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pattern adventures: an abstract kids' room!

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For this month's Pattern Adventures we're mixing things up by going abstract! We brought in fun shapes with a simple DIY dresser that anyone can create, complemented with other subtle patterns, and lots of bright colors. Here's how we did it...

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a textured lamp shade DIY...

How To Make A Textured Lamp Shade / Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! Today, we have a fun DIY for you that adds unexpected texture to a plain lamp shade! We found an old shade in need of some TLC and made it new with colorful ribbon, fringe, and a little hot glue. It's really easy but brings a lot of warmth, detail and personality to a room! Here's how...  

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a DIY Geometric Table Runner...

How To Make a DIY Geometric Table Runner / Oh Joy!

Happy Tuesday! Here's a fun and easy DIY Geometric Table Runner that will instantly brighten up your dining area! I love it for a snack bar at a party, or even just to have out every day to add an extra pop of color to your space. You can pick any colors you want and add details like fringe and pom poms for an extra dose of texture. Here's how...

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dull to colorful: an old wicker chair...

An Easy Way to Transform an Old Wicker Chair / Oh Joy!

We love finding vintage pieces and making them good as new! In the beginning of the year, we showed you how to spruce up a vintage end table, and today, we're showing you a very easy step-by-step on how to transform a vintage wicker chair into a beautiful, sleek addition to your home! Here's what we started with...

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Pattern Adventures: A Stripe Living Room!

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March is almost over, but before it goes, we have our last Pattern Adventures of the month: a stripe living room! Stripes are such a classic print, but you don't often see multiple stripe pieces mixed together in one space. So today, we're showing you how you can do just that while still keeping the space sophisticated and fun. Here's how...

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Styling Wallpaper Without Commitment...

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Happy Monday! I get a lot of questions about how to use wallpaper when you live in a rental or a space where you can't apply it permanently. So today, we're showing you how to bring it into your home with this pretty living room using removable wallpaper. Check it out...

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a diy basket planter...

How To Make A DIY Basket Planter! / Oh Joy!

I love having plants in my home and experimenting with fun new ways to display them! This basket planter is a really simple DIY for when you want to have a group of plants together, but don't have pretty pots for all to see. Plus, it gives you an excuse to bring in some pretty pom poms and a splash of color! Here's how to make it...

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a pretty spring brunch...

A Pretty Spring Brunch / Oh Joy!

Spring is just around the corner! That means lots of colorful florals, delicious fruit, and beautiful brunches with friends! So today, we’ve partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you how you can incorporate fruit as table decor in a colorful and fun way! Wonderful Halos mandarins instantly add a pretty pop of color to your table and, of course, double as a delicious (and healthy!) snack for guests to enjoy between courses that they can feel good about eating. Using them as decor is such an easy way to bring a little fun to a table, and who doesn't want them within arm's reach at any given moment? Here's how...

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A Faux Terrazzo Hanging Planter...

A Pretty Faux Terrazzo Planter DIY! / Oh Joy!

With spring just around the corner, I'm always looking for fun ways to bring some life and color into the home! With the terrazzo look so on trend right now, we used that as inspiration to create these hanging planters. So today, I'm showing you how to make a pretty faux terrazzo planter using paint pens! It's super simple but still looks like something you'd find in a boutique shop! Here's how...

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my rules for screen time...

My Rules for Screen Time / Oh Joy!

Screen time is a big topic of conversation between parents and something that not everyone agrees on. I have never been black and white about anything, and just like giving my kids treats, I think most things in moderation are fine. To me, it's about implementing rules that makes sense for your family and for your particular children. Depending on their ages and their personalities, some kids do fine when you say it's time to put away an iPad and some completely lose it and go into a complete meltdown. Today, in partnership with Circle by Disney (a little device that helps manage all your household devices), I'm sharing how we tackle screen time in our house...

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