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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS LAST LONGER

Flowers are one of those little things that just end up bringing so much joy and this summer has been no exception.  In spring, my daughter and I planted pots brimming with globe amaranth, zinnias, cosmos, dianthus, rosemary, basil, chocolate mint, and the vases and vessels teeming with blooms around the house have been bountiful…

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NEW YEAR, NEW (OLD) CHAIRS

I’ve never really been one for new year resolutions, but there is always a running list of things I like to tackle and change up around the house this time of year and 2021 is no exception. First up is a new set of chairs for our breakfast table. I absolutely LOVED the French bistro…

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AN EASY WAY TO DRESS UP INEXPENSIVE POTTED ORCHIDS

Potted orchids are one of my favorite hostess, teacher, housewarming and “just because” gifts; with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s so easy to pop into the grocery store and grab one to take to dinner, along with a bottle of wine for the hostess, or send a few to school for teacher’s gifts for Thanksgiving!…

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR HYDRANGEAS FRESH FOR WEEKS

Last week, I posted a photo of a tablesetting on Instagram and mentioned that the hydrangeas in the center were going two weeks strong. You wouldn’t believe the response I got in comments and DM’s, asking my secret! Well, today I’m sharing because, for one, it’s so easy (and works every time!) but also because…

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BEFORE + AFTER: A NEW (OLD) DRESSER

It never ceases to amaze me how a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a piece of furniture and breathe new life into it. We found an old Thomasville dresser on an antiquing jaunt a few months back when we were actually looking for end tables for our bedroom. I spotted this beauty in…

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diy: painted christmas balls

My idea of the perfect craft project is one that takes less than ten minutes and doesn’t make much of a mess.  These painted Christmas balls check all those boxes and then some!  I’ve wanted to try these for years but never got around to it for one reason or another; this year, while searching…

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“zinc” pots + new topiary

I have quite the love/hate relationship with topiary; I’m completely obsessed with their shape and texture and how much interest they bring to a space but loathe that they are close to impossible to find near me, as well as the fact that they die ridiculously fast whenever I do.  I’ve searched for some realistic…

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tips for hanging a gallery wall

I LOVE a good gallery wall.  Back when I was designing and decorating full-time, pre-kids, there wasn’t a single house or project I worked on that didn’t end up with one!  I’m all about filling your home with treasured items that have personal meaning and what could possibly have more meaning than a wall ful…

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homemade advent calendar

When my brothers and I were little, we always looked forward to 1 December because my mother would bring out our Advent calendar, all stuffed with little goodies for each of us.  This is the first year I think Lydia is old enough to really understand the purpose of an Advent calendar and all the…

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before + after: luca’s grass cloth bookshelf

FINALLY sharing a little before and after of Luca’s room today and it happens to be one of my favorite DIY/furniture transformations yet!! Luca’s room has become somewhat of a dump-all for toys in rotation, the hubby’s work bags and just about anything and everything else that I don’t want to lay eyes on in the living…

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diy myrtle topiary

I love, love, LOVE myrtle topiary; I think they may, quite possibly, be the chicest house plant, as much for the texture as the shape and pop of green, but despite my best efforts (or the $$$ I’ve spent buying them in the first place), I’ve never been able to keep one alive for more…

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5 favorite (and easy!) summer-inspired diy’s

My idea of the perfect DIY is one that is easy, inexpensive, relatively quick to execute and doesn’t look like something you actually made yourself.  (Had to add that last part because it’s so true!!)  If you’re in the mood for some easy, summer-inspired DIY’s to try, I’ve got a few for you that will…