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Wednesday November 26th, 2014

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DIY Project: Paper Ranunculus

Sometimes, I wish Instagram was a real person so I could shake its hand and give it a huge hug for the endless amounts of inspiration it provides. From discovering great new home tours, photographers and florists to talented DIYers, I am constantly screengrabbing things and sending them to myself to follow up on later….

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Tuesday November 25th, 2014

Monday November 24th, 2014

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Holiday Party Planning with Staples + DIY Wreath

We all know that the holidays are a magical time, filled with love, laughter, warmth, and merrymaking. They can also, however, be an energy-sucking, nerve-racking, sanity-destroying time—especially if you haven’t prepared for the obligatory onslaught of entertaining, gift-giving, and socializing that the season has to offer. When it comes to making it through the holidays with…

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Thursday November 20th, 2014

Wednesday November 19th, 2014

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DIY Project: Hanging Copper Chandelier

I love decorating for the holidays and always find myself exploring Pinterest for hours to get ideas. I happened upon an image of a gorgeous copper chandelier that felt like the perfect thing to light up a low-key holiday table. Inspired, I decided to figure out how to build it myself using supplies from my…

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DIY Project: Simple Linen Apron

It is that time of year when gatherings fill the best of our time, bringing in many baking and cooking moments. If you are like me, your kitchen may be a bit of a disaster while baking, and typically a change of clothes is needed before guests arrive. Although I try to stay clean, somehow…

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DIY Project: Woven Ceiling Light

Unique light fixtures have been making their way throughout design – especially lately – creating beautiful additions to almost any room in the house. When designing, light fixtures can often be an afterthought, but it should be one of the primary pieces to consider. Light fixtures are typically the indirect centerpiece of gatherings and should…

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Design*Sponge Brit Kits!

To celebrate our 10th year of blogging, I thought it would be fun to try out a few different collaborations and partnerships. In addition to our (now sold out!) Quarterly gift box, we also worked with the team at Brit + Co. to come up with a fun DIY kit that would make for both…

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Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Friday November 14th, 2014

Wednesday November 12th, 2014

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DIY Project: Basket Weaving

The one (and only) big problem I have with being a DIY blogger is the fast accumulation of, for want of a better word, stuff. In every single thing I own I see an endless potential for a project. Crafts materials quickly stack up. It’s the life of a hoarder with a cause which goes…

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DIY Project: Easy Cork Trivets

With entertaining, we often spend a lot of time planning and making our environment perfect. We make sure that every detail is in the correct spot in the hopes that our guests will ooh and aahh at them. Sometimes, though, the simplest piece can make the biggest statement – and be simple to make. Trivets are…

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Wednesday November 5th, 2014

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DIY Chunky Tassel Blanket

I don’t know what it is about autumn, but I always get so giddy when it’s finally here. Growing up in Washington, fall was like a second spring – one last grand finale from Mother Nature before winter came. Early sunsets, warm fires, hot cocoa, snuggly blankets – everything about this season is cozy. So…

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DIY Project: Decorative Paper Clips

To make any work environment a little more fun, creative personal desk accessories are a must. Having a few pieces around that express your personal style can make any workday more uplifting. Decorative paper clips are a great way to make any project a little more enjoyable. This DIY is so easy to make and the…

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Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Thursday October 30th, 2014

Wednesday October 29th, 2014

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DIY Project: Apple Stamp Table Runner

With fall in full swing, it seems that everyone is heading out to their local orchard and picking apples. The after effects of those trips are an abundance of indulgent desserts flooding my Instagram feed. Instead of using all of the apples to make pies and other yummy treats, I thought why not decorate my…

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