them and you can see my editing skills were not so “awesome” back then as I was getting started…heck they might not be so good now! LOL) Dear Santa, I love that you stand for giving. I think it’s wonderful that we have a time of […]

Do good: Cards for Christmas

cards for christmas - family service

It’s typical for everyone to shift their mindset and be more giving during the Holiday season. Giving of their time, money, resources and looking for ways to serve. I love that this season encompasses this and gives us this opportunity to focus on these wonderful attributes and ways to use our time. I love simple […]

Maybe that is why people decorate EARLY for Christmas

Why people decorate early for christmas - Brassyapple

Christmas decor…. everyone has a difference of opinion of WHEN it should go up. I tend to not be bothered by that. I am on the other end of the spectrum. I get bothered when it stays up “forever!”. I am a take it down and put it away type of girl. And yes I […]

Treasures left behind – #PyrahPlantation

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Today’s installment of Pyrah Plantation – our “new/old” house, a 60s southern home – has to do with the some treasures that were left for us by the owner. If you missed the 1 post be sure to click over and read a bit about how this new adventure all started (and see the outside of […]

Our new old southern home – #PyrahPlantation

The #Pyrahplantation - updating a 60s southern style home in NC

Hello from the EASTern part of the USA!!! Having lived in the Western part (Idaho, Utah, Arizona) my whole life this is quite a change. It is absolutely beautiful here! There are trees everywhere and they are so high and tall! Luckily we moved here when the humidity is low so we have months to […]

Brassy is scoping, are you?

periscope with BrassyApple

What? another social media platform to join??? YES!!!! Ok – I waited and waited to join up on Periscope but just a few days ago I did and I must say…. I am diggin it! Are you on Periscope??? Well Brassy Apple is now! and I just jumped in and did 2 scopes over the […]