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5-Minute Xmas Decor Idea

I am so excited to share this super simple decorating idea with you.  For those of you who feel overwhelmed or time crunched, listen up!  This holiday decorating trick is for you! Ready? Collect your holiday cards from years past and put them into picture frames.  That's it!     I...

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Thanksgiving with Kids: Fun & Easy Ideas

Last year on Thanksgiving day, we had 6 kids under the age of 10 running around our house.  It was so fun! I thought it would be nice to make their experience special by adding in a few extra touches.  (My ideas also distracted them and...

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4 Tips to an Easy Thanksgiving

Hosting a crowd for Thanksgiving this year?  Nervous about pulling it off?  Never fear! We had NEVER hosted anything remotely complicated as Thanksgiving, and we ended up hosting 14 people last year in our home without a hitch. My secret to success?  I'm telling you, preparation is the...

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Should I Paint my Fireplace?

I hear this a lot from decorating clients and blog readers: "Help!  I hate my ugly fireplace!  But I can't possibly PAINT IT, right???" I'm here to tell you that if you have an ugly brick fireplace, it is okay to paint that ugly brick fireplace.  I give you...

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My Easy (and Cheap!) DIY Curtain Rods

I'm so baffled by how expensive curtain hardware is.  Have you noticed this, too? Here's an example - a simple curtain rod plus brackets will set you back about $50-100 at Pottery Barn, and then you also need to buy finials ($15 each) to screw on...

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