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Styling My Dresser: Before and After

I’ve learned something about myself from years of blogging about my home or sharing great ideas from fellow bloggers.  I am seriously happy with 85% done (meaning, hopefully painted.. no decorating)  Decorating is so much harder to actually get right than remodeling (to me!).  Let me rip out a wall, ...

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Free Printable: I’ll Be Home for Christmas Cookies

Just a reminder: don’t miss out on the free Seven Simple Styling Secrets workshop with Jackie! Details here.  Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli and I am back again with another free printable for you. The Christmas season has officially arrived and I love it! Do you have your Christmas tree ...

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Red and White and Close to Finished

It’s that time of year again where I push myself to get a bunch of things done, spin out of energy, get a cold that won’t go away, and the days disappear. Otherwise known as winter. Oh, and the asshole squirrel is back and trying to get in the house ...

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Styling Secrets for Spot-On Mantel Arrangement

Hi there! Dawn here, from DesigningDawn.com, and today I’m here to share a little about the new Styling Secrets course from the School of Decorating* which Jackie introduced yesterday here. If you’ve ever struggled with getting spaces in your home to look finished or put together, this course is for you ...

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My No-Sew Faux Sheepskin Tree Skirt

I feel like the more effort I put into a holiday, the more fun and personal it becomes. And this year, I seem to be much more determined to make a creative effort for the holidays. For starters, I’m very excited about my tree skirt this year. For less than $10, and ...

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DIY Scrap Wood Magnetic Bottle Opener

The scrap wood pile: if there were ever a universal symbol of a DIYer’s unwavering optimism and belief that trash can be useful, this is it. We all have them, and we all know why we keep a random pile of wood around. It’s because we’re certain—with 0% chance of admitting we ...

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How to create a luxurious home with black and white decor

Black & White Design Inspiration from Tamara Magel Award winning designer Tamara Magel has a knack for creating comfortable, stylish homes with a variety of textures, colors, and natural materials. Her most recent project was transforming a young couple’s unit in a luxurious New York skyscraper. While this home is ...

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Gingerbread Houses: Tips & Tricks

You all loved Jenny’s kitchen and well, her whole house! when she shared a while back. She’ll be sharing her beautiful style here regularly (hooray!) and today she has some amazing inspiration, tips, tricks, and recipes for your annual gingerbread house tradition! Gingerbread houses don’t have to be fancy (think ...

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Gingerbread Houses: Tips & Tricks; Day 7

You all loved Jenny’s kitchen and well, her whole house! when she shared a while back. She’ll be sharing her beautiful style here regularly (hooray!) and today she has some amazing inspiration, tips, tricks, and recipes for your annual gingerbread house tradition! Gingerbread houses don’t have to be fancy (think ...

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