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As a parent of two small boys with questionable sleeping habits, I can tell you I’d do just about anything for a good night’s sleep and Catherine McGowan agrees

Hoping that an exciting new shared room for her seven-year-old twins Anika and Morgan would keep them in their beds, she set about creating the most appealing space for them! And it worked! “I was trying to figure out a way for Anika to stay in her own bed instead of hopping in with us each night,” she says. “It had got to the point where my husband David was sleeping downstairs. It sounds ridiculous really, but sometimes you do whatever it takes to get a good night’s sleep!” Catherine, who blogs at TUBU Kids, started, as you should, with a mood board. “I’m not an interior designer and I just used PowerPoint, but it did the trick as I...

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This adorable lemon & magnolia DIY spring wreath is easy to make and will look beautiful on your front door!

Can you believe that this is the third home we’ve owned and it’s the very first time we’ve ever had a front porch large enough to actually decorate?! Our porch is still pretty small (no big, sprawling porch swing for me!), but it’s honestly just so so exciting to have anything I can decorate for the season and now that the weather is warming up I’ve been itching to get out there and spruce ours up a bit! There’s just something about coming home to a really cozy and welcoming view on our front porch that makes this house feel even more like home. Let’s start all the way at the beginning. Here’s a view of what our front porch...

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If you’ve got an hour, we’ve got some things you can do!

This week, we discuss inspecting your crawl spaces some easy DIY bathroom projects some chores you can do in an hour great paint colors Missed our live show? Don’t worry! Because we have a podcast of the show. It’s the same thing we aired on the radio, but ready for you whenever and wherever you are! Check it out here.    Got A Crawl Space?   Crawl spaces are great to have when you need to access electrical wiring, ductwork, and plumbing and drain pipes. Aside from these times, how much thought do you give to the crawlspace under your home? If you are like most homeowners, probably not a lot because it is out of sight, so it is out of...

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Production is on the rise at my house

As I was working yesterday, I was contemplating my UFO situation. I realized that I have two kinds of UFOs. One is projects that are actually started and I guess qualifies as a true UFO. The other projects sitting around are those that have all the fabric purchased with a pattern (or not) and need to be started. They need to be stored separately. In some cases, those "kits" need to be disassembled and everything put back in the stash room! I'm going to start with the REAL UFOs. I did take an empty box upstairs (oh yes - some UFOs are hiding in a bedroom) and I'll start there. I've got a clipboard and some paper to write down...

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These 21 Bath Mats and Rugs Are a Step Above the Rest

Spruce up your space and avoid puddles in the process with teak bath mats, colorful rugs, and more. Design Within Reach Plush Bathmat The DWR Plush Bathmat (2017) is crafted from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton using an innovative spinning process that creates wonderfully plush material with ample surface area for the yarns, translating into superb absorbency for you. It’s woven into a nice 1,200-gram weight, and features long loops on both sides, creating a pile with cloud-like softness. Even after repeated washings, this bathmat maintains its fluffy appearance and soft feel. Machine washable. Made in Turkey. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach Anthropologie Floral Bath Mat Make sure that the first step out of your warm shower is a soothing...

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