10 Inspiring Quotes to Help Get the Housework Done

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Motivation, we all need it. No matter the project, discipline, or task, motivation is a necessary ingredient. And it is especially necessary in the never-ending, always-repeating monotony of keeping our homes clean, organized, and in order. Sometimes, we are able to find the motivation within ourselves: love…

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Accessorizing With Books

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Books have been a well-employed home decor accessory for hundreds of years. Wonderfully huge walls of books decorated libraries in historic homes such as the Biltmore Estate and Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford. Today, books are still one of the greatest accessories you can add to…

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How a Broken Refrigerator Can Motivate You to Clear Your Desk

The following post is from Lisa of Working Naked: A few days ago, my refrigerator stopped working. When I opened the refrigerator door, the light turned on but everything felt a little warmer than it should. When I opened the freezer and squished an ice cream sandwich that should have been frozen solid, I knew…

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Decorating With Maps

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: A trend that I've noticed in recent months is a resurgence of decorating with maps. Not just "normal" decorating with maps like hanging a world map in a classroom or placing a floor-standing globe in an office. This recent trend takes decorating with maps to…

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6 Tips for Finding Decorating Inspiration

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: There are many different catalysts that compel us to decorate and redecorate our homes with both large and small touches. Seasons change, both in nature and in life. Family needs change, and styles, trends and personal taste are always evolving.  It is amazing to look…

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Extra Credit IS Real Life

I've mentioned before that I had three teachers in junior high and high school who each contributed to my success with their negativity rather than their encouragement. Instead of building me up, like teachers are supposed to, they really did the opposite, both to my face and behind my back. Lately, I've been thinking a…

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Start a Design Library

The following post is from Lindsey M. Roberts, a design & décor writer: I probably couldn't learn anything if I didn't read it in a book. So when I need to do decorating research, yes, I read magazines, but I also consult my favorite design books. As I wrote in a previous post, it's important…

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