Love the Home You Have - new book by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room

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...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {201}

Hi everyone and welcome! I'm honored to have you join the party tonight. If you are a new blogger here, a special welcome to you! Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines below before linking up: Please link up your original work. Round-ups are fantastic–I’m a fan of them! However, this party is … Read More...

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10 Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe

When it comes to chocolate cake, I do not mess around. If I'm going to indulge in that many calories, it better taste amazing! I have tried numerous recipes for chocolate cake and my all time favorite chocolate cake recipe, Chocolate Bliss, takes a few hours to make from start to finish. It is well-worth the … Read More...

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25 Affordable Sectional Sofas for Under $1600

When searching for an affordable sectional, your options can seem pretty limited. Many sectional sofas easily cost between $2000 and $5000 which might not be in your current budget. I have owned inexpensive sofas in the past, and they typically lasted our family between 5-10 years with everyday use. It's … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {200}

Today marks the 200th Tutorials & Tips Link Party! Wowzers. That's a lot of partying you guys! We've been sharing our inspiration in this party for almost 4 years now, and I don't ever tire of seeing what you all are up to week after week. Be sure to check out last week's features if you haven't already! … Read More...

9 DIY Home Decor Tutorials

9 Unique DIY Home Decor Projects

How to install laminate flooring, how to create a loft in your child's closet, how to make a garden clock from an old table, and how to create a faux marble finish on any surface are just a few of the fun and unique tutorials found in this collection! … Read More...

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25 Kitchen Window Seat Ideas

I'm not sure exactly when my affinity for window seats began, but I can remember loving them even as a little girl. In college, I begged my dad to drive up 5 hours from Virginia to Philadelphia to build a window seat for my college dorm room. We drove all over the city looking for the perfect piece of wood … Read More...

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Eleventh Avenue: Good Online Shopping Site

If you've been a reader of mine for awhile, then you know that I like to share good deals with you! One of the online sites where I find great deals on clothing and home accessories is Groopdealz. Back in the fall, I bought this blanket scarf from Groopdealz and loved it so much that I bought two more as … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {199}

Welcome everyone! You will find some of this week's best recipes, DIY projects, room reveals, furniture makeovers, and do-it-yourself tips linked up below. I encourage you to browse around and click on the pictures that interest you. If you are a new blogger here, a special welcome to you! Please … Read More...

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How to Create a Fishtail Braid

It has been a long time since we've had a "Fashion and Beauty Friday" post around here! I think it's time to revive them, so I'm starting today with a 2 minute tutorial on how to create a fishtail braid. Whether you want to get this look for yourself or try it out on your little girls, it is a very easy braid … Read More...

How to blend masculine and feminine decorating styles

How to Blend Masculine and Feminine Decorating Styles

It’s time for part 3 in our How to Decorate Together series! If you missed part 1, be sure to click here to read How to Overcome Decorating Differences. You will also enjoy part 2,  Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse on Decorating Differences. Couples frequently disagree on how to decorate the … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {198}

Hello everyone and welcome to MARCH! Yay! Spring will be here soon! Well, if you live in the Northeast "soon" is a very relative term, but at least we psychologically feel like Spring is right around the corner and that always helps. I’m so glad you stopped by to link up tonight. Did you happen to catch … Read More...