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Finding Monogram

Home Decor: Seeking the perfect piece

To me, decorating is like a game. Sometimes I get lucky when I’m searching for home décor items and I find exactly what I envisioned. Other times, I have an idea in my head and can’t find anything to take its place in reality. Such was the case when I was decorating my daughter’s room. […] Read more…

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Little Girl to Teen Room Makeover

Eek! I finally have time to write about my latest design project: a little girl to t(w)een room makeover! The lucky recipient is my daughter, whom we surprised for her 12th birthday earlier this month. Off at school, our daughter had no clue her room was undergoing a makeover. My husband and I cleared her […] Read more…

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Fixer Upper-inspired walls

My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is to bake. Period. Cooking, on the other hand, is best done at a restaurant, or by a friend, or by my mom. I just don’t have the knack for cooking — nor the interest. But baking? Show me a dessert cookbook {see just a handful in […] Read more…

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Laundry blues: Cure for lost socks

My friend posted a picture of socks laying across her couch and a plea for help: “Un-partnered socks. I admit defeat. Who’s got a solution that does not involve safety pins?” You know the drill: Socks go into the laundry as pairs, but when they come out of the dryer, their mate is nowhere to […] Read more…

DIY orb chandelier

DIY Orb Chandelier

Lighting. It’s like the jewelry in a room. And like jewelry, it can be expensive. I’ve been eyeing these beautiful orb chandeliers for a few years. In fact, when we finished our basement in 2014, I bought one to put in the stairway. Google orb chandeliers and you’ll find hundreds of photos of beautiful lights, […] Read more…

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Turn Christmas Cards into Photo Keepsake

I’ve spent the past month excited to open the mail. Rather than just bills, magazines and junk mail, I open the much anticipated cards from family and friends near and far. I love seeing their smiling faces, enjoying how much their kids have grown, and reading the highlights from the year. I’ll bet you feel […] Read more…

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New Year’s Resolution Jar

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, but I have a friend who shared a great idea. Instead of a typical resolution, Ashley and her husband, Nathan, have creatively thought up 52 ideas to put into a jar. Each week, they will choose one to do for a weekly resolution. Something tells me this will be […] Read more…

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Christmas: Why do we do this again?

Yesterday I was standing in Kohl’s, staring at dress socks — debating between black and brown and blue, plain or patterned — all in the name of one more thing to put in my husband’s stocking, when I overhead two older ladies say, “I just can’t wait until this is over.” They were referring to […] Read more…

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Decorating for Christmas

You may find this odd coming from a person who likes decorating, but the only holiday I decorate my house for is Christmas. I don’t decorate for Halloween, Easter nor the Fourth of July. Ok, I do decorate my kids’ doors for their birthdays. And I will change out the pillows on my porch and […] Read more…

Organizing School Keepsakes

Organizing School Keepsakes

If you have kids in school, you are all too familiar with the loads of paperwork your busy little students bring home. Starting with preschool and throughout elementary, the piles of papers, art, crafts and cute projects seem endless. {But really, how many turkey projects can they make?}  Now that I have a high schooler […] Read more…

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