Step by Step Mantle Decorating

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: The mantle is the centerpiece of the room.  With such a long, shallow space it can be challenging to decorate.  And if you're anything like me you like to switch it up from time to time.  I change mine with each season.  Now that fall…

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Dress Up Your Candles with Beads

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: As the temperatures drop in the Fall, I love to make my house a little bit cozier. Candles are an inexpensive and great-smelling way to do this!  Recently, I found some delicious fall-scented small pillar and tealight candles at the dollar store.  Pumpkin spice,…

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Be Yourself When Decorating

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: Sometimes I just want to refresh my home decor.  I don't need anything, I don't have any money, but I want an update. Maybe it's because I am a stay-at-home mom.  Maybe it's because I love my home to look fresh.  Maybe it's the changing…

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Keep Essentials at Hand with a DIY Fast Felt Purse

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: These fast felt purses can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. They are perfect to hold all those little odds & ends that roll around in the bottom of your purse or diaper bag. Plus, they are…

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5 Tips to Make Flea Market Junk Work for You
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5 Tips to Make Flea Market Junk Work for You

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: I wouldn’t be able to have a lovely home without being creative with yard sale deals and flea market junk finds.  Sure, one man’s trash may be another mans’ treasure…but not without a lot of spray paint and wood glue. When I was a young…

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Get Inspired with DIY Canvas Word Art

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: For me, the beginning of the academic year feels like the New Year. It's an opportunity for me to refocus, get inspired, and set new goals for the next year.  When I saw art canvases on sale at the craft store, I decided…

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Frames Are the New Art

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: Instead of looking at picture frames as something to hold a picture, why not think of them as art all by themselves? I love to use empty frames all over the house, inside and out.  I keep my eye out for framed pictures at flea…

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8 Simple Ways to Create a Gallery Wall

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Decorating an expansive wall space can be intimidating. It is hard to decide if one large piece of artwork or a collection of smaller pieces would be a better choice. My favorite way to decorate a large empty wall is with a gallery - a…

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DIY: Fun & Festive Felt Cup Identifiers

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: You've heard of wine glass identifiers, right? They're used frequently at parties to help distinguish guests' wineglasses from one another. However, why don't we use cup identifiers? I suppose a black Sharpie marker solves the problem when you use disposable cups. But, what…

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Framed Greeting Cards {Frugal Decor}

As part of my role as an Official Apartment Guide Organizing Blogger, I was challenged to take a tip from the Apartment Guide Blog and put it to use in our home. Fun, right? There are so many great tips to choose from -- on organizing, decor, entertaining and more, and I had fun scrolling…

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