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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {180}

Happy Monday! Today is the first day truly cold enough in the house to warrant turning the fireplace on! I just snapped this grainy but cozy pic for you with my iPhone. I am beginning to miss the long summer days but being able to turn on the fireplace again almost makes up for it. As I type this post from my … Read More...

10 fall baking recipes

10 Fall Baking Recipes

There is just something about the flavors of fall that make me want to bake up a storm! Care to join me?Here are 10 fall baking recipes by bloggers that have been taste-tested just for you! Click "Next" to scroll through the gallery and click on the recipe link to be taken to the original … Read More...

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DIY Wine Cork Trivet

Don't throw those wine corks away! Save them and make a very easy and useful DIY Wine Cork Trivet by following this simple tutorial. All you need for this project are wine corks, an old picture frame, and a loaded hot-glue gun. You can make this project using any sized picture frame. I chose an 8x11 frame … Read More...

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Halloween House Decorating Ideas: The Baxter Skeletons

Halloween is right around the corner and you might be looking for Halloween house decorating ideas. Well do I have something fun to share with you today! I first learned about the Baxter Skeletons last year when a college friend on Facebook began posting snapshots of her neighbor's front porch and yard. This … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {179}

Welcome to another fantastic party! If you’re new to the Tutorials & Tips link party 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 … Read More...

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Family Photo Tips

Fall is the perfect time of year to capture your outdoor family photos and family portraits! It is also the perfect time to begin thinking about those Christmas card photos. While I fully believe in hiring a professional photographer for optimal results, the annual cost of a professional photographer is not … Read More...

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7 Ways to Identify When to Replace Windows and Doors

When we purchased our 100+ year old Victorian, one of the things I was drawn to were all of the gorgeous bay and original stained glass windows. They were time-worn, beautiful, and for practical reasons most needed to be replaced! As homeowners, we would love for our windows and doors to last forever, but … Read More...

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How to Make DIY “Vintage” Wooden Spools

When I decorate, I love to mix together items I have purchased with items I have made. And I really love to make the items I have made look like items I have purchased! Do you see those cute vintage wooden spools in the fall vignette below? I made those four years ago for around $6 and have used them often in … Read More...

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How to Create a Beautiful Fall Porch

I recently showcased our fall porch and had several questions regarding what pumpkins I used, how I created the wreath, and what I used to attach the corn shocks to the columns. I thought I would share some tips today on how to create a beautiful fall porch using natural and neutral elements. Tip 1: Mix … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {178}

Hi everyone! I hope you're Monday wasn't too terrible and that you were blessed in some way today. Welcome to another fantastic party. If you’re new to the Tutorials & Tips link party a special welcome to you. Please take a minute to read the guidelines below before linking. Enjoy and thanks for linking … Read More...

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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...