Idea Book :: For Your Home

Do you keep a design idea scrapbook? I have for years. It’s not a new concept. People call them dream books or glue stuff together on idea boards–Oprah does something similar and calls hers a Vision board. But let’s not get into that. I don’t need Oprah mad at me for stealing her ideas. I’m […]

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Staging Your Home for Sale :: A Series

Staging, every home for sale can benefit from being staged. And before you think you’ll skip this series because your home isn’t for sale, think again. The one complaint heard after people stage their home for sale is, “Why didn’t I do some of this stuff years ago so I could enjoy it?” Yes, there […]

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Birds United

photo: Tracy from Petite Suites Need some kids room inspiration? Design Dazzle is just about enough to make me want to try for number four. There’s even a tutorial on painting a tree mural! See the $400 bathroom redo courtesy of Our Suburban Cottage.Find a clever way to soften a pretty shower over at Reese […]

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The Lazy Perfectionist

Today I’m being lazy. And guest posting at Lazy Moms. In true lazy fashion the post over there is a rerun but a good one. Meanwhile, I’ll be here. Cleaning this craft room. It looks even worse in color. PS If you need window mistreatment supplies you can find them here.

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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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