Dining Room Drapes + Giveaway

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday?  Are you ready?

Last week, Ed and I took a spur of the moment vacation to South Carolina and got back this past weekend.  We are hosting Thanksgiving so I had to quickly leave vacation mode behind and get into holiday entertaining and decorating mode.

When we arrived home a package from Barn & Willow was waiting for me.  I was excited to open it since I knew what it was…… 

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Clock Wreath & Free Printables

Tick... Tock... tick...tock... The Countdown to Christmas is ticking down. Only 5 Fridays before the day is upon us. It's time... time to think about all things Christmas.  The decorating, the food, the music. The most wonderful time of the year is … Continue Reading...

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Creating With Sprout by Hp

Last Monday I posted about the opportunity I had to go to NYC on a covert mission of sorts to create three projects for the holidays on an "under-wraps" new computer. Today, I will show you what I created using the very cool "blended reality" HP computer … Continue Reading...

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My Favorite Holiday Decorations

The Friday Countdown to Christmas continues.  Did you know that there are only 6 more Fridays left! Time is flying. Are you getting ready? I am trying my hardest to get myself organized this year. So far I am in control. This past week, I took a look in … Continue Reading...

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Mirror Makeover For A Good Cause

About two month ago I received an email from Jess and Monica. If you don't know who Jess and Monica are, they are the bloggers behind East Coast Creative .  They also have a DIY Decorating TV show called, Knock It Off. They live locally to me and asked if I … Continue Reading...

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Meet Sprout by HP

Since I started my blog - 6 years ago this month, I have had many amazing opportunities come my way. I have written about many of them and feel fortunate to be able to make a living by writing about my passions and things that inspire creativity and … Continue Reading...

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Hanging Christmas Stockings

I grew up in a house with no fireplace - no chimney - no mantel.  When it came time to hanging Christmas stockings every year, instead of reciting the line from a Night Before Christmas... ...the stockings were hung by the chimney with care.  My siblings … Continue Reading...

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Repurposed Furniture: Acrylic Side Table

I have an instant repurposed furniture idea for you today - one that I saw on YouTube and loved so much that I had to do it myself. It is a simple way to repurpose an acrylic craft store frame and the legs from a TV tray.  When placed together you get one … Continue Reading...

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Christmas Decorations Using Garland Ties

It's Friday again...if you have been reading the last two weeks you know that the countdown continues...only 8 more Fridays till Christmas. 5 other bloggers and I are sharing something "Christmasy" every Friday to inspire you to get a head start on all … Continue Reading...

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Dresser Makeover: Buttons & Poet’s Paint

I don't think I have ever showed you one side of my bedroom, the wall directly across from the bed.  There was not much there except a big 1980's cherry entertainment center cabinet. It was the first piece of furniture Ed and I bought on our own when we were … Continue Reading...

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Bedroom Refresh with ComforPedic iQ

I have been updating my bedroom over the last few months - not a floor to ceiling makeover, but more like a little refreshing of the space. It all started one Sunday morning back in the early summer when I looked up at the bed hanging that used to be above … Continue Reading...

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Christmas Garland: Paper Holly Leaves

The countdown to Christmas continues. If you missed last Friday's post - here is the holiday scoop. 5 other bloggers and I are counting down to Christmas by posting a holiday project or idea each Friday until December 25th. There are 9 Fridays … Continue Reading...

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Inside & Out: Window Cleaning Tips

It is that time of year again: time to ready the house for winter.  Over the weekend I set out to get one of the winter ready chores checked off my To-Do list.  I spent Saturday cleaning my windows inside and out so that all winter long I will be able to see … Continue Reading...

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Christmas Decorating Idea for Lamps

Did you know there are only 10 more Fridays till Christmas?  Today 5 bloggers and I are beginning the countdown. Every Friday until Christmas we will each post festive ideas so that your home is holiday ready in time. I know it is only October, but for me … Continue Reading...

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Fitness Room Artwork

I have a fitness room update to show you.  One that adds a pop of color and motivational spirit to the room. It is making me smile!  If you are unfamiliar with how I carved out a space in my home so that I could work out in a bright and happy area instead of … Continue Reading...

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DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Have you noticed? Noticed that there have been quite a lot of bloggers writing books lately,  not just e-books, but hold in your hands and display on your coffee table kind of books. It is so exciting for me when I see the books on the bookstore shelves and … Continue Reading...

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Looks Brand New: Deck Restore

Today I have a big DIY project to show you - it is really BIG!   Over the past few weeks I have been busy not only traveling, but working on giving the wood deck in my backyard a very overdue makeover with a very cool product called Deck Restore. One that not … Continue Reading...