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Learn the best sources, ways to save money and how to pick the right garage door for your home’s style.

Curb Appeal 101: How to Pick A Garage Door

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Ideas, inspiration, sources and a materials scheme for your cottage home.

Exterior Design Guide: Warm Modern Cottage

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A gender-neutral, all ages gift guide for 2021 with unique ideas to give comforting gifts at any price point.

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Small Comforts

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A gender-neutral, all ages gift guide for 2021 with unique ideas to give beautiful everyday things at any price point.

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Everyday Beauty

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A gender-neutral, all ages gift guide for 2021 with unique ideas to give small moments of joy at any price point.

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Moments of Joy

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Easy ways to add dramatic Oxblood Red to your home – with tips, ideas, my favorite paint colors and lots of sources.

Color Love: Oxblood Red

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Easy ways to get Farmhouse Style Curb Appeal for your home’s exterior, with tips, ideas, and sources.

Know Your Home: Farmhouse Exterior Ideas

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Adding some fresh color, with ways to use the colors of the year and the meaning behind them.

Color Love: Vibrant Yellow

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The things that made my life easier and more joyful this year. Treat yourself – you are worth it!

All The Things I Bought and Loved: 2020 Edition

I want you to stop feeling overwhelmed with that big home project, and instead feel confident, empowered, and ready to make it happen.  

I'm going to listen to what you want, make sure you have everything you need, and then? I'll show you how to get it done, too. 

Hello! I'm Mel,
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