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Obsessions: 10.19.18

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You wanna know what we have been decidedly NOT obsessed with in the past month? The blog. Womp womp. We’re hopping back in this week, but we’ll be posting a bit more sporadically for a while. Here’s hoping you all loved getting caught up on Michelle’s driveway gate plans yesterday. See what else we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.

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Fence Updates and Two-Panel Wood Driveway Gate Plans

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Hellooooo, I’m thinking about fences again! You all had the pleasure of following along as I moved and rebuilt the fence in my backyard and then converted a chainlink fence into a wood fence along my driveway, and now it’s finally time to build that driveway gate. Of course, I can’t just build a driveway gate and leave it at that, I’ve also decided to cap the entire fence to cover up the dogear pickets and give everything a cleaner and more finished look. HOORAY!

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Obsessions: 09.21.18

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Hello from Cleveland, where our professional football team has won an actual game! In other thrilling news, Hannah and Michelle have their ten-year high school reunion this weekend. If anyone has any family or medical emergencies they’ll need our help with around 8 pm on Saturday, please feel free to call and we’ll be there immediately. Anyways, here’s what we’ve been thinking about this week in our And Then We Tried obsessions.

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cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush Review and Coupon Code, a continuation of my quest for the whitest teeth ever

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As you know from my review of the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit, I am OBSESSED with having the whitest teeth ever, so the logical next step in my dazzling journey is jumping on the electric toothbrush train. Keep on reading for my full cariPRO ultrasonic electric toothbrush review and a 40% coupon code.

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Three things to do before you move into a new house

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After Jennifer bought me a house to play with, I immediately started coming up with plans for the renovation. Tearing things down, refinishing floors, new lights, etc. and I had to remind myself that while it’s easy to get swept up in a big list, there are only three things to do before you move into a new house that are actually critical. Another great reminder to myself is that this isn’t actually my house. 

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Travel Wardrobe: How to Look Expensive While Traveling

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I’m sure we’ve all been there, you’re running through the airport looking like a hot, sweaty mess and then you pass by someone impossibly chic and put together and you just crumple into your leggings a little more. Just me? Well, I’ve decided enough is enough and its time for ME to be the impossibly chic lady at the airport breezing past everyone looking like a million bucks. After lengthy internet research and a lot of stalking people at the airport, here’s my list of staples for creating a put together travel wardrobe that is guaranteed to make you look expensive while traveling. (Doesn’t matter if you’re rushing to get to your last row seat on Spirit or Frontier.)

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DIY Faux Hardwood Floors on Plywood Subfloor

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Okay, so I’m a little late on this kitchen progress update, like 1.5 years late, oops. Around November 2016, I started removing the gross green and white plaid vinyl flooring and to create DIY hardwood floors on the plywood subfloor that was underneath. To be totally honest, I started ripping the vinyl off a while before that and just lived with weird half floors for a while. Classic move. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY hardwood floors on your plywood subfloor.

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