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5 tips for your most successful yard sale yet!

My favorite time of year has always been the flea market season. What’s better than spending a slow Sunday morning with a cup of coffee while browsing vintage wares? But as we enter into fall, the last of the big markets have come and gone, and you may find yourself braking for those final warm […]

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Get the layered look in 3 easy steps

Fall is a great time to start thinking about layers. As the temperature drops outside, I naturally begin to add pieces to my wardrobe. I start the day prepped with my base layer of course (usually jeans and a comfy tee), then I have fun adding cardigans, scarves, and boots. Maybe even a hat. With […]

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Natural shades: Taking in the view

You may know what Bali Natural Shades look like from  the inside of your home, but what do they look like from  the outside? And how is the view to the outdoors when the shades are drawn? People ask that all of the time, so I thought I would show you today. I have examples […]

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Falling for fall: A fall color mood board

It’s officially fall, and it’s starting to really feel like it in Seattle (where I live). Crisp, cool air, crunchy leaves underfoot, and dark, misty mornings…it’s time to bundle up in cozy sweaters and pull on some boots! There are so many things about fall to get excited about–rich soups, warm bread, crackling fires, cinnamon […]

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3 Simple spooky Halloween decorating ideas

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to mean a trip to the party store for cheap, run-of-the-mill decorations. Simple updates to regular household items create a spooky vibe without the cost or hassle of a trip to the mall. And in my opinion, homemade decorations looks ten times better than anything you can buy! Here are […]

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Thrift store chair makeover: Before and after

One of the women’s magazines used to have a column called “Can this marriage be saved?” Each month the column featured a couple trying to fix their broken relationship. “Can this marriage be saved?” is a rather catchy phrase, and it goes through my head every time I see a chair in need of repair, […]

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House tour with Aileen from At Home in Love

My husband Ben and I rent a 1,200-square-foot house in Edmonds, Washington, a waterfront town about half an hour north of Seattle. Ben grew up nearby, and we hung out in Edmonds a lot while we were dating (in fact, Ben proposed to me at the beach there), so it was a natural choice for […]

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Energy efficient and stylish!

It’s time to make your home cozy for the winter. Here’s our tip: start with your windows. Adding a Bali window treatment is a great way to block cold air, conserve energy, and lower your heating bill. Bali Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Drapery provide an extra layer of insulation that will keep your family comfortable […]

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The perfect window covering cocktail

When it comes to making a statement in a room, pattern mixing is a wonderful way to drive your style point across. A favorite pattern can really shine when it’s put together with other complementary designs. A modern pattern might look too stark on its own, but paired with the texture of a natural blind […]

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Make your own terrarium today – and keep it alive!

While Scott and I are the first to admit that we could be considered bona fide “black thumbs,” we also feel that no room is complete without a touch of greenery. Many plants have had an untimely death under our watch, but we’ve been working really hard to remedy that! So far, we’ve had a […]