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Roller Shade Design Challenge: Fun-For-Kids Edition

r October 21, 2013 | B DIY Projects

We sent eight top bloggers a plain white roller shade and challenged them to send us their best creation. See what our crafty friends came up with!   Teachers and parents we know you hear us. You want your kids to learn while they play, but the fancy educational toys can really take a bite out of your budget. With the speed that kids can lose interest in toys, a lot of moms are moving to homemade educational games. We had so much fun with our last Roller Shade Design Challenge that we had to do it again!  This round of top bloggers came up with some incredible, DIY educational toys. Who knew you could do so much with a…

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Blinds.com Roller Shade Design Challenge!

What could you do with a plain, white roller shade? We sent these mini shades out to a few top bloggers and challenged to transform them to their heart’s content. These creative minds blew us away with their finished products. Scroll down to see them all! Fall Wall Art from The Local Cook Wendy, blogging diva behind The Local Cook, writes about natural cooking, gardening, and home decorating. Did you catch her fab video about how to make a DIY upholstered cornice? With her Silhouette cutting tool in hand, Wendy has become a vinyl decal pro. She created this beautiful fall wall hanging to adorn her newly remodeled three season porch. We’re sure many fall evenings will be spent there…

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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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Pinterest Fab 4: Easy school lunches

Summer is starting to wind down and with that comes the commotion of getting ready for back to school days – backpacks, uniforms, school supplies, and most imporanty, your kiddos lunches! The start of a school year can be hectic so we want to help you get through it with as much ease as possible - I mean hey.. our mission statement is to provide an easy and exciting experience, so its just fitting. Check out this months Pinterest Fab 4: Easy School Lunches DIY Lunchbox Icepacks: The essential to every healthy lunch box is a good ice pack.  How else would you keep those fruits and veggies fresh?  DIY Lunchbox Icepacks are the perfect creation because they are both cheap and easy to make.  Buy a few sponges…

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Crafty at Home – Scratchboard Cards

r August 16, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects
scratchboard card

If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft that the kids will love, scratchboard cards are the perfect solution! Did you ever color on those seemingly magical black sheets of paper to reveal the rainbow colors underneath? I can tell you I was obsessed – now you can make them yourself for MUCH cheaper than the $2 a sheet you’d pay at the store! Not only are they a blast to make, but they have so many uses! Make personalized thank you cards, works of art, room signs, gift tags or even garlands – either way you’ll impress all who see your crafty creation! See How It’s Done: Click Here to Download the Printable Instructions To Make the Scratchboard…

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6 Steps to a Better Bookshelf

r August 14, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, DIY Projects
Spectrum Bookshelf

Any bookworm knows that nothing’s better than a well-organized bookshelf. Whether you want to make your bookcase cleaner, more accessible, or simply better looking – we’ve got 6 easy tips that will help you achieve your bookshelf dreams. Tip #1: Start with a Cleaning Empty your bookshelf and give it a good wipe-down. Filter through your collection and purge yourself of the books you don’t plan on reading. If you’re more of the lazy cleaner like myself, meet your new superhero weapon: the air duster. Keep it handy by the bookshelf so you can spray away dust and keep your shelf looking spotless! Tip #2: Makeover Your Bookcase Make your bookcase a little more colorful: revive it with a fresh…

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Pinterest Fab 4: It’s Never Too Late For Summer Fun!

This season may almost be over, but it’s never too late to get busy with these ideas for end-of-summer fun. This season may almost be over, but it’s never too late to get busy with these ideas for end-of-summer fun. The school year is quickly approaching, but don’t let days go by without enjoying the last of your summer.  Check out some of our favorite summer ideas from Pinterest in today’s post! Frozen Goodness! Any hot summer day can be saved by an ice cold juicy Popsicle!  And best of all, Popsicles are a cheap and perfect reason to get your hands dirty in the kitchen.  Get creative with the fruit and juices in your refrigerator to concoct a fun summer recipe….

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Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Interior Designers & Decorators Caitlin Wilson

Trends this year are all about interesting textures, and what texture’s more fun than one that can be written on? Chalkboard makes a statement both stylistically and literally – it’s one time when it’s okay to go ahead and doodle on the walls! Take a look at these 4 ways to incorporate this old school material into your home: DIY Wallpaper We love the fun and quirky vibe of this bathroom, and it’s all because of the “chalkboard wallpaper”. The great thing about the chalkboard wall is the flexibility it offers, unlike an actual wallpaper, when you want to change up the pattern, you can. All you have to do is draw and let your hands sketch what your mind…

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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

Roadkill Desk After

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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