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Stop and Smell the Roses…or Eat Cupcakes

Being as Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and I am a blogger, I feel a little obligated to give you all something a little festive. You see, I am not a big V-day person, nor do I really get enthusiastic about decorating with red and pink hearts and so forth....it's just  not "my thing". So, in a desperate attempt to add some sort of Valentine's flare to my home decor, I went to the florist, bought some "neutral" roses and called…

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Rustic, Tribal Nursery- Sneak Peek

So it seems like this rustic, tribal nursery undertaking has been the most drawn-out project ever. Between our popcorn ceiling removal fiasco (which took us about 2-3 weeks to remove all signs of texture on the ceiling), and everyone in the family coming down with some sort of sickness, it has taken us forever to complete our second son's nursery (who is due in less than two months). To say I have had a rough week would be putting it…

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Beginner’s Guide to Home Staging

A few weeks ago, I got to stage my home for a very exciting opportunity. I was asked by a regional publication to be included in their spring edition's home feature. I was giddy with excitement! After the excitement settled, I realized I needed to bust my butt not only cleaning the house, but tying up some loose ends and staging my home ...I wanted to display it in the best possible light. With my home staging mission fresh in…

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How to Make Kitchen Cabinets Taller

Not only do kitchen cabinets play a vital role in the functionality of your home, they actually impose a major impact on your kitchen's appearance.  In case you have been living in a cave for the past five years, tall cabinets are all the rage. Designers and contractors are implementing designs in which the kitchen cabinets go all the way to the height of the ceiling. I think tall cabinets have become a major trend because they create the illusion of…

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How To: Cheap and Simple Ways to Love Your Home Again

Feeling uninspired with the home you once loved? Well, you are not the only one. Being the serial re-designer that I am, I often go through phases where I feel bored with my own home (at least twice a year). After the Christmas decor went down a few weeks ago, I felt depressed with my surroundings. In an effort to lift my spirits, I went out and bought some new home decor. Upon getting it home and trying it out,…

How I Chose My First Fixer Upper Home: What to Look For

As I approach the one year anniversary of living in my first fixer upper, I wanted to share some tidbits of wisdom I have learned so far. For those of you considering a fixer upper home, I completely encourage you to take the leap. However, there are definitely some things to consider before purchasing a home in need of some TLC. By sharing my experience, I hope to make the process a little smoother for you. I would like to…

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Makeup Vanity Makeover

Continuing on with my recent quest to "glam up" my home, I decided to tackle the makeup vanity in my bedroom. When you walk into our master bedroom, there is an entryway/foyer/hall that includes a vanity and closet. Here is what it looked like when we first moved in. Shortly after moving in, I gel-stained the vanity with General Finishes Gel Stain in the color "Java". To see that tutorial click here.  I also replaced the hardware and faucet with more…

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The Easiest Turquoise Abstract Art Ever – DIY

So,  I think I just continue to out-do myself in terms of easiest DIY projects ever. Remember how I said my Ikea Hack Curtains and DIY Chalkboard were the easiest projects ever? Well....I think this turquoise abstract art beats both of those on the easy, half-a$$ scale. Here is my framed, DIY art.  I will reveal the painstckingly complex process I went thru to produce such a work of art ( sarcasm obviously). And as I am writing this tutorial…

Glamming Up My Design

After I took down my Christmas decorations on New Year's day, I felt like my home design needed a boost.  Don't you just hate how dull and bare your home looks after all of the glowing lights and ornaments are gone? On a whim,  I decided to glam up my home. My sweet husband installed a new Chandelier in our bedroom where an ugly, old fan used to hang. I also bought some plush, silver throw pillows and a matching…