25 Kitchen window seat ideas

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...

25 small laundry room ideas

25 Small Laundry Room Ideas

The laundry room is often an overlooked and overworked room in the home. It needs to be functional of course, but what about beautiful? Whether you have a small laundry closet or tiny laundry room, your laundry area can be both functional and beautiful! Below are a collection of 25 Small Laundry Room Ideas by … Read More...

10 DIY Decorating Tutorials

10 Do It Yourself Decorating Tutorials

Spruce up your home, save money, and learn how to do-it-yourself! These 10 bloggers will show you how with 10 Do it Yourself Decorating Tutorials. Click "Next" to scroll through the gallery. Click the blue links to be taken to the original tutorial. … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {197}

Hello party people! I'm so glad you stopped by to link up. Features from last week's party will be up tomorrow. :) If you are new 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 … Read More...

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Caramel Corn Recipe

This caramel corn recipe is one of the best I have ever tasted! It is easy to make and produces a light, sweet, crunchy--not chewy--caramel corn that is sure to become a family favorite.  Last year, I was treated to a hostess gift of Emma's gourmet caramel corn and it was like eating crack! It was so … Read More...

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Inexpensive Coffee Table Buying Guide

Everyone needs a place to set a drink! Whether you call it a coffee table, cocktail table, or even a hot chocolate table :-)  it is an essential piece of furniture for every well-designed living room. If the room has a couch in it, then 99% of the time a coffee table is needed. But choosing the right table, … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {196}

Welcome to the party friends! If you're visiting tonight from the East Coast, I hope you are managing to stay warm. We are having some insanely cold temperatures right now. In fact, I've had to keep our gas fireplace on all day to supplement our heat which is just unheard of. Typically the fireplace makes the … Read More...

10 Do it Yourself Home Decor Hacks

10 Do it Yourself Home Decor Hacks

I love simple tutorials that will improve the appearance of my home. Enjoy these 10 Do it Yourself Home Decor Hacks! Click "Next" to scroll through the gallery and click the links in the descriptions to be taken to the original tutorial. … Read More...

How to overcome decorating differences with your spouse

Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse About Decorating Differences

It's time for part 2 in our How to Decorate Together series! If you missed part 1, be sure to click here to read How to Overcome Decorating Differences. I really didn't think he'd care. We had been engaged for over a year, had dated for four years, and were friends for seven years. I knew him very well at … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {195}

Alright, alright, alright...(said in my best Matthew McConaughey voice). I'm so grateful that you dropped by to link up! If you are new 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 … Read More...