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Christmas Home Tour {Part 1}

Hi everyone! I'm honored to be one of the home's kicking off Just a Girl's week-long Holiday Home Tour. Today I'm excited to share Part 1 of my tour! Yes. There was too much Christmas going on over here to pack into just ONE home tour. :) If you are visiting from Kevin & Amanda, welcome and come on … Read More...

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DIY Oversized Ornaments

To quote Miles Finch from the movie Elf, “I’ve got one idea that I’m especially psyched out of my mind about. Ya’ know, it’s one of those ideas where you’re just like, YES!” This sums up how I feel about today's project! My Lowe's Creative Ideas Blogger challenge this month was to create holiday decor using … Read More...

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Semi-DIY Antler Ornament Tutorial

I am currently waist deep in Christmas bins right now preparing for Just a Girl's Holiday Home Tour which kicks off this Monday, but I wanted to pop in and share a semi-DIY antler ornament tutorial with you. I found these antler ornaments at Walmart for $1.97. Each ornament  came with a set of antlers … Read More...

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Birch Lane Sale #12DaysofBirch Contest

It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Birch Lane. I get giddy when a new catalog arrives in my mailbox, and I admittedly study it as if there will be a pop quiz afterwards. I also have the pleasure of owning several home decor accessories from Birch Lane and the quality and beauty of each item is second to … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {187}

Hi everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! 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. … Read More...

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Do Hair Vitamins Really Work

Do hair vitamins really work? It's a valid question that deserves an answer. There are so many beauty products on the market right now, it can be overwhelming to sift through what is worth the time and expense. I'm a skeptic, but I like to try new products that others say are working for them. So when … Read More...

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Holiday Coffee Bar Cart with Nespresso

Oprah and I have something in common. We both chose the  Nespresso VertuoLine and Aeroccino+ Milk Frother as one of our 2014 favorite things! I was so inspired by my new machine that I created an entire holiday coffee bar cart with Nespresso and am sharing some drink recipes with you today. I have tried a lot … Read More...

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How to Match the Right Window and Door Styles to Your Home

Whether it's feeling a gentle breeze through an open window, basking in the warmth from a skylight on a chilly day, or welcoming guests through a craftsman front door, our home's windows and doors contribute greatly to our everyday enjoyment! They provide character to our home and connect us to the exterior … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {185}

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 fan of them! However, this party is … Read More...

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6 Tips for Creating a Beautiful and Functional Entryway

Your home's entryway is like the cover of a good book. It sets the tone for what is inside and draws in your guests. It also begins your home's story and sets the stage for what is to come. However, beyond being beautiful, your entryway needs to be functional. You need a place to contain all of your boots, … Read More...

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Golden Tote

I had grand plans of running around the city today, trying to look much cooler than I am, with my tripod, camera remote, and obligatory Starbucks. I had hoped the gorgeous urban architecture surrounding me would help me out. Instead, due to the weather, I'm standing in my bedroom, pushing dirty clothes out of … Read More...

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15 Thanksgiving Menu Recipes

Menu planning for your Thanksgiving Day just got a lot easier! Here are 15 Thanksgiving Menu Recipes all tested and approved by bloggers. Click the "Next" button below to scroll through the recipes and click the links within each description to be taken to the recipes that interest you. Happy … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {184}

Hugs to everyone! If you are anywhere in the northeast right now, you probably need that hug...followed by a faux fur throw, wooly socks, and cup of hot chocolate. We are having really craptastic weather right now with freezing rain and temps in the 20's. I loved, loved, LOVED this past summer and did not … Read More...

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White Kitchen Inspiration via Cindy Ambuehl

If you are anything like me, then you probably enjoy surfing real estate sites and clicking through luxury home tours. Whenever I come across an article shared on facebook about a recent celebrity's mansion for sale, I can't help but click through to see the pictures! Cindy Ambuehl, a mother of 7 boys … Read More...

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DIY Modern Candle Christmas Tree

Learn how to build a DIY Modern Candle Christmas Tree out of wood using just a few supplies from a home improvement store such as Lowe's. This easy tutorial for beginners takes you step-by-step through the building process. Last week, I met up with my fellow Lowe's Creative Ideas bloggers at Lowe's … Read More...