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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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DIY: Oversized Wall Art for $50

There is nothing like oversized, canvas art to make your home look refined and cultured. While I often say the bigger the better (mainly referring to my hair, jewelry or decor-not my gut), the larger the art...the larger the price tag. But with a little inspiration from House of Jade Interiors, I was able to make this large, Indigo art for $50. . *This post contains affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy…

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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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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…

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DIY Grey and Gold Abstract Art Tutorial

As you all may be able to infer by now, I am really not a "cutesy" crafts type of gal. At this point in my life, I just don't have the time to "craft" for the sake of "crafting".  If I am going to take time out of my hectic world to create something, I want it to serve some sort of clear intent or purpose either in the function of my home, or the overall decor scheme. And while…

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An Honest Review of My White Ikea Ektorp Furniture

With a house full of kids and animals, if anyone is qualified to write an honest review of Ikea's Ektorp furniture (in white might I add), I can proudly say I am highly qualified. I have owned the Ektorp Series couch and chairs, with Blekinge White slipcovers, for over two years and wanted to share my candid experiences with you as I have had many of questions about my furniture choice from readers. Two years ago, I ordered Ikea's Ektorp…

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Turning an Old Mirror into a Chalkboard

*For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to some products mentioned. All opinions are my own. * Remember when I said my Ikea Curtain hack was the easiest DIY ever? Well, I lied. I actually think turning an old mirror into a chalkboard has been the easiest project to date. Let me share with you how I did it. Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos to share with you . This was done before I started my…

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Q & A with Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

When I got the opportunity to have a little Q& A session with rockstar, blogger Jenna LaFevor from the mega-blog Rain on a Tin Roof, I was overcome with excitement. You see, she is my blogging idol. Not only is she a mastermind at mixing various genres of decor to form a style that is truly her own, she is also a damn good storyteller. After spending only a few minutes on her blog, you will feel like you know her. When I…