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5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

Cheer Up: 5 Simple Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

It can be easy to catch the winter blues when the days turn dark before dinnertime. Until spring comes knocking on my door, I try to bring as much of the natural elements inside to brighten things up and keep me inspired during the colder months. With that being said, there are a few simple […]

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Work-Play Spaces for Kids

Fun and Function: Work-Play Spaces for Kids

When it comes to decorating a space for children or deciding on how to best use that space, things can get tricky. I’ve learned when planning spaces for kids, it’s best to see them as mini-adults that run their own businesses. This may sound silly, but think about it… they often need their bedrooms to […]

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Spring Cleaning: 10 Clutter Busting Tips

Spring Cleaning: 10 Clutter Busting Tips

Time for some spring cleaning. Anyone have a tractor I can borrow? It’s about that time of the season to whip out the broom and give your home a great big sweep! Did you know dust mites hibernate during winter too? Yeah they’re the grizzly bears of your home… I know spring cleaning doesn’t sound […]

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DIY Design: Fabric Jewelry

Every year when I go to the quilting convention in Houston, I’m seriously impressed with all of the cool things people are making with my fabric collection. It’s truly inspiring… might even pick up a needle and thread myself! My friend Vivian Peritts is a regular at my booth. She’s a really cool person who […]

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Design Notes: How to Decorate Your First Place

One common design dilemma that I get asked about a lot is how to make a place reflect your personality, yet still look cohesive and cool. Decorating your first place might seem tough, but there are a few ways to go about this. 1. Embrace the mix and match Don’t feel limited to one or […]

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Design Notes: How to Organize Your Ideas

Every design has a beginning. The cool thing I like to do from the very start is to keep my ideas organized, but I know staying organized isn’t always easy (or my strongest suit). Sometimes you just have to hammer your scattered ideas someplace… literally! In order to do this, I recommend creating a design […]

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DIY Design: Custom Outdoor Rug

Since it’s summer I know you guys are probably spending a lot of time outdoors, which is great. There’s nothing I like better than some sand, surf and sun. But hey, even if we can’t be on the beach all summer, it’s still nice to soak in some Vitamin D in your own backyard. The […]

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