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DIY Gift Idea: Homemade iPhone Photo Case

Feeling crafty? Try this easy iPhone photo case tutorial from Richard Carriere, photography and craft expert for CyberLink. To start, you’ll need a clear iPhone case, a photo of your choice, a hole punch, a pen/pencil, and scissors. • Trace the iPhone case onto the paper, and cut it out. • Place your desired photo (maybe a picture of you […]

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Bedding for Toddlers to Teens from Remodelista.com

I’ve been on a mission to transform my son’s room in to a “big boy room” before our next child is born in late January. And, to be perfectly honest, needing the crib for baby #2 is the main impetus for this transition. I’ve really enjoyed the project because I never got around to decorating a nursery for our son. […]

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A Quick Way to Update Your Couch

Want to spruce up an outdated sofa, but don’t have the budget—let alone time—for a big overhaul? Try throw pillows. Pillows add texture with a modern twist, absolutely no heavy lifting required. You can even rotate them for the holiday season, opting for warmer tones now, and brighter colors come spring and summer. Get more living room makeover ideas.

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9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger from Fox News Magazine

According to our friends at Fox News Magazine, lack of space is one of the most common home-owner complaints, and obviously, not everyone has the option to expand or move to a bigger place. On the positive side, some interior designers prefer working with existing spaces (yay!) and have certain tricks to give your home a makeover without breaking the […]

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How Much Paint Do You Need to Paint a Room?

Don’t know how much paint to buy for your next project? Generally, you’ll need one gallon of paint for every 350 square feet of surface area.

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The Right Way to Hang Artwork

Home décor can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be hard. If you fall in love with a piece, follow this simple advice to ensuring that your artwork is getting the most out of its display. Nick Olsen, a New York City-based interior decorator, suggests right off the bat to lower your wall hangings: “People tend to hang [art] […]

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Tips for Transitioning from a Crib to a Big Kid Bed via Apartment Therapy

It’s time to start thinking about transitioning my toddler from his crib to a big boy bed, whether I like it or not. My little guy escaped from his crib the other night and the whole ordeal was a little unnerving for us both (it wasn’t exactly a graceful escape, more of a climb then fall, followed by lots of […]

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Halloween Scares Me

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the October 2013 issue of Real Simple.] Halloween scares me. It’s not the teenagers roaming local streets wearing Scream masks, although that’s pretty creepy. It’s not the fact that complete strangers are ringing my doorbell from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., although that’s pretty unnerving. It’s not even the presence of […]

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Lighten Up Kitchen Update from SouthernLiving.com

I adore everything about this kitchen featured on our sister-site SouthernLiving.com. Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler stuck to a “timeless white palette” to achieve the light and airy look in this stunning kitchen renovation. I am definitely adding this one to my “dream house” idea collection! More on RealSimple.com: Decorating with Gray 24 Fabulous Wallpaper Designs No-Money Home Makeovers

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10 Affordable Rugs for Under $300 via Apartment Therapy

I am always looking for affordable rugs that don’t break the bank (especially in my house, with a toddler and sometimes-destructive labrador running around). That is why I love this list put together by our friends at ApartmentTherapy.com. It offers 10 giant, affordable rugs for under $300. What a deal! To see the full list, click here. More from RealSimple.com: […]

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