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My husband and I just purchased our very first house and moved in this past weekend, and though our over 100-year-old fixer upper requires lots of updates, I'm currently attempting to figure out how to make it feel like "home" white they're completed. For me, that means transforming it into a place I want to relax in--particularly our most-used rooms, one of which is the bedroom.
This is such a festive time of the year that you want everything to feel, taste and smell like Christmas. If you are fortunate enough to live in a part of the country where you can buy a live tree you know your house will smell like pine as long as you have the tree up. But if you have to buy a fake tree, getting your house to smell like Christmas could be challenging. You probably have to invest in several pricey candles and diffusers to achieve that aroma. Don't worry my friend; you are in luck because I'm going to tell you how to get the Christmas scent for less.
Decorating a baby nursery can be fun, but also costly. According to Baby Center, most parents spend at least $1,500 decorating the nursery. Wouldn't it be nice to save some of that cash for your child's future or for the rest of your household? We have tricks for decorating a baby nursery on a budget. Yes, you don't have to break the bank for a cute baby room. We promise.
Thanksgiving Day is a very special holiday. It means family, celebration, joy and reflection. It's the most important banquet of the year and I know you've been preparing it for weeks. Your appetizers, dinner and drinks are ready and you can't wait to have everybody over. But wait. What about the decorations? Well, don't worry because in this slideshow, I will show you simple ways to make your home Thanksgiving-ready last minute!
Do you enjoy receiving a flurry of holiday cards, but hate the cluttered mess they create? Consider making them a part of your holiday décor! Holiday card displays are as easy to make as they are fun to create--especially if you're crafting them with your very own little helpers.
With Halloween just a few days away, there's probably no shortage of pumpkins at your local store just begging to be taken home and carved. But did you stop to consider all the other ways you can put that pumpkin to use? Yes, they're good for so many other things that don't necessarily involve a sharp knife and a candle. Below, eleven ideas that will make you rush to your nearest farmer's market to bring one home with you right now!
If you have big dreams of a kitchen renovation, but the budget for it is nowhere to be found, we have a trendy trick for you. Paint your kitchen cabinets! And no, we're not talking a new shade of stain or a coat of classic white (though nothing's wrong with that), we're talking bright, bold and whimsical hues that are sure to put a smile on your face every time you load the dishwasher. Painting your cabinets is an affordable DIY upgrade that will give your space an entirely new look and requires minimal investment. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you could even complete the revamp in a single day.Continue Reading >
Fall is arguably the most beautiful of the four seasons, particularly in places where the leaves slowly turn from green to all hues of red, orange and yellow as the season progresses. It's a time in which many people are inspired to cozy up their homes for not just the holidays, but for the long winter months ahead. A great way to do that, is by bringing some of the outdoors in to be enjoyed even on days that are too cold, rainy or even snowy to go out. Here are four totally awesome DIY home decor crafts you can make with collected autumn leaves--they're even easy enough to do with your kids.
The most expensive part of a new bed after the mattress, is by far the headboard, but it's also the one piece of furniture that makes any bedroom look more grown-up and pulled together. Whether you're trying to put the finishing touches on your own room or you're decorating a child's or guest room, here you'll find some fun, affordable and super-simple ideas for DIY headboards.Continue Reading >
Plants are beautiful and the perfect touch to add personality to any space. If you are a Feng Shui kind of person, you know that they bring great balance to a room and even attract all that negative energy from some visitors. I personally used to have indoor plants, but I couldn't keep them alive for too long. I didn't know I was buying varieties that were "easy to kill." Yes, it turned out that it wasn't me after all.
If you are a little intimidated by the green living things, I invite you to watch this slide show so you can choose wisely next time you are shopping in a plant nursery.