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Small Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas : The OC Guest Bath Remodel

The last of the bathrooms to get remodeled in the OC Ranch Reno was the kids, or guest bath. It’s a Jack and Jill bath of sorts with direct access into a double vanity area from one bedroom and hallway access right across from another bedroom. The kids have grown up sharing that bathroom, but … Read more

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Pretty Pillows for Every Budget

With fall looming on the horizon, I naturally start to think about what new pillows I can mix into our every day decor to start making things feel a little bit more “fallish” around here. If you know me, you know I love pillows and think they are the easiest way to totally update your … Read more

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The Prettiest Pillows This Season

Heading into the holidays always makes me take a look at the house as a whole and start to rearrange things everywhere. I am still in the middle of trying to get the OC Ranch Reno decorated for the everyday…not just Christmas, so I feel like I am doing double duty shopping for Christmas decor … Read more

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27 Great Side Tables for Under $200

As much as I love to browse all the super expensive furniture stores, I also love to find really great deals. There is nothing more satisfying than finding a great piece that completes a room, or is a great conversation piece that is a total steal. That must be why I love places like , … Read more

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Midway Modern Master Bedroom Design Ideas

I don’t know about you guys, but it always seems to me like the rooms that are used the most are often the last to be finished. This was definitely true with the Midway Modern Farmhouse master bedroom design. We had the master bedroom design ideas all ready to go, it was just the last … 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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The Best Modern Accent Chairs for Every Room

I am on the hunt for a few modern accent chairs for different rooms in the house. We have some big empty corners and nooks in our master bedroom, the family room, and a few other spots that could really use a chair to give them a sense of place and just make them useable … 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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Beautiful Modern Coastal Design Ideas for Living Rooms

It has been a little while since I gave an update on the living room design ideas here on the blog, and since we’ve had a little bit of progress over the last couple of months, I thought it was about time I showed you something! 😉 Even thought this house is in the mountains … Read more

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Graduation Party Ideas : Follow Your Dreams

Graduation is such an exciting milestone in life.  Celebrate with these cute DIY Graduation party ideas that are perfect whether you are celebrating a high school graduation or university graduation.  You can find free downloads at the bottom of this post to create many of these DIY graduation party ideas yourself. This post contains affiliate … Read more

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Spring Kitchen Decor

We’re finally heading into longer days of sunshine and warmer temps are soon to follow…a girl can dream, right?   That must mean it’s time for a Spring Home Tour!  I love teaming up with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and being a part of her fun home tours each season.   If you are stopping by the … 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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Spring Home Decor Ideas : Spring Home Tour

Th weather is heating up, the days are longer and spring has sprung!  Welcome to our Spring Home Tour!  I love teaming up with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and participating in her amazing home tours each season.  She is such a great hostess and I really enjoy looking at everyone’s tours.  If you are … Read more

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iCandy : Inspiration from Instagram and my iPhone Week #3

Happy Friday!  Do you have fun plans for this weekend?  The weather is heating up a bit and the days are getting so much longer around here so I am looking forward to spending some time out in the sunshine.  There’s a great new little spot in Newport Beach that I have been dying to … 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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Destination Design: Amazing Vacation Home in Brazil

While watching the Olympics recently, I was searching for something regarding Brazil on the internet and I stumbled on Anderson Cooper’s gorgeous vacation home.  WOW!!  If I had a beautiful retreat to escape to like this in Brazil, I night never come home!  Architectural Digest did a beautiful job capturing these images and I hope … 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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Destination Design: The Hotel Carmel, Carmel CA

A trip up the California coast is always a good idea, and when there is a cute boutique hotel like The Hotel Carmel to stop and relax at, it’s an even better idea.  A mix of modern and cottage architecture, 27 guest rooms some with fireplaces, others with views of the hotel’s intimate courtyard.  Relax … 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 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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Pretty Project Party- March

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Pretty Project Party is back today and we can’t wait to see all the pretty projects you’ve been working on over the past month. But first, let’s check out what all of the hostesses have been up to this past month. ___________________________________________ Julie and her husband have a tradition of … 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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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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5 Steps for Organizing a Closet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the time to clear out and organize the house and make everything feel fresh and new!  Keeping my kid’s closets clean and organized is one of my biggest challenges..anyone else out there have the same problem?  They are always growing which means clothes are constantly coming and going. … 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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