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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 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...]

Periscope 101: Getting Ready for your First Broadcast

Periscope 101: Getting Ready for your First Broadcast- Blissfully Domestic

Periscope is the newest social media craze sweeping the nation (actually the world) and it may be a little intimidating for people who have no idea how to use it or even what it is. Periscope is a live-video streaming platform that allows you to broadcast to the world or a select few, the choice is yours. You must be on the iOS or Android operating systems for you to use it. Since it’s fairly new (only three months old) most people who log in for the first time are not sure how to navigate through it or how to even set up an engaging profile. I’m going to give you a little Periscope 101: Getting Ready for your First Broadcast, so you can get connected and be prepared to start streaming away! (I’m on the Android operating system, so some of my photos may look a little different than using … [Read more...]

10 Ideas to Organize Your Kitchen in a Snap!

ideas for kitchen organization

A new year brings with it a fresh sense of wanting to have everything organized. The kitchen, the bathroom, the closets...they all need a bit of organizing. Sometimes we just get overwhelmed with all that we have and it can ruin a good day. What if the case is, you don't have too much stuff, it just needs to be properly organized?  Today, I bring you a bunch of ideas to organize your KITCHEN. Put these great ideas to use and you'll never again wonder where the slotted spoon is! /1/ The Pantry - Have you ever come home from the grocery store, put everything away, and later that day go to look for the can of soup you just bought? Not anymore, my friend. When you organize your pantry like the one above, you'll never search for the lost can of soup again! /2/ Drink Station - A great … [Read more...]

5 Top Blogging Tools You Cannot Live Without

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(Photo Source: Pic Jumbo) When I started blogging a little over two and a half years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I went in blindly without knowing what direction I wanted to take my blog in and without any prior research. I just started writing, posting, and learning by trial and error. Luckily, I met some amazing bloggers along the way who were very supportive. Even with the support from other bloggers, there weren’t as many tools readily available for bloggers as there are now. If you’re a beginner blogger, or thinking about becoming a blogger, and you’re equipped with the proper tools then things will be a lot easier for you. I want to help make your blogging life a little easier by sharing 5 top blogging tools you cannot live without. 1. Editorial Calendar An editorial … [Read more...]

Take Fireworks Photos that SPARKLE

Fireworks Photos that SPARKLE feature

On July 4, 1776 America declared her independence.  That means that this year is our nation's 238th birthday.  That also means that in the coming days hundreds of thousands of folks in America are going to gather to watch a glorious display of pyrotechnics in the sky.  {I'd sure love for someone to blast some fireworks into the sky for MY birthday each year!} {photo credit} Photographing fireworks is sometimes tricky. The night time conditions aren't ideal for photography, to begin with. Add in getting a crisp focus on a bursting ball of sparkles and it almost seems impossible. Using these few steps YOU can capture beautiful photos of any fireworks show. Don't forget the tripod.  You'll be taking photos in the dark so you're going to want complete stillness in your camera's … [Read more...]