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Update Your Home with Plantation Shutters for the New Year

plantation shutters in living room

Unless you built your house from the ground up, the chances are your home needs some updating. And that's why we're going to talk about how to update your home with plantation shutters today. Even small projects like updating one well appointed window with new window treatments can make a difference. Anything you can do to make the space seem more modern will only add to its value. Now I know how  the prospect of updating your home can seem overwhelming, especially if there are multiple projects on your list. Trust me. I get it. You...

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How to Give Your Front Yard a Facelift

Who wants to know how to give your front yard a facelift with minimal effort. Hint, you're going to need mulch, and lots of it. You may remember me telling you about the new home I moved into last fall. Well, it's been about 10 months since we moved in and we're still knee deep in projects galore. We went the "good bones" route with our purchase and while we have plenty of to-dos on our list that we're working on to really make this house our own, we've been able to check revamp the...

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Our Favorite 2018 Summer Beach Reads

Favorite 2018 Summer Beach Reads

Since I've recently been making more of an effort to find time to read, I wanted to share our favorite 2018 summer beach reads. Reading is something that I truly LOVE to do! When I was younger I would tear through books faster than my library card would let me. Sure now I'm facing lots of distractions with family and work, but taking time to do what I love is important. I've been turning off the TV and diving in to good books more lately and it's been great! Taking time to nurture myself and...

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7 Essential Oils to Use in Your Home

With the rising popularity of essential oils, we are sharing with you 7 essential oils to use in your home on a regular basis. Essential oils offer a great way to utilize aromatherapy benefits! You can add them as an additional scent to homemade cleaners and use them as a natural way to boost immune health. Using essential oils throughout your day is easier than you'd expect. We shared 7 essential oils to use in your home that are always in stock and why we use them frequently! 7 Essential Oils To Use In Your Home Peppermint...

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How to Organize Your Garage

So, who knows how to organize your garage? I mean REALLY organize it? I did just that when we were preparing to put our house on the market  last summer and it's high time I apply some tried and true tricks to our new, over-stuffed garage. Bwah! Seriously, it's time. Now that spring has made her mark, and summer is almost here, I'd say we get to finishing all those spring cleaning and organization projects we started. Who's with me? The reality is that many households focus on spring cleaning in the house, but neglect...

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DIY Painted Fireplace Surround and Brick Wall

Brick Wall Before and After

Sharing my DIY Painted Fireplace Surround and Brick Wall has been long overdue. I actually tackled this project about this time last year. Over the months, I've received several questions from friends about the details of the project. It has been such a huge improvement in our home that I decided it was time to share it so that anyone with an ol' ugly wall like mine, or looking at houses with one, isn't intimidated to take it on. I promise, anyone can do it! DIY Painted Fireplace Surround and Brick Wall When we bought this house over...

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Mohawk Spring Home Tour

Mohawk Flooring After

With each new season I always find myself wanting to refresh my home's decor a bit. And that urge has kicked into overdrive this particular spring because I recently moved into a new home. So, let's just say that I'm still fully in the decorating stage. My previous home had a more contemporary vibe that didn't lend itself well to my young family. When we moved to this house I knew that I wanted to insert farmhouse elements and make our space cute, cozy and, most importantly, family friendly. This distressed farmhouse table was one...

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