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Interior Motives

Decorating and DIYing our house to make it a home.

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Good Enough To Eat

Tried and true recipes my family loves.

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Life Lessons

Navigating motherhood through life's little lessons.

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I Heart Pinterest

When all else fails, go to Pinterest!

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Pretty As A Picture

Photography tips and tricks for the average person.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Day In The Life Of A Retail Specialist


The days that I'm not working from home, I'm usually out merchandising stores. I just worked at an 8th grade Career Fair last week and tried to explain exactly what a retail specialist does. Everyday seems to involve graphic design, photography and phone calls!

Sometimes, I design plan-o-grams and wall elevations:

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Other times I'm moving things around and re-displaying them to help increase sales:


When I am at home, I might create an e-commerce store, design emails or create brochures for a client:


And if it's a particularly good day, I'm setting up client Facebook and Pinterest pages. :)


After six hours of talking, I wanted to say "Go to college and don't do drugs!" But seriously, in the end, it was a great opportunity to let students know that there are many great careers out there if you're willing to work hard and smart!


Monday, April 23, 2012

For The Love Of Turquoise!

Ever since I saw this duvet cover (from Young House Love,) I can't get it out of my head...


Unfortunately, I think West Elm no longer makes this one. :(

I've also fallen in love with turquoise, I'm finding it everywhere and not sure if Husband will agree to this color in our lake house.

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And this kitchen, oh my...

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What about this bathroom? Why is it not in my house?!?


Anyway, we'll see how it goes, maybe something small, or just one (or two) rooms...visit my Pinterest page and see what our plans are for our lake house!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY: Countertop Transformation

I want to do this in my laundry room!


According to my research, I would have to spend about $250 in order to update my mustard-colored countertop.


Have you tried this? Some reviews on Amazon say it's a mess and a hassle. What are your thoughts?

Visit Rust-Oleum for more details.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Repurposing for Free

Does your box of baking soda look like this?


Mine does. To keep it safe from spills, I cleaned a plastic container that held our grated Parmesan cheese and stuck a label on it.


Open the one side of the top and use in the fridge to absorb smells, or keep it in your pantry and use the other side to scoop out for when you're baking. Super cheap.

(FYI- the label is a blank address label, cut with fancy scissors which I wrote on! Free and easy!)