Weekend Mix: Fall Color Trends

Weekend Mix.  The Creativity Exchange

I love seeing all the colors coming out in fashion for fall.  I look forward to seeing what colors are going to be big in fashion each season because it gives me a better feel for where we are heading in … Continue reading

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Outdoor Entertaining and Decorating: Favorite Tricks

Creative outdoor ideas for entertaining and decorating.  The Creativity Exchange

August is one of my favorite times of the year in East Texas; says no one ever…  Even though I have lived in East Texas for almost 20 years, I still seriously struggle with getting through the insane August heat … Continue reading

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Easy Faux Gold Leaf Paint Trick

Tutorial for how to do an easy faux gold leaf paint technique that looks like the real thing.  The Creativity Exchange

  I have been in the process of re-styling my living room bookshelves. I really just wanted to update them and add some touches of teal and gold leaf. I don’t have a lot to share yet because I have … Continue reading

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Update on the Book: It’s Finished!

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  A couple of months ago, I mentioned on the blog that I was in the process of writing a book for DK Publishing/Alpha Books called Organizing Your Life.  The book is part of the popular Idiot’s Guide series and will … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summer Salads

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Over the five years I have been blogging, I have shared all of our favorite summer salads.  We pretty much live off of salads here in Texas because it’s way too hot for anything else.  I thought today that I … Continue reading

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DIY Oversized Trays Using Plywood Boards

Tutorial for making oversized trays with plywood boards.  You can paint or cover in wallpaper and add cabinet hardware.  The Creativity Exchange

  I had a palm to the forehead moment last week when I was looking at all of the scrap wood left over from my projects in the garage.  For some reason, the way the wood and boards of various … Continue reading

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Turn Yard and Plant Clippings Into an Easy Summer Arrangement

Mix different sizes of vases for yard clippings for a pretty summer arrangement.  The Creativity Exchange

  Summer is the best time of year to really take advantage of all of the great stuff growing around your yard.  You may not think you have the right stuff growing to pull together a summer arrangement but really … Continue reading

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Weekend Mix: Fancy Edition

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  I’m trying out a new feature today called “Weekend Mix”.  I’m not sure if I’ll do it every week but I have been wanting to share with you guys a round-up of just some little things that I run … Continue reading

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Quick Picks: Society 6 Pillows

Round-up of pillows available on Society 6. Artist upload their artwork and this store puts their work on products and sells it. The Creativity Exchange

Have you guys seen this website/online store called Society 6? You may already know about it but I had never seen it before until last week, when I somehow stumbled onto it. It’s so amazing and I am completely obsessed! … Continue reading

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Paint Colors in My Home: My Color Strategy

How to choose paint colors for your home and how having an undertone strategy can greatly help.  The Creativity Exchange

I realized last week that I have never shared all of my home paint colors all in one post. I have always shared my colors as we have revamped a room but I never pulled everything together into one complete … Continue reading

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