10 Ways to Avoid Having a Home You’ll Love

1. Worry that it’s never good enough. 2. Put off doing anything because you don’t know where to start. 3. Aspire to have a home just like the ones you see in the magazines. 4. Tell yourself you don’t deserve it. 5. Assume you can’t have anything pretty because you have kids and not much […]

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Customized by a Purple Lemon

Let’s you and I make 2009 a year where we support entrepreneurs who have taken a risk, pulled up their sleeves and created a unique product that you cannot find at the nationwide big box stores. If you are spending your hard earned cash anyway on gifts or something new for yourself, consider buying from […]

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10 Minutes to a Room You Love:: Finale

I’ve always wanted to use the word finale. Here we are. You’ve been telling me for weeks about all the fast fixes and minute makeovers you’ve done. This is your time to brag. I mean share it with us. Go for it! New around these parts and wonder what in the world we are all […]

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Make Your Home Beautiful to You :: A Guest Post

Emily blogs at Remodeling This Life about living a simple and frugal life while chronicling her family’s journey of downsizing to a smaller home that they’re remodeling on a shoe string budget. Emily is a stay at home mom to two and enjoys writing and running when she finds free time. I firmly believe that […]

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How to Tablescape With What You Already Have

The Home Book has a great tutorial on tablescapes, taking cues from designer David Jimenez. This one isn’t technically on a table but remember, no rules. And no money–just use anything you have on hand. This is the tablescape featured in the book. It’s quite intentional. Sometimes I forget that there are actual reasons why […]

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10 Minutes to a Room You’ll Love:: Part 4: The Kitchen

This is the fourth post in a series where we are exploring all sorts of quick and easy ways to spruce up your home. The idea is to focus on a few things that you can change right now to make the room just a little more inviting. Check out Family Rooms , Master Bedrooms […]

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Using Art Around the Home

There are a few styles of art that I can put up with in my home. I want the stuff on my walls to have a happy mood and be something I truly love and adore. I’ve noticed that I seem to play it safe by using “neutral” wall art like mirrors, dishes, photos, iron […]

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The Padalily:: A Giveaway

This contest is now closed winner announced at the end of this post. No worries, get a 15% discount with the code: NESTER09 Y’all. This thing is awesome. It’s the Padalily and it’s a stylish carseat handle pad. You know how hard and awful those carseat handles can be? The Padalily turns that ugly, painful […]

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Total Bliss

This is not a 10 Minutes to a Room You’ll Love post. My apologies. For some reason I assumed that since I was speaking at Blissdom I would die or never make it through the weekend. I have barely even put thought into the remainder of my life. And now, it’s over, I survived and […]

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Master Bedroom: A Makeover

before after After this post, I got lots of questions about our room. Here’s the story behind the room. A few years ago for our 11th anniversary, my husband took me to the Fearrington House Country Inn. The room where we stayed was wonderful but deep inside I was mad. Mad at myself for enjoying […]

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