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Yard Sale Style: 7 things to shop for to decorate on the cheap
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wanna know a secret? Just about every spot in my house sports some kind of garage sale find.
When I was a kid, my mom and grandma used to drag me all over town while they shopped garage sales and it was miserable. Nothing made me want to cease existing more than going to yard sale where it turned out we KNEW the person throwing the...
: $150 credit to Decorator in a Box
- Published on Monday, 13 May 2013
Often, decorating is fun, and sometimes it’s even easy and everything falls right into place. But some days, let’s be honest: you just wish someone would come along tell you exactly what color to paint the walls…
…or which fabric to use for what…
…or – okay sure, if you’re offering –...
Happy Mothers Day!
- Published on Sunday, 12 May 2013
To ALL mamas.
To the moms of little tinies who wistfully recall the days when you could shower with the bathroom door closed, but still recognize with a deep urgency that you’re living smack-dab in the middle of “the good old days…”
To the moms whose kids are now having their own… (To my mom!)
What’s Your Take?: Accessorizing with Busts
- Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013
Today I’m asking YOUR opinion, and I hope you’ll weigh in in the comments section. What’s your take on decorating with busts?
Not THAT kind of busts!
You GUYS. Just be mature. Like ME.
In the last post, I showed you my new little friend, Matilda, there on the right.
I got her for $9.98 on clearance at World...
Ditto DIY: Easy DIY Interchangeable Tray ($8!)
- Published on Monday, 06 May 2013
First, oops! I keep forgetting to tell you that the Better Homes & Gardens mag with my laundry room will be the NEXT issue, technically June but it comes out within a week or two, I think. If you see it, let me know! Look for silly little me on the very back page, wondering what I’m doing there.
Welcome to the FIRST EVER...
It is well…
- Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013
From the next room, laughter and the banging of toy trains on wooden train tracks distract me from the glowing laptop in front of me, so I pause and listen to a small three-year-old voice giggling and chattering away in conversation with his daddy as Thomas and Friends chug-a-chug up short wooden slopes and through plastic bridges.
No-sew DIY Greek Key Curtain Panels
- Published on Monday, 29 April 2013
By “no-sew,” I mean: I totally had to sew to make these curtains, but just to hem them. Hopefully you won’t have to. Or you’ll just be four hundred times more competent with a sewing machine than I am, and can swiftly sew a straight hem without shaking your fist at the sky and cursing your wretched sewing...
Yard Sales + Flowers +
- Published on Saturday, 27 April 2013
I went yard saling yesterday and helpfully relieved several burdened homeowners of their useless tchotckes. I spent $3.
But I would’ve spent $6 if I hadn’t been a ruthless, cold-hearted negotiator.
But not really.
By the way, at least where I live, this is PEAK yard sale season: right now, for about the...
Inspiration for my new Greek key curtains
- Published on Thursday, 25 April 2013
We have about a hundred and six places in our house that NEED updating, badly. One of those places is NOT the breakfast nook. But here I am, fixing it up, little by little, finding ways to procrastinate on other parts of the house.
Here’s how the breakfast nook looked a few months ago:
Then I added new bamboo blinds:
New monthly project! Ditto DIY: Bringing couture design into our homes
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013
Raise your hand if you’ve ever drooled over a home in a magazine or on pinterest and wish you could recreate that in your own house? *Raises hand violently.*
I think part of learning how to turn inspirational photos into reality is just plain old practice and trial and error. Soooo guess what?! I’m joining in with nine...