31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 10~Focus on the Focal Point

Every room should have a focal point, an main draw, a place for the eye {eyes if you have two} to land. Maybe you have one that is built in like a fireplace, a large bed, a huge window? Maybe it’s just the main wall that you see when you walk into the room. You […]

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31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 9~ List Something on Craigslist

Last year I found this darling country french settee at a local Salvation army. I took photos on my phone and sent them to my mom because she was looking for more seating in her living room and the plaid on this settee was a fabric that she was already using. Not to mention the […]

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31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 8~ Define the Space

And by define, I mean the old fashioned kind–with words. Have you ever written down what your home’s purpose is? In that ebook I wrote, It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to be Beautiful {available free here if you want it} I shared some of the words that my husband and I wrote down for […]

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If you didn’t see the entire story of the beloved NieNie from the NieNie Dialogs on Oprah yesterday, you missed out. Here’s a link to a part of the show where a mom comes to visit NieNie to see what she does every day, how she does it, and how much she cherishes the mundane […]

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31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest :: Day 7~ Get Advice

Before my swap meet I had a pretty blue container that I loved that I just threw some greenery in. It looked…ok. The photo is an after photo, not before by the way. I also had some wooden balls that I always thought were interesting. I purchased them but didn’t quite know how to incorporate […]

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31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 6~Decorating Bookshelves

Bookshelf Shakedown: One of the most common questions I get asked is how to make bookshelves look orderly and add to the overall design of the room yet still be useful. It is a fine line. And I try to ignore the questions if at all possible. I’ve got a few bookshelves and bookcases myself […]

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