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Pedestal Tables for Every Kitchen and Every Budget

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pedestal table for out kitchen nook. It is more than time for us to get something new. The cute little table we currently have has been our table for the last 8 years. I picked it up for free as payment for a photo shoot for … Read more

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Meaningful Spaces Christmas Decor Home Tour

I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Meaningful Holiday Home Tour.  Laura from Meaningful Spaces is kind enough to put this together every year.  I was lucky enough to live just minutes from her in OC, one of the reasons I can’t wait to return home to So Cal before too … Read more

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Buffalo Plaid Black and White DIY Temporary Wallpaper

At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉  I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall.  To create something fun doesn’t cost much … Read more

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Tips for Hanging Garland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to deck the halls! It is fun to have some new halls for me to deck, that’s for sure!  With everything freshly painted and new this year, I am extra sensitive about making sure I don’t damage anything while I’m having fun making things pretty.  You know … Read more

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Do You Know About Pink Peppermint Prints?

I don’t really talk about it much here on the blog, but I’m about to embark on something exciting that I’ve been wanting to do for a LONG time, so I thought it was about time I introduced Pink Peppermint Prints here.  I have owned the Pink Peppermint Prints Etsy shop since 2011 and been … Read more

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The 20 Best Flush Mount Lights Under $100

When we first started the renovation of our 1987 Fixer Upper, we had a budget (of course) but there were a few things I may have overlooked. 😉  One of them being the fact that we would need 22 new flush mount lights (not including the fun lights for rooms like the dining room, kitchen … Read more

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Fixer Upper: A 1980’s Kitchen Remodel : Week 1 Progress

I cannot believe how much progress has been made on this 1987 Fixer Upper in just one short week! It is incredible you guys! There were demo guys and electricians and plumbers, oh my! To see where this project has come in just a few short days is exciting. I’m up in Utah again today … Read more

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Rustic Gold Leaf DIY Succulent Pots

These DIY succulent pots are so cute and easy to make and they are the perfect addition to every upcoming wedding, Easter dinner, party, Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Mother’s Day brunch, bridal shower…you name it, they are perfect for everything!  I whipped these up in about 5 minutes and you can too! Let’s get one … Read more

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Thoughts on Moving and an Update on the House Hunt

I’m so excited to be heading to Alt Summit today in sunny Palm Springs, but I have to say part of me wishes I could just stay home and snuggle my babies.  January has been a super wild, fun and emotionally draining month.  Between trips to NYC for an amazing, dream meeting with HomeGoods, (more … Read more

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Console Table Decorating Ideas: Beautiful and Functional Decor

About five years ago I decided to turn our more formal living room into a second family room.  We don’t have a big house, and the biggest room in our house (the living room) was sitting empty and unused all the time.  I bought a black distressed console and a big TV, and had visions … Read more

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Interior Design: Creating the Perfect Paint Color for Your Home

It’s hard for me to believe it, but it’s been almost two years since we painted our house.  We were making the transition from brown to gray, since it had been 10 years and I wanted a fresh new look.  I never realized how tricky gray can be! The granite in our kitchen has a lot of brown … Read more

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Mad for Plaid : Cutest Plaid Products for Your Home and Your Closet

When it comes to plaid anything, I *might* have a slight obsession. Plaid ties, plaid scarves, plaid throws, plaid pillows, plaid plates…I am a bit mad for plaid to say the least. Something about this time of year just makes me want to drape the house (and myself) in plaid. Remember the plaid wall from … Read more

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Halloween Home Tour

Can you believe it’s October already?!  Where does the time go?  I feel like I was just lamenting about summer ending and school starting, and now, here we are nearly two months into school and the holidays are upon us!  Starting around the middle of September I start getting the itch to break out the … Read more

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Fall Home Tour : Beautiful Home Decorating Ideas

Welcome to our Fall Home Tour!  I was so excited when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life reached out to see if I was interested in participating in one of her wonderful home tours this year.  She is such a great hostess and I enjoy looking at everyone’s tours each season, so I am doubly excited … Read more

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An exciting week at our house: J-14 Decorate Magazine Feature

I pretty much won the award for coolest mom on the block this week according to my tween daughter.  You see, my name appeared in the new J-14 Decorate Magazine, on a page next to the likes of Dove Cameron, Bailee Madison, and Sabrina Carpenter.  Needless to say, it was a pretty exciting day in … Read more

