10 Amazing DIY Projects

10 Amazing DIY Blogger Projects

Take a look at these 10 Amazing DIY Blogger Projects and get ready to feel inspired! Sprucing up your home for spring just got easier with these 10 creative and inventive DIY hacks.   … Read More...

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Gold Tray Styling

I'm not going to lie. When Jen from the blog Jennifer Rizzo asked me if I'd like to take part in the "She Sent Me WHAT?" blog hop, I was nervous to say yes. Jen asked a bunch of us if we'd be willing to go to a thrift store, buy an item, and mail it to a fellow blogger who would then need to use the item … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {151}

Welcome to the party! Don't worry you're at the right place. (You might notice that my site has a new snazzy look. It was time to freshen things up around here!) If you are new to the Tutorials & Tips Link party the rules are very simple, please add a text link to the bottom of each post that you … Read More...

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How to Open Rose Buds Instantly

Back in the fall when I was competing in the White Room Challenge with LaZBoy, I had trouble styling my flowers. In my mind's eye, I envisioned dressing the grand room with full and fluffy rose bouquets, but I only had 4 dozen very tight white rosebuds to work with. The buds were TIGHT and no amount of warm … Read More...

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Zumba Review: Lose Weight & Have Fun

I am on a mission to lose the extra weight and to get fit! So far I have lost over 20 lbs and you can read exactly what I'm doing to drop the weight in my post How I've Lost 22 lbs So Far. I promised you that I would write an entire post reviewing Zumba so that you can decide if it might be right for you. … Read More...

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Kitchen Magazine Feature

I am honored to have my kitchen featured in the spring edition of Better Homes and Gardens special interest magazine: Kitchen + Bath Makeovers. If you're standing in line at the grocery store, be sure to pick one up and flip through it! You will see several designs by bloggers you know including Rhoda from … Read More...

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10 Do It Yourself Decorating Ideas

Enjoy this week's features of some of the latest and greatest DIY projects in the blogosphere!   … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {150}

Happy Saint Patrick's Day and welcome to the 150th Tutes & Tips party! Wow, that's a lot of parties you all :). I wish I had a fun party favor to give each one of you just for stopping on by today---maybe a Shamrock Shake, or a clover cookie, or shoot since this is a pretend favor how about we stop … Read More...

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Trend Alert: Pastel Trend in Home Decor

Pastels have taken over fashion this spring and are predicted to make an appearance in home decor in 2014. As I type this post with patches of dirty snow still on the ground, I find the idea of painting my surroundings the soothing shades of easter eggs perfectly delightful! I am so very ready to usher in … Read More...

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Home Buying Moment: 5 Essential Tips for New Homeowners

Disclosure: I am blogging on behalf of Trulia, but the views expressed here are my own and are not Trulia's. To learn more, please visit: http://on.trulia.com/postcards As I was walking through our first-time home with our home inspector, he asked me if I’d ever owned a home before. I told him that this … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {149}

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips link party! If you're new here the rules of the party are simple. Please include a text link back to this party within your post. Each week I feature around 10 of the best projects from the party and will use one of your pictures with a link back to your post. I look … Read More...

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How I’ve Lost 22 lbs So Far

Weight loss. Ugh. It seems like such a constant battle, doesn't it? We are probably one of the most educated populations when it comes to nutrition and exercise and yet losing weight seems like a mysterious, herculean task. I've lost 22 lbs slowly over the last 9 months, and I thought I'd share with you … Read More...

9 inspiring decorating tutorials and tips

9 Inspiring Decorating Tutorials & Tips Not to Miss

Be inspired by this collection of DIY decorating tutorials and tips not to miss! To see the features, click the word “Next” at the bottom right and scroll through the gallery. Click the links within the descriptions to be taken to the tutorials. … Read More...

How to make a mason jar vase and frame

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

I am a Lowes Creative Ideas Blogger and each month we are issued a project challenge...should we choose to accept it! For March, we were tasked with showing off Pantone's Radiant Orchid paint by Valspar. I recently shared with you 3 Tips on Decorating with Radiant Orchid. It's a BOLD color and it's definitely … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {148}

I mentioned in a post today that I suffer from DADD (Decorating Attention Deficit Disorder). Can anyone out there relate? You move a bunch of things into your hallway, start covering everything in paint, sawdust, power tools, and fabric and then become overwhelmed or paralyzed. So then you move on to creating … Read More...