$11! Autumn Centerpiece

One of the main reasons I love autumn is because of the vibrant colors that are associated with the season... harvest yellow, orange, and different shades of red. I'm going to show you how to make a really lovely centerpiece to bring some festivity into your home, or to give as a gift.  You will spend a fraction of how much flower arrangements usually cost.  In fact, the cost of the centerpiece … [Read more...]

Accessorizing Your Home With Teal

I discovered this great site for color choosing for your home called Design Seeds. The color palettes make it easy to find complimentary colors based on pictures. The color palettes are meant to show you complimentary colors, and how to match what you love with other colors perfectly. It occurred to me when I saw these color palettes a person who cannot commit to color could use them simply to … [Read more...]

Raising The Lamp With Books

In the boys room I had their table lamp, which stays on all night, on top of an air purifier. The lamp needs to be elevated for the boys to see in their loft beds. I finally broke down last week and threw away the air purifier that was broken. Keeping it to merely be a stand seemed really dumb. I threw it away and quickly remembered why I had it on the broken air purifier in the first place. Of … [Read more...]

Macy’s College Lifestyle Party

I love seeing all of the stores and their college dorm items this time of year. Macy's has joined the ranks of those stores helping the college bound stay chic, and is hosting a College Lifestyle Party.   You can check out all of Macy's new chic dorm decor at their College Lifestyle Parties in select locations next week. Macy's invites college-goers of all ages (teens and moms alike) … [Read more...]

A redhardwick Masterpiece

I don't think I can properly describe the redhardwick masterpiece on my daughter's wall.  I'm going to try to get close to how fantastic with some pictures. I'll start with a little backstory. Jen the artist behind redhardwick contacted me, and asked me to peruse her flickr photostream to see if there was anything there that I liked. By choosing a few things Jen would be able to get an idea … [Read more...]

It’s An Organizing/Office Party – BlogMania 2011

Welcome to BlogMania 2011 where 62 blogs have come together to giveaway a total of $13,000+ in prizes sponsored by fantastic companies all around the world. Each blogger could choose a theme for the giveaway items on their blog. My theme is all things office/organization. For the next 3 days you can go to any, or all, of the blogs listed in the linky below, and enter to win the fabulous giveaway … [Read more...]

Art Line In The Classroom – Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks

J's teacher was looking for an art line to be put up across the classroom so she could clip the kids artwork on it. When she asked for a volunteer to help with putting one up I immediately told her I'd take care of it, and called my mentor/father. At the time she asked she had no clue how to facilitate an art line, so we came up with a plan. I described to him my thoughts, and as usual he made it … [Read more...]

Refinishing Wood Furniture

I've had people compliment me on furniture pieces in my house, and when I tell them it was a piece of furniture that I had refinished, they cannot believe I would do that, let alone do it well. The truth is that anyone can do it. Refinishing furniture is not something you need expertise in. When we bought our new house I was on the prowl for great pieces of furniture that I could refinish. We … [Read more...]

Interior Paint Types – Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks

Welcome to the first Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks. Do you have a DIY project, some tips on doing a home project or even tricks to doing a home project? Then write a post and link up below. When it was time to pick all of the colors for the interior paint I had no idea there were so many interior paint types. I relied on others to tell me what type I should get and in the end I realized that … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Right Paint Color

I cannot tell you how many times I've had people come to my house and tell me they don't know how to choose the right paint color. I thought I would share 2 tips that helped me paint every room of my house when we purchased it. I will tell you that every room in my house has a different color. This is not necessary. Some people can only handle 1 or 2 colors in their entire house. That is OK, just … [Read more...]

Accessorizing a Room Is An Art

I have another new guest for my beautiful readers.  Her name is Jes and you guys are going to love her as much as I do. Most of you are aware that not only do I love fashion, but I love interior design.  I admit wholeheartedly I watch HGTV like people watch soap operas.  I have more shows from HGTV on my DVR then any other channel.  So when I met Jes (who will be redesigning my site shortly) we … [Read more...]

Decorate Your Walls With Old Barn Rescue +{Giveaway}

When stuck on how to decorate a wall in your house I highly recommend checking out Old Barn Rescue.  They have beautiful upcycled items, but it's their vinyl wall decals that are inspiring. The decals have graphics, inspirational quotes and whimsical quotes.  There were so many cute ones that I could see all over the house, it was hard to really decide on just one. Almost two years after … [Read more...]

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