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Thank you, Fox5! Easy DIY Hostess Gifts

  Lucky me, I was invited back to the FOX5 NY studios this week.   I can't believe how much fun I had drumming up easy & inexpensive DIY hostess gift ideas for these guys.  Talk about creative!  I was cutting up sweater sleeves and painting cheap ceramic tiles late...

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Got Rope? 3 Easy Steps to a Rope Lamp

Dear readers - as you know, I'm all about the "Lazy DIY": projects that don't require a ton of talent, time or money. You can't get more "lazy DIY" than my "DIY Rope Lamp"! It's one of the easiest (and least expensive) DIY projects to try yourself and the...

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Easy DIY Project: “Upholstered” Ottoman

A loyal blog reader (and now friend!) Pam sent me an email recently, showing off an "upholstered ottoman" project she completed after being inspired by my "no-sew pillow covers" feature on the Today Show: (You can watch the segment here). I was blown away by Pam's creativity and ingenuity.  If you...

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Nail Head Trim That Will Change Your Life!

It's no secret that I think nail head trim is the best thing to happen to furniture since spraypaint.  Almost anything in your home can be made better by attaching a little nail head trim! Via But I'm telling you, putting nailhead trim onto a piece of...

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My Today Show Segment: Behind the Scenes

I just had the most amazing opportunity - to showcase my passion for easy, affordable decor on national TV.  And not just any TV show - we're talking the Today Show, baby! I wish I could say I handled this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity with grace and calm.  If you...

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Baby Girl Room: Before & After

Decorating a baby nursery or little girl's room is a guilty pleasure - it's the one place you can really lay on the cute factor!   For my daughter Caroline's room, we went heavy on the pink & green, a color combo near and dear to my heart. To...

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How to Hide an Ugly Wall Vent

There are many wonderful things about our house. An abundance of ugly wall vents everywhere you look is not one of them (!!). Here's a shot of our dining room a while back, right when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with...

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