15 Thrifty Fall Decor Ideas {more Dollar Store Decor!}

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15 ways to transform thrifty finds into DIY fall decor... that doesn't look like it came from The Dollar Store (but it did, shhhhh!)

What would you think if I told you I decorated my home this fall using items that were either free, thrifted, or from The Dollar Store? Did you just have nightmares of neon plastic pumpkins and off-colored window clings? Well, stop that nonsense right there because decorating for the seasons shouldn't cost a fortune (or involve neon plastic, unless that's your thing). You CAN keep it simple, trendy, and classy on a super tight budget! After a little bit of DIYing, here's 15 ways to transform … [Read more...]

Life is Like a Grilled Cheese Waffle

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easy grilled cheese waffles

I'm not going to lie-- life has been beyond busy the past few weeks. As much as my hands were full this summer with the kids, nothing compares to now juggling a school schedule, work schedule, traveling husband schedule, and a new business to boot. When my husband told me he had to go out of town this week, I almost cried-- not THIS week, with five deadlines and a huge event coming up! But alas, yes, this week. And last week. And probably next week too. We're bombarded with images of … [Read more...]

Signature Style Gallery and HUGE Giveaway!

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HUGE gieveaway: stylish luxury items worth $1200+! #giveaway #highend #signaturestyle

I'm overwhelmed by the amazingly talented ladies that participated in this week's Signature Style blog hop. Their enthusiasm and willingness to share their designing hearts blew me away! You'll find a gallery of ALL their posts below, with a few words to describe their style so you can browse, find inspiration, and connect with bloggers whose style you'll adore. Even when someone's style isn't an exact match to mine, I find a deep appreciation for  it and learn something new. Plus you can find … [Read more...]

Back To School Week… WHAT?

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Back to School Ideas

It's here. BTS. Back. To. School. My daughter's kindergarten supply list just arrived in the mail... ish just got REAL! (image source) August is the Sunday of summer; still technically summer but gearing up for shorter days and cooler nights. Many of you will be heading back to school soon, and for those of us in the northeast we're embracing these last few weeks until Labor Day arrives and marks our end of the season. (image source) Regardless, I figured I'd get all the 'back-to-school' … [Read more...]

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...]