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I love a good surprise.  The planning, the anticipation, and the thrill of bringing a little unexpected happiness into someone’s life – especially around the holidays – is ridiculously fun.  This year, with the help of one of my favorite retailers, HomeGoods, I was able to create a little holiday surprise for one of my best […]

Bring Back the Holidays with HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls!

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Christmas, decorate, family, home decor, HomeGoods, life, Shop

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Did you ever take an independent study class in college?  I did.  It was on gender studies for my psychology degree and I was given a whole year to complete it.  I was planning to spend almost a month as a nanny in Memphis one summer and figured that would be the perfect time to wrap […]

Cozy Minimalist: Week 1

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This is a super easy way to make your kitchen table chairs (or barstools or whatever) festive and fun! Use these metal chalkboard chair decorations at your holiday get-together! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own metal chalkboard chair decorations: White Chalk Marker/Chalk/Soapstone Metal Chalkboard Festive Accessories Magic Eraser Ribbon Chalk marker from Michaels […]

Metal Chalkboard Chair Decorations

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Christmas, crafts, decorate, DIY, Hobby Lobby, holiday, Michaels

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I was at my second home, HomeGoods, a couple of weeks ago and saw this lovely set of boxed Christmas cards sitting in an aisle.  They were my inspo for this DIY glittery Christmas canvas! I decided it would make a pretty print to hang up this holiday season, and began to think how I […]

DIY Glittery Christmas Canvas

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Christmas, decorate, DIY, Hobby Lobby

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First of all, an honest confession. My house never ever ever ever looks this clean.  Just ask Brandon.  I put away and re-put-away fifty toys, stepped on and crushed at least twelve puffs, shuffled the kids to opposite sides of the room, and hid stuff out of camera shot – all in my pajamas – for […]

Holiday Home Tour

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Bronners, Christmas, Christmas Tree Shops, decorate, Hobby Lobby, holiday, HomeGoods, Target

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