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DIY White Corset Pumpkin

Clinton Kelly issued a "30 minute pumpkin challenge" and I was asked if I'd like to play along. The challenge was a simple one. Create a genius pumpkin in 30 minutes or less using craft supplies or pantry staples you have around the house. The pumpkins can be pretty, scary, or funny, as long as they are … Read More...

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8 DIY Furniture Hacks to Try

Updating your furniture is only a tutorial away! Take a look at these 8 DIY furniture hacks to try. Click "Next" to scroll through the gallery and click the links within the picture descriptions to be taken to the tutorial. … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {177}

Instagram told me all day today that it is National Coffee Day. Is that really a thing? Isn't every day National Coffee Day? :-) Did any of you coffee drinkers take advantage of the free coffee being offered? I just took advantage of my new Keurig 2.0 and had a cup of coconut mocha with whipped cream. It was … Read More...

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What to Do When You Only Have 10 Hours to See New York City

What do you do when you only have 10 hours to cram in your New York City sightseeing? The options are overwhelming and let's face it you can't really go wrong! NYC is a fascinating city and can be enjoyed even if you just wander aimlessly around for the day. Last week I attended a Better Homes and Gardens … Read More...

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Happy first day of autumn! Today I am joining the fall tour hosted by Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. I just had the privilege of seeing Lindsay at a BHG event in NYC last week. Her home is as lovely as she is, so be sure to check out her fall photos. If you are stopping by from my friend Melissa's … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {176}

Welcome to the party everyone! I'm honored to have you. If you’re new here a special welcome to you. Please take a minute to read the guidelines below before linking. Enjoy and thanks for linking up! Some things to remember: Please link up your original work. Round-ups are fantastic–I’m a fan of them! … Read More...

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Fall Home Tour: Fall Decorating Ideas

Yay! I'm so glad you are here to visit my fall home tour! Today I am honored to be joining up with the Finding Fall Home Tour hosted by Laura from Finding Home. Twenty amazing bloggers will be sharing their gorgeous gussied up homes with you this week. If you're visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage, … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {175}

Welcome to the party everyone! You may have noticed that I missed last week's party and that features have been fewer and farther between. I had some outside commitments and family matters pulling me away from blog business, but I have wrapped those up and am looking forward to kicking this party back into … Read More...

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Fall Mudroom Entryway

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive and well. I haven't posted in what feels like forever although in reality it has only been a week. I have been MIA fluffing, cleaning, wrangling and preening my home in preparation for the Finding Fall Home Tour hosted by Laura from Finding Home. … Read More...

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Dream Spaces are Clean Spaces

**This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been chosen. Congrats to Emily Braegger on winning the Dyson!** The giveaway at the bottom is worth over $500! I don’t want you to miss out, so be sure to check out all the details! I was recently talking with a friend about her vision for her future dream … Read More...

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How to Paint a Vintage Buffet

As a Lowe’s Creative Ideas blogger, each month I receive project challenges. One of the challenge themes for this month was furniture makeover! I had been trolling Craigslist for a vintage buffet for months and months to no avail. Finally this beauty popped up, and I pounced on it as quickly as my little … Read More...

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Do It Yourself Barn Door Headboard

Three years ago, I drew up my first plans for a simple build and created a do it yourself barn door headboard! I had these fantastic 100-year-old front door side panels from our first home just collecting cobwebs in the basement. I knew I wanted to use them in a project but just wasn't sure what to create … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {174}

Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you had a relaxing weekend that was only filled with the fun kind of labor that involves creating something beautiful. Let's see what you have been up to this week. If you’re new to this party, welcome! The Tutorials & Tips link party welcomes all of your original … Read More...

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How to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

Welcome to those visiting from Dimples & Tangles! This week, Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. is hosting the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours – Favorite Room Edition and asked me to share my favorite room. It's a great dilemma to have when you like so many rooms in your home that you have difficulty … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {173}

For those of you who had kiddos go back to school today, how was it?! Did you cry? Or perhaps celebrate with a dance party and Starbucks/Target run? Or maybe a little bit of both? It has been fun to see all of the many back-to-school photos flood my Facebook feed today. My boys don't start for another week, … Read More...