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Custom Lighting on a Budget – How To

The more I immerse myself in interior design, the more I become aware of what distinguishes a well-designed home from an average one. In particular,  I have noticed that most mediocre interiors skimp on lighting. Not only do I see many homes with boring, builder-grade  light fixtures. I also notice, from a practical perspective, many rooms are insufficiently lit. When renovating our 1980's rancher, I was sure to swap outdated, ugly-ass chandeliers and pendants for more updated statement pieces. However…

diy boho choker necklace

Easy Statement Choker Necklace DIY

I am such a sucker for a good statement necklace and for the past year or so, I have totally been taking advantage of the fact that one of my favorite nineties trends, chokers, have made a major comeback. Statement chokers are such a great way to add interest and boho flair to an otherwise boring outfit. Problem is that I have a hard time finding them. What I have discovered is that there is a fine line between beautifully…

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4th of July Weekend Sales

Hope all of you are having a fabulous holiday weekend so far.  I plan on relaxing by the pool with my family and enjoying my fair share of tequila this weekend, but I wanted to share some fabulous July 4th sales that caught my attention before I embark on all of the holiday debauchery. For your shopping convenience , I have included affiliate links. Be sure to hover and click on the image to be directed to the sale page.…

diy shibori beach towel

DIY Shibori Beach Towels

By now,  I am sure many of you are well aware of my love for Shibori. In fact, many of you are probably wishing I would shut the hell up about it.  Well, I am not going to stop gushing over it just yet, because I found a cost-effective way to incorporate this boho-inspired style into your summer attire.  Let me show you how I made Shibori beach towels on a super low-budget. So I had some white, cotton bath…

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How to Makeover Your Fireplace on the Cheap

I know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but today I am back to share how I completely transformed my outdated, 1980's fireplace for around $100. So, I've played hooky from the blog for the past few days, but I have a relatively decent excuse. Excuse numero uno is that my one-year-old has really kicked my a$$ lately. You see, he is now a skilled biped who can no longer be contained (I really cannot…

boho chic summer decor

Summer Eclectic Home Tour

I've said it before and I will say it again- I am not much of a seasonal decorator.  With my obsessive tendencies, particularly as it relates to my own home,  I tend to have a hard time getting it just the way I want it and when I finally do achieve a desirable balance, I am not all that  eager to tamper with the mix  as it  could very well could set me off on an unnecessary shopping spree-sort of a domino…

backyard transformation reveal

My Backyard Reveal with Sources

Just when my husband and I were growing somewhat smug,  feeling we had somehow played the system by selling our new construction cottage in cookie-cutter suburbia for a fixer upper home on a private lot which only needed some cosmetic adjustments(which we enjoyed more than our other home while also significantly reducing our mortgage), we received a major wake-up call...a homeowner's nightmare of sorts. In addition to the open-floor concept, one of the major selling points of our 1980's fixer upper home…

Designing Vibes in Better Homes and Gardens

How I got featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

For those of you who haven't heard the news, I was recently bestowed the incredible honor of being featured in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. For the most part, I try not to obnoxiously flaunt my accomplishments for the world to see as I believe humility is the best approach. BUT...when something this surreal happens, I definitely feel compelled to share it and celebrate it with my readers.To be quite honest, on the day in/day out…

diy cow skull sculpture

DIY Cow Skull Sculpture for $10

Hope all of you fabulous mamas out there had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Today, I am going to show you how to make a faux cow (or technically steer) skull sculpture for just $10.   For the past few years, it seems taxidermy has been a popular accent in almost every genre of decor : Scandinavian, farmhouse, modern-rustic and bohemian aesthetics alike have all embraced this trend. As many of my DIY stories begin, I was browsing the isles of…

mother's day gifts for all budgets

Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

With Mother's Day just a week away, I wanted to round up some gift ideas for you guys. Given all of the special occasions in May (graduations, proms, vacations), I did not want any of you to forget about that special lady in your life. Below are some gift ideas for moms, at every price point. From quirky to luxurious, classic to bohemian, every type of mother deserves to be honored for all of the hard work and sacrifices she has…