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Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Eye-Catching DIY Mirrors

There are about a million interior designer-approved reasons to add a fun mirror to your home decor — it makes your space look bigger, catches light, reflects cool paint colors, and allows you to check your lipstick while lounging sultrily on the couch (as you do). All of these benefits get even better when you made said mirror yourself. Here are 10 fabulous mirrors made with DIY frames, etching, and other fun embellishments. Now get crafting, pretty lady!

Home Inspiration: Taming My Office Trouble Spots With TJ Maxx

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When TJ Maxx got in touch and asked if I’d like to be part of their Spring Organization Challenge, I jumped at the chance. The mission: pick out a few items from the TJ Maxx/Marshalls home goods section to help organize a messy spot in my own home. There was no question in my mind which spot I was going to organize, because I was already sitting in it when I got the email: my office. Thanks to that whole “selling all my possessions before I moved” thing, my house doesn’t have too many clutter or disorganization issues right now, but all the issues I do have are confined to my office. I’m really bad with paperwork, files, and mail especially, and since I just close my office door at the end of every day, it’s been easy to put off figuring out how to organize everything. Read on to check out my embarrassing “before” photos and the super cute storage solutions I found, not to mention a life-changing time management trick! Keep reading »

Home Inspiration: 15 Beautiful Bathtubs

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As part of my home-buying process, I’m collecting home design inspiration photos like Celine Dion collects giant mansions. Last week, I drooled over dreamy kitchens. This week, it’s bathrooms — more specifically, bathtubs. Here are 15 fairytale bathtubs to inspire you (“ooh I want that!”) and depress you (“there is no way in hell I could ever afford that!”). Proceed with caution…

Home Inspiration: 15 Dreamy Kitchens To Drool Over

I don’t want to jinx anything, but Nick and I miiiiiiiight be buying a house soon. Like, really soon. The house in question is a super cute ’50s cottage in Nashville. It’s pretty perfect, although the kitchen needs some updates, which is why all of a sudden “kitchen makeovers” and “cool kitchen renovations” have become my internet porn of choice (and if there’s a sudden influx of home design content on The Frisky, well, now you know why). Here are 15 kitchens of wildly different styles and budgets that are currently making me drool. Turquoise cabinets, come to mama!

Nesting: 10 Lovely Lanterns For Under $20

There is something mystical about lanterns. Their intricate details and soft glowing lights remind me of fairy tales and exotic adventures, and they enhance any indoor and outdoor spaces better than pricey scented candles. So why isn’t every bookshelf, mantel, and side table decorated with a lantern? No idea. Let’s fix that. Here a variety of lovely lantern options for under $20.

How To Put A Duvet On A Comforter: 8 Possible Tips & Tricks

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Whatever day during childhood my parents taught me how to put a duvet on a comforter, I must have been off picking my nose. Or they never taught me at all. Yes, let’s blame my parents for my lack of domestic skills.

I’m almost 30 years old and terribly ashamed that I cannot completely make the bed by myself. No matter which method I try, my comforter always ends up haphazardly shoved inside the duvet, lumpy and irascible as if it’s sticking to itself on purpose. Invariably I get so frustrated that I give up and have long-depended on roommates and boyfriends to work their magic with my bedding. Or I just sleep under a lumpy comforter for several weeks and grouse about it.

Earlier this week, after trying and failing to make the bed after doing the laundry, I complained on Facebook and Twitter about not being able to get the duvet on the comforter properly. I appear to have tapped into a sore spot for many a failing househusband/housewife — man oh man, did people have a lot of tips/slightly questionable advice to share. Here’s what I heard:  Keep reading »

Home Inspiration: Pretty Tea Cups

Sipping tea from a proper tea cup always feels so relaxing, cozy, and a little glamorous (even though I’m usually wearing my boyfriend’s basketball shorts and watching trashy reality shows during my “tea time”). A pretty cup and saucer not only encourage you to take your tea time a bit more seriously (pinkies up, ladies!), but they look so lovely displayed on the counter when not in use that they truly become part of your home decor. Win-win, I say! Click through to check out 10 beautiful specimens…

13 Glassware Sets To Class Up Your Cocktails

Although we all strive to make the perfect cocktail, few of us can truly be called mixologists. No need to pretend you know how to make a Hemingway Daiquiri. The next time you host a cocktail party try a simple punch served up in one of these beautiful glasses.

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 Awesome DIY Vases

Who wants to spend $300 on a fancy vase when it’s bound to get knocked over during a dance party or minor earthquake? Just grab a basic vase (or any glass or ceramic container, really) from a thrift shop and use one of these fun, simple DIY ideas to make it your own. Your next bouquet of flowers will thank you for the sweet new digs, and you won’t have to disown your brother if he breaks it during a rousing indoor football game.

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 12 DIY Glitter Projects To Add Some Sparkle To Your Life

The attitude I have about glitter is the same attitude the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” has about Windex: it fixes everything. Bored with your hair accessories? Put some glitter on them! Just found some ugly scuffs on your shoes? Cover them with glitter! Uninspired by your home decor? Whip out the glue and glitter, girl! Here are 12 DIY projects guaranteed to add some sparkle to your life…

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