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how to clean out your candles

I’m such a sucker for a beautifully scented candle and bonus points for one that looks pretty enough to use again after you’ve burned through it!  (After all, isn’t that the only incentive to fork over the big bucks for Diptyque – so you can stick Q-tips and fresh blooms in them???)  Park Hill Candles…

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diy: mini pumpkin taper candle holders

Despite being more of a spring and summer girl, fall in the south is my favorite time of year to entertain.  There’s no pollen or mosquitos so you can actually enjoy the cooler temps and beautiful evenings dining alfresco or even just sipping a cocktail or a cup of coffee on the porch under a…

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diy versailles planters

My super sweet hubby made me a pair of Versailles planters to flank my front door for Mother’s Day this year and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!  He’s made me a lot of things over the years, but these are definitely my new favorites, hands down.  I finally got around to taking some…

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gold leaf oyster salt cellars

Summer is my favorite time to entertain but even though we haven’t been hosting as much as we normally do this time of year (and while the rest of my house gets neglected due to all the fun we’ve been having) I’ve been making it a point to at least set out my favorite woven…

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american flag wreath

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you’re all celebrating right now with a cocktail in one hand and a burger in the other!  Baby girl and I whipped up a little Independence Day wreath last week and even though no one is going to be doing any last minute diy’s right about now, I still…

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how to make your hydrangeas last for weeks

Like every other decor-obsessed blogger, I’ve got a major softspot for fresh cut hydrangeas.  Those big, billowy blooms get me every time I walk into the grocery store but I’ve had such a hard time getting them to last longer than two or three days lately that I stopped buying them altogether the last couple…

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diy: “vintage” sign

A few weeks back, I posted a shot of a vintage-inspired sign I made for my aunt and I got so many emails about it, I thought a post was in order!  This was so much quicker and easier than I expected, which truly is ideal for someone with a toddler who wants to do…

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make your silver sparkle

I’m so excited about this post, I can hardly stand it!  I’m telling you, the older I get, it’s the little things that make me the happiest!  If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know that I went on a bit of a cleaning spree this past weekend, starting with my collection of tarnished,…

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diy: nautical-inspired rope vase

DIY projects that are the simplest and require the least amount of time to complete are always the most satisfying and this nautically-inspired rope vase is no exception! Given all my recent posts on natural materials and texture, it’s no surprise I absolutely love how this turned out!  I used a thicker rope (3/4″ manila…

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how to make a monkey’s fist (nautical rope door stop)

One of the first DIY’s I ever posted here on the blog was a Monkey’s fist, better known as a nautical rope door stop.  I’ve made so many of them over the years for friends and clients and I even gave some away as favors at my baby shower!  Not only are they super simple…

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weathered oak stain

A LONG while back, I made a farmhouse table for our kitchen and then spent an equally ridiculous amount of time mixing stains trying to find the perfect weathered gray for it.  I finally got the perfect mix and the table has been a beautiful addition to our kitchen ever since; it looks especially fabulous…

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super easy fix for leftover christmas tree clippings!

When the first frost hits and I have to relocate the ginormous Boston ferns that flank my front door to shelter in the garage, the front porch looks always looks so incredibly empty, so I’m always on the hunt for ways to add some greenery that will last throughout the winter.  The local nursery we…