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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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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  It is time for this week’s installment of Pink Peppermint’s Picks…what is quickly becoming one of my favorite posts to write each week because it gives me a chance to share with you some of the fun things I see each week.  This has been … Read more

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Nora Mattress Review

It’s no secret that we have been desperately trying to get this house together and ready for the holidays and the guests that will be coming shortly thereafter for the ski season…yay!  We love guests, and we love them even more now that we have space for them!  🙂  Poor Ashley hasn’t had a new … Read more

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Cyber Monday Sales and an Update on the House Exterior

Happy Cyber Monday!  Are you all shopped out yet?  I’m guessing not, because today is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year! 🙂  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with friends and family and that there was a lot of relaxing and over-eating involved. 😉 I’m glad that we … Read more

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Black Friday Shopping Starts Now! The Best Deals this Weekend

Have you guys noticed that so many stores have already started their Black Friday deals?  I was out last night and saw several places advertising that their sales are starting this weekend and not waiting for next weekend. Any chance to shop without fighting the crowds is fine with me!  Although, I have to admit … 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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Choosing the Brick Color for the House

Hi guys!  This week is a CRAZY one!  Drywall, siding, exterior paint, insulation, cabinets are being finalized, floors are being purchased…Whoa!  I just wanted to pop in and see if you had hit up the Amazon Prime Day deals today and show you the color of the brick! So happy to have that decision made! … Read more

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4 Must Have Accessories for Spring

Spring has sprung! Tis the season for hats, bags, sunnies and fun jewelry!  Yay!!  The most wonderful time of the year! 😉  I love to update my usual white t-shirt, jeans and flip flops uniform with some fun pops of color in my accessories.  Here are the latest trends and easy affiliate shopping links for … Read more

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The Best Coffee Table Books for Summer Decorating

I don’t know about you guys, but as the days are getting longer and warmer, my thoughts are turning to SUMMER!!! The kids are already getting antsy. We have spring break SO late this year…there are only 4 weeks of school left after we head back. It’s like they can smell the ocean air and … Read more

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Children’s Christmas Books : A Family Tradition

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?  Do you have special rolls that your grandma used to make?  Driving through neighborhoods looking for Christmas lights?  Visiting Santa?  I love to hear about other people’s Christmas traditions…so I thought I’d share one family’s favorite Christmas traditions with you too! 🙂  Every year since the kids … Read more

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Cyber Monday Home Decor Sales and Deals

Happy Monday!  I’m working feverishly on decorating for Christmas around here in between shopping sprees.  I may have to show you a sneak peek tomorrow…but I wanted to pop in and let you know about a few great Cyber Monday home decor sales happening today.  A few of them are one day only, so be … Read more

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50% OFF EVERYTHING at the Gap sale This weekend only

Hey all!  Just popping in between shopping trips to let you know about the 50% off sale at .  EVERYTHING is 50% off.  This is one of my favorite sales of the year because I buy almost all of my kids clothes here.  They make the cutest girls dresses and darling jeans, sweaters and just … 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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Best Places to Buy Affordable Dining Chairs

With the holidays looming, dining rooms across America are getting a face lift as people prepare for friends and family to gather around the table.  Creating a pretty place to make family memories is fun, and it doesn’t have to break the bank!  Most tables will last a lifetime, I know from experience…I often wish … 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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Weekend Sales and Friday Favorites

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a slight love affair with blue…blue in any shade, but particularly navy. It has such a calming effect on a space and it just so pretty.  I’m a little excited about one of my favorite finds from this week!  I found these darling pillows, feather inserts INCLUDED at … 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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Awesome Pre-Memorial Day Sales

“It’s my birthday, it’s my birthday, I’m going to shop like it’s my birthday….”  Truth be told, I always feel a little guilty spending money on myself.  I have NO problem spending it on the kids and the house, but when it comes to me, I usually don’t buy a ton of stuff…that is unless … 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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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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Happy Thanksgiving: Great Early Black Friday Deals

Happy Thanksgiving!!  The kitchen is bustling this morning and the most amazing smells of stuffing, pies, rolls and now the 37lb turkey is in the oven just making our mouths water. I love this time of year and the chance to gather with family and friends around the table passing traditions, sharing stories and pictures … Read more

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Ideas for a beautiful Christmas Table Setting

Do you host for the holidays?  I have lucked out these last few years and not hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas.  It’s funny, because I love to host…don’t get me wrong, but there is something really nice about being able to truly relax and enjoy the holidays without the chaos of making everything.  Just because I … 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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Bringing the fringe trend into home decor

Interior Design: On the Fringe

via buzzfeed You’ve seen it on bags, shoes, jewelry…those cute little tassels and fringe that gives everything a playful, whimsical look.  Well, good news…that trend has headed indoors too! via casa sugar You only used to find fringe on grandma’s couch…not anymore!  Now grandma’s couch is hip again. 😉 via decorative bedroom Create an intimate, … 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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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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