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Custom Cornhole Boards DIY

College football season is just around the corner, and today I have the perfect DIY tutorial just in time for all of the tailgating festivities with these customized cornhole boards. These aren't just any cornhole boards...we managed to personalize our set with the addition of a custom-made decal. The design is a combination of our favorite football team (the Tennessee Vols) along with one of  our favorite bands (the Grateful Dead). Regardless of who your favorite team is, you can…

low-carb chicken bacon alfredo recipe

Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Alfredo Recipe

Yes friends... you read the title right- today I am sharing an actual recipe for a low-carb favorite of mine which I have informally deemed Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Alfredo. For those of you who follow me for my interior design and home improvement posts, don't jump ship on me. I am not turning into a food blogger by any stretch of the imagination, but food and fitness are a huge aspect of my life. If I didn't keep tabs on my…

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How to Make an Above Ground Pool Look Inground

Above ground pools often get a bad rep for being an eye sore, but if you are strategic about your pool deck design, not only can you make your above ground pool look nice, you can give it an "inground" effect. Let me show you how we made our above ground pool look "built in" so to speak. For those of you unfamiliar with my home renovation journey, we recently completed a nightmare of a project. When we moved in…

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How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig – Black Thumb’s Guide

If you read my post last week, you might recall I mentioned how attention to certain details is what distinguishes a well-designed interior from a mediocre space. I know it sounds so damn cliche, but it is so true. Fiddle leaf fig trees, or indoor plants in general, are a great example of this point. If you haven't noticed, just about every swoon-worthy  space within the past few years includes one of these exotic beauties. I wanted one for the…

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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…

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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…