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Why Manly Men Need Pinterest

Framed Retro Bike

Although Pinterest might get stereotyped for being a women’s website, you’d be surprised at how many useful ideas there are for men. We’ve rounded up pins from our 10 favorite Pinterest boards for masculine decorating, showing all the manly men out there why they should be on Pinterest. No Guy Should Miss Out on These Awesome Ideas: A couch made from recycled car parts, from the Blinds.com Pinterest Board Manly Home Picks Shelving made from pipes, from the board Masculine Decor via Joi Lipari A coffee table that doubles as a foosball table, from the board Man-ly Decor via Liz DiTomaso A retro TV converted into a bar, from the board Man Cave Decor with Class via Ann Marie @Household6diva A pool table made from a Mustang car frame, from the board Garage/Man…

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12 Tools to Organize Your Kid’s Room

r August 19, 2013 | B Design Links, Home Decor
Kid's Room Organization

With the school year coming into swing many moms are frantically trying to get organized. Since children often won’t think to clean up after themselves (unless you’ve trained them exceptionally well) we’ve gathered these 12 tools to help you keep your kid’s room more organized! Chore Charts – what better way to motivate your children to get their chores done than with a chore chart? These printable charts can be customized depending on what you want your kids to do everyday. Hang these in their room or on the refrigerator and when they get something done, mark it off with a star sticker. Reward your kids with a special treat or an allowance when they get a row of stars!…

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Window FAQ: How Do You Measure for Blinds on Doors?

Measuring blinds for a door can be simple if you know what you are doing.  And that’s where we come in.  Tune in to today’s Window FAQ to learn how to get the best results when measuring blinds for doors! No matter what type of window treatment you choose to install over your door, you should first look to see if you have molding around the glass. I do have window molding around my glass: If you do have window molding, it is important to leave enough space above and below the glass to allow the blinds to operate properly.  Your mounting hardware cannot install into the glass section, so you need proper clearance for the installation on top.  You…

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7 Bloggers You Should Know (BlogHer 13′)

r August 13, 2013 | B Design Links

I had the privilege to jet off to Chicago a few weeks ago in order to attend BlogHer 2013 with 5000 other female bloggers (and a few brave men). I haven’t felt that much concentrated girl-power-spirit since the summers in college I worked at an all girls camp. This was like sleep-away camp on steroids where you recognize your cabin mates from Pinterest and arts and crafts is replaced by video editing workshops.   I was able to hear messages of encouragement from thought leaders and I left feeling amazingly inspired. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that even in a caretaker roll, women cannot not afford to put their health last, as so many do.  Guy Kawasaki…

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

Thomas Hicks Decorative Window Film

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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