homemade glass cleaner

Easy natural homemade glass cleaner

Fall is in full swing and with it come grayer days, earlier sunsets, and darker nights. Since the fall sun already has the added struggle of getting through some clouds, I don’t want to hinder it any more by having dingy windows, which I realized was the case in my house. I searched my cupboards […]

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Want to redecorate? Why photographing your room helps

If you want to take your room to the next level in a decorating sense, one of the best things you can do is to photograph it. If it sounds odd, just allow me to explain. Long ago and far away, I used to be a quality consultant. I helped companies improve their performance, and […]

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Creating a great space for your TV

In today’s world, technology is such an integral part of our lives—from TVs to computers to laptops and tablets. It may not be the first thing you think of when designing a room, but it definitely shouldn’t be the last. After all, I’m guessing you use that technology a lot (probably more than the other […]

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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 […]