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Make Your House Smell Like Fall

September 19, 2019

I love Bath and Body Works candles as much as everyone else, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up. Recently, I had a friend over who is very sensitive to fragrance, but I still wanted to make the house smell like fall. This quick and easy recipe is always a fan favorite and is great to have simmering on the stove on a lazy Sunday. Fall in a Pot 1 small to medium apple 1 mandarin orange 1 cinnamon…

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How I Keep my Hydrangeas Alive

August 30, 2019

I love fresh cut flowers in my home, they are beautiful, and life giving to any room. Hydrangeas have always been a favorite flower for me. I love how full and lush they are, and they come in so many colors, so when I started keeping fresh flowers in my home, hydrangeas were obviously my first choice. Over the last couple of years I have come up with some ways to keep these beautiful blooms looking fresh and happy for…

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Coffee Tray Styling

February 13, 2019
Tufted velvet cream tuxedo sofa with textured ivory blanket and oversized gray pillows with black distressed coffee tray and gold candle, white hydrangeas in mercury glass and books with anthropologie coasters

We have a fabric storage ottoman (that I love so much) rather than a coffee table in our living room. While I am obsessed with this gorgeous tufted ottoman, it isn’t the most functional when it comes to decorating, or having a place to put your coffee down. Cue the coffee tray. What I love about this tray I swear to goodness I tried out at least 4 or 5 different coffee tray options before I found this rustic black…

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Six Rookie Decor Mistakes to Avoid

February 5, 2019

So, you just moved into your first place. You are so excited, and can’t wait to start making your house a home. I totally get it; it reminds me of how I felt when I moved into my first apartment. I also remember the big decorating flops I made, although I have tried to forget. Before you head off to Target to start buying all the things for your new space, here are some common rookie mistakes to avoid. 1.…

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Our Entryway: How a little paint went a long way

February 1, 2019
Floral centerpiece on dining table overlooking entryway with navy blue walls and a settee and small white pedestal table.

The entryway of your home greets you as you walk in the door. It’s the place where you hang your hat, tired from a long day of work. It should be warm and inviting as if it’s actually saying “Welcome home!” with a smile. The problem Our entryway was always one of those areas I just couldn’t “figure out.” This is partially because our last place didn’t have an entryway and this was the first time I decorated one. I…

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Luxe Decor on a Budget

July 12, 2017

I absolutely love our living room now, but I went through a lot of “phases” when decorating. Before we moved in, I thought we would just keep the same furniture setup we had in our last house. Boy was I wrong. We moved so quickly that we only saw the house once in person before signing our lease and hadn’t taken pictures or measurements. At that point our main concern was just moving into a safe place as soon as…

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DIY Board and Batten Wall

July 1, 2017

We moved into our current place last November. It was a lot of fun to decorate and furnish; I absolutely love the way it’s turning out! Our bedroom, however, has been my big conundrum. The room was painted in a pretty greige, but it blended too much with our oatmeal headboard. The space didn’t feel cozy or warm, and although I tried many different styles of decor in there, nothing seemed to really suit us. I had thought about doing…

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Give Any Room a Little Glam

September 9, 2016

I am pretty excited about this post. It took me a bit of trial and error to find my decor style (I plan on writing about that in the near future), but I am really happy with where my house is now. I love all things glam and my home really reflects that. Thankfully, my husband is great about letting me decorate however I want to! Here are a few things I have found, that will never fail to add…

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Why I Keep a Tidy Home (My Tips)

September 2, 2016

Anyone who has been over to my home, knows I am somewhat of a neat freak. I like the house to be picked up and tidy, I enjoy making fresh coffee in a clean kitchen each morning, and I love the feeling of coming home to a neat and organized environment. Some people may call me OCD, but they really just don’t understand the motivation behind why I do things the way that I do. I am an introvert, and…

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Upcycling Empty Candles

August 2, 2015

I have a serious problem with scented candles and I frequently get stuck with the leftover jars. I feel bad throwing them out, so I try to repurpose them. This weekend I decided I wanted to add a little pizzazz to my office area by making a sparkly candle holder. Here is what I used: My empty candle. This one smells so good so I’m sad to see it go, but it is about to be so stylish!  Mod Podge,…

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