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Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

2017 Fall/Winter Decor Trends Part 1

Through my extensive trend research as a professional designer, traveling to showrooms, sitting in on design lectures in Chicago and seeing future decor products that haven’t hit the market yet, here are the fall decor design trends for 2017. Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

DIY Wall Paper

If you don’t want to invest in wallpaper or deal with the sticky mess of putting it up, I have an idea to share with you for a child’s room… Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Beautiful on the Outside

Love More

With the recent events, I want you to know that I strongly believe that all people should be treated with respect and kindness. No one is above another. We are all brothers and sisters. I believe that hate slows us down and makes us lose focus of our personal progression and potential.
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Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

A Welcoming Front Door

If you don’t know it by now, I LOVE color! It draws me in like a moth to a flame. It can say a lot about a person, as you well know from my “Meaning of Color” posts.

No matter the time of year, colorful front doors can make such a statement for your home. Even better, it’s an expression of you and your family dynamic and makes people want to come in and learn more. Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Food

How to Safely Cut an Avocado

Oh, yes!  There is a correct way to cut an avocado!  And do you want to know why I feel it’s a good idea to share this?  Because after cutting avocados for years, and being pretty comfortable with cutting up an avocado very quickly… I cut my finger…  YIKES! Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Celebrate,Design

Thrifty Summer Party

I love a good party!  I especially love parties outside with lights and candles.  Honestly, it can be hard to look at some of the stunning party ideas on Pinterest.  Most people, including myself, don’t want to spend a ton of money on just one evening.  It’s likely for some of us to have only one party during the summer anyway.  Not to mention, if I’m going to spend money on a party, it will be spent mostly on the food!  Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

True Blue

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!

Now, let’s talk about the color blue!

Fun Fact: Because blue is such a stable color, women love seeing men in this color. Who doesn’t love having a stable partner?  Blue is also very calming. Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Celebrate

Best Ideas for Your July 4th Celebration

Image via Maison de Pax

Looking for some good ideas for the 4th of July? Check out what I found to make your holiday a patriotic celebration that your family and kids will love! Read More »

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