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Paint Your Front Door

When we first moved into our house everything was brown and as you can see the screen door is very dated. We painted the door green and put in a new screen door and I already think it makes a big difference. The next steps will be painting the trim and doing some landscaping.Keep in mind you don't have to do everything all at once, just a few small things can make a big difference!

Frame Cool Stationary

I have been using stationary as artwork on my walls for years, especially back in the day when I couldn't afford real art. The great thing about it is you don't feel bad for getting rid of it when you've grown tired of looking at it. I currently am a little fixated on mid-century design and I got just a bit excited when I ran across this Charley Harper stationary (on clearance) at Anthropologie. Another idea is when I visit…

No Budget For Flowers?

Go outside and I'm sure there is lots of greenery right outside your front door. I have a few small vases that I like to put leaves and flowers in. I think simple is key, one leaf or one flower. Some other things I like to do is collect branches for large vases and fall leaves and pinecones for the bowl on my dining room table. I've always been a big believer that you don't need a bankroll of cash…

What You’ll Find In My Purse

I always carry a small notebook and measuring tape in my purse. I use the notebook for lots of different things, I keep the dimensions of my rooms in it, items I'm on the look out for and I will use it to sketch a space or a pattern I run across. I don't know how many times the notebook has saved me when I'm at Ikea and I can't remember what size a wall is! The notebook is great…

Put Flowers Into Your Grocery Budget

Flowers are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to spruce up a room. I buy flowers almost weekly for my living room and display them in a hand made vase I made with my daughter. Flowers bring life into a room and make it extra personal by placing them in something that means something to our family.