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Our Pool Makeover Checklist

If these sweltering 90-degree-plus days are any indication, summer is here and stickin’ around! The sun shines brightly, birds are chirping and the warm breeze makes me close my eyes and just breathe it all in. With the summer in full swing, my husband and I finally got serious about cleaning up our outdoor space. …

Curls and Pearls: Vanities Re-imagined

Over the past several years upcycling vintage and antique pieces has emerged as an enduring trend in decor.  This “green” way of furnishing your home has led to the resurgence of the vanity — that traditional mirrored piece of our grandmother’s boudior.  Whether it’s repurposing a piece to use as a bathroom vanity or a …

Five Ways to Make Mother’s Day Memorable

I don’t know about you, but May always seems busier than the month of December. All of the “year end” activities for kids, final exams, graduations just seem to pile it on.  And some years Mother’s Day gets a little lost in the shuffle. If that’s the case for you, I’m here to share five …

Ten-Minute Organization, Room by Room

Spring cleaning and organizing, when taken as a whole, can be overwhelming. The thought of going through all of the closets and drawers, all of the papers and files, and all of the cabinets is daunting. But what if you broke down organizing your home into smaller bits? Room by room, a little bit at a time. Not …

Laundry Room Inspiration

I love it when a research project coincides with a project I’m longing to tackle in my own home.  I do a “Home Goals” list on my blog each year, and for the last three years my laundry room has been on that list.  However, it always gets shoved aside to address more pressing issues …

Give Your Collectibles the Spotlight They Deserve

From buttons to tea cups, we all have that one guilty pleasure that we take pride in collecting. In the blink of an eye, however, those collections can go from story-telling novelties to a pile of tchotchkes. Your collectables deserve a spotlight. Give them the attention they deserve with these boast-worthy display ideas: Tableside Mixing …

Cozy Home Solutions Checklist

It has been freezing cold down here in Georgia this week! When it gets this cold, I like to stay home, where it’s nice and warm and cozy. Here is my cozy home solutions checklist – things you can do to make your home cozy and warm this winter. (1) Check Drafty Windows and Doors. …

Cut Clutter with Shower Curtain Hooks

The closet is notoriously one of the home’s toughest terrains to keep tidy.  It’s no secret this clutter culprit can quickly become a catch all, concealing both clothing and chaos behind its closed doors.  While a complete closet overhaul can be time consuming and expensive, there’s a smart and savvy solution hidden at your local …

Quick Fix Projects with Big Impact

When we’re busy, home projects tend to take a back seat to other, more pressing obligations. What if you could quickly complete some fixer upper projects around your home that would make a big difference? Here are five quick fixer-upper projects with big impact. (1) Redo an old chair It’s easy to refurbish dining chairs to …

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