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Amara Interior Blog Awards and Polish Pottery

You guys!!  I have some news that I can’t even believe!  About three weeks ago I received a super exciting email.  Now, to give this story some context, I get spam emails ALL the time.  Do you guys? It seems like I am always winning some prize, being locked out of my bank accounts if … Read more

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Family Room Ideas : An Update on the Design Progress

They’re here!  A few weeks ago, after a scouring the internet for what has seemed like months looking for the perfect fabrics, I finally ordered fabric swatches.  I narrowed it down to the 12 or so fabrics I posted about in this post, and now the pillows I chose have started arriving and I couldn’t … Read more

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Tween Boy Room : Boy Bedroom Design Ideas

I can’t believe I have never shared this tween boy room makeover here on the blog yet!  When I was taking stock of the house and figuring out what projects I needed to complete this summer, I was talking to my daughter about making over her room and realized I never shared this!  I started … Read more

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Master Bedroom Ideas : Home Decor

This summer our little house is going through some changes.  Some needed, some just for fun.  Summer is SO short this year, and since we use our house as the base for our little homeschool during the school year, my timeline is limited.  I have been researching and meeting with contractors over the last few … Read more

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Master Bedroom Design: I’ve got a Blank Space, Baby

I have spent much of the past week organizing, clearing out and getting ready for some changes around here.  Our master bedroom has been begging for a little attention for a long time and it is finally time for a little face lift.   I have been searching Pinterest and Instagram for bedroom design ideas … Read more

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Inspiration Board for a Cute Nautical Nursery Design

A cute friend of mine is expecting her third baby in just a few short weeks, and as all of us mom’s know, by the time your baby stuff has been through a baby or two, it’s time for a refresh!  So, this precious new arrival is getting his own brand new nursery, and we … Read more

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Tips for Creating Cozy Spaces

Just because Christmas is over, unfortunately doesn’t mean that cold weather is over. 🙂  I usually associate cozy with Christmas time because around here, when Christmas is over, spring has practically sprung!  This year however, with El Nino passing through California, I have found myself wanting all things cozy…I’m freezing all the time!  Here are … Read more

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Easy Holiday Bedding and Bedroom Makeover

The holidays are such a fun time, I like to spread as much of that cheer around the house as possible.  A little bit in every room goes a long way.  It is easy to give your bedroom or guest room a quick holiday bedding makeover by just adding a few touches.  You can see … Read more

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How to set the perfect Christmas Table

Are you hosting Christmas dinner at your place this year?  Even if you aren’t, there is something fun about setting a perfect Christmas table.  We are not the most formal people at our house, we eat off of paper plates most of the time because I like to cut down on the number of dishes … Read more

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Christmas Holiday Decorations Home Tour

I can’t believe the time is here!!  I feel like I was just putting all of these fun holiday decorations up and now it’s almost time to take them down.  Before I do, I thought I’d give you a peek at our holiday home tour.   In years past I’ve had green, brown and gold … Read more

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Must haves for the Home at Target Right now

On any given week I know that when it comes time to make the pilgrimage to Target, my wallet is going to be instantly lighter.  I mean, let’s be real.  With the Dollar Spot I can’t even get further than 10 feet into the place and I’ve already dropped $50…dollar spot my foot! 😉 Well, … Read more

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Interior Design: 10 Great Light Fixtures for Under $100

Let there be light!  As a photographer, I am constantly thinking about it…where is the light coming from, what color is the light, how bright is the light…the list goes on!  It should come as no surprise then, that I am slightly obsessed with light fixtures. 😉  Here are 10 fun fixtures for under $100 right … Read more

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Interior Design: Using Baskets for Storage

With kids back in school, and the holidays on the horizon, the natural urge to purge and organize kicks in. I you’re looking for an inexpensive and stylish way to add more storage space and organization to your home, baskets may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Baskets in the Kitchen via Huffington Post … Read more

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Spring Blogger Home Tour 2022

I can hardly believe that I’m typing that title! Spring 2022?! How did we get here? Maybe my disbelief is in part due to the fact that we just got dumped on with snow yesterday, so it hardly feels like spring just yet…but we’ll get there! Hopefully, looking at all of the beautiful homes dressed … Read more

