Author Archives: Cyndy

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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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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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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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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Artist Spotlight: Gee Gee Collins

Artist Spotlight: Gee Gee Collins

  It’s time for this month’s Artist Spotlight! We’re thrilled to be featuring the talented Gee Gee Collins.   via Gee Gee Collins   Gee Gee’s painting is featured on our free printable artist collaboration calendar that we shared back in … Continue reading

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2017 Colors of the Year

2017 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

It’s that time of the year when all of us paint geeks get giddy in anticipation, waiting for all of the paint companies to release their official “Colors of the Year.  The 2017  colors of the year have now all … Continue reading

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Moody Monday: Layering Shades of Celadon

Layering Transitional Colors. Moody Monday

Hope you guys had a great weekend!  I have had a color on my mind now for several weeks, so I thought I would do another Moody Monday to highlight this versatile color.  I also want to share with you … Continue reading

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2016 Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker Event in NYC

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine 2016 Stylemaker Event

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine 2016 Stylemaker event in New York City. I have been so excited to share the pictures and details with you guys because it was such … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pecan Baked Brie En Croute

Raspberry and Pecan Baked Brie En Croute. Easy appetizer idea!

    I have been wanting to share this easy recipe with you guys for awhile and I finally had the chance the weekend to make it for a party and take pictures.  Our recipe for raspberry, pecan and bacon … Continue reading

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Faux Cement Paint Technique and Recipe

Faux cement paint treatment and recipe. Great for revamping accessories.

For several years now, I have been doing this faux cement paint technique with a super easy recipe that I came up with that has been a great way for me to change the look of old accessories and decor.  It’s … Continue reading

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