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DIY Beaded Bracelet

For the longest time I found myself drawn to super chunky bracelets and baubles thinking they'd incorporate a sense of unusual into my everyday attire. But as I grow older, I've come to realize that less is more. Dainty bracelets with a pop of colour are my very favourite thing, and these super simple, super lovely DIY beaded beauties are an absolute must. 100” Gold chain...

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DIY Gender Reveal Balloon Cake

My husband and I are currently expecting our first- also the first grandchild in both our families- so when we found out the sex of our baby, we wanted to tell the grandparents-to-be in an extra special way. I'm a big fan of using dessert to reveal news, so we decided on an ombré gender reveal cake with a little extra pizzaz: white balloon toppers that pop to reveal a shower of edible blue or pink confetti! Easy ombré cake (recipe below)...

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DIY Dog Bed

This little dog bed is perfect for your spicy, full of personality fur buddy! We made ours specifically for a 5lb Yorkie so it's definitely on the very small side, but it's easy to adjust accordingly! It's simple and customizable so that you can have fun with it, but if you need a little more guidance, we've laid out our exact steps and dimensions. It's the perfect project for those of you who have...

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DIY Lush Spring Centerpiece

I don't know about you, but my calendar is chock full of special occasions this spring- baby showers, graduations, weddings- you name it, I'm going to it! I love to help friends set up their events, so I always take note of any tutorials for flower arrangements. This fresh, luscious DIY centerpiece from Bare Root Flora & Laura Murray Photography is exactly what I'm looking for! Don't miss any of the pretty...

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DIY All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

I wasn't sure it was possible, but I'm pretty sure our cleaning routine is about to get significantly cuter. Not to mention a whole lot better for our health, the environment and everything surrounding it. Enter: DIY all-purpose citrus cleaner! Made up of ingredients you can actually pronounce, this bad boy gets the job done (all while being totally adorable)! Glass spray bottle 1 ½ tbsp...

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Ikea Hack: Modern Desk

I've been on the hunt for a new desk for some time now, and when our in-house DIYer suggested we make one ourselves I swear I could have kissed her square on the lips! Enter: the DIY hairpin desk. I'm convinced that if we hadn't confessed it's an Ikea hack already, nobody would ever know. It's quick, it's easy, and it's beyond chic.

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12 Spring Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

Alright friends, I've got a whole lot of awesome in store for us all. If it isn't evident already, I spend a lot of time online. Like, a kind of embarrassing amount. But every so often good things come of it! Things like unearthing awesome spring DIY projects (twelve of them, in fact). The best part is that most of these make for perfect weekend projects, and not a single one actually looks homemade. Win! ps - we have so many more fabulous home DIY projects...

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DIY Dip Dye Vase & Foraged Spring Flowers

Spring has officially sprung in New England and we couldn't be more excited to bring you this stunning (and super easy) foraged arrangement this month. With each new day comes more vibrant colors and greenery which made it hard to not use everything we came upon in our foraging adventure. So, this wild arrangement has everything from daffodils, to grape hyacinths, to pieris (beautiful white draping flower), to cherry and apple blossoms...the list goes on but we'll let the gorgeous...

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Free Mother’s Day Card Printables

Though I typically stay ahead of the game, every once in a while I inadvertently drop the ball (oops!) I've had my Mother's Day gift procured for weeks now, but I've yet to pick up a card to pair with it. And you know that the good ones are picked over by now. But not to fear; if you're anything like me, we can rest assured because Moira Design Studio has us covered with FOUR free printable...

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DIY Stationery Set

I've yet to venture into motherhood territory, but if this DIY stationery kit is what kids may be handing out for Mother's Day, I need to get on it and stat! The best part? It's one of those gifts that looks like it's a whole lot of work, but it can secretly be whipped together fairly quickly, provided you have the right materials on hand (not to worry, we're sharing ALL our resources below!)...

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DIY Essential Oil Body Butter

I've been using essential oils on a day to day basis for a while now as they're chock full of amazing health benefits. It's only recently that I decided it would be great if I could work them into my skin care regimen as well. Enter: homemade essential oil body butter! It will not only give you soft, balmy skin, but it acts as a stress and anxiety reliever as well!

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DIY Tea Set

Though we originally put this sweet gift together for Mother's Day, I'm fairly certain it would make for an adorable gift for anyone year round. Hostess gift? Birthday gift? It's totally interchangeable. Pair it with a cute mug (with matching saucer if you're looking to truly impress) and you're totally and completely set! Paper mache box...

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DIY Beaded Necklace

Though I tend to reach for classic pieces when it comes to fashion, I love adding a modern flair to my every day ensemble by incorporating more trendy accessories. Statement rings, chunky bracelets, over-the-top baubles... I truly don't discriminate. But if there's one thing I reach for time and time again, it's a simple dainty necklace. And this DIY beauty? It's officially my new wardrobe staple.

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DIY Abstract Art

For me, art is one of those must-haves that is either decidedly a splurge or decidedly a steal. Because I love art and believe in slowly collecting art that inspires, investing in artists and building a gallery that tells a story - all while filling in the blanks with a few fabulous DIY pieces like this Abstract "X" Painting! So easy, so lovely. Oh and check out...

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DIY Gender Reveal Egg Packages

I'm expecting my first little one this summer, and after my husband and I found out what we are having (a boy!), we were stumped on how to share the news. There are tons of ideas out there for gender reveal parties, but what about all our long-distance friends and family? We put our heads together, and came up with these cute little eggs! These eggs are more interactive than a card but still lightweight enough to mail. Your family receives an egg with a question mark and instructions to...

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Tips on Foraging for Flowers

When creating the look for my Easter table this year I knew I wanted everything to be very natural and feel like I literally brought the outdoors in. To accomplish that idea I enlisted the help of my friend, and amazing florist Lindsay Coletta. Lindsay is known for her flowing, organic arrangements which are largely made up of foraged flowers and plants. And while the idea of foraging can be quite intimidating, I promise you it's easier and more fun...

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Ukranian Easter Eggs

Pretty cocktails? Check. Fun guests? Check. Great snacks and a cute, totally unique activity? Check, check. Easter egg decorating is not just for the little ones and Jane from Kith & Kin, along with gorgeous photographs from Heidi at White Loft Studio, are here to prove it with this Ukranian inspired Egg Decorating Party.

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Simple Easter Tablescape + Place Card DIY

You know what makes us really happy? Spending the day at Ceremony Boston. Our pal, Alix Childs, has created such a breathtaking bridal boutique - it's seriously to die for. So we kept it simple this month with a rustic, Easter table display made of budding magnolia branches. We infused color with place settings from Anthropologie and a the most adorable...

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How To Build the Perfect Cheese Plate

I vividly remember my first attempt at a cheese plate. I knew cheese. I liked cheese. But apart from being well versed in the world of cheddar, I was stumped. With so many options, the idea felt overwhelming at best. Which is why we've teamed up with ...

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15 Easy DIY Art Tutorials

Art holds the power to totally make (or break) a space. Selecting the right piece instantly adds that essential layer, elevating a room from non-descript to picture perfect (pun intended!) instantly. That said, the stuff? It's expensive. Which is why we've rounded up 15 of our favourite DIY art projects that will add that level of wow, while taking it easy on your pocketbook!

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