12 Days of Blogger Holiday Home Tours

12 Days of Blogger Holiday Home Tour Daily Schedule

Today is the kick off date for the 12 Days of Holiday Homes; blogger home tours organized and hosted by 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style. Our sponsor this year is Lynch Creek Farm. My Christmas home tour will … Continue reading

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Creative Homemade Christmas Gifts

Entertainer Gift Basket

It often doesn’t take a great deal of effort to hand-make gifts, but the recipients will appreciate your time, talents, and thoughtfulness. Plus, making presents yourself enables you to personalize them specifically for your friends and family and what they … Continue reading

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Our Guest Bathroom Remodel Plan and Progress

Guest Bathroom Remodel Design Board and Plan

 I mentioned last week that we were in the process of doing a total guest bathroom remodel project. If you missed that post and my “dream bathroom” inspiration board, you can find it here. Today, I wanted to share our final … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things: Treat Yourself Gift Guide

Favorite Things Gift Guide to Treat Yourself

I know there are so many holiday gift guides floating around Blogland that I really hesitated to do one myself. So, this year, I’m doing something a little different that I’m calling it a “treat yourself” gift guide with a … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Easy DIY Christmas Décor Projects

Olive Branch With Gold Bells

Last week, Cyndy shared her tricks from her department store visual design days for how store designers create magical Christmas trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. If you missed that post, you can find it here. By the way, her ribbon trick … Continue reading

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A Day of Inspired Design Blogger Event in Chicago

Delta Faucet blogger event in Chicago

I’m so excited about today’s post recapping my trip to Chicago for an amazing “Day of Inspired Design,” hosted by the blogging team at Young House Love and sponsored by Delta Faucet®. I came away with so many smart design … Continue reading

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25 Creative Built-In Bars and Bar Carts

Converted Closet Bar

It’s the season for festive holiday parties, and having a well-appointed bar might be a key part of your get-togethers. Your bar can take many forms, from a dedicated built-in area, to a converted closet-turned-bar, to a standalone bar cabinet. … Continue reading

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Use these Creative Christmas Decorating Tricks this Year

Christmas tree decorating tricks

      As you begin to think about Christmas decorating this year, I wanted to share some easy and creative Christmas decorating tricks that we used over the years when I was a department store visual designer and merchandiser. … Continue reading

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Creative Thanksgiving Tables and Eats

Fall Cocktail Table

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for what you have, celebrate being together, and make new memories. As you host get-togethers this holiday season, these creative Thanksgiving tables, décor, drink, hors d’oeuvre, and … Continue reading

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Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon: Holiday Gift Guide

Oprah's Favorite Things on Amazon. Holiday Gift Guide

This post contains Amazon affiliate links  Every year, I faithfully watched Oprah’s “Favorite Things” show because if Oprah said it was one of her favorite things, it had to be pretty fabulous!  Oprah has always been right on with her … Continue reading

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