See room makeovers and get simple decorating tips to personalize your home.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with two spring printable art freebies! These pretty and cute watercolor prints are sure to brighten your room.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
– Doug Larson
In my front yard, a lonely crocus survived last summer’s...Read More »
It’s easy being green! Learn how to decorate your St. Patrick’s Day mantel with quick and easy shamrock crafts you can make in thirty minutes or less. Plus, get a free printable shamrock template so you can make your own felt shamrocks.
Our fireplace is in our “formal” living room...Read More »
The holidays are crazy enough as it is, so don’t be hard on yourself! Take it easy with simple Christmas decorating ideas for the one room that really needs some holiday spirit. Please note that this post contains affiliate links; see my disclosures for more information.
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Is there a sewing machine on your kitchen table and a paper cutter on your counter? Learn how to create an organized and inspiring small craft area. Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosures for more information.
Nothing sucks away your creative drive...Read More »
Don’t settle for a room that makes you miserable! Learn how to transform the worst room in your home with simple decorating tips to create a space that’s functional and beautiful for you! Please note: This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures.
Do you...Read More »
Do you want to add pizzazz to plain shelves, but don’t have time to paint? Learn how to update old shelves in just a few minutes with a clever trick that uses a common craft supply.
There’s a reason that laminate shelves are so cheap: their looks are as...Read More »
Does the chair in your home office look like it belongs to some dude in a corporate cubicle? If so, it’s time to replace it with a feminine desk chair that’s worthy of your #girlboss bum! Note: This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for details.
Have you ever seen...Read More »
The television of my youth had a dial and a handful of channels that, if you turned the rabbit ears just the right way, would not produce white static across the screen. My grandmother, who was an avid cook, lived with me and my parents. When I got home from school...Read More »
Do you have a “catchall” space in your house? You know, a room filled with cast-off furniture and decorations, and stuff that doesn’t seem to have any other home?
Perhaps it’s your go-to spot for putting things in a “safe place” where you won’t forget about them (and yet you always...Read More »
It was October again … a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain — amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue.
– L.M. Montgomery
The...Read More »
Pretend we’re sipping coffee in my kitchen and eyeballing the last Munchkin in the box because neither one of us wants to look like a greedy little doughnut fiend by popping it into our mouth faster than you can say “pumpkin spice.”
Look around my house and you will see a...Read More »
In an alternate universe, the days are 40 hours long and 20 of those hours are filled with peace, quiet, and motivation to sew and hot-glue to my heart’s content. Since that’s not reality, I will instead round up ten handmade back-to-school supplies that are unique, clever, and crafted by someone else with...Read More »
Lots of books but not much space? Here are three easy and inexpensive small space book storage ideas that will fit in nearly any nook or cranny.
Let’s talk about where to store books when you are short on space. Although I have an e-reader, I still love the feel of...Read More »
Earlier this week you got a glimpse of our new TV room, which is ripe and ready for decorating. The room features affordable swing-arm sconces above the sectional, which are great for providing additional reading light and a softer glow to complement the recessed ceiling lights. I chose swing-arm...Read More »
I’m excited to share the progress of our TV room makeover, and share some ideas for how to decorate above a corner sectional! This post is chock-a-block of images so please stick with me and scroll all the way. 🙂
Our home is a 1960’s garrison colonial that started out with a...Read More »
Learn a simple bathroom organization trick that will make your guests so much more comfortable – and keep them from snooping! Plus, get some free printable art for your bathroom! Please note that this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.
Your friend invites...Read More »
I’ve long been a fan of eclectic farmhouse style, so today I’m sharing a stunning house in my hometown of Sudbury, Massachusetts. I used to drive by this circa 1800 Georgian home, set atop a hill, every day on my way to high school. So, I was so pleased to...Read More »
Wrapping paper art is a simple way to decorate your home on a budget, and I’ll share my top tips for selecting the right paper for your project. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures.
Hold on to your seats, people, because I’m...Read More »
When the weather warms up, it’s time to dust off the porch and spiff it up for fresh-air meals and evenings enjoying a cup of tea – or a glass of wine – in the breeze. Get your outdoor space in shape with these seven inexpensive small porch decorating ideas....Read More »
Readers, I’ve become a dog person. After waiting a year and for our home renovations to be (mostly) done, we added a bouncy, sweet black lab mix (likely nose hound!) all the way from Indiana to our family. Sadie is around two years old and zooming around our newly finished hardwood...Read More »
What’s gray, maroon, and nasty all over? That would be our family bathroom before we took it down to the studs and used four simple design tricks to transform the dark, cramped space into a colorful kids bathroom makeover that’s light and bright. Please note that this post contains affiliate links; see my...Read More »
Don’t let an empty wall intimidate you! Calendar wall art is a simple and inexpensive little trick to add personality and color to your walls. Please note: this post contains affiliate links, read the disclosures for more information.
Are you staring at a big, blank wall? Okay, fine. You’re clearly...Read More »
Trucks, trains, cars, dinosaurs, sports, superheroes and Star Wars: that’s what little boys are made of. Well, at least my little boy is. Oh, and he’s made of LEGOs, stuffed animals, and Ninja Turtles, too. My little dude has loads of different interests, so when I decorated his bedroom in our...Read More »
What do you do when decorating feels hard? Maybe you like a lot of different styles or colors, and are overwhelmed by choices. Perhaps you’re worried that you don’t have the skill or talent to put together a room that makes you feel happy. Are you worried you’ll somehow get...Read More »
You hate your kitchen. Cooking, eating and washing dishes in it cause major aggravation, and no one wants to hang out there. If you’re considering a kitchen renovation but don’t know where to begin, these kitchen renovation tips will give you the confidence to get started.
Holy crap! All of...Read More »
The kitchen should be the heart of the home, but our 1960’s Garrison colonial kitchen was more like the pain in the ass of our home. In fact, it was nearly a deal-breaker when we went to the first open house. Our realtor warned me that the house required updating, and...Read More »