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    May 20, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Dollar Store Decorating
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    These are really cute! I kinda wanna make all of them :)

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    May 10, 2016
    Insanely Cheap DIYS That Improve Your Home’s Value

    You can spend thousands of dollars on installing a sunroom, remodeling your entire kitchen and master bathroom, and adding an in ground pool, but you will most likely not make any of that back. Those upgrades are nice, but can be ludicrously expensive. If you want them for yourself, that’s fine, but if you are just remodeling to make more money when you sell, you might want to steer clear of them. Instead, try out these super cheap and easy DIY upgrades by Jessica Probus at Buzzfeed:

    -Paint your kitchen cabinets

    -Update cabinet handles

    -Add extra seating outdoors

    -Get new outlet and lightswitch plates

    -Paint your front door

    -Upgrade your landscaping

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    May 6, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Temporary Home Decor
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    For fickle people or renters :)

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    May 4, 2016
    Wordless Wednesday: May The Fourth Be With You!


    Photo from The Househunt Blog

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    April 22, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Upcycle Inspiration
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    Happy Earth Day! Check out this video, and get some inspiration for recycling old junk into awesome home decor!

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    April 18, 2016
    Super Cheap Staging Ideas

    To sell your home, you don’t need to gut it from the inside out. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on costly remodels and expensive new furniture and appliances. If your home is already upgraded, that’s great, and it’ll add additional value to your price. However, most people can stage their home on a shoestring! First, de-clutter your home, and take out all extraneous furniture and personal items. Then, give it a good deep clean. Finally, check out these frugal staging ideas by Tyler Zey at Easy Agent Pro:

    -Leave closets half empty to give the impression of more storage space

    -Pay close attention to the foyer/entrance- add a small bench and vase of flowers

    -Rearrange furniture to maximize space and give better flow through the house

    -Use neutral paint colors on walls, but add color with furniture and decorations

    -Use brighter light bulbs

    -Update all window coverings: curtains, rods, and blinds

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    March 29, 2016
    Spring Cleaning Tips

    5603360538_51f80d4eea_zThis Spring, my home (and my life) has undergone a huge transformation. I’ve made it my mission to declutter every room, and get rid of everything I don’t actually need. Usually, I skip Spring cleaning all together. Not this year. If you are selling your home soon, or you have just caught the cleaning bug, check out these awesome Spring cleaning tips by Tori at the Tori Toth blog:

    -Wipe down the walls- you don’t notice, but they accumulate a ton of dust, grime, and even grease from cooking

    -Wipe down all light fixtures- these are easy to forget about!

    -Freshen up your furniture- clean your throw pillows, couches, chairs, and other pieces that don’t usually get washed.

    -Clean out your appliances- clean your oven, dishwasher, fridge, etc.

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    March 16, 2016
    Wordless Wednesday: Neutral And Wood Interior


    Photo from Pinterest

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    March 4, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Make Your Own Gel Air Freshener

    These are really cute, and the scents and colors are totally customizable!

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    March 3, 2016
    Backsplash Goals

    27a614e87277c65244c9758a7ee229c7If I ever had the money and resources to build my home, one thing I would definitely include would be a high end kitchen. Something I’ve always loved looking at has been interesting tile backsplashes. They are a great way to add color and texture to a kitchen, and I’d love to have one someday! If you are building a home, remodeling your kitchen, or just looking for inspiration, check out this awesome slideshow by Susan Kleinman at the HGTV Design Blog for some gorgeous ideas! Some aren’t even tile- they use other materials like natural stone, glass, or even wood. Check out the full gallery here!

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