set a chic (and cheap!) outdoor table

July 6, 2012

Summer is my favorite time of the year to entertain.   I love bringing the indoors outside to enjoy a yummy meal with my friends in the warm summer sun or under a sky of stars (and a ton of candles!).  So when my good friend asked for help setting a beautiful outdoor table for…

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5 ways to dress up craft paper gift wrap

December 9, 2011

I am not the best gift wrapper.  Despite major OCD and general anal retentiveness, I’m surprisingly one of the worst-I can never get those corners super crisp or use less than half a roll of tape on each package.  So, I have resorted to diverting attention away from my average-wrapped packages with fabulous details, instead. …

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deal of the day: antique glass knobs

September 28, 2011

There’s something about glass knobs that get my pulse racing!  Whether it’s on cabinetry or a piece of furniture, they add character and elegance that just can’t be found with metal knobs.  I’ve wanted large  ones for my master bathroom cabinetry from the get-go, but antique knobs that size aren’t easy to come by, nor…

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budget-friendly finds for fall

September 13, 2011

I long for days when the temps are low enough to wear jeans and long-sleeved tees without sweating bullets.  While I hate to see summer come to an end, my hubby gets home from deployment in a few months, so I welcome fall with open arms this year! The A/C is still on full-blast at…

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framed sea fans

August 8, 2011

I scored these two 27-inch sea fans a while back for $20 a piece, with the intention of dying, framing and hanging them in my master bathroom.  Here we are, months later, and I’m finally getting around to it.  This is a super easy and inexpensive way to add texture and elegance to any space…

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outdoor decor that won’t break the bank

July 27, 2011

Last week, I found these Adirondack chairs on sale for $30 and quickly ordered 4 for extra seating around our pool.  Even though I will have to prime and paint them, you just can’t beat the price AND they fold up for easy storage in the winter.  With summer in full swing, there’s nothing like…

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