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Easy DIY Projects for Your Home

Somewhere along the line, DIY projects got a bad rap. Things looked too fancy and complicated and people assumed it was beyond their skill level. Some of those immaculate homes on Pinterest and Instagram gave folks a feeling of imposter syndrome and were afraid to attempt or share their creations for fear they couldn’t do …

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Easy DIY Pipe Shelves

DIY Pipe shelves are a simple, cute way to add storage and decor to any room! I had been trying to decide what kind of shelves to add above the credenza we built in the dining area of our kitchen. MONTHS of indecision. I kept going back and forth and couldn’t decide if I wanted …

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Easy DIY Easter Wreath

This easy DIY Easter wreath is made with items you can find at your local dollar store! Super cute, inexpensive spring decor for your Easter celebrations and beyond! Easter is coming up quick! If you need a last minute, simple (but still adorable) way to decorate your house for spring, this rustic Easter wreath is …

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Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday travel is one of those things that you either love or hate. “Over the river and through the woods” can bring nostalgic glee or cause some major holiday anxiety! But these holiday travel tips will help make sure that your holiday travel plans, whether treasured or dreaded, go as smoothly as possible.  Holiday Travel …

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