First Christmas Tree – Sort Of

Well folks, we tried our best to stay within the rules of the self-imposed Christmas decor challenge but it didn’t work out. I guess shopping for a Christmas tree two weeks before the holiday was not the best idea. Maybe next year we will have better luck.` Remember our budget was $100? Sadly we went over budget by $50. We found a lot of Christmas tree ornaments at our local Target for under $5 each. We found so many ornaments…

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DIY Iridescent Shoes Using Mod Podge Glitter

I have this older pair of “sensible” Fitzwell navy blue shoes (purchased from Zappos a while ago). Even though I don’t wear them to work (anymore) because of the casual dress code at the office, they are comfortable without being ugly.  Which is why I didn’t give them away when packing for the move. They make good “work” shoes because they look cute under a pair of slacks (on the rare occasion when I have to wear slacks these days)…

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Bedroom Progress: Skyline Furniture Wingback Headboard Review

This actually took some thought. Should we go with a full bed (headboard + footboard + sideboard)? Or just the headboard and bed frame? We looked at a lot of beds and headboards before deciding on the Skyline Furniture wingback headboard upholstered in grey velvet. I like the look of a complete bed in a master bedroom but, only if there is space for that. A full bed can be overwhelming in a smaller bedroom. It can make a small…

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Wall Art Without Nails & “Jacket Wall” Using Command Products

This weekend, I finally got off my butt and hung some wall art around the apartment. Since the boyfriend and I both work full time, most of our apartment decorating/setup really has to be done on the weekends. If I owned the apartment my choice would be to use OOK nails. They make tiny holes that I wouldn’t mind as an owner. We actually used them in our last two apartments in Chicago since we had permission from the landlords.…

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