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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {154}

Any U.S. procrastinators in the house scrambling to get your taxes done today? I am guilty as charged! Ugh and yuck. Every year I swear I'm going to be better at staying on top of my record keeping and every year I fail miserably. This year may have just been punishment and torture enough to push me to use my … Read More...

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Sherwin Williams Hopeful Craft Room

Yay! Today I can finally share with you my entire craft room reveal! This week is Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week, and I was asked if I'd like to participate by painting a room in my house PINK! Pink??? Like baby-girl-nursery pink? Like bubblegum and cotton candy pink? Like Barbie and lawn flamingos … Read More...

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Furniture Hack: How to Turn a Coffee Table into a Desk

Several years ago, I turned this coffee table into a desk. It was even featured on Apartment Therapy! This was waaaaaaaaay back in the ancient times of DIY blogging. You know, like four years ago or so :). But the problem was, it was a pretty terrible project. I even knew it at the time but tried to fool … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {153}

Welcome to the party!  If you are new to the Tutorials & Tips Link party the rules are very simple, please add a text link to the bottom of each post that you choose to link up linking back to this party. Each week I choose around 10 projects to feature, and if I feature you I will use one of your photos … Read More...

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10 Easy Easter Treat Recipes

Spring is finally here after our horrifically long winter and Easter is right around the corner! If you're in the mood to whip up a sweet and easy Easter treat, here are 10 Easy Easter Treat Recipes shared directly to you from the homes of trusted bloggers! Click "Next" to scroll through the gallery and … Read More...

How to Make Greek Key Roller Shades

How to Make Greek Key Shades {with duck tape}

I showed you a sneak peek of my craft room yesterday and today you get to see another peek! For our April Lowes Creative Ideas Blogger Network challenge, we were given the challenge to spruce up our craft room. I told you yesterday that I decided to go a little wild and cra-zay up-in-here, and I can't wait to … Read More...

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Pink Color Palette in Craft Room {sneak peek}

My craft room recently got a makeover thanks to National Painting Week with Sherwin-Williams (#SWPaintingWeek) which starts next week, April 7-April 13th! Each day of next week, you can tune in to SWPaintingWeek.com to see room reveals, or furniture reveals from some of your favorite bloggers. I was asked if … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {152}

Welcome to the party everyone! If you are new to the Tutorials & Tips Link party the rules are very simple, please add a text link to the bottom of each post that you choose to link up linking back to this party. Each week I choose around 10 projects to feature, and if I feature you I will use one of your … Read More...

Healthy snack idea. Swiss Cheese Apple Wraps.

Easy Healthy Snack Idea: Alpine Lace Swiss Cheese & Prosciutto Wrapped Apples

I have been on a mission this year to balance my life and take on some internal DIY projects. Many of you tune in here for my tips on affordable decorating and easy DIY projects, but somewhere in the midst of sharing all of that home decor goodness I neglected my health, my friends, and ultimately my "life … Read More...

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Trend Alert: Dalmatian Print Home Decor

As you already know, adding a touch of black and white to your room design is a tried and true way to punch up a room's chic factor. And of course including a touch of animal print in the room is also a great way to go. Combine the two and you have the makings of a glamtastic room! So what is black and white … Read More...

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10 Amazing DIY Blogger Projects

Take a look at these 10 Amazing DIY Blogger Projects and get ready to feel inspired! Sprucing up your home for spring just got easier with these 10 creative and inventive DIY hacks.   … Read More...

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Gold Tray Styling

I'm not going to lie. When Jen from the blog Jennifer Rizzo asked me if I'd like to take part in the "She Sent Me WHAT?" blog hop, I was nervous to say yes. Jen asked a bunch of us if we'd be willing to go to a thrift store, buy an item, and mail it to a fellow blogger who would then need to use the item … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {151}

Welcome to the party! Don't worry you're at the right place. (You might notice that my site has a new snazzy look. It was time to freshen things up around here!) If you are new to the Tutorials & Tips Link party the rules are very simple, please add a text link to the bottom of each post that you … Read More...

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How to Open Rose Buds Instantly

Back in the fall when I was competing in the White Room Challenge with LaZBoy, I had trouble styling my flowers. In my mind's eye, I envisioned dressing the grand room with full and fluffy rose bouquets, but I only had 4 dozen very tight white rosebuds to work with. The buds were TIGHT and no amount of warm … Read More...

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Zumba Review: Lose Weight & Have Fun

I am on a mission to lose the extra weight and to get fit! So far I have lost over 20 lbs and you can read exactly what I'm doing to drop the weight in my post How I've Lost 22 lbs So Far. I promised you that I would write an entire post reviewing Zumba so that you can decide if it might be right for you. … Read More...