How to Cover a Duvet the EASY Way {The Two Minute Duvet Cover Trick}

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How to cover a duvet the EASY way in UNDER two minutes! Brilliant! #cleaning #lifehacks makinglemonadeblog.com

I used to have a love/hate relationship with duvet covers-- I loved them for their versatility but LOATHED putting the cover over the actual duvet. That is until I discovered the trick that allowed me to put a duvet cover onto a duvet in UNDER TWO MINUTES BY MYSELF. That's right-- no roping in my husband to help, no climbing inside, no midnight struggles as I fought to put a new cover on a duvet that had been puked on. (TMI?) I'm a bona fide member of the duvet cover fan club. They're … [Read more...]

Framed Paper– It’s a Thing, and It’s AMAZING

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Clever Wall Art Idea: Frame Handmade Paper for a High-End DIY look! #diy #art makinglemonadeblog.com

Today's DIY idea isn't rocket science. Some might not even call it a DIY.  A piece of framed paper, really, Carrie? However it's something you can easily do yourself in just a few minutes, has a HUGE impact, and looks seriously high end so I had to share it.  Plus who needs rocket science? (astronauts).  But first, CHECK IT: That's paper. And every time I see it at my local Paper Source it stops me in my tracks (a Paper Source just opened near me, I'm in HEAVEN!)  It looks like a gorgeous … [Read more...]

A Gilded Season {aka, It’s An Honor Just To Be Nominated}

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gilded edge agate coasters; high end DIY home decor

Hey hey everyone! Just back from another Haven conference and in dire need of a nap and possibly a shower.  Before I get into things, I have to tell you something… it’s pretty cool… Better Homes and Gardens liked my gilded edge agate coasters enough to feature them in an Ultimate Summer vote-off this week! Like actors who are thrilled just to get nominated, I’m in awe that my quick little DIY coasters were put up against such amazing projects by a few of my favorite fellow … [Read more...]

Black Bean Salad {Summer Salad Series}

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Black Bean Salad {Summer Salad Series}

Today's salad in the Summer Salad Series is from Jen of Migonis Home. I LOVE this Black Bean Salad, because it wears a lot of hats (or should I say, sombreros?).  It can be a salad, a side dish or a dip for chips! Please welcome Jen, and when you are finished making this tasty salad, go check out her beautiful home in Massachusetts. You won't recognize the "befores" once you see the "afters"!   Hello fabulous Making Lemonade readers! I'm Jen from Migonis Home. Usually you'll find me … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation Source List {Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel}

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Budget Kitchen Renovation Source List (how to get high style on a dime!) #kitchen #renovation makinglemonadeblog.com

Since the post about our budget-friendly kitchen renovation was getting long (let's face it, I'm a wordy girl who loves to share photos), I created a separate source list to help answer questions about the materials we used. From the hardwood floors to wall color to exact paint we used for the cabinets, here's what we used to keep our remodel under budget and perfectly lined up with our family-friendly style. I skipped the kitchen cart and open shelving for now because I need to snap some better … [Read more...]