Life Happens = Life Changes

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Life has been crazy lately.  Good, but crazy.  Eric and I have been slammed with to-do’s and we’ve literally been doing our best to get through everything we can.  Sadly, this has meant that the blog has taken a back seat.  BUT, this will absolutely not be permanent.  I’ve really struggled with what to do about our blog.  LIFE CHALLENGES Eric’s job as a trial attorney is very time-intensive, and starting my own business and finishing my last year of law school is … [Read more...]

Large & Linen (Linen Closet Overhaul on the Cheap)

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Just like with her Pantry, my good friend Lindsey was looking to maximize the storage capacity in her linen closet.  She wanted to be able to house all of her blankets, linens, extra bath products, and more… all in one convenient, consolidated location!  To talk a little more about what we did, I’m letting Lindsey take it away again! Recently I wrote a post about transitioning out hall closet into a pantry. It was such a success we decided to tackle our linen closet. Our current linen … [Read more...]

A Pantry for Momma (Affordable Pantry Build)

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Busy moms know how difficult a crazy morning can be.  Getting yourself up and going can be hard enough, but when you’re a momma, you’ve got a whole team of people to coordinate.  Well, my friend Lindsey is a wife and momma of three adorable little kiddos, and while she’s a master of planning and organization, her pantry was acting as a real roadblock to her morning routine! After a few discussion, we set out a plan to rebuild her pantry using one of my favorite products… PureBond!  It’s … [Read more...]

Interview with HGTV Star, Chip Wade!

Sometimes, really fun opportunities come your way as a blogger. Sometimes, they are incredibly exciting and very personal. For me, this opportunity came as the holidays approached. One random day, I received an email from a representative from HGTV! Say, what?!?! So cool. Anyways, they offered me the opportunity to interview Chip Wade, one of my favorite HGTV stars! The gist of the interview was totally up my alley obviously, involving DIY projects, holiday planning, and toilets. Yup, toilets. … [Read more...]

We Have a Winner… Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway

Dawn S., you are the winner!!!  Congratulations on winning your very own stencil!  With over 75 entries... the competition was fierce!  We can't wait to see what project you work up!!! You will be receiving an email shortly regarding your prize! Congratulations again!!! Ashley … [Read more...]

Last Minute Clutter-Free Gift Ideas- My Favorite Things: Gift Edition

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I just want to say thank you to all of my lovely ladies that participated in this year’s “Favorite Things” series!  It’s been tons of fun checking out all of their posts and their amazing gift ideas!  From hand-made to local favorites and some stylin’ ones in between… I think I want it all! Now, it’s my turn!  So, let’s share! Well, the time has come for me to share my favorite gift ideas for the holidays!  Everyone knows that getting gifts is super fun.  For me, giving … [Read more...]

Organize 365- My Favorite Things: Gift Edition

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Give the gift of organization this year. Have you been thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for 2013? Is “getting organized” one of those? Maybe this is the year you will tackle the clutter and break free from the tyranny of the urgent. Restoring order and precious minutes back into your control… sound too good to be true? I wish that I could offer you a quick fix ~ magic wand~ that would magically organize your home. I do have something almost just as good. My e-book, 10 Steps to … [Read more...]

Sew Woodsy- My Favorite Things: Gift Edition

Hello DBL readers! For those who don't know us, we are Katie & Jon, authors of SewWoodsy.com. We are a husband and wife DIY team: we document our journey of homeownership one tutorial at a time. Sew Woodsy is a place where we share our love for renovating and decorating on a budget. Each of our blog post includes detailed tutorials and photographs to help the average person become a DIY expert. We are so excited to be here today sharing our Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the DIYer! We have had … [Read more...]

Killer B* Designs- My Favorite Things: Gift Edition

Hi DBL friends! I'm Brooke from Killer b. Designs and a huge fan of Ashley's. I know the holidays are creeping up on all of us faster than we (or at least I) expected, but hopefully you have a little time left for some DIY presents! I try to do at least a few each year to save some cash and add a personal touch to my gift giving. If you're looking for some great gifts to make this year, here are some I've made and loved! 1) Perpetual Calendar Ever wanted to gift a calendar, but hated that it … [Read more...]

Designing Dawn- My Favorite Things: Gift Edition

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Hello Design Build Love readers! My name is Dawn and I blog over at DesigningDawn.com. DesigningDawn is a DIY / Lifestyle blog. I think design and creativity are all encompassing, and I see that in every aspect of my life– which is what my blog is about. Making everything beautiful (or seeing the beauty in things), and designing my life to be what I want it to be. Because if I don’t who will? I am so happy Ashley invited me to share some of my favorite holiday gift ideas with you all on … [Read more...]