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A Big Thank You!

April 9, 2014
Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness IKEA hacks

If you have read my last few posts, you know about the Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness Challenge.  Yesterday was the final day – voting for the winner of the Final 4.  With all your efforts – I WON! Photo Credit:  Karla Conrad @ BHG Each of the 4 finalists had their photo taken […]

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Decorative Fragrances for Your Home

February 27, 2014
The Best Smelling Fragrance for the Home

I don’t have any powder room progress to show you today, but I do have something that is important for any powder room and your whole house.  It is something that smells divine. As I was preparing the cabinet under the sink in the powder room for painting, I needed to clean it out first. […]

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Happy Holidays – Again!

January 24, 2014

This is what I am doing today…  Decorating for Christmas….AGAIN! What!…. You are probably saying to yourself, “Why would Diane be doing that in January?” The decorations have stayed up except for the fresh tree in the family room and garland on the staircase that dried out. I took them down right after New Years […]

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Fresh Start: Planner Organization Ideas + Giveaway

January 5, 2014
Day Planner Organizing Ideas

I’m back!  Back after taking the holidays off. It felt good to take a little break, but it also feels just as good – exciting actually, to get back to what I love  – writing this blog and sharing my ideas, projects, and life with you. I may not have posted the past two weeks,  […]

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Been Trav’ling

September 16, 2013
Passports

Hola!  Ed and I dusted off our Passports last week and took a 30th wedding anniversary trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. I am getting back later today and will have lots to catch up on.  I will post about the trip with lots of photos on Wednesday. I totally unplugged and I am […]

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Losing Pounds & Gaining Marbles + Free Printable

July 10, 2013
Free printable labels for motivating weight loss

I love blogging – it is the best job ever! Exactly what I should be doing.  I love everything about it, except one thing… …blogging full-time means lots of sitting in front of a computer – less moving around = weight gain! …aka – blogger butt.    Uggghh!!! When I worked at my job in retail […]

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Alt Summit NYC at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

June 21, 2013
Alt summit NYC  At Martha Stewart Living offices

Happy Friday and first day of Summer!  It has been beautiful here the past few days – the perfect weather perfectly timed for a 2 day trip for me to New York City.  I had an amazing opportunity to attend the Alt Summit NYC blog conference that is held at the offices of Martha Stewart […]

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Do You Have a Mollifier in Your Home?

January 9, 2012
Decorating Ideas for a Piano

“A what?” – A Mollifier – you know some decorative object or piece of furniture that you allow into your home because as awful as it may be, it makes someone else who lives with you very happy.  I have one and you have been seeing a lot of it lately as I am trying […]

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She’s Got Style Volume 2

July 14, 2011
Thumbnail image for She’s Got Style Volume 2

I am excited to share with you today the second edition of the series I started earlier this year. It is a series where I interview a blogger I think possesses true personal style in everything they do.  The first edition was with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. Every one of us talks, cooks, works, […]

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Weekend–Down at the Jersey Shore

June 27, 2011
Coastal Living

If you have never been to the New Jersey shore and think the towns along the entire shoreline are like what you see on the MTV show with Snookie – THINK AGAIN! That show gives New Jersey a tarnished image, when in reality only a small percentage of the towns are like what you see […]

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