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Our Fall Living Room Decor Tour

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We were on the road for most of it, and it never ceases to amaze me every time we take a road trip just how beautiful our world is! So many pretty skies and fields, mountains and valleys…it was fun to drive this time of … Read more

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Our Modern Christmas Tree : 30 Gorgeous Christmas Home Decor Tours

Happy Monday! I love kicking off the week with a Christmas Home Tour!  I look forward to Marty’s amazing tours every year. There are so many beautiful homes for you to see all week. If you are joining me from Rhoda’s stunning blog Southern Hospitality, welcome!  I just love her home and everything she shares. … Read more

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15 Beautiful Christmas Room Ideas : Our Christmas Bedroom Decor

I am SO excited to be sharing some of our Christmas home with you today! With Thanksgiving falling so much later this year, it has thrown me for a loop trying to hurry and get things ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you guys, but I need that extra week in between Thanksgiving and … Read more

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Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart

It’s that time of year when we are all looking for red and pink decor and fun heart shaped decorations to make.  This wood button heart craft is my three favorite things: fun, easy and cute.  In only a matter of minutes and with just a few supplies, many of which you probably already have … Read more

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20 Beautiful Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

It is time to deck the halls and I couldn’t more excited to kick off the Christmas decorating ideas with these 19 other talented bloggers to share all of our Christmas kitchen decorating ideas.  The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and especially at the holidays when it is full of baked treats … Read more

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Spring Table Setting Ideas : Blogger Home Tour

There are only a few more days until Easter and that means it’s a perfect time for some Spring table setting ideas.  I made a goal this year to make the blog (hopefully) even more useful than it has been in the past by teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers each month to … Read more

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The Moody Blues… a Blue Mantel Re-do with Chinese Urns

Lately, I’ve been seeing all of these gorgeous blue Chinese urns all over in fabulous room designs.  I have been dying to get my hands on one, and last week, I had narrowed it down to three.  I loved the shape of these, the size of this one, and just the overall look of this one.   What to do?!  … Read more

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Cute and Easy Felt and Canvas Shamrock Pennant Banner

St. Patty’s Day is around the corner and today we’re making a super simple DIY Felt and Canvas Shamrock pennant banner that is SO easy you’ll be making one for every occasion. 🙂 Have you seen these pre-made and cut canvas banner pieces? They make this banner take all of about 15 minutes. 🙂 Here’s … Read more

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DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted … Read more

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Interior Design: Tween Girl Bedroom Design Purple and Turquoise

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a project for some dear friends of ours who just made a cross-country move back to our neck of the woods.  They still owned their home here and had been renting it out for the last many years.  Having left years … Read more

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A Beautiful Christmas Holiday Home Tour with A Thoughtful Place Blog

I am SO excited to have Courtney from A Thoughtful Place blog here today sharing her Holiday Home and holiday decorations with us.  I feel so blessed to have had a chance meeting with Courtney earlier this year that has turned into a special friendship.  She is witty, a sweet and wonderful wife and momma, and an … Read more

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Reading Nook : Create a Cozy Space

I was at HomeGoods the other day and even though I “just ran in for one thing” we all know how that goes. 😉  I passed by all the fun new fall decor and couldn’t help myself.  I wanted to bring a little bit more of a fall vibe into my bedroom, so I grabbed a few … Read more

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Interior Design: Teen Girl Bedroom Make Over

Hi there!  My name is Claire, and I couldn’t be more excited to be hanging out with all of you Pink Peppermint Design followers!  I have a blog crush on Tammy, so you can imagine my mini freak-out when she asked me to guest post!  I first discovered Tammy on Instagram and then ventured over … Read more

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Interior Design: The Power of Pillows

Ah, pillows.  These little squares of fluff have so much power to change a space!  If you are feeling like you want a change, there is nothing like updating your space with a few inexpensive pillows to breathe some new life into your room.  One of my favorite things about having neutral furnishings is the … Read more

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Interior Design: A Quick Living Room Re-do

I’ve been working on a new project, and I am SO excited with how things are coming along! 🙂  This coffee table find at HomeGoods was almost too much for me to handle!  We’ve added a few pops of color and some new fresh accessories and pillows (also from HomeGoods) and it is looking like … Read more

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