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April 2012

Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: $100 ERIN CONDREN GIFT CARD

*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *** Scroll down to see who won!Β  Today we’ve got a great giveaway from ErinCondren.com! I’ve been a big, big fan of their products for a while, and I am so excited to be sharing one of my obsessions favorites with you. The super-nice folks at ErinCondren.com are giving one lucky a reader a $100 gift card! ErinCondren.com is jam-packed with all sorts of personalized goodies, including calendars, planners, invitations, iPhone cases, note pads,…

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Mood Boards

MOOD BOARD: MARY BLAIR FLAIR

It’s Friday (woot woot!)! I’ve got a fun mood board to throw your way and we’re keepin’ it in the family… Meet Danny and Sarah! Danny is my cousin and Sarah just so happens to be one of my very nearest and dearest childhood friends. Yes, a fab arrangement! They met at my 17th birthday party and have been together ever since. Fast forward 10 years and they’re now married, living happily ever after in sunny California and have the…

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Organizing

A LABELED OFFICE = A HAPPY OFFICE

martha stewart home office

I was up late last night organizing my office, top to bottom. It’s a work in progress but I’m hoping to be finished by this weekend. Pretty and functional organization takes time. Over the past few days, I’ve made many a trip to Staples. Mainly for the Martha Stewart Home Office line. It’s addicting. Truly and honestly addicting. Before the MS line debut at Staples, I could easily spend an hour in there pawing through the Sharpies, Post-It Notes, and…

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Cleaning Tips + Tricks

QUICK TIP: KETCHUP?

ketchup silver

A few years ago, I heard someone mention that ketchup can restore tarnished silver. Apparently, the acidity of the tomatoes reacts with the oxidizing of the tarnished silver making it come back to life, all sparkly and new. Now, I have to admit, I was really skeptical. I researched the theory online and found mixed results, so I decided to give it a try myself. Here’s what I did: I squeezed ketchup on a soft cloth (I used a flour…

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DIY Decor

PRETTY PAPERS

wrapping paper framed art

I’m a self-proclaimed paper fanatic. Notebooks, stationery, cards, envelopes – you name it, I’m there. With bells on. Especially when it comes to wrapping paper. Over the weekend, I was “window shopping” for some new and interesting wrapping paper. During my quest, I started to notice that some of the by-the-sheet gift wrap was so detailed and unique it could easily pass as bionafied art. Well, it is art. And it looks even better framed! Floral, abstract, maps, illustrated, modern.…

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