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Pinterest Fab 4: Homemade Gifts

r November 8, 2013 | B Budget Design, DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

With the holidays quickly approaching, the spirit of giving is among us now more than ever! As gift giving comes and goes, so does the money in our wallet!  Check out today’s Pinterest Fab 4: Homemade Gifts to learn how to stay in the spirit of giving without breaking the bank. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Sugar Scrubs are the perfect gifts for all teachers, friends and family, and are super easy DIY projects to make! There are tons of recipes/styles on how to create your sugar scrub, but this Candy Cane Sugar Scrub is the perfect holiday find. Learn how to create this holiday mix step-by-step here. DIY Antique Candles Everyone loves a good smelling candle, but with prices ranging from $10-$20 dollars for one,…

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Tips to get your home ready to sell

r August 25, 2013 | B Budget Design, Home Decor
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Ready to sell your home?  With home prices rising at record levels in 2013, we don’t blame you!  Moving is stressful enough, here are a few easy ways to get your house in tiptop shape for sale – your realtor will be proud: Curb check your home – what will visitors see? Walk through your home and property as a prospective buyer would – starting from the minute they drive up.  The key is to remove emotional attachment to your casa and eyeball it like a professional. Keep your lawn, trees and bushes trim, power wash the driveway to remove oil stains, remove the kiddo and pet toys from the area. And don’t forget those little details!  Make your entry…

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Crafty At Home: How to Style Your Home By Layering [Kim from Design Thoughts]

Choosing furniture and sticking to a color scheme can be somewhat intuitive when it comes to decorating.  But after that, things can get a little hairy. One of our favorite designers, Kim teaches us how to style your home with layers. Kim is an interior designer and blogger at Design Thoughts who lives in Nashville with her husband and son.  She is a DIY fiend who’s not afraid to pull out the paintbrush for an off-the-cuff accent wall or a completely unique work of art to transform a space. Find out more reasons we love Kim. How To Style Surfaces By Layering See the difference styling can make! Kim’s Top Tips for Accessorizing Your Home: 1.Create a layered look by grouping pieces…

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10 Tips For The Perfect Summer Porch

Eclectic Porch by Dallas Media and Bloggers Sarah Greenman

The sun is up and shining – it’s summertime and many of us are in need of ways to beautify our porch. As an outdoor area, porches sometimes get neglected, so we’ve gathered 10 budget-friendly tips on ways to make your summer porch the place to perch. 1. The Magic Garden – Grow Potted Plants! Potted plants are a wonderful way to add vibrant color and life to your patio. Flowers will fill the air with sweet aromas and you can plant herbs to have them handy by the kitchen! Herbs love the heat so summer’s the ideal season for planting your basil, parsley and thyme. But greenery isn’t the only way to add color – you can decorate your…

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Designing on a Shoestring with Goodwill Glam

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Goodwill Glam is a blog we’ve recently discovered that proves how well one can decorate without spending a fortune. The blog is full of tips and tricks for making your home look expensive when it’s really not (isn’t that what we all hope for?) The 3 Posts You’ve GOT to See 1. The Goodwill Glam Living & Dining Room As far as credentials go, as soon as I saw this living room I knew that Goodwill Glam could be trusted. Anyone who creates a space as stylish as this one while on a budget gets some serious kudos in my book. The room has the perfect mix of eclectic pieces and I love the combination of black furniture with more colorful…

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Stains Aren’t All Bad…We love Stained Glass Windows!

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Stained glass windows are a trend that have been around for ages and are making a comeback!  They are a fantastic way to add character and color to any room. Some people like the look of stained glass but not the price – that’s why we’ve got some great stained glass alternatives that can add the same impact and style! Check out these 4 ways to make your windows a focal point with stained glass: 1. Add Victorian Charm What makes this space so unique is the interesting juxtaposition between urban style and antique pieces. The movie poster, interior brick and hanging lamp all create a contemporary feel, while the stained glass window and fireplace accessories mimic a vintage Victorian…

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5 Ways to Make your Summer More Awesome

Eclectic Patio by Jary Ralston via Houzz

Can you believe that summer is already halfway over? We can’t – to make sure you make the most of the sunny days we have left, we’ve rounded up our 5 favorite posts about the season. 1. Our Ultimate Summer Road Trip Guide In this blog post you’ll find every essential necessary for a road trip: apps to tell you where to stop along your drive, healthy road-trip snacks, and the best playlists to get those sing-a-longs started. If you’re planning on taking a summer road trip anytime soon – this post is for you! 2. Tips for Summer Design: Outside in, Inside Out The summer is all about soaking up that sun, so why not update your home decor and make…

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Let’s Get Nautical: 4 Beachside Rooms to Behold

With the summer sun kicking into full gear, it’s hard not to dream of a beachside getaway. Many of you may be lucky enough to own a seaside home or might be diving into the waves on vacation, but for those of us enduring the heat – we can “sail away” too with this nautical decor. Here’s our 4 Favorite Nautical Rooms from Houzz: The Captain’s Quarters This bedroom is fit for a sailor! I can’t begin to describe how much I would have enjoyed a room like this as a kid. To keep with the nautical theme, I paired the ocean-blue roller shade by Laura Ashley with the windows. The picture shows it in Navy, but these colors would…

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In Blog Love with Young House Love

We’ve Got a Blog Crush… Young House Love is a blog by a DIY couple, Sherry and John, who have transformed their home one step at a time while on a budget. After four and a half years of dedicated renovation they have moved – and are going to start the design process all over again. They are beautifying the world one house at a time. Here’s a Peek at Some of Our Favorite Posts: Don’t worry, no butterflies were harmed in the making of this artwork. Much as they come to life, these faux-butterflies were made from a print-out. In a shadowbox, they create a sophisticated yet whimsical piece of art. They look so realistic they could fool just…

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4 Ways To Add Curb Appeal

  We all tell each other, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but when it comes to homes, the outside is what get’s potential buyers, or neighbors with cookies, to walk up to the door. Many of us focus our design efforts on the interior of our homes, but curb appeal makes just as big of an impact. Whether you’re staging to sell or want to make the neighbors smile, here are a few ways to  help your home give a good first impression. 4 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal: Move Beyond Basic Lighting Flank your door with pretty sconces and overhear fixtures. They not only give your home a healthy glow, but also are a chance to…

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