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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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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…

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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(…

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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…

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Indigo Abstract Art DIY

So I know it's October and I should be gracing you with fall inspiration posts and Halloween crafts, but I have to keep it real.... Ya'll know I am not much of a "crafter". It is still hot as Hades here in the dirty south, and  I am just not feeling the fall spirit. Not to be completely useless though, I do have an easy little DIY for you today. It seems anytime I go shopping for a specific item of…

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How to Paint Over Dingy Grout – DIY Gray Grout

If I ever took the time to devise an inventory of worst home decor ideas ever, I think white floor grout would be close to the top of that list (along with wallpaper and popcorn ceilings). While I love the look of dark gray tiles with contrasting white grout, I know it is a mistake waiting to happen between my dogs, kids and loathing of mops. When I completed the initial walk- through of my fixer upper before purchasing it,…

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Creating a Kid- Friendly Dining room

Hello friends! After a self-imposed maternity leave, it feels so good to be back. While I have been busy balancing life with a two year old plus a two month old, working out in the gym like a mad-women  and  getting back to my "day job" of digital marketing, I have been inspired to design again. You see, I have been on a recent mission to make my home more kid-friendly. As far as my dining room is concerned,  that…

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A Cheap Way to Personalize Your Home Decor

I full-heartedly believe home should be a reflection of its inhabitants. A well- curated home takes time to establish....you can't just make a trip  to your local Homegoods or Pier 1 and acquire all of your home decor within one visit. The house would look "soul-less". I believe certain types of aesthetics lend themselves to display more personal character (think eclectic, global,  traditional and farmhouse), while other aesthetics (minimal modern, neutral  contemporary) present more of a challenge. The more I…