Insta-Style: Beach Sarong

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I have another installment of Insta-Style for you today.  If you are new here, I started a weekend series where I share a simple project for which no tutorial is needed.

You may not own the same items I show in the posts, but I am hoping that the ideas will inspire you to look at everything around you with new eyes and ask yourself…”what if?” to come up with your own Insta-Style decorating ideas.

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What do you get when you put your summer beach sarong and a sofa together?… 

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Christmas Semifreddo

Now that I have finished decking my halls for Christmas, I have shifted my focus to other holiday preparations like sending out my Christmas cards and preparations of the delicious kind. I will start making cookies over the weekend to take to my friend … Continue Reading...

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How To Ideas for Christmas Decorating

It is day 3 of the Christmas 2014 Blogger Stylin' Home Tours. If you are coming from Southern Hospitality, Welcome.   This tour is all about inspiration and ideas for Christmas decorating.  40+ bloggers = lots of ideas all week long!  Grab a cup of coffee … Continue Reading...

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How to Make a Ribbon Bow

Christmas would not be Christmas without bows and ribbon...the two add to the holiday cheer. A couple of weeks ago I posted about a clock wreath and asked if anyone would like to know how I made the bow for the wreath. Many of you wrote to me saying, yes, … Continue Reading...

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Insta-Style: Candle

I love to DIY, but sometimes I don't have time to create something from scratch, although I still want that stylish something that is unique and affordable to use around my house. My mind is always searching for ways to repurpose items I already own into … Continue Reading...

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Behind the Scenes: Christmas Decorating

I have been busy...busy hauling out the holly and Christmas decorations :-)   I have been preparing the house for the holidays and my Christmas Home tour post that is scheduled for next Wednesday. Many of you have asked me what I do with all the decor I … Continue Reading...

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DIY: Tray Makeover

You know how I love clock faces, right?   A few weeks ago I transformed a thrift store tray with one of my favorite products just in time to use for the holidays. You may remember I am going with a black, white, and green color scheme for my holiday decor this … Continue Reading...

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Girlfriend Gifts

How was your Thanksgiving?  Mine was quite enjoyable. I turned off my computer to take the time to hang out with my family.  I ate lots of turkey and still have some leftovers in the fridge. We went to the Christmas tree farm to get our tree. We found one we … Continue Reading...

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Festive Holiday Drink + Other News

The holiday season has officially begun - only 4 more Fridays until Christmas. Do you have any plans to entertain family or friends or need a little something in the way of refreshment after a day of Christmas shopping at the mall?  If so, I thought I would … Continue Reading...

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Hands down...Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I like it even more than Christmas.  Don't get me wrong, Christmas is right up there as my favorite time of year, but I love the cozy comfiness that is Thanksgiving Day and the downtime for family to just hang … Continue Reading...

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Dining Room Drapes

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 … Continue Reading...

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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...