See room makeovers and get simple decorating tips to personalize your home.
Freezing temperatures outside mean it’s time to hibernate! This round-up of cozy winter bedding for kids and adults alike will keep you warm at night (and make it a teensy bit harder to get up in the morning).
Snow’s swirling outside my window with the year’s first blizzard in...Read More »
These Christmas curb appeal ideas are easy to DIY in under an hour with supplies you can use year after year. Your neighbors will love the festive look, and you’ll be happy you spent less than an hour pulling it all together!
For the first time since we purchased...Read More »
Learn how to make a simple DIY grapevine Christmas wreath with this easy tutorial and you’ll have a pretty holiday door decoration in minutes!
If my mom was the bumper sticker type, our old 1984 Dodge Caravan would have sported one that read “I break for grapevines!”
No,...Read More »
These free Halloween printables aren’t scary and make adorable wall decor! Kids will love the cute trick-or-treating bear and silly pumpkin art prints, which are a fun addition to your stash of Halloween decorations. Read on to find out how to get them!
“Mommy, they’re just pretend. Why are you...Read More »
Decorate your front door with this easy DIY fall wreath! In less than thirty minutes (and with one special supply) you can transform a plain, inexpensive grapevine wreath into a pretty decoration to welcome guests.
I’m sort of known as the “wreath lady” around here, and it’s probably because...Read More »
Ready to spruce up your home on a budget? These home accessories under $100 are all gorgeous and currently on sale!
Most of us don’t have loads of disposable income to spend on home accessories, which is why discount stores like HomeGoods and Target are so popular.
But when Nordstrom...Read More »
Decorating a screened-in porch doesn’t happen overnight, and it needn’t be expensive! See how a small screened-in porch evolved from a grungy space to a colorful outdoor room.
The breeze gently blowing through my hair, a magazine in my lap, a fruity cocktail in my hand…
That’s how I imagined...Read More »
Switching around art in the most highly-trafficked part of your home is the quickest and easiest way to decorate for each holiday and season. In today’s installment of the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop, Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled is back with bright and cheerful beachy artwork.
Whether you’re attracted to summer...Read More »
Crafting is a great stress reliever, but not if your craft space is totally disorganized and you spend 15 minutes searching for your glue gun! Unfortunately, that was the case for Eileen until she teamed up with her husband Ash to create an amazing DIY craft room storage solution.
Eileen and...Read More »
Are you suffering from a boring laundry closet or a small laundry room that needs a little facelift? See how we completed a laundry closet makeover in an afternoon for free, plus get a free laundry room art print!
Beautiful marble counters, deep sinks, an ironing station, and a...Read More »
Kick off the summer entertaining season with a colorful, 21-page pack of summer party printables!
Now that Memorial Day’s come and gone, it’s time to take your white jeans out of storage, get a pedicure, buy new sandals, and start planning summer parties! This summer I’m thrilled...Read More »
There’s no need to overthink your Easter mantel! These Easter mantel decorating ideas are so quick and simple, you’ll have a pretty fireplace or shelf decorated for spring in twenty minutes or less.
Slowly but surely I’m converting to a more simplified holiday decorating style. My home...Read More »
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 Irish blessing to add to your decor.
Our fireplace is in our “formal” living room (by formal, I...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.
Learn how to create an organized and inspiring small craft area in any room in your house, and get that sewing machine off your kitchen table with these easy-to-implement ideas.
Nothing sucks away your creative drive like cleaning crusty peanut butter from your kitchen table and hiking...Read More »
Learn how to transform the worst room in your home with simple and practical decorating tips to create a space that’s functional and beautiful for you. Plus, get a free decorating e-book at the end of the post.
Do you cringe when you walk past a certain space in...Read More »
Do you want to add pizzazz to plain shelves, but don’t have time to paint? Learn how to update 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 fragile...Read More »
There are only a few days left until Halloween, but you still have time to create an easy Halloween mantel with these two no-brainer craft projects you can make while watching TV! Note: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures for more information.
For years I thought that my chronic procrastination was...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!
Have you ever seen a wheeled, swiveling desk chair in a dining room? No?...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 »
Too busy to go all-out with your fall decor? This fall home tour shows you easy ways to cozy up your home for the season even if you’re short on time.
It was October again … a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys...Read More »
Add a pretty detail to your fall mantel decor with this easy DIY fall leaf garland. In less than 20 minutes this leaf garland will dress up your mantel from Labor Day through Thanksgiving!
My favorite tree in town sits on a classic suburban street filled with colonial-style homes...Read More »
An easy way to decorate your home for each season is to switch up your artwork. No, I’m not suggesting that you run out and purchase new art throughout the year, although that would be fun. Instead, print your own at home! Today I have free fall printables to add some...Read More »
Do you love all the beautiful fall decor you see in magazines and on Pinterest, but aren’t sure how to create the look for yourself? Here are five easy fall decorating ideas you can try in your home today to create a cozy look.
Pretend we’re sipping coffee in...Read More »
It’s easy to decorate for fall with this DIY fall monogram wreath! With just a few supplies and twenty minutes, you’ll have a pretty and personalized fall wreath to decorate your door.
This weekend, our box of fall decorations made it up from the basement and onto the dining...Read More »
Are you ready to celebrate the unofficial arrival of fall, but not quite ready to bust out the leaves and pumpkins? If so, this simple DIY fall wreath is the perfect transitional door decor for you!
Wreaths are my jam. My mom and I made a lot of them when I was little,...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 »
Bibliophiles unite! If you have lots of books but not much space, these easy and inexpensive small space book storage ideas will help you fit your mysteries, biographies, and chick-lit favorites in nearly any nook or cranny.
A room without books is like a body without a...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...Read More »
Sectional sofas are comfy ways to seat lots of people, but decorating the walls above them can be tricky. Learn how to decorate above a corner sectional with three lovely ideas, plus see a family room makeover.
I’m excited to share the progress of our TV room makeover, and...Read More »
Do you like farmhouse decor, but prefer more color and modern touches than most of the ideas you see? If so, then you’ll love the eclectic farmhouse style featured in a gorgeous New England colonial home. Find out how to get the look for yourself!
I’ve long been a...Read More »
Get your outdoor space in shape with these seven inexpensive small porch decorating ideas that are perfect if you’re on a budget. When the weather warms up, you’ll be ready to enjoy fresh-air meals and evenings with a cup of tea – or a glass of wine – in the breeze....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.
Bruises on my hip from banging into the rusty...Read More »
Don’t let an empty wall intimidate you! Creating a gallery to fill your blank walls is easy if you use calendars! Calendar wall art is a simple and inexpensive little trick to add personality and color to your home.
Are you staring at a big, blank wall? Okay, fine....Read More »
An ugly and outdated room in our 1960’s colonial home transformed into an eclectic boy’s bedroom filled with color and meaningful decor. Check out the before and after photos to get inspiration for your own boy’s bedroom makeover.
Trucks, trains, cars, dinosaurs, sports, superheroes and Star Wars: that’s what...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 »