SmartSilk Pillows Review

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Pillows can be a tricky thing to navigate.  I'm not talking about throw pillows--which I probably need an intervention with.  I'm talking about the sleeping-on-at-night ones, the ones you hide behind 400 throw pillows on your bed because they are always deflated and lumpy and terribly wrinkled. I've tried many different kinds of pillows--everything from feather to down alternative to the um, regular kind(?) not sure what they are called.  The … [Read more...]

DIY Soundbar Mount

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So it's a pretty common thing for men to love technology.  However, I need to admit that I'm also a fan.  But in my family, my husband is THE tech guy.  Like in all my family, which is extensive.  Anytime anyone needs to buy a new computer or TV or something, they ask him first.  And my husband loves his toys, so for his dental school graduation gift, I bought him his dream TV (at least the one that was reasonable to buy.)  And I have to say, it … [Read more...]

Puzzle Photo Frames Gift & Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. As Moms and Dads get older, I feel like they get harder and harder to give meaningful gifts to.  They always seem to have everything they want, and things like movies or lotion sometimes feel lame.  When giving to parents, you just really want to give them something that demonstrates your love for them and shows them their life and accomplishments.  For most people, … [Read more...]

Chevron Design Listerine

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So I'm married to a dentist.  And Oral Health is always a big issue of importance in our family.  This also means we always have a plethora of dental supplies in our very lacking-in-storage bathroom.  And while I can usually put most of it away and out of sight, I never have a good place to store the giant bottle of Listerine mouthwash. … [Read more...]

20 Barstool Makeovers

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I think the best way to get new-to-you home decor AND furniture is to buy or inherit old stuff and refinish or repurpose it.  My entire house is chalk-full of refinished furniture and I have to say, when people come to my house they are always blown away by the amount of refinished furniture that is in my house.  Seriously, almost everything.  That's the life of a DIY blogger though. My sister-in-law was telling me the other day how proud she … [Read more...]

Cast Iron vs Stainless Steel

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It's been awhile since I've written an update about our home building process.  Well here it is--nothing!  Okay, that's not technically true but the house has not started yet.  So there's nothing to show.  I can't remember if I wrote about this but we actually ended up changing locations.  Since we switched to a new location, the new location is a brand new development which is still being developed.  They haven't even paved the roads yet … [Read more...]

Adding a Bar to a Kitchen Island

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I did something kinda cool last week.  I added a bar to a kitchen island. I was cleaning up the kitchen and I decided to rearrange the furniture to change things up.  That's how it is with us decor-obsessed, we are always changing things around.  I have a square kitchen/dining area and since my island is from IKEA and moveable, I change it from facing the window to facing the family room.  Usually when it faces the family room, I move the … [Read more...]

My Crane and Canopy Duvet Cover

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I recently gave my bedroom a makeover.  And I made sure the bed was the focal point.  That's one of the reasons I did the full height board and batten wall treatment--I didn't want it to compete with my bed as a focal point.  I've never had a beautiful bed, and I wanted that to change.  The final touch to my room makeover was finding the perfect bedding.  And where did I find it?  Crane and Canopy.     I chose this … [Read more...]