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Powder Room Overhaul on a Budget Plans

With a little nudge from my husband, I am happy to say that the first DIY project for 2018 is finally underway. In fact, we have decided to begin the new year with a budget-friendly,  powder room overhaul and I am sharing the design plans and progress with you today. Now for a little dose of honesty: over the past month or so, I have felt almost zero motivation. I don't know if it is the colder than average weather,…

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Modern White Coffee Tables on the Cheap

So... I have officially been away from the blog for one full month, but I am back today with a round up of modern white coffee tables which you can buy on the cheap! Some of you may be thinking,  This lazy b*tch takes off for one full month and all she has to talk about are freaking white coffee tables?!  But in all fairness, the addition of this modern coffee table in my living room is probably the most exciting…

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Boho Chic Christmas Home Tour 2017- Part 2

It never fails, my friends... every effing year Christmas decorating season rolls around and I tell myself I am going to "take it easy" on the holiday decor  (if not for the sake of my sanity but for the sake of my wallet)  by only decorating one room... my living room. And every effing year, once the tree is aglow and my living room has been "decked",  the Christmas cheer spreads and holiday decor somehow creeps its way into other…

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Easy DIY Personalized Christmas Ornaments

If you are in need of  cheap Christmas gifts for your friends, you will definitely want to check out this tutorial for easy, DIY personalized Christmas ornaments. As you will see below, I have provided two different takes on this personalized ornament: a modern,  inappropriate version for those friends with a sense of humor and a tamer approach with the standard monogrammed ornament (at the bottom of the post). If you checked out part one of my Christmas Home Tour,…

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Boho Chic Christmas Home Tour 2017 Part 1

Hey, beautiful babes! Today I am inviting you into my home as I share my Boho Chic take on Christmas decor in part one of my holiday home tour. For the third year in a row, my sweet friend Carrie from Lovely Etc. has invited me to collaborate with a talented group of bloggers in the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour. At the bottom of the post, you will  find a giveaway where one  reader will receive $300 in Paypal cash…

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Modern Christmas Terrarium DIY

Looking for easy, Christmas craft ideas? Today I am sharing how to make a modern, Christmas terrarium.  Here I go again acting like a commercial sellout- posting Christmas decor before allowing Thanksgiving its own special day to shine. No... I am not proud of contributing to this societal affliction, but after blogging for two years now , the Christmas creep has basically beaten me into submission.   Don't get me wrong....I love Christmas! I adore the glowing lights, the festive…

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The Best Artificial Christmas Trees Under $250

I am not going to lie...I feel a little icky publishing Christmas content before we have even consumed the Thanksgiving turkey, but if any of you are in the market for an artificial Christmas tree, now is the time to start your search. Lucky for you, I have done all the busy work by compiling a list of the most realistic, pre-lit Christmas trees for under $250. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2881045"] While I do love the smell of a real Christmas tree,…

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Fastest Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: The Ultimate Hack

Looking for the fastest and easiest way to paint your kitchen cabinets? I have the ultimate hack to share with you today. From first hand experience, I know the traditional approach to painting cabinets can be a major pain in the a$$- taking days, sometimes weeks, to complete. From the sanding to the priming to the multiple layers of oil-based paint (with the worst fumes- resulting in a buzz of the undesirable variety),it is definitely not a task for the…

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Where to Get Beaded Chandeliers on the Cheap

For quite some time, I have been lusting over beaded chandeliers.  Given I am a major cheapskate however, it took me a while to find a chandelier within my budget ( not $800-$1000 like the ones I was finding on Pottery Barn and Serena and Lily). Lucky for you, in my relentless pursuit of affordable, beaded chandeliers, I have curated some beautiful options -  all of which are around $200. For your shopping convenience, below I have organized my budget-friendly…

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Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker 2017 Recap

While it has already been three weeks since the BHG Stylemaker celebration, I am just now getting the chance to re-live the event with you guys today (and boy, were the days leading up to the event quite dramatic). For those of you unfamiliar with the event, BHG Stylemaker is an annual celebration hosted by Better Homes and Gardens in New York City. Considered a major milestone in the blogging community, only 75 bloggers and social influencers are invited,  and I…