Merry Bright and Brassy

The Perfect Foyer Pendant Light Fixture and a mini Christmas Home Tour

This post is sponsored by Lamp Plus Merry Bright and Brassy.  Oh yes, I believe that describes me and this house to a “T” and perhaps the color black thrown in for good measure as well.  Since we just moved in over Thanksgiving week, the house is barely decorated for Christmas.  So don’t expect elaborate… 

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Wood Burning Insert Fireplace Makeover

Painting a wood burning fireplace insert and mantel

This post is sponsored by “Your Big Finish” a giveaway & campaign from Black+Decker There’s no question with the disclaimer up there that this is a sponsored post.  However, I positively love that Black+Decker is actually wanting to start a movement to get unfinished projects done in your home!!!  Such as paint, crown modeling, shelves… 

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Paint colors for the Living Room, Dining and Foyer

Foyer, Living, Bath and Dining Room Inspiration

Have I ever mentioned I used to sell lipstick for a living? Well, lipstick and a few other cosmetics items. Fresh out of college, I became an Elizabeth Arden Cosmetic counter girl. You know…”Well, paint my door red and call me Elizabeth Arden.”  That was me!  (can you name that movie???) I absolutely loved it. It… 

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Our first Home Improvement Project in our New Home

New Subway Tile Bath (ReBath)

I teamed up with Dyson to sponsor this post.  To enter our giveaway, see giveaway details towards the bottom of this post. As most of you know we’ve been *trying* to purchase a house that’s been in foreclosure for quite some time.  We thought we had it, but we didn’t. We were determined not to give up…. 

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How to Decorate a Girly Bedroom

DIY Girl's Room Decor

We’d like to thank Glidden® paint for partnering with us, to help bring some pink and pixie dust to a certain someone’s bedroom! She said, “Pink, some purple and pixie dust for my room, Mama.” And of course, being a pink & glitter lover myself, I said, “Sure thing, sweetie!” So here’s part 1 of decorating… 

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Kids’ Bathroom Remodel – updating a 100 year old bathroom!

Kids' Bathroom Remodel - Updating a 100 year old Bathroom

Once again, I am so grateful for my partnership with HomeAdvisor to help us finish off the kids’ bathroom & for sponsoring this post! First, just for old time sake…let’s revisit what we were dealing with. As I have said for many years, we truly had Cottage Cheese Walls! So gross! WHAT were the previous… 

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Curb Appeal Ideas

Creating curb appeal for your home or for resale

I have Spectracide to thank for sponsoring this post, and for helping me achieve weedless flower beds! I’ve been discussing in previous posts, how I plan on creating curb appeal for our home that will soon be on the market. For the record, we have loved our little home with all our hearts, still do… 

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DIY Bathroom Remodel & my Cottage Cheese Walls

What to do when your DIY project gets bigger than expected

I have the amazing people of HomeAdvisor to thank for sponsoring this post and helping us fix our bathroom walls! It’s hard for some people to admit defeat.  I think it’s even harder for us bloggers to admit defeat because you (our readers) come to us for DIY project tips or beautiful “after” photos. But… 

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