Affordable Decorating Tips: Listen to Teri on the Queer Money Podcast
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Affordable Decorating Tips: Listen to Teri on the Queer Money Podcast

Breaking News: This week, I’ve joined David and John of Debt Free Guys to talk about decorating on a budget. Their podcast, Queer Money, focuses on financial planning and freedom for the LGBTQ+ community but the tips I share are applicable for allies too! Here’s where you can listen …

Renter Friendly Global Bohemian Bedroom: No Paint. No Wallpaper. A Ton of Visual Interest With Textiles
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Renter Friendly Global Bohemian Bedroom: No Paint. No Wallpaper. A Ton of Visual Interest With Textiles

We’re spending a lot more time at home these days. Having offices in our houses and apartments makes our home lives feel a lot less comforting. Today, I’m showing you how I updated a rental apartment bedroom with a global bohemian aesthetic to make a cozy and luxurious resting place for a very special client …

Colorful Christmas Porch: Vintage Candy Shop Theme with Rainbows
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Colorful Christmas Porch: Vintage Candy Shop Theme with Rainbows

This is our second Christmas in the California Bungalow and we’re continuing the tradition of our themed Christmas porch decorations. This year, since the house is black, we’ve gone full rainbow with our porch and yard decor. Here’s how I created a festive and fun front porch on a budget …

Christmas Porch Decorations: Oversized Ornament DIY (from trash!)
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Christmas Porch Decorations: Oversized Ornament DIY (from trash!)

I’m always looking for fun ways to re-use items that would otherwise go into a landfill. For this Christmas Upcycle, I turned my kid’s deflated toy balls into oversized ornaments to hang on our front porch! It’s an easy and cheap trash-to-treasure story. Here’s how I did it …

DIY Cardboard Gingerbread Houses: An Easy Kid’s Christmas Table Activity Idea
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DIY Cardboard Gingerbread Houses: An Easy Kid’s Christmas Table Activity Idea

This year, I’m coming up with low-cost ways to keep the kids entertained at home while feeling festive for the holidays. Here’s an easy way to repurpose all those cardboard boxes into a fun craft for kids. Bonus points: You can make this a tradition and use it as a kid’s Christmas table activity for your pod family to enjoy! Here’s how I created gingerbread house placemats that double as holiday decorating fun for kids …

Ikea Step Stool Hack: Faking The Vintage Look With Wrapping Paper
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Ikea Step Stool Hack: Faking The Vintage Look With Wrapping Paper

Finding vintage home decor can be expensive and time-consuming. When you’re in a pinch and you don’t want to search all over for the perfect antique piece to match your historic home, you can fake the look. Here’s how I turned an inexpensive stool from Ikea into a viable fake family heirloom with paint, mod podge, and wrapping paper …

DIY Vintage Sign: How To Get The Authentic Old Advertising Look With Paint
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DIY Vintage Sign: How To Get The Authentic Old Advertising Look With Paint

Last Winter, we were asked to take part in our neighborhood’s Annual Home Tour. Since we’d only been in our bungalow for a few months and weren’t planning to renovate, the interior wasn’t much to look at. To make up for our home’s lackluster appearance, I decided to go all out on the front porch holiday decor. I built the theme around a vintage-looking lodge sign I DIYed with some paint and a piece of MDF. Here’s how I did it…

Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas
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Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas

Our daughter is headed back into a virtual learning environment and we’re a little bummed. We know she’s going to miss all the fun holiday activities she would otherwise have participated in during Kindergarten. So we’re giving her a fun, new workspace where she can learn and feel inspired. Come see how we’ve added some holiday cheer to help boost her enthusiasm about learning from home…