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DIY Star! Thanks Home & Family

Last week I had the great privilege of visiting the good folks at Home & Family, a morning TV show that airs on the Hallmark Channel. I was a finalist in their competition to be their next DIY Guest Star!   I can't tell you how much fun this...

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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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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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3 Quick & Creative Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you stuck without a gift for Mother's Day this Sunday?  Don't panic!  I teamed up with Good Day New York yesterday to create a bunch of fun and easy gift ideas for you.   Here are 3 of my faves that I think are particularly creative and easy: 1. Keepsake Baby...

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Free Decorating, Anyone?

Friends, what can I say, I've been writing this blog for four years now and I still get the BIGGEST KICK out of anyone emailing me to comment on a decorating tip or trick I've written about.  After all this time I'm still AMAZED there...

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What to Hang on Those Office Walls

One of the most frequent questions I get from readers and clients is "what do I hang on my walls?". And now that I just finished my office transformation (you can read more about my journey here and here and here), I found the issue even more relevant. I...

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How I Made my Easy DIY Headboard

Here's a sentence you might be surprised to read:  One of the easiest DIY projects you can do in your home is an upholstered headboard.   You may think I'm crazy but it's true.  Granted, it DOES take some effort (because you have to actually GO to...

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5 Easy Holiday Decor Ideas (That Anyone Can Do!)

Hi everyone.  Here's a fun article I wrote for the Huffington Post last week - thought you might want to take a peek.  I LOVE brainstorming ideas like this - it's totally possible to decorate your space by using stuff you either already have, or...

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