Tips & Advice

Winter Decorating Ideas

Chill-Out and Get Cozy

Baby, it’s c-c-c-c-cold outside.  At least for most of the country.  Here, in Florida, we are lucky enough to experience sunshine and temperatures above 70 degrees most of the time. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not winter.  When the calendar says “January” and “February,” it’s winter.

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Create YOUR OWN Sanctuary

A space just for you

It’s a new year, and the slate is clean.  Time to reflect, set goals, and focus on the year ahead.  The only way you can do this is to be in a comfortable, stress-free space where you can go anytime you need to relax, let go, solve a problem, achieve a goal, find inspiration, or simply read a book.

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Closet Converted to Office for Under $35

Office in a Box

This closet was converted into an office for under $35.00. I call it my office in a box.

I recently moved and didn’t have an extra room for my office so I took one of the closets and turned it into my office in a box.

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Chalk Paint for Half Price

Paying to much for Chalk Paint...NOT ANY MORE!

Are you tired of spending a fortune on chalk paint?  So was I, that’s why I started shopping around and trying different prodcuts. I wanted to paint this piece of furniture but didn’t want to spend more on paint than I did on the furniture piece. I bought this piece years ago at Home Goods for $79. I like it and could really use the storage, but I didn’t like the brown.

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Whimsical Stenciled Ceiling


Sometimes my clients ask me to do the craziest things. This is what I LOVE about my job. No two projects are ever a like.

The creativity for this boarder came from a group of pictures and foot stool. You never know where your inspiration is going to come from.

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Hand Painted Fall Leaf Wreath

How to make a Fall Wreath

Fall Leaf Wreath

I remember growing up in Massachusetts as children and raking up a pile of leaves and jumping in them. I love the fall especially when all the leave change colors and air is nice and crisp. Living in South Florida I don’t get to see the change of seasons anymore.

While I was visiting my daughter in the North West coast of Florida, where they have lots of trees with big green leaves, I was able to make a fun fall craft with my five year old granddaughter.

After a quick trip to Michaels for some extra supplies I realized I forgot to buy spray glue for the glitter. UGH! I was not about to drive back to the store, so I can up with a great alternative. 

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How To Paint Granite Counter Tops

Yes! You Can Paint Laminate

Faux Granite Counter Top

Believe it or not, you CAN PAINT laminate counter tops to look like granite!

I know that your kitchen is the most important room in your house and it is also the most expensive room to remodel. When my daughter and her husband moved into their first home they were in their early 20’s and didn’t have the $20,000 budget to remodel tithe kitchen.So we did the next best thing. We used PAINT!

There are a couple of tips to know before you get started……………

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Stain a Door in Two Easy Steps

Gel Stain


Gel Stain

Turn your wood door from DRAB to FAB! Did you know that your front door is the most important door in your house? Why? Well for one everyone one can see it from the road …. this is the door your company uses when they come to visit……. the front door gives your house instant curb appeal  and this is the door that says WELCOME come on in.

Let me show you how to take your wood doors from Drab to Fab in Two Easy Steps.

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