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DIY: Luxury Upholstered Headboard

Once we embarked on making over our bedroom, I fell in love with this Ashely Lasseigne's fabric. Ashley's fabric and wallpaper is very well-designed and it's all inspiring. Very quickly, I decided the fabric would make an awesome upholstered headboard. So I reached out to Ashley and she also agreed with my idea. The project…

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One Room Challenge: Master Bedroom Reveal

For the past six weeks, I embarked on a design challenge, the One Room Challenge, to makeover one space in my home. I was able to join as a guest participant and decided to tackle my master bedroom. Each week, I shared updates here on the blog of my progress. Some weeks, I progressed a…

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DIY: Sharpie® Teacher’s Gift

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Teachers make the world go 'round! Year after year, men and women give their very best to teach our children. Though my children "homeschool" they really are enrolled in a "tuition-free online public school". With that being the case, they have teachers that they meet with weekly (live sessions) and other opportunities (testing, open house,…

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DIY:Wine Tasting Card

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Summer is right around the corner and I am so ready! It took forever for spring to arrive and I've been soaking up all the sun lately. I have a funny feeling that this summer will be one to remember! How about you? Summers are super hot in Louisiana so it's no surprise that one…

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DIY: Faux Shiplap

Fallen in love with shiplap - the one that Joanna Gaines made popular? Or are you tired of hearing about shiplap? Either way - I love it! I even convinced "B" that we should find a way to incorporate the shiplap look in our home. So far, we've done this twice - in the laundry…

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DIY: Dual Purpose Flower Centerpiece + Ice Bucket

Well, I know spring is here, technically, but it's definitely been a slow start. It's still snowing in some places and the weather in the South has been pretty cool too. I've been itching to get my hands dirty with a project, anything. Maybe a painting project or a DIY project? While at the grocery…

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Budget Powder Room Makeover

It's so nice that spring is finally here. I almost died this winter. Okay, maybe not really but it was the longest winter here. It even snowed here in Louisiana. That's a rare sight! Now that spring is here I've been having fun in the kitchen and even, with the help of my handy husband,…

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5 Ways to Use a Mason Jar

Mason jars can be found everywhere. You can get vintage and antique ones at flea markets. Most craft stores, supermarkets, and even dollar stores carry these useful glass containers. When I was still in business with The Vintage Company, we used them often for centerpieces and other wedding/event uses. Mason jars are made for canning foods,…

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You Vote – We Create Challenge

To truly have an organized and beautiful home it takes work, resources, and lots of patience. When we first bought our home, my husband was confident that we'd renovate the whole house in a year or two. Yeah, right! We learned quickly that would not happen. We have now been in our home 5 years and…

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DIY: Copper Light Fixture

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In organizing the master bedroom closet, there were several DIY projects that we took on. We made a barn door and installed it on sliding door hardware. We painted the off-white ceiling a dark gray. We changed our first light fixture in our home too! When it came to lighting, I was overwhelmed. Light fixtures can…

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About Me

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.