How To: DIY Embroidery Folk Art From Nature

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 26, 2014

DIY nature folk art embroideryEmbroidery: not just your grandmother's hobby anymore. The threaded art has come a long way and I'm always fascinated by new patterns, colors, and textures. I would have never thought to embroider using plants and wildflowers, but the result is just gorgeous!       

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 23, 2014

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Knock-Out Kitchen Makevoer

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2014

This makeover is quite the head-scratcher.  It looks so different after, it could be a picture of some other space altogether. (The only thing that looks familiar is the window.) That's because celebrity designer Candice Olsen not only made over the kitchen, she also knocked out two of its walls,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $2 Woven Basket Gets a New Look

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

Sometimes you see a $2 basket at a yard sale that is not quite what you are looking for, and you buy it anyway because it's only two dollars. Then you take it home and add your own DIY spin to it and you're all set. That's what happened with this DIY basket idea. The transformation is a pretty colorful… Continue Reading

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Make It: Badminton Supplies Turned Colorful Light Garland

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 19, 2014

DIy shuttlecock lights garland

Sometimes I come across an idea online and am so smitten. I then slap the side of my head for not thinking of it first! That's exactly what I did when I stumbled upon this genius light garland idea. How fun for a backyard party, am I right?!  … Continue Reading

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9 Tips for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, outdoor entertaining is in full swing. And if you're planning a little get-together or party outdoors, I have nine entertaining tips to make sure your party goes off without a… Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Makeover Using IKEA Products

By: Faith-towers Jun 16, 2014

Before and After: A Kitchen Makeover Using IKEA Products

Brown and beige. It has to be the most popular color combination for older kitchens. I see it everywhere. And not in a tasteful way, either. Check out how different this kitchen looks with its new IKEA cabinets and crisp, clean accent… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Leather & Brass IKEA Dresser Hack

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 13, 2014

diy ikea rast hack

I say it every time, but I love how creative you can be with IKEA furniture. IKEA goodies are usually pretty basic with simple lines leaving you, the one with the imagination, to work with it and change it how you see fit. This dresser is no exception! I love the many combos I've seen and this might be my new fave!  … Continue Reading

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10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jun 12, 2014

10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck Or Patio

It's outdoor party season, and there's nothing prettier than a twinkling set of string lights once the sun goes down. Plain old lights are fun, but there are plenty of ways to make them a bit more exciting - dress them up with these fun DIY… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Festive DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2014

It's outdoor entertaining season and what's a party without a little ambiance? To help get your outdoor space ready for the festive months ahead, we've rounded up 12 creative DIY lighting projects that are sure to cheer up your yard, patio, or balcony!… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Amazing Backyards to Get You Inspired this Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 10, 2014

June and July are pretty popular months for taking the party outdoors and enjoying the weather with a barbecue. Unfortunately, many backyards are in need of a little TLC before you start inviting friends over though. So, if your backyard is in need of a rescue before July 4th comes around, I have a roundup of backyard eye candy that will be the perfect inspiration for your outdoor oasis. Here are 15 amazing backyards to check out before you tackle this summer's outdoor… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2014

10 Super Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

It's that time of year when the weather has finally gotten nicer and nobody wants to be inside. And entertaining outdoors gives us a whole new set of creative options for decor, food and beverages, and even activities. Click through for ten totally clever outdoor entertaining… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Refreshing New Living Room

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2014

Laura's Living Room Before

There was nothing modern about this living room. The main colors were brown, tan and beige, and nothing felt finished or functional. But just wait until you see the unbelievable… Continue Reading

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