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A Few of My Favorite Etsy Shops Part 1

I think my absolute favorite place to shop online has to be Etsy! With all of the variety and beautiful things that can be found, it’s my go-to place for fun art, paper party goods and more for our house. Here are a few of my favorite Etsy Shops and a small sampling of what… 

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Cozy Eclectic Bedroom

Maria’s master bedroom has been ‘finished’ for about a year. Until she decided to make a few little changes after a recent trip to Ikea. A graphic black and white pillow and some new almost industrial lamps spice up her – almost – finished bedroom. Visit Our Lake Life for more of Maria’s Cozy Eclectic… 

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Our Lake Life’s Cozy Eclectic Master Bedroom

Since we’ve been working on our master bedroom lately, I thought it would be fun to share another take on a master bedroom… Our Lake Life’s cozy eclectic master bedroom. First of all meet Maria. She is the New Jersey career woman/mom/wife/blogger behind Our Lake Life. This is the view from her house…if you can believe… 

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Peaceful Guest Retreat

Would you believe this room used to be a teen boy’s room! Jennifer had to remove 17 year old wallpaper, scrape the popcorn off the ceiling and repaint everything. With bedding from TJ Maxx and furniture from a local shop, this room is now a peaceful guest retreat. Visit Decorating Ideas Made Easy for more… 

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high or low

Get the Look for Less | Breakfast Nook

Our old IN$TANT ROOM series is now Save or Splurge! We sort of figured that Save or Splurge makes a whole lot more sense – since it’s a  series in which we do a little virtual comparison shopping just to prove you can “get the look for less” and design a fab space on any budget - and not some magical recipe we’ve come… 

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Beckie’s Fab Craft Room

Before Beckie designed and built this space she had a tiny 10’ x 11’ foot room that she thought would be a good idea to paint pumpkin orange (egads!). It became more of a craft storage room than a place to create. Beckie desperately needed a place to actually work and store all of her supplies. What… 

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Fun Boy’s Bedroom

Last year, Sarah’s youngest son upgraded from his crib to a big boy bed, so she wanted to recreate his bedroom into a space that reflected him and his interests but that was not your typical kids “themed” room. By using the power of paint and some fun DIY projects, Sarah transformed his space from… 

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Meaningful Entryway

Daune lives in a cottage that has a very open floor plan…her main entryway is also her living room and a hub for the rest of the house. Because of this, it is important that it flows into the other rooms pretty seamlessly. Visit Cottage in the Oaks for more of Daune’s meaningful entryway.

Budget Modern Kitchen

Kelly took her builder basic house and modernized it so that it had a crisper look and was more her family’s style. She was working on a very limited budget, so she painted the cabinets, added beadboard to the island and re-tiled the backsplash without hiring help. Kelly also built a new kitchen table and… 

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The Summer Kitchen Mudroom

This was a wide open little room with too many doors and no heat, no storage and no style of any kind. Laurie and her husband Bud transformed it into a warm entrance into their home with custom built-ins and board and batten trim. This little room always gets a reaction in addition to the… 

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simple DIY project

Hoo’s There? (A Simple DIY)

Our current in-progress house projects include our kitchen and master bedroom. While we’re working on both rooms simultaneously, we’re also still living life – one of our goals in renovating this house vs the last was that we don’t quit life for projects. Sometimes that means that progress is small, at least in one space at… 

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ALT Channel

  We want to make Alt Summit available to everyone, everywhere, all year long. So we’ve created the Alt Summit Channel. Each week you can take classes from blogging and social media experts, the same kind of high-quality topics and content that you’ve come to expect from Alt Summit conferences and events. You’ll keep up on what’s new,… 

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The Girl’s Guide To Web Design

Whether you’re an aspiring business owner, a hopeful future web designer, or just a gal with a dream for a humble-yet-gorgeous blog or site, you’ll want to join our group of amazing, design-minded women in The Girl’s Guide to Web Design – an online course like no other!