Archive for April, 2013

House Beautiful Feature

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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We just got word that we made it to House Beautiful’s Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week!!!

Today we are sitting in this Inexpensive Neutral Living Room celebrating and having a major Boxwood scheduling session.

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Thanks for the mention House Beautiful!

Green and White Gardens

Monday, April 29th, 2013

This weekend was beautiful. It’s the first time I’ve felt warm down to my bones this year! I celebrated with a steak salad from Cafe Rio and a Diet Pepsi out on my back porch…looking at my dirt. I’ve been only consumed with the inside of the house thus far, but now the warm air has arrived I have started dreaming of luscious green and white outdoor living…

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Can’t wait to make our dirt green some day…how do you make your outdoor spaces inviting for warmer weather?

Holler Dollar: Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips

Friday, April 26th, 2013

I used to be grossed out about food from the Dollar Tree, but since I’ve been stopping in there more regularly I see the stock gets turned over really fast it’s all new and fresh.

Snack items are my fave to pick up, especially pretzels. The other day I spied these, and thought I’d give them a whirl.

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The verdict is in; they are ubber yummy and a steal for a dollar…holler!!!

Sarah’s Organization Project: Linen Closet

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

And so it continues…another battle of ‘beat the clutter’!

A couple of weeks ago I finally decided to tackle my linen closet. Honestly, I didn’t think it was all that messy, (I swear in person it didn’t seem this bad) but for sure it was not functioning properly. I couldn’t find anything, and putting linens away became a mini nightmare.

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 But after just two hours of work, this was the reward:

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1. The first step (as always) was to purge. I filled a massive garbage bag of sheets and blankets to donate.

2. Then I prioritized what needed to be in the closet. Items like everyday towels, sheets and even guest linens made the cut. Other items like blankets I haven’t used in 5 years, but still didn’t want to give away found their way to the basement.

3. Next, I neatly folded everything and grouped items in baskets. All king size sheets in one, and queen in another…and so on. Not only is this highly functional, but really helps unify the space and makes it look pretty!

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4. Finally, I put these little label holders in place to add a bit of charm and remind me where things go. I’m debating labeling the baskets we’ll have to see.

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Summary:

Project cost: About $3 for label holders

Project time: 2 hours

Project reward: Prettier as always, but way more funtional…even Mr Faubus praised this one!

DIY Wood Mirrors

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Good morning friends!

Today we’ll be over at 6th Street Design School, sharing this little project with you from Em’s new living room.

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Come join us HERE!