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Friday, March 28, 2014

BEST OF THE NEST LINK PARTY {2}

Friday, March 28, 2014

BEST OF THE NEST LINK PARTY {2}

It's FRIIIII-DAAAAAY!  Yippee!  And, since it's the last Friday of the month, it's time for our Best of the Nest Link Party! In looking over my projects from the past month, I think my favorite one was my set of new green pillows where I showed you the easy way to put a zipper in a pillow . My co-hosts were hard at work this month too!  Kris turned a handy organizer found at HomeGoods into a functional charging station, and you'll have to check out the smart idea she discovered to plug in all of those chargers! Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor Blog  |  Pinterest  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Bloglovin ' |  Twitter  |  Google+ Lisa searched high and low for 6 side chairs to use with her newly refinished dining table, and her persistence paid off with this lovely set from the Salvation Army.  Well, they weren't too lovely to start with, but now that she's worked her magic they are beautiful and functional for her family. Lisa @ Shine your ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014

MY LATEST CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE

Thursday, March 27, 2014

MY LATEST CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE

Thank you all so very much for your kind comments here, on Facebook, and on Instagram yesterday!  I was overwhelmed at all of your encouragement about my page in Good Housekeeping .  I've known it all along, but you all confirmed that you are truly the nicest readers a girl could ask for! My Craigslist has been SO spotty lately, but I made a purchase last weekend!  For a while I've been thinking that it's about time to replace our living room sofa. It's a great Rowe sleeper, but it's over 10 years old and the upholstery is still good, but getting a bit tired.  My plan was to move it into our Office/TV/Playroom (and sell the older leather sofa that was in there) and find a new one for the living room.  I had something classic, comfortable, and possibly velvet in mind. So, this one had been listed for over a month.  The first time I saw it I liked it, but didn't immediately inquire.  By the time I thought more about it after a while, I couldn't fin...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A FAMILIAR FACE IN GOOD HOUSEKEEPING (MINE!!!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A FAMILIAR FACE IN GOOD HOUSEKEEPING (MINE!!!)

Last year when Good Housekeeping published one of my photos , I guess they liked what they saw, because they invited me back!  So the next time you're waiting in line at Target or Wal-mart, or sitting in a waiting room, check out page 137 of the April issue. Don't you just love that cover?  I honestly was so surprised when they asked to see more photos of my home and were interested in featuring it for their monthly Show & Tell column. If you're a regular reader, you know things have changed since that Dining Room photo was taken.  Or rather, I finished the Dining Room ! And they were very interested in the botanical gallery wall but it wasn't photographing well with the kitchen table that's normally there, so it was fun to play around with the furniture in there. Photo for the magazine: How it normally looks: Also, they have very kindly added a few more photos on their website!  You can start  here  and proceed through a short sl...
Monday, March 24, 2014

7 SPRING TRENDS FOR YOUR HOME

Monday, March 24, 2014

7 SPRING TRENDS FOR YOUR HOME

Hi friends, and happy Monday!  I'm thrilled to be partnering up with some of the nicest, most talented ladies in the blog world to talk about Spring Decor Trends today.   I'll be sharing 7 things that are really catching my eye right now.   And, at the end of this post, there's a little treat for you! 1)  SAVING MONEY... my absolute favorite trend that's always in style! No matter what the season, I'm always looking for a bargain.  I hardly ever buy things for full price, and I'm so happy to let you know about  Coupons.com  today.  Basically, it's a website that shares discounts that can be applied when shopping online at your favorite stores.  I am becoming more and more hooked on shopping online, and I'm sure that I'll never make another purchase without checking for a discount at Coupons.com again! So, what should you considering purchasing for Spring now that you'll be saving all of that money??? 2) BOLD COLORS- That's a big s...
Thursday, March 20, 2014

DECORATING FOR SPRING

Thursday, March 20, 2014

DECORATING FOR SPRING

We've returned from our Spring Break road trip but are still enjoying a few more care-free schedule-free days at home this week.  It's been fantastic! For whatever reason, it's taken me this long to finally get my house totally put back together after Christmas.  Just sharing some photos today...   The Entry is pretty much back to normal with the clam shell orchid arrangement . I did a  simple winter mantle  in January, but added a bit more to it, including my  faux orchid  that you saw yesterday. I won this custom Ramsign piece (our wedding year) from a giveaway at  Vintage Gwen a while back.  I'm planning to use it in my bedroom but really like it hanging out on our mantle for now. I definitely like kelly green accents, and added a few more pops of the color.  You already saw my new green and greek key trim pillows : Here I painted an old tray to carry the color across the room: And you know I brought the green into our ...