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Christmas Home Tour 2016 Part 1

Hello ya'll and welcome to my Very Merry Christmas Home Tour:2016 Edition hosted by Carrie of Lovely Etc. If you are joining me from The Turquoise Home, I am so glad you stopped by. I am so thrilled to be teaming up with such a talented group of bloggers (29 to be exact) for a Christmas decor blog hop.  As a special thanks to our readers, we have included a $600 Papypal Giveaway at the bottom of this post. Be…

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Unique Gifts Under $30- For Friends or the Hostess

Holiday party season is approaching, friends. If you want to bring the party hostess something other than booze, I have compiled a gift guide of unigue gifts for under $30. These items are also great for friends who you cannot afford to spend a fortune on. *This post contains affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don’t worry… you won’t pay a dime more.* a.Homestia Golden…

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DIY Mud Cloth Wrapping Paper

Remember how I said I was not much of a craft person? Well, I am changing my tune. I am sharing a DIY wrapping paper tutorial with you today inspired by the super trendy textile, Mud Cloth . *This post contains affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don't worry... you won’t pay a dime more.* While I refer to Mud Cloth as a super…

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Agate Christmas Ornament DIY

I confess... I used to be one of those people who were super "anti-Christmas decor" before Thanksgiving. Well, one year into the world of blogging and I have become one of those crazy Christmas people. I spent my Sunday drinking mimosas, listening to Jazz and decorating for my Christmas home tour (which goes live December 1st). I also put together an Agate Christmas ornament DIY for ya'll. I apologize for stuffing Christmas down your throat  before  we have even had…

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DIY Brushstroke Lamp

I admit, I can be a bit crazy at times. You see, I have a serial re-decorating condition where I am constantly changing the decor in my home. My  condition has left me with plenty of left-over decor including lamps, vases and plenty of pillows (just ask my husband). Recently inspired by a Bunny Williams lamp, I decided to make use of a neglected one- just rotting away in my garage. Today I am sharing a tutorial for this DIY…

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15 Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Guys, I cannot believe it is already November! Where does the time go? That means it is time to starting planning for the holidays, and my favorite one, Thanksgiving, is only a few weeks away.  I thought I would share some amazing Thanksgiving tablescape ideas with you. It is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I have never actually created a Thanksgiving tablescape. In fact, I don't even host Thanksgiving. I am lucky enough to get to sit back, relax,…

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Beginner’s Guide: Gallery Wall on a Budget

For the longest time, I have wanted to display a gallery wall in the hallway of my home. I love the idea of displaying a little piece of my family's story for all of our guests to see. Unfortunately, I knew the cost of frames and prints would add up quickly,  considering a single frame can cost up to $50. Not to mention, the thought of a project requiring so many measurements and precision overwhelmed me. Well folks, I finally…

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What No One Tells You About Starting a Blog

I cannot believe  I am approaching the one year anniversary of my blog. It is crazy to think that within 12 months, I started a blog, a business and gave birth to my second child. And since then, I have learned a lot. Today, I want to share with you some juicy secrets...what no one will tell you about starting a blog. Not Many People Will Be Supportive Over the 12 months I have been blogging, I have developed thick skin(…

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