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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…

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How to Mount a TV Over a Brick Fireplace (and Hide the Wires)

The very first time I envisioned our living room, I knew I wanted our flat screen mounted to the brick fireplace. I wanted one focal point, and placing the television elsewhere would have meant two conflicting focal points. The problem is that our home was built in 1986 (well before flatscreen tv's were a reality). This meant the cable and electrical  receptacles were placed on another wall...not mounted into the fireplace like most modern homes. After consulting with electricians, I…

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My Toddler’s Coastal Nursery

In the wonderful world of blogging, there seems to be an understood code among bloggers: the week between Christmas and New Years is vastly considered a time to rest, relax and unplug. While I have greatly enjoyed my week long hiatus, I had to busy myself with something. So, I finally decided to paint my two year old's bedroom.     Here is what the room looked like when we first moved in....   The paint color was not that…

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Impromtu Birthday Brunch – My Son’s Second Birthday

Hope all of you had an amazing Christmas. Our long, holiday weekend not only involved travel for Christmas, we also celebrated our son's 2nd birthday once we got back in town. In an impromptu effort,  I decided to throw a simple, brunch party with immediate family. About a month ago, I decided that we were not going to throw a birthday party for my son. You see, his birthday is two days after Christmas.  I know this sounds horrible, but between…

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Designing Romantic Vibes in the Bedroom

Today I am talking about romance in the bedroom...bow chicka wow wow. But seriously... get your mind out of the gutter, because I am referring to design. Please overlook all the wrinkles in the sheets...ain't nobody got time to iron their sheets(unless your are wealthy enough to have maids).You should feel honored that I even made the bed for you. While my bedroom still needs a lot of work, I wanted to share with you what I have done so…

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How I Wrap Christmas Presents

With the recent loss of my Grandmother, this Christmas is going to be a tough one. Actually, I cannot imagine Christmas without her, but I guess I will have to power through this year. See...my Grandmother was always the life of any family gathering. Vibrant and funny as hell. I can see her with big teased hair, dressed in all black, holding a glass of cheap Champagne( looking like Elizabeth Taylor )and always saying something wildly inappropriate. Like the time she…

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How I Painted my Metal Chairs Blue – DIY

Once upon a time, in a household with no children, I had white upholstered chairs at my dining room table. Pristine and matching, these chairs were fine until my first son began to walk. I quickly realized that white upholstery would no longer work...grubby little hand prints were an inevitable part of my future. Of course I would have it no other way,  but I did not want to go out and purchase new chairs. I came up with a…

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First Christmas in My First Fixer Upper

As another year comes to a close, many of us tend to get a bit reflective. In holiday fashion,  I would like to reflect with you on how far we have come with our very first fixer upper. In conjunction with CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com,  I am giving you a holiday home tour with "before" pictures so you can appreciate just how much we have accomplished in 10 months. Not to mention, we accomplished all of this on a relatively meager…