Weekend Retreat Link Party #121

Who Will You Share a Coke With?  from Mommy on Demand |Grilled Pineapple Bites with Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce from AKA Design | Easy Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet from Play.Party.Pin | Snickers Poke Cake from The Best Blog Recipes If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs and we all… 

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Grasscloth and Coral Master Bedroom

Imagine what a little competition can do for your creativity! Sarah and her hubby David created a feature wall and dramatic headboard as part of an online contest and were left with a stunning Grasscloth and Coral Master Bedroom for their efforts! Visit Sarah M. Dorsey Designs for more of Sarah’s Grasscloth and Coral Master… 

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iron chandelier

A Teensie-Tiny Bit of Dining Room Progress

We’ve made the littlest bit of progress in the dining room. No, we still don’t have a real (non-folding) table. Dean is going to get to that sometime between now and Canadian Thanksgiving. Right, honey? But we do have a dining room chandelier that I adore. It is THE ONE. I originally saw it at The… 

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CB2 Novogratz Brasil Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine. Y’all know we typically love subdued laid-back colors around Chez Acheson, right? However, the newly debuted line by CB2 and Novogratz duo (you know, Robert and Courtney from TV?) has got us thinking twice and picturing something a little more bold for this time… 

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flagstone walkway

Walk This Way – DIY Walkway Ideas

Does anyone remember our quest to improve our old bungalow’s curb appeal last summer? You know, before we knew we were selling the house and moving. Do you remember how cool it was that The Home Depot sponsored our project by giving us gift cards while we did the sweaty work? Well, we sure remember!… 

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Eclectic Tween Girl’s Room

Julie painted the walls a light lavender and added in brightly colored accents. She made some of the wall art herself, re-painted Goodwill frames, ordered things from Etsy and purchased others from places like Hobby Lobby. Julie made curtains from fabric her daughter chose. Julie ended up with a room that works for her today… 

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Modern Transitional Kitchen

Wanda painted all the kitchen cabinets white including the island. With the natural lighting and white ceramic flooring, she decided to paint the island espresso to warm up the kitchen. Visit Recreate and Decorate for Wanda’s Modern Transitional Kitchen.

coffee table makeover

Coffee Table Makeover (a DIY project)

Once upon a time we had this really cute country coffee table – complete with dusty pine surface and the oh-so infamous heart cutouts that were rabidly popular “back in the day”. It was still a useful coffee table, but it just wasn’t stylish anymore. A coffee table makeover was desperately needed. So we “upcycled” it… 

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Warm Transitional Family Room

Wanda’s family is a military family and when they bought a new home they needed furniture for their large family room. Being military, you never get to live in housing this large! Wanda was inspired by all of the light and airy colors and decor and knew that this would be the perfect room for that… 

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The Living Room

As of tomorrow we will have been living in this house for 5 months. We still have several projects on the go, including an almost completed boy’s bedroom, dining room and kitchen. With nothing more accomplished in these spaces, and our list of things to do outside this summer growing longer by the minute, I… 

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French Traditional Entryway

Christina painted a french provincial dresser that she found for $25 at a flea market and added it to her entryway. Along with some decor to spice up a rather boring and long entry way. She says she still needs to add some colorful accessories in rugs and may add some board and batten, but… 

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Tell Us About Yourself

Hi there you wonderful readers! I often think about you, your likes and dislikes and such. Do you come here to connect with us, to learn how to “do it yourself”, or to be inspired? I also know some of you aren’t bloggers. Gasp! Really?! This is us: We want to know about you! Pretty… 

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Fresh Farmhouse Dining Room

Since this room only has one window, Jennifer wanted to bring more light in. She painted the walls Steamed White and added a wall of vintage mirrors to bounce the light around. She painted the table and end chairs in Old White using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The side chairs have 2 layers of Annie… 

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Blogging 301

While the BYPU 101 course walks you through setting up your blog and teaching all about WordPress, and the 201 course helps you get the foundation laid, in 301 we begin showing you step-by-step techniques to take your blog to the next level. BPYU 301 covers tips and strategies for getting more traffic (from a variety of sources), earning… 

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Blogging 201

  While the BYPU 101 course walks you through setting up your blog and teaching all about WordPress, the 201 course takes everything to the next level with over 40 step-by-step videos and downloadable PDFs. It will help you grow your blog, get more traffic, and earn more money from your blog!

Blogging 101

Blogging Your Passion University (BYPU) 101 course includes 22 videos with over two hours of step-by-step instruction teaching you everything you need to know to get your new blog up and running on a pathway to success! The course includes 22 videos with over two hours of step-by-step instruction teaching you everything you need to know… 

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Update 1950’s Eclectic Kitchen

With a kitchen renovation still a couple years away Christina decided to work with what she had. Christina made some minor changes and lots of cosmetic upgrades to make her kitchen work for her. Visit No. 29 Design for more of Christina’s 1950’s Eclectic Kitchen.