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Slow Cooker Chili

While chili may feel like a meal just perfect for a cool fall day, coming home to it simmering in the Crock Pot can be a welcome treat after a long day out of the house  - at any time of year!   This chili is particularly for bean-lovers because it’s chock full of four kinds of beans… 

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Custom Traditional Dining Room

John started with a “builder-grade boring” plain dining room and transformed the space through a series of upgrades. He started by adding a strip of molding a few inches below the crown molding and painting it all semi-gloss to make it look more substantial. Next, John spent a few months adding a custom built raised… 

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Cottage Office

Daune wanted an office that could pull double-duty. It is a thoroughfare in her cottage…so it needed to be well-organized and functional with fun design. She also use it as an extra ‘sitting room’ when needed. The sofa turns into a queen-sized bed when Daune’s family needs an extra guest room, her teens and their… 

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The Blogger’s Survival Guide

The Blogger’s Survival Guide Eliminate hours of research involved in creating a successful, money-making blog. Blogging can be a lot of fun, but much better if you can generate some income from it. This guide will help your blog succeed. It delivers all the instructions you ll need to pursue and achieve your online goals…. 

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Wendy’s Traditional Kitchen

This kitchen proves that you don’t need a bottomless budget to dramatically improve the look of your kitchen. A fresh coat of paint for the cabinets and walls, coupled with inexpensive subway tile and IKEA butcher block counters, took this kitchen from shabby to chic. Visit Old Town Home for more of Wendy’s Traditional Kitchen.

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10 Decorating Ideas Under $20

Have you ever wanted to dress up a room or change it up a little – without breaking the bank or taking several weekends to do it? Well, take a look at these… 10 Decorating Ideas Under $20 1. Create a gallery wall using a collection of family photos – print them out in black… 

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Old Town Home’s Traditional Master Bedroom

From a dark and lifeless box, to a serene and relaxing space, see how Old Town Home transformed their traditional master bedroom. Projects included building custom closets (include one dedicated to shoes!), a hidden jewelry cabinet, new attic stairs, plaster, paint, and a whole lotta TLC. Click for more of Old Town Home’s Master Bedroom.

A Little Bit Industrial & A Little Bit Country Dining Room

Meg previously had a matching dining room set but she didn’t feel like it captured the personality of her home. She searched through classifieds, antique stores and thrift stores for industrial and well-built vintage pieces to transform. Meg painted and/or stripped almost everything in the room and custom built an industrial shelf to hold her… 

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Friday Love List

It’s Friday again! That means it’s Love List time. So fun! Did you see Myra’s thrifted dresser turned buffet? So pretty! Ages ago we created some Anthropologie Inspired metal-look letters. Well the girls at East Coast Creative have created some pretty funky letter of their own. Barrymore Furniture Galleries has reused and recycled to the max… 

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Refined Rustic Bathroom

This bathroom used to be light pine. Bliss stained the mirror and the tree leg vanity a dark ebony as well as peg hooks on the back wall. The baseboard trim was painted white and she shopped the house for accessories. Her husband did a poured concrete vanity top. They used what we had to… 

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Gretchen Louise

If you’re looking for those HTML tips, and some hints on navigating the social media jungle visit Gretchen Louise. Also all sorts of ideas and inspiration for branding your online presence!

Rivit Media – Ad Network

  Rivit Media’s vision was simple: to bring together the most inspired members of the DIY and Crafting online publishing community and connect them to the key brand advertisers who want to reach the audience they deliver. The result is Rivit Media, the only ad network solely focused on the DIY and Crafting audience.

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