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…

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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…

diy shibori easter eggs

DIY Shibori Easter Eggs

I have just taken my shibori obsession to a whole new level, friends. I have managed to incorporate my favorite tie-dying technique onto Easter eggs. Yes, you heard me right....Easter Eggs!!!  I am going to show you how to DIY shibori  eggs. You see, my son absolutely loves to dye eggs and as soon as he caught a glimpse of the kits in the store, he begged for Easter eggs. So, I obliged (even though I knew they would be…

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Bohemian Spring Home Tour 2017

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and I am sneezing my head off...doped up on anti-histamines. Spring has definitely made its presence down here in Tennessee. And while I am not much of a seasonal decorator, I could not refuse to collaborate with some incredibly talented bloggers in the Hello Spring Home Tour hosted by my friend Carrie of Lovely Etc. In fact, you can check out all of the spring festiveness  at the bottom of the post (these bloggers' tours…