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Ways to spruce up your outdoor spaces, no matter how much room you have to work with.

Outdoor Decor: Balcony & Patio Ideas

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Add some soul to that rental bathroom of yours and make it a space you love.

Finishing Touches: Rental Bathroom Ideas

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Learn about your mid-century house and make it your dream home.

Know Your Home: Mid-Century Modern Style

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Quick & easy organization ideas for all the stuff in your home.

Finishing Touches: Easy Organization Ideas

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So many ways to use this color of the year in your life.

Color Love: Pantone Color of the Year 2020

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Keeping it soooo cozy with easy ways to add some extra comfort to your home.

Finishing Touches: Cozy Living Room Ideas

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Ways to use this beautiful, powerful and elemental color in your life.

Color Love: Red

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How to host your first thanksgiving without losing your mind. All of my secret tips…

Party Basics: Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

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Easy tips for a room your guests will love. If you build it, they will come…

Getting Started: Guest Room Ideas

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