budget DIY dressing room

        When we moved into our house over three years ago, there was an extra bedroom upstairs that automatically became an office/catch-all for crafting, etc. It was always a mess so I envisioned converting it into a dressing room, especially since my bedroom closet isn’t the most functional space. I originally thought […]

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Ten fresh headboard ideas

I’ve always been drawn to fabric headboards, but am realizing there are so many original alternatives to try.

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camping with kids

Our camping trip from Labor Day weekend 2017. This is my reminder that camping trips with kids can be fun and get so much easier as they get older! This year, I’m bringing along a new addition, a pouch couch and the kids are loving it so far. It’s for them, but I am seeing myself  […]

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eclectic kid’s bedroom

                    When it comes to design style, I’ve always been drawn to an eclectic mix that feels comfortable, including antiques, chipping paint, soft colors and mixed patterns. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs posts like this one , the wheels in my head are constantly spinning and […]

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How to beat the winter blues

“Here is a list of things that has continued to help me beat the Winter blues. No specific combination of things will work for everyone, but I hope that some of these ideas resonate with you and help you feel better, even if just for a few moments.”

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Studs Astray

  Over the past few months, I’ve been seeing so many great artists and makers really creating names for themselves locally and beyond, so I knew I wanted to learn and share about these strong women artists/ business owners. I had been seeing all these gorgeous stud earrings and necklaces popping up in local shops […]

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Book Review: Lagom-The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to simplify, slow down and find balance in my life, so I was really intrigued by the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life called Lagom, which means “not too much and not too little-just right.” This should be […]

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10 cool space-themed bedroom ideas

by vanessa gillis My kids’ bedrooms have always been a thorn in my side. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get it right. I’ve pinned a million images and have an idea in my head, but I can never seem to pull it all together. I know, first world problems…Part of the reason I […]

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diy marble contact paper back splash

Our kitchen has been a consistent work in progress. First with painting the cupboards, covering the counters and now, the back splash. I still have daydreams about taking a sledge hammer to the cupboards and starting from scratch, but until that day comes…With much contemplation on what type of budget-friendly back splash to install, I […]

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a new year’s non-resolution

With the new year upon us, it always seems fitting to come up with a resolution. It happens automatically. Most years, mine is to exercise more and make healthier eating choices (she says while plowing through a bag of kettle corn). This year, I’ve decided not to make any resolutions per se. I prefer to […]

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