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Bunk Room Ideas : Midway Modern Farmhouse

Grandma’s house is made for sleepovers and cousin camps and the Midway Modern Farmhouse is the ultimate getaway for the grandkids! I can’t believe that I have never shared these bunk room ideas here on the blog!! Sometimes I’m such a slacker! 😉 Actually, I’m really just forgetful! #old lol! Our client wanted this house … Read more

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How to Hang a Picture Perfectly by Yourself : A Foolproof Guide

The “honey-do” list in our house can admittedly get a little long sometimes. Can anyone relate? I have gotten used to relying on John to help me do most projects these days. When he was working like a dog for the first 15 years of our marriage, I did everything solo, now that he’s got … Read more

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How to Make a Pretty Flower Arrangement with Grocery Store Flowers

I don’t know about you guys, but there is pretty much nothing that makes me happier than having a gorgeous arrangement of beautiful flowers from a florist in my home. Unfortunately, those pretty arrangements often cost a pretty penny too. Today I’m excited to show you that you can take a few bunches of flowers … Read more

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Beautiful Christmas Decor Ideas Home Tour

Happy Monday! It’s always so fun to start the week with a Christmas Home Tour!  I look forward to Marty’s amazing tours every year. Do you guys get as excited about seeing everyone’s beautiful Christmas decor ideas home tours as I do? It’s so fun to see how everyone does Christmas in their own home. … Read more

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11 Gorgeous Christmas Decor Blog Tours

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…time to get to tour lots of beautiful Christmas decor ideas home tours! I love this time of year for so many reasons. One of them is definitely the opportunity to get the house all dressed up and share our Christmas decor along with lots of friends. … Read more

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Home and Family Crafts : DIY Garland for Game Night Party

I am always looking for fun and easy DIY ideas, especially fun things that have to do with parties and entertaining. We have seen a serious uptick in game playing here at our house this week as quarantine is becoming more routine. I’m sure you guys are experiencing something similar at your homes. Game nights … Read more

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Homeschooling during School Closures: What do I do?!

Whoa! What a week! I don’t know about you guys but these last few weeks have had me glued to the news and have brought out my hoarding/prepping tendencies. 😉 Watching the stock market act like a roller coaster, having travel around the world come to a screeching halt and making 17 trips to Costco … Read more

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Designer’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Your Home

If you know me and have been following the blog for awhile, you know I love blue.  Blue is soothing and serene and creates a calming vibe in any home, all while adding great color and style. It’s timeless too…I consider dark shades of blue to be neutrals like a good gray or beige. A … Read more

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DIY Doormat : Welcome Mat Ideas

If you are even as close to as big of a fan of Amazon as we our at our house, then hopefully you will find today’s post funny.  I am always excited to do anything where I get to team up with a group of talented bloggers and share ideas.  I love creating for the … Read more

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Cupcake Toppers Ideas : DIY Pom Pom Cupcake Toppers

I always love a fast, easy and adorable craft, and that’s exactly what these DIY pom pom cupcake toppers are.  If you are looking for cute cupcakes toppers ideas check out how adorable these are.  Did you see the Fiesta party I recently did for Oriental Trading Co.?  I made these cute cupcake toppers to … 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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How to Turn Everyday Items into a Vase

With fall entertaining around the corner, I have started thinking about fun ways to decorate the dining room table.  I love a good flower arrangement, but sometimes it’s fun to come up with what to put in a vase other than flowers.  It’s even more fun to come up with unusual flower arrangement containers and … Read more

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The Best Wall Mirrors For Your Home

This time of year always just makes me want to mix things up a bit around the house and create a fresh, new look.  One of the most affordable ways I’ve found to make a big impact on a room is to add a new wall mirrors.  They don’t cost a fortune, add a great … Read more

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How To Make a Cute DIY Chalkboard Tray

I am always looking for cute new serving trays and ways to display treats, whether for parties or photo shoots, just something fun and different.  With the kids heading back to school shortly, of course all things school are on my mind, so when I was unpacking some things and ran across these cute chalkboards … 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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DIY Block Print Towels

I had to make a quick stop at Michaels the other day (let’s be real…when is a trip to Michael’s ever quick? 😉  I have to look at everything. ;))  As I was wandering I found the cutest little wood elephant stamp.  It was a need, so into my cart it went. 😉  I love … 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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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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DIY Organization Ideas : DIY Non-Slip Hangers for your closet

January makes all of us want to organize, right?  I think it has something to do with the influx of new things that come in during the holidays…especially kids stuff. We need room to store new clothes and toys, and if your house is anything like mine, we do not have extra space, which means … Read more

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DIY Summer Tote Bags

I was at Target a couple of weeks ago and found this super cute tote bag.  I am always looking for cute bags to tote around all of my things, especially during summertime when we are back and forth from the pool and the beach.  There are tons of cute tote bags at the store, … Read more

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Paint Your Own Pottery : DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

Ashley and I love visiting those cute paint your own pottery shops and that is what inspired this quick and easy DIY.  I stumbled on these cute modern ceramic faceted planters in the fun new Target craft section and knew they were going to be perfect for this DIY.  Have you seen their Hand Made … 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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Pretty Project Party- March Inspiration

Thank you to everyone that linked up to our March Pretty Project Party! You continue to amaze us with your talent, and we all feel like the selection process for features is getting tougher and tougher! Our first feature was this beautiful spring home tour from the talented April at House by Hoff. Such a … Read more

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DIY Coasters : Perfect for Game Night and Gifts

As the kids get older and all of our schedules get busier we have found it harder and harder to find time where all four of us are in the same spot.  Does that happen at your house?  When I was growing up we had dedicated family time both on Sunday afternoons after church and … Read more

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Pretty Project Party: February Inspiration

Thanks to everyone who linked up at the Pretty Project Party. We had fun looking through all of the submissions and as always, it was hard to pick our favorites. I am always so inspired after looking through them all! Robin from A Home To Grow Old In shared her DIY Ikea Tassel blanket. I … Read more

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New Pretty Project Party- Show me what is inspiring you!

  I am SO excited about today!  Several of my favorite bloggers from around the web have invited me to join in on their fun, monthly link party as one of their two new hostesses, along with Rachael from This Is Our Bliss.  We will both now be joining in the fun! Each month I’ll share … Read more

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DIY Mini Felt Sports Pennant Decorations

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday it’s time to prep for parties with a few easy DIY handmade decorations. These simple felt pennant flags are SO easy and make great decorations and fun favors for your football party guests after the game. You can make them in any colors to match your favorite … 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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Chalk Paint Dresser Make-Over

A few months ago I took a class at Peinture Studios here in Orange County.  I had been reading about and seeing chalk paint ALL over the place and I wanted to see what it was all about.  There were a couple of pieces in my house that I thought would be fun to change … Read more

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