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Why You Should Choose Quartz for Your New Countertop

Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Quartz countertops have been taking the interior design market by storm for the last few years. People love the look and relative affordability of cost when compared to high end countertops like marble or granite. Quartz looks great and is extremely durable, so builders, designers and homeowners are turning to the material for more of their projects. It’s a great way to add a luxury feel to a home that will stay in style for years and years. Making decisions on a kitchen or bathroom …

3 Spring Essentials for your Home

3 Spring Essentials for your Home

Is it just me or does springtime make you want to freshen up? Not only do I feel the need to change up my wardrobe, I also want to makeover my entire house. If you are cut from the same cloth, then join me as I liven up my living space for the warmer seasons. I have teamed up with BabbleBox to bring you 3 spring essentials for your home. Let’s jump right in, shall we? #1: Refinishing Durability ‘Test Kit’ from N-Hance Nothing can make a kitchen look tired better than beat-up cabinets. My house is only 2 years …

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5 Reasons to Consider Renovating Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. A lot of us spend time thinking about indoor renovations such as new wallpaper, new interior painting, new furniture and so on. While it’s never a bad idea to give your home a little makeover (especially if it’s within your budget) you can’t forget that there’s another component to your home that should also be renovated; the outdoors. Be it landscaping, adding trees, planting new flowers, replacing windows or getting new siding, it’s never a bad idea to also consider renovating your exterior to make …

Primo Water + Dispenser System

Goodbye tap water, hello Primo!

Goodbye tap, hello Primo®! Special thanks to Primo for sponsoring this post and upgrading my water! If you had told me at 25 that tap water would make my heart race and blood pressure rise at 35, I would have thought you had lost your marbles. But here I am, writing a whole article about how much I despise tap water. Texan tap water, to be exact. That’s why I am making the permanent switch to bulk water. In walks a tall drink of water, Primo® Water + Dispenser System, to make all my H20 dreams come true. Three years …

Modern Neutral Nursery

Styling Tips for a Modern Nursery

As the mom of two sons, home stylist Debbie from Dasp Creative Co., knows a thing or two about designing a baby boy’s nursery. Conscience of the fine line that exists (or should we say, Instagram vs. reality) Debbie focuses on creating a beautiful yet functional space. When Debbie worked with healthy lifestyle blogger Maria, from Spinach for Breakfast, she knew Maria wanted soft neutrals but also needed to incorporate her husband’s desire for color. Maria wanted the space to feel like a little boy’s room, but without it needing to be overtly obvious or too stereotypically cliche. The foundation …

The Secret Garden Tea Party

Secret Garden in Manito Park

Guest Contributer: Lina Kukharsky Lina is one of two sisters behind Bloom & Design, a floral, design, and photography company. Visit her website here. A styled photoshoot with a twist on the Secret Garden with Alice in Wonderland. This shoot was meant to bring inspiration and ideas for any event including themed parties, bridal parties, engagement parties, and ultimately weddings! We teamed up with a few of our local vendors to make this dream come to life. It was magical! The mossy elements set the mood for a whimsical mystery and a pop of colorful flowers brought the table to …

Protein Break with Jimmy Dean Protein Packs

Protein (not coffee!) breaks with Jimmy Dean

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. The last three years have seen some major shifts in my life. I became a parent, I entered my mid-30s, and I moved to a new state. All three of these things have had a huge impact on my energy levels. I am a sleep-deprived woman with a slowing metabolism and have moved to a state where BBQ and sweet tea are staples at every meal. It is going to be a challenge to reclaim my old energy levels. But I am determined and have …

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Guest Writer: Shayna Chapman A southern creative from Georgia and owner of S. Chapman Designs. Visit her website here. This farmhouse built in 1910 is probably one of my favorite interior design projects to date! The home located on a farm in west Georgia and sits quietly between cow fields and Georgia pines. I always love old homes- after all, I grew up in one that was over 100 years old that my parents renovated and made their own, so when I was asked to design this one, I was jubilant! When I first saw this home in January of …