9 Iconic American Images

9 Iconic American Images

Most photographers have, at their core, a strong desire to document the world around them for posterity's sake.  Some of us lean towards capturing beauty in the world, others towards events or people or concepts or cityscapes or nature. But the common denominator is almost always a basic desire to capture and hold onto a moment in time.  In honor of this enjoy the following iconic images of the United States. Ansel Adam's famous image of Yomesite's Half-Dome and the Merced River during winter. Adams photographed Half-Dome many times, this is one of the most famous, along with Half-Dome and Moon. Apollo Moon Landing...one giant step for mankind! Depression-Era Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange. The woman's name is Florence Owens Thompson; she was 32 at the time this photograph was taken, … [Read more...]

7 Creative DIY Curtains and Window Treatments

7 Creative DIY Curtains and Window Treatments

You know that window you keep meaning to change? That one that looks fine the way it is but just doesn't have the personality you'd like? You don't have to break the bank with high-priced curtains and window treatments; we've found some gorgeous DIY projects for you that will bring some serious WOW to your home decor! How cute are these striped curtains by the Frugal Homemaker? LOVE them and their graphic punch! This tutorial by Kojo Designs is incredible. The flutter curtains will bring an element of drama and whimsey to any room. Totally love these hand painted curtains by A Home Full of Color. They are simple yet sophisticated...always a great thing! Add some texture to your room with these burlap window curtains by Kitchen Scratch. It's an easy tutorial, and even better- … [Read more...]

8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget and Ability

8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget & Ability

There never seems to be enough cabinets and countertops in your kitchen, huh? Take a look at your floor space...do you have room to squeeze in an island? Take a look at these eight gorgeous DIY kitchen islands; perhaps one of them will be adorning your kitchen soon! This? Ingenious! Two dressers side to side, painted the same color, and stenciled for added zip! DIY idea by Remodeling Guy. Have an old desk? Need a kitchen island? This tutorial by My Repurposed Life has your solution. Some castors, some glue gun action, some primer and paint. Bazinga! I love this gorgeous piece was created by Killer B. Design...it makes a solid statement and was created on a serious budget. Ready for a real project? This beadboard and stainless island tutorial from DIY network uses stock cabinets … [Read more...]

7 Gorgeous DIY Daybeds

DIY Daybeds You Can Make

  Gotta love a daybed. It's the perfect place to lounge with a favorite book or mindless magazine...or sneak in a bit of shuteye. Don't have one of your own yet? We've got seven amazing tutorials that show you how to make the perfect daybed! Could this be any cuter? This DIY pallet board daybed tutorial was created by Under the Sycamore for a nursery. LOVE.  Scandinavian Style DIY Daybed by Time of the Aquarius. Simple and sleek. Form = function. Gorgeous. Built-in corner daybed; perfect for a porch or patio. Tutorial by Apprentice Extrovert. Adorable hanging daybed swing tutorial by Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club. Have an extra door or two lying around? Repurpose them into a daybed! Those high sides are perfect for leaning up against. Tutorial by Perfectly … [Read more...]

7 Gorgeous DIY Wall Art Projects that Look High End

DIY Wall Art High End Looks You Can Create

Ever meander through a little boutique or home decor shop and drool over the high priced artwork?  Why not try your hand at creating some of your own? You don't need to be an artiste to create gorgeous works of art that your friends and family will think you spent a mint on. We have 7 gorgeous DIY wall art projects that look high end gathered here for you. Want to bring some fresh, modern accents to your home? This gorgeous geometric wall painting by The New Domestic will do just that. Love how it's paired with a sparkly chandelier and a few pops of orange on the table. Tutorial here. This wall arrangement is classic; I've seen similar things for quite a hefty sum in a local home decor shop. This Curbly DIY project is from a pre-packed set, but you could assemble the items yourself. … [Read more...]

World’s 7 Most Spectacular Dream Pools

World's most spectacular dream pools

Summertime, and the livin's easy. Right? Well, it most certainly is if you're kicking back at one of the seven most spectacular pools the world has to offer. From Chile to Australia, if you're lucky enough to be in one of these pools, you're doing something right. PS- send an invitation! Yup. That is a pool. Oh, not just the part under the glass pyramid. The part with the sailboat as well.  This is San Alfonso del Mar's pool in Chile; it holds 250 million liters of water and is over a kilometer in length. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the world’s largest crystalline water pool. Image source. You'll be on cloud nine swimming in this pool at what's known as the Melbourne Cloud House. Heavenly. Image source. This lovely indoor-outdoor pool reminds me of a … [Read more...]