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    Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

    This Valentine’s Day, spruce up your apartment with this cute and quick craft from Martha Stewart. Heart garland is an easy way to make any living area more festive and is a great conversation starter when entertaining.         You will need:   Card stock paper in red and pink colors, one sheet […]

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    Cute and Cheap Elephant Artwork

    The term “nesting” is not to be taken lightly. While awaiting the arrival of my second child, the “nesting” instinct has taken over and is in the driver’s seat. My husband even coined the phrase, “Mega Nesting” which he says with enthusiasm and in his most dramatic TV voice-over voice whenever I mention crafting, cleaning, […]

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    Black Friday: DIY

    Today as you’re all out shopping, or just getting home from shopping you’ll probably notice the insane amount of plastic bags you’ve been collecting throughout the day. The bags will either end up getting thrown away, or sit around for awhile until someone needs to carry something. Instead of throwing them out and adding to […]

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    Creating a Paint or Gallery Wall

    Brought to you from our friends Tommy and Ellie from TommyandEllie.com! Next to the master bedroom, the dining room was what sold me on our house (even its pre-flipped, dilapidated state). I loved the natural light, the big bay window, the two columns and the way the dining room entry point flowed into the two-story […]

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    Wreath Making

    Last Friday I posted about how to make a really simple yarn wreath, and since we had such a great response to it I have decided to post another blog dedicated to wreath building. This blog includes a few decorating ideas that you can use on your future wreath building projects.   Like the yarn […]

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    Easy Wreath Making: Yarn Wreath

     This wreath is extremely simple, easy, and inexpensive to make. It only takes maybe an hour or 2 max unless you let your dogs play with your yarn. It may have seemed like a fun idea, but it can take three weeks because you’re busy getting the knots out. This happened to my boss and it literally took her three weeks […]

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    Dining Room Chairs

    Brought to you by our friends Tommy and Ellie at tommyandellie.com.  Finding inexpensive Parsons chairs was (surprisingly) easy, thanks to Young House Love. Finding slipcovers was a bit more difficult. Our criteria was: Cheap ($20 or Less) for Each Slipcover Natural or Neutral, to go with the Gray and Gold of Our Dining Room Machine […]

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    How to Make Farmhouse Benches

    Brought to you by our friend Tommy Sibiga from TommyandEllie.com! Do you know how much dining room chairs cost? Take that number and then multiply it by 12. What do you get? A very large number. A number that’s well beyond our means. When I first started considering to build a dining room table, I […]

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    My Makeshift Mantlepiece – Guest Blogger!

    As I am sure you are aware, ForRent.com and Homes.com just finished running a joint photo contest called “The Coolest Space in Your Place”. Over 250 photos were submitted and from 250, we narrowed the entries down to just five. This week we will be sharing the top 5 entrants’ blog posts about the rooms […]

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    Cornhole DIY!!

    A game that seems to be taking the state of Virginia by storm is called Cornhole. There are two boards that sit on the ground with one end up in the air at an angle, with the boards facing each other. The purpose is to stand next to one board and try and toss bean […]

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