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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {206}

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! This is a weekly blog party designed especially for bloggers to share their best tutorials, tips, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, and craft projects from the last few weeks. If you're looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place! A … Read More...

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House Tour: Coastal Virginia Idea House

When I was in high school, my family moved to Virginia Beach and I absolutely fell in love with the beaches, people, lifestyle, and culture! My extended family still resides in the Norfolk/VA Beach/Chesapeake area, more commonly referred to as Hampton Roads or Tidewater. Although I've lived in Pennsylvania … Read More...

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How to Make Faux Roman Shades

Sewing a custom roman shade is doable but time consuming. I've shown you this trick on how to make faux roman shades before, but it's worth revisiting! I recently updated our lower level and cannot wait to show you the complete transformation! But today I'm just going to show you one little peak at … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {205}

Welcome to the party! I don't want you to miss last week's features so be sure to take a look at all 9 of them when you get the chance: 9 DIY Home Improvement Tips to Try. I am so inspired by all of you each week! If you are a new blogger here, a special welcome to you! Please familiarize yourself with … Read More...

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9 Do It Yourself Home Improvements to Try

Here are 9 fantastic do it yourself home improvements to try! These are all real projects created by bloggers for their own homes. Enjoy the inspiration! … Read More...

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Spring Refresh with Lowe’s: Let Me & Lowe’s Come Over to Your House

Yesterday the temperature climbed to a balmy 75•, and I was as happy as a clam! Oh how I LOVE the spring! This past winter was the coldest I can ever remember in the 15 years I have lived here. Although we didn't get more snow than usual, it was just too darn cold to even go outside and ski or sled. In a … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {204}

Hello, hello, hello best bloggers in the blogosphere! I'm going to start tonight with a plug for the Haven Conference. I am honored to be a cofounder for this 2.5 day DIY/decorating blogging conference. This year marks our fourth annual Haven Conference, and if you are a blogger and have never been then I … Read More...

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3 Tips on How to Pay for Home Improvements

I was chatting recently with a few of my decorating-enthusiast friends about which projects we would tackle in our current homes if budget constraints were not an issue. One friend said she would replace the counters and backsplash in her kitchen, another said she would add a media room to her basement, and … Read More...

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3 Ways to Personalize Your Kitchen

You have heard it said many times, "The kitchen is the heart of the home." It is the room where all crowds congregate, where all meals are prepared, and where all late-night snacks are snuck. It is the place in our home where most of our great life memories are conceived. You deserve to have a kitchen that … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {203}

Hi everyone! I trust you had an enjoyable Easter weekend! I typically celebrate Easter in Virginia at my mom's house with both of my sisters and their families, but this year I had so much going on with work deadlines (and tax deadlines---ack!) that my little family of four just celebrated together over … Read More...

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3 Tips for Creating an Effortless Easter Tablescape

Yesterday, I shared with you a quick before and after of my dining room and today I thought I'd show off my effortless Easter tablescape. Decorating my table for Easter took about 10 minutes and utilized items I already had on hand. Making your home special for the holidays doesn't have to take a lot of time, … Read More...

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Love the Home You Have

It's a simple idea really. What if we stopped coveting, and pining, and pinning, and wishing for our dream home and instead chose to love the home we have? Is that even possible? Could we find contentment in our current     (fill in the blank)  ? You bet your bottom double-wide you can, and today we are going … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {202}

Hello fellow bloggers! Before you link up and leave, humor me for 60 seconds! :) I have 3 things to share with you tonight. 1. The Haven Conference. Are you going? I hope so! I am honored to be a cofounder for this 2.5 day DIY/decorating blogging conference. This year marks our fourth annual Haven … Read More...

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Skybell Doorbell: Answer Your Door with a Smartphone

I have a funny story tell you. I order a lot of products online and may or may not have a slight Amazon Prime addiction. I also have a lot of things shipped directly to my home that are related to my blog business. It's safe to say that the package delivery guy and I see more than our fair share of each other … Read More...

9 Decorating Tutorials & Tips Not to Miss

9 Decorating Tutorials and Tips Not to Miss

Get a glimpse of how bloggers decorate their homes for less with these creative and innovative decorating tutorials and tips not to miss! Click on the link to be taken to the tutorial. … Read More...