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Fabulous Mother's Day Gifts For Any Budget: Part 1

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Fabulous Mother's Day Gifts For Any Budget: Part 1

Now that I am a mom myself, I realize what Mother's Day really means and I appreciate this day so much more! If you are stumped at what to give mom for the holiday, take a look at this list I have compiled of my top 7 gift ideas for Mother's Day (Dads heed my suggestions!)1. Maybe it's a day that starts off with a simple coffee and scone in bed, complete with a little flower picked by your child (with Dad's help) and a fun hand drawn card or placemat. Take a look at the darling Little Art Prints...

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Decorating For You: How To Jump Start Your Next Project

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Context is everything when it comes to interior design. A fabulous cream shag rug paired with a white linen sofa looks wonderful in a pristinely designed environment, accented with vases overflowing with freshly cut flowers (in grabbing range of a toddler), and silk pillows with opulent trim always look so inviting till they become dog toys.What we’re talking are about is designing for the way you live. Do you love your beach cottage and rent it out as one customer mentioned the majority of the year, having to replace bedding every season due to wear and tear? Do your puppies sleep...

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4 Simple Steps To Organize Your Home

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4 Simple Steps To Organize Your Home

It’s the simplest home decorating tips that help to build a peaceful, enlightening home.KISS – Keep it simple silly. Look at the walls, shelves, cabinets and ask, ‘Do I really need all this? How to do it: Your goal is to sort into four simple piles, with the goal to make your last two your biggest piles. Love – Can’t live without seeing it every day? Does it "spark joy" as Marie Kondo says? If so, it can stay. Store – Sentimental in nature, but not relevant to your current style? Keep in storage for  reminiscing in appropriate times.Sell –...

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How To Hang Art In Your Home

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How To Hang Art In Your Home

Here are some amazing tips to create a home centered on unique finds, both new and vintage and incorporate the beauty of folk art into your home. If you have a family piece, a woven textile or hand knotted area rug, start with that and build your color scheme or wall art layout idea around that piece. 1. Start with a favorite focal point, this will be the basis for the design, your seating arrangements and wall art configuration. A really interesting alcove, angled wall in a contrasting color or a fireplace are all great starting points to highlight architecture with...

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Guest Room Decorating Check List

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Guest Room Decorating Check List

Here's an easy check list to decorate a functional and inviting guest room. Guest Room Basics __Mattress/box spring__Nightstands or accent tables__Luggage rack or bench__Small dresser or walk in closet with hangers or a vintage valet__Lamp__Chair or small loveseat/settee__Books or local/regional magazines are my favorite__Robe (especially if you have a shared bath, and want to add a nice homey touch)__Mirror with dresser (add a hair dryer in room for a private vanity option for guests with minimal expense)Bedding Elements__4 pillows (2 for display with shams, 2 for sleeping (different options are good!)__Mattress pad, hypoallergenic mattress cover__Down or hypoallergenic duvet (comforter)__2 sets...

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