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20 Chic Ways to Organize Your Office

I don't know about you, but the crazy person that resides inside my brain finds it terribly difficult to focus on work when my office is in disarray. However, over the years, I've unearthed a handful of super easy, totally chic tools, that have helped keep everything at bay, allowing me to really focus on my daily tasks at hand. And today I'm here to spill ALL the beans! And these may just be the prettiest beans ever. PS - A whole plethora of...

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20 Easy Ways to Clean with Vinegar

No matter how hard I try, I will never amount to Monica Gellar status. I adore a sparkling clean home as much the next guy, but actually despise the act of cleaning. Which is why I've made it my mission over the course of my adult-life to unearth a handful of painfully easy cleaning tactics. And over the years I've disovered that classic white vinegar is my very best friend!

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17 Kitchen Organization Tips & Tricks

I live in a tiny box in the sky downtown Toronto, and my kitchen is pint-sized at best. Unfortunately for me this means that when it's even in slight disarray, the entire condo feels like a mess. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at keeping the kitchen clutter at bay, and am pretty excited to share a handful of my favourite tips and tricks with you today! Ps - SO MUCH KITCHEN INSPIRATION! (caps...

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15 Cleaning Tips You Never Knew!

For someone who's weirdly obsessed with a clean condo, the act of cleaning itself falls very low on my list of things I like to do. In order to make the process as painless as possible, over the years I've discovered a handful of super easy, mostly-natural tips and tricks for effortless cleaning. I've pretty much mastered the act of making our place sparkly with little elbow grease, and am sharing all my secrets riiiiight here:...

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Amazing Closets + 10 Closet Organizing Tips

For someone who doesn't always have the funds to splurge on fashion, I spend an awful lot of time looking at pics of fabulous closets that hold fabulous clothes. So much so that I've found what I think are 24 of the best spaces for budgets large and small. And to crank that closet inspiration up a notch, I also wanted to share SMP's tips for getting that little closet that could of yours into tip top shape. Though I may not be considered an expert as far as fashion goes, if there's one...

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How to Choose Kitchen Countertops

Have you ever been to Sabine's blog? The woman is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things home related. From the depths of your basement to the tippy toppy of your roofline, I'm convinced she knows it all. And today she's dishing on the ins and outs of how to choose those kitchen countertops of yours. From marble to granite, read on to find out what will get you the most bang for your buck. Tips & Advice: ...

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The Novogratz’s 10 Tips for Choosing Art

If you were a 9 by design junky (raises hand), you'll probably recognize a few of these spaces from their show. This right here, is the Novoratz's beautiful New York pad and to say I'm obsessed would be a massive understatement! Not only do we get to take a closer look at each and every space, we've also asked this design duo for all of their tips and tricks on choosing art...

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8 Tips for Taking Photos of Your Kids

Let's be honest, taking photos of your kids is no easy feat. As soon as they become mobile, most of them end up a whirlwind blur in lieu of that adorable candid shot you envisioned. Those little things never. ever. stop! And unfortunately, hiring a professional isn't always in the cards. So we turned to our expert, Janie Osborne, who has offered to share her personal tips and tricks for getting a picture...

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Back to School in Style

So I've been out of university for a solid 8 years (omg!), but that doesn't change the fact that back to school season still excites me to no end. And though my dorm room days are over, I vividly remember the cold, sterile environment we were all faced with come September. But have no fear! With a few accessories (that won't break the bank), that dorm room, and those classes, are about to become a whole lot more bearable.

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How to Pack for a Week in a Carry On (in Style)

Not only does packing everything in a carry on let you breeze through the airport (which, in this day and age is reason enough for me), but it makes traveling in general so much more pleasurable. No more wardrobe melt-downs. No more lugging around cumbersome items on cobblestone streets. Ever since adapting these rules for myself, travelling has become easy and breezy and this is how it's done! Jeans:...

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How-to Decorate Around Your TV

As an interior designer myself, I'm on board with Stellar Staging & Design's issues. Though there's not much that makes me happier than a big bowl of popcorn and a really great movie on a massive TV, there's no question that said TV is the bane of a designers existence. Though they're notoriously hard to decorate around, we've rounded up a few of our favourite tips & tricks! With photos...

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15 Ways to Organize Your Pantry

I'm not ashamed to admit that this entire collection of images makes me insanely happy. And while I'm in confession mode, I'll tell you that the second I finished this post, I totally and completely re-organized my cupboards. Because as far as I'm concerned, an organized pantry is the bees knees. And even better? An organized pantry that STAYS organized is our goal for today. And it's not nearly as difficult as you may think... PS:...

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10 Clever Coffee Table Alternatives

Though I could kiss the inventors of Pinterest square on the lips, at times I can't help but find the selection of interior inspiration overwhelming. It's become more and more difficult to stand apart in a crowd. So with that in mind, I've pulled together a collection of 10 clever coffee table alternatives that are sure to make your living room sing!

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Five Steps to a Perfect Summer Party from Katie Lee

You likely know Katie Lee as The Kitchen co-host, author and food critic, and our love for her knows no bounds. I mean, anyone who obsesses over food as much as we do is pretty much aces in our book. So when she approached us about spilling her super easy steps to the perfect summer party we truly couldn't say yes fast enough! Without further ado, here are...

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10 Tips for Effortless Outdoor Entertaining with Lowe’s

Though I have no scientific proof, I'm convinced that food tastes significantly better when eaten outdoors. After this painfully long winter we just endured, you'd better believe this will happen at every possible opportunity! And though the idea of throwing a dinner party may feel daunting, we've teamed up with Lowe's to round up our top 10 tips for easy, breezy...

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How to Prepare for House Guests

This weekend we have some of our closest friends coming to town which means I've been running around getting our home "guest ready". You see, I take the act of hosting very seriously and this act is all about the prep work! Prep work I've got down to five easy steps - it starts with a cocktail (of course) and ends with breakfast. Five easy steps I thought I'd share with you all. Happy weekend! Truly, MKR No. 1 - Ready the...

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How-To Organize Your Closet

In the past we've oogled dream closets and touched on a handful of tips on how you can improve yours, but we've never really done a step-by-step guide to purging and organizing your closet. Not to fear! All of that is about to change because we've procured a super simple, totally do-able, totally...

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3 Easy Ways to Decorate On a Budget

Designer extraordinaire, Miss Michaela Noelle, is no stranger to pretty things. In fact, she may just be the best purveyor of pretty I've ever known. And with the abundance of fancy design inspiration at our fingertips these days, infusing said pretty into our own homes on a budget can prove difficult. But not today. Because sweet...

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Mindy Weiss’ Top 10 Summer Entertaining Tips

With a collection of fabulous clients the likes of Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres and Jessica Simpson under her belt, it's no secret that Mindy Weiss is somewhat of an expert when it comes to planning a picture perfect event. And with the official kick off to summer underway (hello Memorial Day, we are so thrilled you're here!) we thought we'd pick her brain on her top 10 tips for...

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10 Tips to Get in Tip-Top Shape This Summer

With summer right around the corner, it's a great time to refresh your health and beauty routines. Lucky for us, celebrity yoga instructor Danielle Cuccio of Cuccio Somatology and The Beauty Blender is offering up her favorite tips to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition. She's even included a video tutorial on how to do a yoga...

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