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Before & After:  Children’s Table Makeover

Before & After: Children’s Table Makeover

Giving a child a space of their own is so important.  Not only does it give them a sense of ownership, but it gives them a place just their size where they can tackle those art projects and puzzles.  Take a look at this makeover of a child’s table and chairs set for inspiration for your own child’s space…Continue Reading

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Before & After:  Huge Bulletin Board Makeover

Before & After: Huge Bulletin Board Makeover

A super-cheap {albeit ugly} Goodwill score became a super-cute {and cheap} addition to my daughter’s bedroom.  Read on to see the before and after pics, and find out how I did it… Pin ItContinue Reading

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Guest Post: 5 Furniture Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

Guest Post: 5 Furniture Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

Not sure how to care for those antique, vintage and fine-wood furniture pieces in your home?  Read on for some tips, and you can keep your furniture looking great for holiday entertaining and beyond… Pin ItContinue Reading

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Repurposed Holiday Decor:  Snow Scene Jar

Repurposed Holiday Decor: Snow Scene Jar

Tired of the Christmas decor you own?  Or, did you (like me) have a piece break and become unusable?  Never fear!  You can repurpose those old decor items into something fresh and new – just in time for Christmas. Pin ItContinue Reading

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How to Decorate a Table for Christmas and Holiday Entertaining

How to Decorate a Table for Christmas and Holiday Entertaining

A festive table makes a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s party more special. By following a few simple strategies, anyone can create a memorable table. Pin ItContinue Reading

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How to Decorate a Beautiful Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Beautiful Christmas Tree

The secret to a gorgeous Christmas tree is really not such a secret. Decorating the perfect Christmas tree comes down to one thing: careful planning. Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before and After: Upcycled Jeans

Before and After: Upcycled Jeans

I was recently asked to contribute an article and project to the Decorating page on Answers.com…how fun is that?  I was honored, and now I’d love to share that project with you! Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before & After:  Cute Pink Vanity Set

Before & After: Cute Pink Vanity Set

What little girl doesn’t need a vanity in her bedroom?  A place to primp and prepare for a fun day at school or in the backyard.  A place to daydream and make silly faces at yourself in the mirror.  Hopefully, these before and after photos will inspire you to create just such a place forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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Back to School Organizing Tips

Back to School Organizing Tips

We still have a couple of weeks before my kiddos head back to school.  So, mixed in among those fun last-minute day trips and events, we are working on organizing my children’s closets.  Not only are they stuffed with clothes that probably no longer fit, but they have also become a depository of old babyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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Affordable, Playful DIY Wall Decor

Affordable, Playful DIY Wall Decor

Artwork for the walls of your home can get expensive.  And, while you may want to spring for a fabulous original piece of art for the space above your living room mantle, not every wall in your home needs to have custom or original artwork.  Read on for a very affordable – and fun –Continue ReadingContinue Reading

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