Flowers are intimidating. First, there’s the cost…like serious sticker shock at the floral shop. Then, you spy the much less expensive flowers from the grocery store. You bring them home and plop them in a vase. They look nothing like the beautiful arrangements from the florist and they never seem to last longer than a […]
I admitted recently that I have a hidden clutter problem. Ruth’s book helped me come out of denial and start taking steps toward conquering my clutter.
So I was super excited to sit down […]
Is one of your biggest DIY fears putting a nail hole in the wall? It’s such a tiny thing, but it feels so permanent. If you want to move things around later, you have to patch any holes you made. I think this fear of nail holes is conditioned into us when we are renters. […]
Walls need variety.
Frame after frame is repetitive. Read: boring.
Hanging wall decor is one of my favorite home projects. The right piece or arrangement can instantly perk up any room. Wall decor is also one of the few DIY projects I still love. (See links to some of my favorites below the video.)
Do you stare your blank walls wondering what to put there? What could possibly fill that big vertical void? When you move into a new place the blank walls almost seem to be caving in on you.
But what you hang on them has so much more importance than simply filling empty space. Your wall […]
One of my toughest interviews in my corporate days was with a director who was former Army. In a word, intimidating. I was interviewing for a new position where I would be in charge of a few projects including one $5M project. At that point my resume only boasted a couple of projects that hovered […]
So you finally get to that point where your place starts to feels like home. Maybe you’re a year in or a couple years in. You’ve added your personal touch. You’ve made some memories.
Then, you find out it’s time to move.
Imagine that happening over and over again for 16 years.
It takes more […]
Do you want to know how to keep up momentum and stay motivated to meet your goals this year? Do you have some big home projects you want to tackle? Or maybe just a bunch of little things you’ve put off that you finally want to get done?
How amazing would your home feel this […]
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