Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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Hi there-  I am joining in a Thanksgiving Décor blog hop  hosted by Emily and Erin at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  I start decorating for fall over Labor Day weekend, add a few witches and ghosts in October, and  return to autumn.  This is why pumpkins and the often overlooked, under valued gourd, are my go  [Read more…]

Monogram Template Tutorial : 2 Minute Idea Tuesday

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For a DIY girl my local printer is a great resource for convenience and value!   I love monograms, but I am limited to an 8×10 on my printer.  And, I can’t stay focused long enough to learn how to print 4 images to make one 16×20 image ( did I get the math right)? So when I [Read more…]

Puppy Paw Prints across Our Hearts and Pumpkins!

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Hi Everyone- We are in puppy heaven and I just had to add a little bit of our Bernese Mountain puppy bundle of fur  into our décor.  I found an old paw print stencil and added a  few paw prints… The only thing I would do differently is give the pumpkins a bath! This makes [Read more…]

Boy Bathroom Ideas…the ever popular i-plunge.

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If you have boys you hate bathrooms! Am I right? It doesn’t matter if they are two or forty two!  Some mornings I need disposable gloves and a hazmat suit.  And,  the moment you reach to raise the toilet seat…. make the visual stop!  I will never understand how a towel  never meets a towel bar, [Read more…]

Room Layout Inspiration from BH&G

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Hi all- A few days ago a good friend asked me to “run in and give her ideas for her family room.” I didn’t feel like I was much help and then I was on the  BH&G website and found some inspiration for her. I thought I would share with you all if you are looking [Read more…]

2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, [Read more…]

Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After

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I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a [Read more…]

Easy Idea on Finding {paint} Inspiration for a Child’s Bedroom

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In the evolution of my boys’ bedroom, I learned a quick(er) path to finding a paint color!  If  you and your child  are getting stuck in the negotiations of paint colors for his/her room look to his/her interests to find your color board.  I went with all things tennis related. Thank you Adidas, Wilson, Head and Nike for [Read more…]

Christmas in July: Less than 5 Months to Order Your “Baby Cheeses.”

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Anyone else out there watch Modern Family?  We love the episode where Gloria orders a crate of baby Jesus statues instead of a crate of baby cheeses.”  Here is a Wind Back Wednesday  to when our Christmas tree had too much of something, something  and took a tumble!  Happy Hump Day!  

Master Bedroom Retreat Mini Makeover for $50

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The Master Bedroom.  I don’t know if it’s truly a retreat- it feels more like a HR department where every member of the house comes bursting in with questions, complaints, requests and major  announcements!  And we have a large master bedroom, so there is plenty of room for a waiting room of family members.  Take [Read more…]

Repurpose a Lantern to Organize

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Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used our annual garage sale as an opportunity to lean out [Read more…]