Our Holiday Décor Revealed

When my apartment is decorated for the holidays, it feels more like home than ever. There’s something about the chill outside, and the cinnamon and spicy scents that fill my living room that make it the only place I want to be. This year, HomeGoods was generous enough to send me on a shopping spree…

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5 Common Interior Decorating Mistakes {and how to correct them}

{via} I hate rules. Most creative minds would agree rules can be stifling and inhibiting. On the other hand, I love guidelines. Bear with me here because I know I’m starting to sound contradictory. Guidelines, as opposed to rules, are more adaptable to specific situations and environments. Guidelines can take an overly inspired mind, bursting…

Decorative Mail Station

You’ve Got Mail

With Spring cleaning in full swing, I’ve become utterly obsessed with clutter-blasting. Piles of old receipts…dingy, used-up linens…or the worst offender: junk mail. It’s all lurking in the nooks and crannies of my home, and quite frankly, I’m over it. Since a big part of designing an interior space is to create one that combines…

Roman Shade DIY

{DIY} Roman Shade

I hate mini blinds. Sure, they’re practical. But, they’re also ugly. Nothing screams “I live in a rental” more loudly than mini blinds. Instead, I find one of the easiest ways to personalize a rental home is by hanging your own curtains. That’s why the hubs and I decided to decline the offer of brand…

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Friday Favs

{A new jute kitchen rug, so soft even Belle approves. And she’s a tough critic.} Happy Friday Fab Housewives! This week, the hubs and I have made lots of progress getting settled into our new home. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that this is not an overnight process. In fact, it may…

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{Small Space Solutions} The Guest Bedroom

One of the hubs’ and my favorite things about our new apartment is the spare bedroom. For the past 3 years, we’ve been confined to a small one-bedroom, which was totally cute when we were newlyweds, but now I’m all “get out of my space!” But acquiring a whole new bedroom often spawns a lot…

Friday favs chicken tomato arugula goat cheese pizza

Friday Favs

{Budding moss and lichen branches invite spring inside and last for weeks in a few inches of water. When the blooms are gone, branches can be saved and used as holiday ornament hangers.} Happy Friday Fab Housewives! This was another week of change for the hubs and I. Last Friday, we moved into a new…