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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know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but today I am back to share how I completely transformed my outdated, 1980's fireplace for around $100.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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Buy Leather Moroccan Poufs on the Cheap

In case you haven't noticed, Moroccan poufs have taken the world of interior design by storm, and I can totally see why. These functional yet decorative pieces instantly provide a cozy, global feel when added to a living room, and I have been quite obsessed with finding the perfect ones lately.   For your convenience, I have included affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don’t…

boho chic kitchen

How I Renovated My 1980’s Kitchen on a Crazy Low Budget

One of the driving forces of my blog, since its inception, has been to empower women. I want to inspire all of my awesome readers to  live fulfilling, inspired lives in beautiful surroundings..... regardless of financial inhibitions (believe me, the struggle is real). For many, the kitchen is the soul of the home where we domestic goddesses spend countless hours preparing meals for our families and entertaining guests. Today, I want to share with you how I was able to renovate my kitchen on…

diy no sew stamped pillow cover

DIY No Sew Stamped Pillow

Aside from mud cloth and shibori, one of my favorite new trends in the textile realm right now is hand-blocked printed fabric. In fact, some of my favorite designers are incorporating this centuries-old tradition into their design schemes, and I cannot stop swooning over it. Today, I am going to show you how I made a hand-blocked (or stamped) pillow cover. Even better..there is no sewing required!   For those of you unfamiliar with the term "hand-blocked" , let me give…

boho rugs under $100

Affordable Boho Rugs for $100

For the past few months, I have been on a vintage rug hunt of sorts. You see, I have fallen hard for kilim and vintage inspired rugs...the types often included in  boho chic design schemes. Not only are they a great way to add a worldly and eclectic interest to a space, but most designs are also great at hiding dirt ( awesome if you have pets or kiddos). In my quest for the perfect yet affordable boho rug, I have…