Privacy Please: How To Add a Door To a Cased Opening

As any mom of little kids can tell you, bathroom privacy is a Sacred and Holy Experience. When we bought our house there was not a door between our master bedroom and our master bathroom—only a cased opening. Inside the bathroom there is an enclosed potty room and of course our bedroom has a door, but there was nothing but a short hallway to separate the bed from that big garden tub right there.  Also, when we moved in, there were no blinds on the double glass doors that open to the back … [Read more...]

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5 Simple Painting Tips for Beginners

Paint is an amazing thing. I can’t think of a single decorating item that you can buy for your house that can make such a dramatic change to a room for such a small investment. A can of paint and some rollers costs very little, but the impact it can have on the overall vibe of a room is YUUUUUUGE. Check out the instant facelift that Caroline’s nursery got when we painted it last year: See what I mean?  It’s like the interior design equivalent of a messy bun/no makeup/holey t-shirt … [Read more...]

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Cozy Spring Home Tour Blog Hop

I know, I know. I just posted the Hallelujah Home Tour a few weeks back. Is it too soon for another one? Maybe. But my daffodils are in full bloom, and they have taken over my house right now, so I might as well show them off, right? I also couldn’t resist joining some of my very favorite bloggers for this Cozy Spring Home Tour today, hosted by my friend Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors.  As a gardener, Springtime is one of my favorite times of year. And this year I have a … [Read more...]

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DIY Ribbon and Lace Nursery Mobile

I’ve known all along that I wanted to DIY a pretty mobile for baby girl’s nursery, but I never knew exactly what I wanted until I walked into a local consignment store (Easy Street Resale) and saw these beautiful, but oh-so-simple ribbon and lace mobiles hanging from the ceiling.  Theirs were for decoration only and not for sale, so I decided to create my own version at home with a few simple (and cheap!) items. Last week was a super productive week in the nursery thanks to my friend Dusty … [Read more...]

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Get Your Design Fix at bHome!

Today I have a HUGE announcement that I’m so excited to finally share with y’all! bHome is a new Home and Garden app on the market featuring all of your favorite magazines and DIY bloggers.  It’s available on iPhone and iPad, (coming soon to Android!).  If you love getting inspired by gorgeous photography and design ideas, this is the app for you.  There are almost 40 incredible design bloggers and magazines for you to follow, including some of my daily reads and blog friends like The … [Read more...]

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Where I Work: My Home Office Space

As I kick off the first week of the new year in my new job (aka a blogalicious full-time bloggedy blogger and Young Living essential oil salesman extraordinaire) I’m trying to get my affairs in order so I can think straight and get down to business here at home. All the Christmas decorations have finally come down, and even though my hardwoods are covered in a thin layer of glitter, things are feeling better already around here. What is it about taking down Christmas décor that makes you feel … [Read more...]

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Simple DIY Evergreen Wreaths + the 2014 Christmas Card!

Welcome to the back porch! Today I'm showing you guys how to make simple DIY evergreen wreaths AND the most awesome Christmas card you will receive all year. But first let me back up. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what the heck you call this thing right here. I Googled “wreath form on a stand” and “french wire wreath form” and “loopedy-loo topiary thingie” but never could find anything like it. I spent all this time searching because I knew the … [Read more...]

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How to Clean an Oven like a Boss

We are down to a matter of minutes before Thanksgiving is here! I hope you all have your turkeys defrosting and shopping lists ready! I cannot wait for the smell of fresh baked goodness coming out of the oven.  But unfortunately, right now, the only smells coming out of my oven are the smells of charred cheese and blackened bits of burned food from years of use.  Once upon a time I used the self-cleaning feature to clean my oven and nearly suffocated from the fumes.  I had to open all my windows … [Read more...]

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How to: DIY Reindeer Moss Christmas Wreath

Who else is always looking for a unique, handmade Christmas wreath idea? How about a quick and easy DIY Reindeer Moss wreath?! Reindeer moss (aka lichen) is just begging to be turned into a big, beautiful, bouncy wreath for my front door. I made this wreath using just a few simple “ingredients” in about 30 minutes or less.  It turned out to be one of my most favorite wreaths that I’ve ever constructed, and believe me, I’ve made a LOT of homemade wreaths in my day. There have been … [Read more...]

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Handmade Body Butter recipe {& Essential Oil Gift Guide}

A few weeks ago I posted a very popular post about how to make your own body butter.  I had some questions about the way I got my oils to whip up so light and fluffy, so I wanted to make you guys a video to show you exactly how I make this creamy goodness in a step-by-step video tutorial. This is not my Youtube debut, but it IS the first time I’ve ever spliced clips of footage together and added music, so I apologize in advance for my lack of editing skills.  There is a reason I am a … [Read more...]

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