Category Archives: DECOR

Teacher Gift Idea

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ May 24, 2017/ DIY

It’s the end of May and many of you are wrapping up the school year. With that in mind, here is one way to thank your teachers for all the hard work they’ve done. This is the perfect last minute gift and it’s almost embarrassing how easy it is to create. Since we started taking John Luke to daycare, we’ve been blessed by some amazing

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Nursery Update :: Part One (Decorating on a Budget)

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ April 26, 2017/ DECOR

The last time I decorated my son’s nursery was about 2 years ago, right before he was born. It’s crazy how fast time flies! Since we’ve moved, I haven’t been happy with his room and, honestly, it’s taken a backseat to other home updates on our list. Like most people, our home budget allows us to focus on one project at

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Friday Finds :: Smith & Hawken Jar Candles

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ March 31, 2017/ FRIDAY FINDS

  There’s nothing I love more than being welcomed into a fragrant home. Similar to how the smell of fresh baked cookies can transport a person back to childhood, certain smells just make me feel at home. No matter what your favorites are, from warm vanillas to crisp lemony scents, a candle can add a lot to the hospitality of your home. My personal

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Guest Room Redo

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ September 12, 2016/ DECOR

Living in a newly built house can have its challenges. Even though I love having a clean slate to create my own space, one obstacle I’ve run into is finding the time and resources to get it all done quickly. I’ve had to take one room at a time to “fix it up” the way I want without blowing the

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2016 Southern Living Idea House :: Top 10 Takeaways

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ July 15, 2016/ DECOR

Every year,  Southern Living Magazine puts together an Idea House in different cities around the south. This year the house was in Birmingham, Alabama (my home state). Living in coastal Alabama, my husband and I, along with a couple of friends were able to make a quick trip up to Birmingham to tour the home as part of a weekend getaway. After our tour, I was inspired with so many new

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Seafarer Tablescape

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ June 7, 2016/ DECOR, TABLESCAPES

This year, I wanted my early summer tablescape to reflect a seafaring theme. Living close to Mobile Bay, I have plenty of inspiration everywhere and, like many people, have collected shells and other beach treasures along the way which will be used in the decor. Decorating can seem daunting at first but I always start a project by writing down

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Pineapple Décor and the History Behind It

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ March 31, 2016/ DECOR

With summer right around the corner, pineapples will soon be “in season” for home décor. Even though pineapples offer vibrant and cheerful inspiration as decorative pieces, there’s more to their story than meets the eye. Pineapples have a rich history leading up to their current status as the international symbol of hospitality. Today, they are intentionally placed within the home in order to greet visitors and let

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