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What’s Holding You Back?

Yesterday I got to brainstorming about different topics related to design, primarily as a way to come up with some new content. Which got me to thinking – I want to hear from YOU, fabulous reader, about what you’re interested in reading about over here. Obviously the hot topics over here will always continue to
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Holiday Gift Guide with Lamps Plus

  I’m partnering up with my friends at Lamps Plus to help out with their Treat A Friend contest for the holidays! I was invited to pick several of my favorite items from LP that are $50 or less (you can see all of my picks here on our Pinterest board!) that would make the perfect holiday
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Carpool Conversations

I spent the bulk of my childhood in a car with my mom, riding  from our house to school and then back again. Twenty minutes each way made for plenty of time for conversation. Mom always said that she never wanted to carpool with other kids because she really enjoyed that alone time with me,
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Wood Floors and Picking Out Stains

Simon joked to me the other day that perhaps he’s in a nesting frame of mind too because he’s come up with all these things he wants to do to the house. Namely, putting in wood floors in the downstairs in lieu of all our (nasty) carpet. We had gorgeous wood floors in our first
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