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This Week’s Finds Under Fifteen


Between picking up a second job and running a dog rescue out of my home, I have had no time to focus on myself, my blog, or keeping things pretty around here lately. Since yesterday was pay-day, I decided to de-stress in the best way I know how…shopping for my home! There’s this store called Maison’s Du Monde that I…

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Recipe: Easy Red Velvet Cookies With White Chocolate Chips


I always joke that IKEA is my second home but for some, it’s their only home! I’m talking about the Sicilian strays. Sicily has an enormous problem with strays. Their struggle is so bad that as I was shopping in the lamp section a few weeks ago (for a ridiculously cute and well priced floor lamp that I will show…

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How to Add Size Better Than a Vicky Push-Up Bra


Unless you’re someone of the A-list breed who has 99 problems but square footage ain’t one, why wouldn’t you want to add a little more square footage to your home? There are a ton of ways to trick the eye and false advertise what’s under that roof from your choice of furniture to your choice in art. Here are several…

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Trash to Treasure DIY: Vintage Nightstand Transformation


When we initially moved into our new home with close to nothing to furnish it with, I wanted to decorate it with a plan. I figured I’d start with the areas others would see the most like the living room, dining room, and downstairs bath, and then move my way up to the second floor. I swore to myself that…

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Create Your Perfect Workspace With These 8 Essentials


This weeks was just one of those weeks. The kind where you feel completely uninspired. The weather sucked which left me with severe cabin fever and my cabin fever only made me feel isolated and blah. Every time I’d received a text, I found myself wanting to pour out negativity and I hate being that girl. The truth is that…

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DIY Ikea Hack: From Cheap to Chic Dining


Ikea is a great place to shop when your ballin’ on a budget, but just because you pay a cheap price to furnish your home doesn’t mean your space has to look that way. Normally, I wouldn’t purchase something non-vintage with the intentions on putting work into. However, because full price at Ikea typically means I’m spending around $20, it’s totally…

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2 Reasons for Broke Renters to Use Tape


So far my years as a renter have been pretty fortunate. I’ve never encountered a landlord who wasn’t nice enough to let me paint the walls with the condition that I paint them back before I move out. However, I have heard of other renters you aren’t so lucky. Still, sometimes it just isn’t worth the money or the hassle…

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6 Steps to an Organized Pantry


You just went grocery shopping but putting it all away feels like a game of Tetris. There’s no place to fit anything because your pantry is stuffed with things you don’t even remember you have. You constantly have to choose between wasting  your money on buying something you could’ve sworn you bought last time, or wasting your time trying to…

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Trash to Treasure: Entryway Table Furniture Flip


I  have absolutely zero shame in my long time love to furniture flip. When I got my first apartment I would drive all around my neighborhood looking for curbside “junk”that I could transform. The first reason is because I actually enjoy the process. The second reason is because I like having unique items that not everyone can find. The third…

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Organization for Moms: How to Make Decluttering Fun for Your Kids


This last September I had my most difficult clients yet. There I sat for about 20 minutes watching them jump on their beds, push, and bite each other all while screaming at the top of their lungs. They wanted me to give them the princess room of their dreams but wanted no part of the process. Sound familiar? Yeah, I’m…