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Christmas Tour 2016 Part 2

Hey ya'll! Welcome to Part 2 of my Christmas home tour. Originally I had only planned to do one, large Christmas home tour, but when my wildly talented buddy Jess from Domicile 37 invited me to her Winter Electic Home Tour Blog Hop, I simply could not resist. I am a huge fan of all of the bloggers included as eclectic decor is my passion. If you are joining me from The Striped House, thank you so much for stopping…

coastal contemporary christmas decor

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…

unique gifts under $30 for friends

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…

diy mudcloth wrapping paper

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,…

foyer gallery wall

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…

what no one tells you about starting a blog

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(…

diy shibori wall art

DIY Shibori Wall Art in Under 5 Minutes – Lesson on Authenticity

In case you haven't noticed from my recent posts, Shibori has become my latest obsession. And I am totally letting myself indulge. You see, I recently turned the big 3-0. And with such a milestone birthday, I made a promise to myself to embrace my true being....all of the quirky elements of my character that make me me.  One of those nuances just happens to be an inner free spirit/ reformed wild child. But as I became a mother, I tried…