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"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

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Looking to update your bathroom on a budget? I’ve got you covered with these tips!  Are you looking to update your bathroom, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars? I’d love to show you some great ideas that will have your bathroom feeling updated, renovated, and modern without breaking the bank. Be sure to […]

Every Wednesday, I team up with a talented group of bloggers to bring you tips and tricks for creating easy elegance in the home. Each blogger featured has a beautiful blog and ideas that are worth your time. Please click on the titles that interest you below! 1. My 100 Year Old Home | Home […]

Hi everyone and welcome to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you. This is a place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each […]

Beautiful Summer Vignettes and Tiered Tray Ideas!  Hi there! 🙂 Let’s step into the homes of bloggers and gain some fun tips and ideas on how to style vignettes and tiered trays! Let me know how you style your vignettes in your home by tagging me on social media in one of your favorite pics. […]

This is my favorite way to serve corn! Grilled Mexican Corn is loaded with flavor and tastes like summer! We recently purchased a new Cuisinart grill, and I’m loving the ease of tossing everything on it each night to make a delicious and effortless meal! One of my current favorite items to grill is corn. […]

Welcome to another Easy Elegance Wednesday! Every Wednesday I look forward to sharing with you a round-up of inspiring ideas for creating easy elegance within the home. This group of talented bloggers always comes through with beautiful and attainable decorating ideas for you! I hope you’ll visit each link and glean some tips on how […]

Wood burning fire pits are wonderful and fun editions to any backyard! Come see how we created and styled a gravel fire pit using several sources we had on hand! Building the Fire Pit Our fire pit has been a slow labor of love as time and money have become available, and I’m thrilled to […]

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you. This is a place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature […]

Summer is a time for relaxing and having fun! Read on for some simple ways to bring summer fun into your home decor.  Summer is such a great time to bring in simple design and easy living decor. I think the heat makes everyone want to just take it easy and not bother with anything […]

Glean some tips for affordable patio entertaining with easy items to make on the grill and a tutorial for hanging outdoor string lights! No trees or supports for your outdoor string lights? No problem! Learn how to affordably hang your string lights using saplings (or dowel rods) and planters.  This post is sponsored by Walmart. […]

Looking for some summer decorating inspiration? Come see what my blog friends are up to! Every Wednesday, I team up with a group of talented bloggers to bring you tips on how to create elegance in the home. Click the title links to be taken to the posts! Sanctuary Home Decor | Window Shutters and […]

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you. This is a place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature […]

Follow tutorial and watch my short video to see how to to quickly and easily put together your hex key furniture! This little hack will save you so much time and effort! I recently updated the rocking chairs on our front porch to these affordable Walmart rockers. Like most inexpensive furniture, they came with a […]

Looking for ways to add character to your home? I have some simple building projects for you!  I love adding character to our home, and I wrote an another post about it if you’d like to take a look: Easy & Affordable Ways to Add Character to Your Home. This post is going to concentrate […]

Summer is in full swing and today I have some beautiful summer ideas to share with you, including several great ideas for your 4th of July preparations! Click on the title links to be taken to the original post! StoneGable | Scrumptious and Beautiful Rhubarb Galette Designthusiasm | 4th of July Champagne Brunch Tablescape Home Stories […]

Use these helpful insider tips and tricks to plan the perfect beach day for you and your family!  This post is in partnership with Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, a brand I know and love! My family has always loved the beach and for much of my life we lived right on the water. As a young […]

Hello friends! I paused the link party for a few weeks while I was spending time away with my family. I’m happy to be posting tonight and am so glad you’re here to join me! If this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you. […]

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate! Here are a few creative summer wreath ideas for the front door!  Welcome your family and friends with a cute summer wreath on your door. Browse through these ideas and glean inspiration for your own design! Pin the collage for easier reference, and be sure to click […]

Looking for some early summer inspiration? Come see what my blog friends are up to! Every Wednesday I team up with a group of talented bloggers to bring you tips on how to create elegance in the home. Click the title links to be taken to the posts! Designthusiasm | The Complete Townhouse Tour Home Stories […]

Welcome back friends! Today I have another gorgeous round-up of blog posts for you from some incredibly talented decorators. Each week we bring you our very best posts on how to create easy elegance within the home. Here is what I have for you today! Home Stories A To Z | Five Ways to Make […]

Could you use a good drink right about now? Here are 17 delicious and refreshing Summer Drink Recipes! Sit back, relax, and read on for some amazing drink recipes that will have you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and inspired!  Hi everyone! This post contains lots of yummy and refreshing recipes for summer drinks and cocktails. Quite […]

Keep your neutral decor from looking flat by implementing these tips for decorating with neutrals! Decorating with neutrals should never be boring, flat, safe, or dull! I am a lover of neutral decor and find neutrals to be cozy, calming, versatile, and gorgeous. When I was a newlywed, I decorated our home in rich jewel […]

Welcome friends! It’s time for another round of Easy Elegance Wednesdays where I team up with an inspiring group of women to share our favorite tutorials to help you bring beauty into the home. Today’s posts will inspire you for summer! Please click on the links below to visit each post.   1. Home Stories A […]

Gorgeous ideas for your Memorial Day or July 4th porch!  Summer is upon us, and porch parties are becoming more and more common with everyone wanting to spend more time outdoors. I hope that you’re all well during this crazy time in the world! The 4th of July is the perfect summer holiday to host […]

The temperatures are warming up outside and it’s time for some outdoor fun! Here are 30+ DIY Outdoor Games for you to create and enjoy this summer!  Let’s have some fun outside this summer with these DIY Outdoor Games! Most of these games are suitable for all ages. Modify the rules or dimensions of the […]

Welcome to another Easy Elegance Wednesday! Every Wednesday I look forward to sharing with you a round-up of inspiring ideas for creating easy elegance within the home. This group of talented bloggers always comes through with insider tips for you! I hope you’ll visit each link and glean some tips on how to add some […]

Welcome back everyone! I hope you’re doing well and staying safe. I’m so glad you’re here to link up your quarantine creations and to check out this week’s link party! As always, if this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you! If you’re new […]

Creating faux Roman shades using just fabric and inexpensive tension rods is an affordable way to dress your windows! This is a great home hack to use when renting, or if you want to frequently change out your decor! This post originally appeared on the blog in April 2015 and is worth revisiting! Materials Needed […]

Welcome to this week’s Easy Elegance Wednesday! This week we have several budget friendly decorating ideas for you! Please click on the link titles to be taken to the posts which interest you.  Sanctuary Home Decor | An Easy Backyard Movie Night StoneGable | 5 Tips for Decorating on the Cheap Designthusiasm | Elegant Powder Room […]

Wondering how to arrange flowers? Not sure where to even begin? Here are some very simple and easy flower arranging tips that will have you creating beautiful arrangements today! Press Play: Watch How I Arrange Flowers Click play below to watch this very short video on how I made this arrangement and then read on […]

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