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Yogabed: Good Sleep Can Come in a Box

Many of you know that I am one of the team members for the Haven Conference which is a DIY/decorating blogger conference that takes place in Atlanta each summer. This year we are excited to welcome Yogabed as a new Haven vendor! I always like to have firsthand knowledge of the products Haven is supporting, so … Read More...

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Screen Porch and Deck Makeover Plan

A few weeks ago, I announced that Lowe's was doing a fun "Bleak to Chic" campaign for 10 families who lived in cities that were hard hit by winter. Ten bloggers were chosen by Lowe's to design and implement the makeovers with the help of Lowe's volunteers. Each blogger was assigned to a different city around … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {209}

Hi everyone! I'm currently out of town working on a Lowe's makeover for a family living near Newark, NJ. I'm excited to share their porch reveal with you next week. If you are new to the Tutorials & Tips party, a special welcome to you. This is a weekly gathering place for bloggers to share their best and … Read More...

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DIY Herringbone Door Tutorial

This week, I shared our family room reveal. Did you see it yet? If not, click the link and check it out! I'd love for you to see all of the updates I made. One of my favorite changes to this space was the addition of custom DIY herringbone doors. Now, some of you weren't crazy about my doors and let me know … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {208}

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips blog party is a weekly gathering place for bloggers to share their best and most recent tutorials, tips, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, and craft projects. If you’re looking to find some DIY inspiration, this is the place! A special welcome to you if this is … Read More...

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Dorian Gray Family Room Reveal with Gallery Wall

Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week is here and it's time to get inspired to tackle those spring painting and home improvement projects! All it takes is a little paint and color to completely change the look and feel of your space. This week, I'm teaming up with several talented bloggers to share our room … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {207}

Hi everyone and welcome! The Tutorials & Tips blog party is a weekly gathering place for bloggers to share their best and most recent tutorials, tips, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, and craft projects. If you’re looking to find some DIY inspiration, this is the place! A special welcome to … Read More...

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Room Refresh Tips

Room Refresh Tips I have been wanting to do a family room refresh for several months now, so when Sherwin-Williams asked if I would like to participate in National Painting Week it was the perfect incentive I needed to tackle my space! Below is a picture from my fall home tour of our family room done in … Read More...

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Coastal Kitchen

If you missed Part 1 of the 2015 Coastal Virginia Idea House, be sure to check it out! Today, we continue our tour by exploring all the glorious details of the gorgeous white coastal kitchen by Stephen Alexander Homes & Neighborhoods. I know some people are tired of white kitchens, but honestly, … Read More...

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Two Families Try Softsoap for the First Time and It’s Hilarious

When two families try Softsoap® Brand Fragrant Foaming Collection Hand Soap for the first time the results are surprisingly hilarious and adorable. I can't believe what she says at the end! LOL! Click play and then click the cog settings wheel. Choose 720 under quality to view in HD. Softsoap recently … Read More...

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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 Remove Dirt and Stains from Outdoor Surfaces

Spring has come so late this year that I am way behind on my planting, gardening, and outdoor cleaning! We live in the city with a very tiny backyard, a front porch, back porch, bedroom balcony, and roof deck to maintain. Unfortunately, the harsh winter really took its toll on all of our outdoor surfaces. … 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...