Easy Closet Organization Tips

Easy Closet Organization Tips

This post was written in collaboration with Home Decorator’s Collection.

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Ideas for fun when you have been snowed in for eight days with four children and the sun is scheduled to come out next Saturday…..

1.  Build an igloo in the woods and come to the realization there’s enough snow left over to build an igloo metropolis.

2.  Cheer enthusiastically when you can actually see the see the sidewalk to get to the mailbox.

3.  Make your 347th cup of hot chocolate.

4.  Play games and tell stories and make brownies and think up new braided hairstyles and paint a dresser….

….and decide make-up is totally over-rated.

5.  And when all else fails….organize your closet. :)Continue reading


To Paint or Not to Paint….That is the Question?

To Paint or Not to Paint….That is the Question?

 

Wooden Chairs with Brick Wall

So I went to an auction.

Don’t you love a post that starts like this?

It sounds like a really good country song.

Or a Dr. Seuss poem.

Or an updated version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

But I digress.  So I went to this auction where I planned on buying a bed and a hutch and a table….

….and I came home with a filing cabinet and these chairs.

Of course I did.

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If a Box Could Talk and I’m BACK

If a Box Could Talk and I’m BACK

 
Wooden Box Ideas

Whew.

That was tough.

Do you know how hard it is to write a blog with the comments not working?

Especially when you get to visit Joanna Gaines shop and you get the bargains of the century and all I want to do is discuss it all in the comments and talk about how amazing she is and ask if anyone saw the latest episode where Chip eats a cockroach.

Can you see why we need to talk?
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What I Found Under the Christmas Tree

What I Found Under the Christmas Tree

 

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Over Christmas break I bought a pair of velvet red pants.

I know….right?

I’m kind of all about myself.

Oh….and I said “I Do” again to the same set of twinkling brown eyes.

And was on Channel 8 News in Dallas.

And as thrilling and amazing as all that was…..

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Top Ten Reader Favorites from 2014

Top Ten Reader Favorites from 2014

 

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2014 was amazing.

Seriously.

Like I can’t believe it’s over and I’m still pinching myself and how in the world did I ever get lucky enough to write a blog like this and get to drink coffee and create projects with all of you everyday amazing.

But the best part?

I know that 2015 is going to be even better.

There’s so many incredible things in the works that I can’t wait to share with all of you.  Fun collaborations and videos and projects and trips and shows and conferences and room makeovers and…and…and…and….

…and I need to buckle my seat belt because we are off and running.

But for today I wanted to take a look back at the year that was.

Here’s the top 10 reader favorites from 2014 according to Google analytics.

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October I Miss You Already

October I Miss You Already

 
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Yesterday I was in the store staring at the Christmas decorations and I rolled my eyes for the millionth time and thought to myself….

….why does everyone have to put up Christmas decorations so early?

After all….it’s not even November.

And then I realized I was wrong and it hit me all of a sudden….

….IT IS NOVEMBER.

{gulp}

When did that happen?

When did November just show up?

October…I miss you already.

In case you’re like me and you miss October, too….

….here’ are some of October’s finest projects from the blog.

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Five Tips for Taking Better Photos of a Room

Five Tips for Taking Better Photos of a Room

 

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Have you ever noticed that when you take a photograph of your space…..so many times what your eye sees….

….doesn’t always translate?

(total aside:  there’s a life lesson in there somewhere if we weren’t talking photography today).

When I first started taking pictures for the blog….I would style the room and be so all about it and think everything was perfect and grab the camera and take a picture and through the viewfinder…..

….it looked amazing.

Like Better Homes and Gardens should be knocking at the door.

But when I downloaded the photos and actually looked at the pictures….yikes….not so much.

It takes practice and learning how to think like a camera to get it right.

So 4754 pictures and hundreds of rooms later….here’s what I’ve learned from the picture-taking-school-of -hard-knocks.

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Five of My Favorite Summer Paint Colors

Five of My Favorite Summer Paint Colors

 

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Today I”m so happy to be teaming up with Sherwin-Williams today to showcase some of my favorite summer paint colors.

You see…..I love to paint.

Seriously.

I would rather paint a room than fix a pot roast any day of the week.

Usually I’m all about neutrals.  I’ve already shared my favorite gray paint colors and my favorite white paint colors.

But today?

Today is about fun and summer and sunshine and lemonade and green grass….

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