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How to Minimize Large Upper Arms

Today I’m addressing an issue that is near to my heart…quite literally. My flabby and rather large upper arms. I’m not really a proponent of hiding behind our clothes. But I am a firm believer in dressing in such a way as to maximize the positives and minimize the, um, less than positives. Today let’s […]

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6 Ways to Tell If a Home Has Good Bones

How do you know if an older home has good bones? I absolutely love character and age in a home and would one day love to do an extensive renovation one day but scared I would pick a money pit! I get caught up in finishes and aesthetics and don’t know a lot about the […]

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7 Easy Ways To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

All of this warmer weather has me so excited to plant flowers, freshen up my home and start enjoying the outdoors! Choose a few suggestions from the list below or do them all and be amazed at how much more inviting your home will look and feel when hanging outside with friends and family!   […]

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Find Your Best Jeans Look at 50+

Just say “baloney!” to anyone who claims women over 50 should not wear jeans! We’ve spent decades strutting our stuff in bell-bottoms and bootcuts, rocking rises high and low, working washes light and dark. No other generation has patched, rolled, cuffed, frayed and zipped up more jeans than ours. Give them up? No way! But, […]

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Best Colors For Your Kitchen Island

When it comes to my Online Colour Consulting, navy blue is definitely the top choice when it comes to painted islands and lower cabinets. However, there are MANY kitchens that can’t visually support ANY type of blue, so make sure it makes sense for YOUR space and its finishes! The Best Navy Blue Paint Colours for […]

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Pros/Cons of Painting Your Kitchen Island OR Cabinets

SHOULD You Paint Your Island / Lower Cabinets a Different Color? If you go onto Pinterest or Houzz, you’ll find no shortage of ideas for what color to paint your island or cabinets, and we’ll touch on a few of my faves below, but… just because you CAN paint your island a different color, doesn’t […]

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Help Me Hide My Back Fat

If you’re self-conscious about the fat on your back, there are several tricks that will help you minimize the look of it. With a few simple tricks, you can hide back fat and feel confident and fabulous in any outfit.   Choose garments that lay flat on your body. Squeezing into a smaller size won’t […]

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Sure Fire Steps To Maximize Your Decorating Budget

Here is a step-by-step budget guide that can help you set up and stick to a decorating budget — without blowing it. Plan for Success What’s the dirtiest word in decorating? That’s right: budget. Whether you have just a few $100 for a room makeover or tens of thousands, you’ll need to plan carefully and […]

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3 Tips To Balance Your Style Sensibilities with the Realities of Living With Kids

My apartment pre kids was pretty stylish, not ready for an AD magazine spread or anything, but the arrival of my first kid, busload of toys and baby furniture that came with him certainly didn’t bring me any closer. Rattles and toy blocks littered around the living room and crayon smudges on the walls, my […]