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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]