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January 5, 2014 0

Nails, Nails, Nails

By in Inspiration, Nails

I’ve been so bad at sharing my nail art with you guys. Truth is, I was in a bit of a nail slump (lots of totally boring one-color nails) until I came across Small Good Things and her circle and triangle nails and brilliant DIY nail decals. A good color scheme is important – 4 […]

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September 22, 2013 0

Living Room Fireplace Restored: How to Remove Paint from Marble

By in Apartment, DIY

Our apartment building was built in 1905 and retains most of its original charm. I’ve seen a few of the other units in the building – they all share the same layout, just mirrored – which was enough for me to know that we were missing something. The other apartments boast marble and tile fireplaces […]

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July 29, 2013 0

Learning to Love Flowers

By in I'm Obsessed, Photos, Styling

Until recently, flowers just weren’t my thing. I appreciated the sentiment whenever flowers were given to me but never sought them out. I associated them with their pollen-y scent (you still won’t catch me voluntarily sniffing flowers) and most of all, bugs. It only took one art conservation class in college to convince me that […]

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June 4, 2013 1

My DIY Wedding Centerpieces

By in DIY, Wedding

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost nine whole months since the wedding. Even harder to believe, I haven’t shared any pictures of the wedding with you. I think I was just really wedding-ed out by the end of it and needed a break from everything wedding. Of all the decorations we made for […]

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May 22, 2013 1

JCP Goes Cute

By in Roundup, Trends, Want

You’ve probably heard all about JC Penney‘s image overhaul, complete with store renovations and a new business model. They’re shooting for a younger audience, enticing us with brands and designers we recognize and care about. They’re even going by a new, hipper name: JCP. The new stores feel more open, boutique-y and fresh. I had […]

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March 27, 2013 6

Box Cushion Makeover

By in DIY, Furniture, I have an opinion

I did it! I finally did it! I bought this chair over a year ago for only $25 with big dreams of dressing it with beautiful, gray wool cushions. After washing the cushion covers and replacing the foam, we lived with the orange, holey and corduroy cushions for over a year. I frowned every time […]

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March 18, 2013 0

Vegan Chocolate Kahlua Frosting

By in Veganables

I love cake. I would eat cake for every meal if my health would allow it. I like my cake vegan and simple, my ultimate favorite is yellow cake with white icing. But sometimes, to spice things up, I like yellow cake with chocolate icing. And sometimes, when I’m at my most daring, I make […]