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10 Tips for Living In A Small Space

I get asked all the time by clients that their home seems too small and how can they incorporate design tips for living in a small space. Personally, I love working with smaller spaces because you can make it feel warm and inviting, while not losing aesthetic, faster than larger spaces. There are many ways

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15 Amazing Pantry Organization Ideas

Tame an overwhelming pantry with some of these tips and ideas! Let’s face it, our pantries are the number one place everybody goes to grab something to eat or to get ready to cook a meal, other than the refrigerator. How nice would it be to be able to open up your doors and everything

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10 Delicious Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Who else is looking forward to Valentine’s Day??! It’s not far off and I love spending a quiet evening with my husband. These last few years we have not gone out but I do still like to make it special with a nice dinner and a fun cocktail to try. I started researching a cocktail

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Our Valentine’s Day Mantle Decor

I swear Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! When Lauren was little, I used to have a big Sweat Hearts party every year. This was one of my first posts in the early ABN days. Crazy to see how far my style has changed! Sadly once we moved to Texas, I stopped that

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20 Creative Laundry Room Ideas

What would you do if you could create the perfect laundry room? If any of us are lucky enough to have a BIG laundry room, these creative laundry room ideas would be the way to go if you’re thinking about redoing it. However, there are also great ideas for small laundry rooms as well to make

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How To Decorate With Red

I wanted to kick off February and bring back our “How to Decorate With” series with How to Decorate With Red. Back in the day when I was in design school, they taught us that red was a very powerful color. It could make people hungry and fuels determination and strength. It is a very

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to give our husband’s a hint for what we want. Typically my husband is pretty good at the flowers and candy part but then he always likes me to give him hints on a little something else. I’ve rounded up my favorite items this year that are

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What I Wore: 5 Everyday Outfit Ideas

From time to time I’ve been sharing some of my favorite fashion trends and things that I think you just HAVE to know about. I have always been a fashion lover. My mom told me when I was a kid if she put me in pants I would just take them off. I always wanted to

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Nuts About You Framed Valentine Art Idea

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Haneen here, from Haneen’s Haven! Hopping on to Rebekah’s fab blog for a quick and easy DIY gift with humor with this simple DIY Valentine Art Idea. Everything’s better with a little humor, isn’t it? The hexagon shape is everywhere right now: light fixtures, tile, fabric, art. I came across a

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How I Organize My Workflow

This post is sponsored by Dropbox. Since I am considered a grandma/veteran/old-timer blogger, I have a few tips and tricks I have picked up over the last 9 years of blogging. I seriously can not believe it has been that long! My business has gone from a kid’s party designer to a paper shop and

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Easy and Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Hello Friends! I’m Sandy from Whimsical Blue Living where I document the process of restoring our gorgeous 1927 stone house into the castle of our dreams. Life has been busy at The Castle recently as we have been working on several big home improvement projects. I have some exciting room reveals coming up that I

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January is a Great Time to Get Organized!

For me, a new year doesn’t just mean new resolutions, it also means it’s a time to take a good look at what I’ve been collecting over the past year and spend a little time decluttering all those drawers, closets and boxes that just seem fill up with stuff. When I was single this process

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Easy Home Refresh Idea with Schlage

This is a sponsored post by Schlage®. At the beginning of every year, I am in desperate need of a clean and refreshed home. But of course after the holidays, my spending limit is low so I look for creative and affordable ways to refresh my home. Back in the early winter, I replaced my exterior

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How to Make S’mores on a Stick

Hi friends, it’s Yuni from Love Your Abode. I hope you’re all having a wonderful start to the new year. I’m still transitioning back into our normal after our kids had a few weeks off of school and saying good-bye to our guests. For New Year’s Day, my sister decided to make s’mores on a

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