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Deck the halls with this DIY acorn garland

Last month, I wrote a post all about fall colors, but to be honest, my own house has very few typical autumn colors in it. I’m a sucker for pink, teal, mint green, and lavender all year round. If you’re like me, it is possible to update your décor for fall and get into the […]

5 entertaining tips

5 top tips for entertaining this holiday season

Ah, the holidays! It’s the time of the year when the temps are down, but the visitors tend to be up! Aside from the actual holidays, this time of year always includes lots of other festivities as well. Sometimes it’s a planned party, and sometimes people just drop by! Whatever the scenario, here are my […]

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Tips for a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape

With the holidays just a few weeks away, I’ve started thinking about how I will dress my table for Thanksgiving. My family loves all the traditional trappings; turkey and cornbread dressing, cranberry salad, and pumpkin pie. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. I usually know what I’ll be serving for dinner, but try to […]

magnolia leaves centerpiece

A terrific way to transition through the holidays

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to take down the jack o’lanterns and spiders! And…then what? Some people jump right into end-of-year holiday decorating after Halloween, but I like for my house to feel like fall all the way up until Thanksgiving. Still, it can be exhausting (and expensive) to switch out your décor […]

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‘Tis the season for bats, black cats, and things that go bump in the night!

Happy Halloween everyone! Tonight will be filled with ghouls, goblins, witches, and of course a myriad of Elsa and Anna costumes from the Disney mega-hit “Frozen.” But let’s not forget the most important part; the candy! Whether you’re venturing out, or admiring the costume parade from the comfort of your own home,  have a ghoulishly […]

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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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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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 […]

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Decorating with new and vintage bottles

Oh bottles, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In a day when many vintage items are getting to be quite pricey, bottles have remained relatively inexpensive. They go with just about any décor, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I’ve seen them in lavender, blue, green, and […]