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Outdoor Beverage Center Idea: Kirkland’s Summer Soiree Giveaway

Perhaps it is because this past winter was so positively dreadful, but I honestly can't remember loving and enjoying a summer more than I am this one. I don't want to miss a moment of outdoor living! These next few short months, I am determined to work, play, dine, and entertain outdoors as much as possible. … Read More...

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How to Decorate Series: Day 2

We are on Day 2 of our 5 day How to Decorate series! Did you catch the line-up yesterday? If not click here to begin your How to Decorate journey from the beginning! There are so many fantastic secrets, tips, and tricks being shared that you won't want to miss a post. Do you know the secret ingredient that … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {164}

Welcome! If you’re new to this party, I’m so glad you stopped by. The Tutorials & Tips Party welcomes all of your original tutorials, craft projects, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, as well as your decorating, cleaning, & organizing tips. If it makes our lives beautiful, easier, cleaner, … Read More...

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How to Decorate Series: Finding Your Decorating Style

Several years ago, I hosted a "How to Decorate" series on my blog and had 20+ talented bloggers share their top decorating secrets. This week we are doing it again! Twenty-five talented bloggers will be sharing with you their top tips and tricks on how to decorate your home. I hope you'll tune in each day! I … Read More...

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9 DIY Blogger Kitchen Makeovers

Looking to makeover your kitchen on a budget? Here are nine kitchen makeover ideas from bloggers! If they can do it, so can you!   … Read More...

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The Best Strawberry Pie Recipe

I have tried numerous strawberry pie recipes over the years and this one adapted from America's Test Kitchen is my favorite! Don't tell my mom, but I like this recipe even better than hers. In my experience, strawberry pie has a tendency to either be too gelatinous or too runny. This recipe creates the … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {163}

Welcome to the link party! I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating the men in your life on Father's Day. We had a great time strawberry and bunny picking. :) Isn't that baby bunny the cutest? Features from last week's party will be up this week! If you’re new to this party, I’m so glad you stopped by. The … Read More...

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How to Hang a Curtain Rod and BLACK+DECKER Drill Giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed.** I was browsing the home section of Target the other day and overheard two women talking. One woman was gushing over some pretty curtains and asked her friend if she should buy them along with a new curtain rod for her living room. I approved of her choice and wished I could see … Read More...

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What I Wore on Vacation and Some Beauty Secrets

It has been ages since I have done a fashion post for the blog and since I just returned from a week's vacation (and actually wore something other than yoga pants or paint-stained umbros), I thought I would share some of my "beauty secrets" with you! Matt and I were in the Dominican Republic last week … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {162}

Welcome to the link party and so sorry if you missed me last week! We are back to our regularly scheduled program. If you’re new to this party, I'm so glad you stopped by. The Tutorials & Tips Party welcomes all of your original tutorials, craft projects, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, as … Read More...

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Home Stories A to Z: Summer Home Tour 2014

Hi everyone! I'm honored to be participating again this year in Gina's annual Summer Tour of Homes. I LOVE home tours, don't you? It's so fun to see everyone's home in one complete post! Today is the last day of the tour, so if you missed any of the homes, today is a fantastic day to catch up on all 25 home … Read More...

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Rope Word Art Tutorial

Each month as a Lowes Creative Ideas Blogger, I am given various DIY challenges to complete. For the month of June, I chose to take on the challenge of creating "rope decor". In the past, I have made jute napkin rings, jute wrapped lampshades, and rope nests, so I knew from previous experience that working … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {161}

Hi everyone! So sorry that this post is coming to you a day late. I was out of the country with my man celebrating 15 years of marriage and had limited internet access during our trip. (We had an amazing time by the way! We went to the Dominican Republic and stayed at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro all-inclusive … Read More...

10 DIY Decorating Ideas

Decorating should be doable! Below are 10 Doable Decorating Ideas (most with tutorials) shared by real women in real houses. Be inspired and go forth and decorate! … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {160}

For all my stateside friends, Happy Memorial Day! I saw a comment today on facebook that questioned (and disparaged) using the word "happy" before the words "memorial day". If you're grieving the loss of a veteran today, bless you! We live in such an amazing country with amazing men and women who have made … Read More...