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Spring Wood Shim Flower and Bunting Mantel!

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I love updating my mantels for different holidays and seasons. The one in our living room is a little more formal -- this year I went with a blue and green theme with succulents. Spring Succulent Mantel For my family room, I love to go with a more casual, bright mantel. And since I just updated my kitchen open nook in yellow and navy, I thought it would be fun to make my mantel kind of … [Read more...]

Birthday Giveaway — Happy Home Book from Jennifer Paganelli!

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It's my birthday. And to celebrate -- I am having a couple of FUN giveaways!! I remember when I first started blogging and I stumbled across Jennifer Paganelli's site -- Sis Boom. I was blown away by her use of color and whimsical style. I left a comment on her blog and was so thrilled when she answered me back. And since then my respect and admiration for Jennifer has just grown. She is … [Read more...]

Ashley’s Kitchen Remodel: Before and After!!

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I was able to spend the weekend with my sister Ashley and her new baby Charley. It was a quick visit but so much fun to spend time with my mom and Ashley and her little family.  And while I was there I was able to spend time in Ashley's beautiful home. She recently remodeled her kitchen and she said I could share it with you!! (photo from Wendy Vonsosen Photography) … [Read more...]

Turn a Napkin into a Pillow Cover in 5 Minutes!! (tutorial)

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I am almost done with my guest bedroom redo. The color theme is grey and coral. So when I saw these 2-sided Privet House napkins from Target, I knew I wanted to use them in the room. I love the modern patterns. And for $3-4 per napkin, I thought it would be a great way to bring the color and those patterns into the room. Once I got the napkins home, I discovered that the napkins were … [Read more...]

HomeGoods Giveaway!! {$50 to 2 Winners}

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I am so excited about a bonus giveaway this week from one of my favorite stores -- Home Goods!! Do you know HomeGoods? It's a fabulous store where you can find almost anything for 20-60% off retail & department store prices --  pillows, bedding, lamps, wall art, dishes, pots and pans, picture frames and even furniture. It's really One-Stop Shopping for Home Decor!! I was so excited when … [Read more...]