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Funky Home Decor 

Posted by Jackie Durbin on

Funky Home Decor 

5 Quick, Trendy, Cheap & Easy Ideas:   I've spent most of my "decorating life" doing things on the fly ....and on a tight budget. In my earlier years I became discouraged. The problem was that my super amazing, designer vision was being greatly held back by lack of funds. Eventually, I discovered this lot in life not only made me more creative and resourceful, but carved into me the indispensable skill of making something out of nothing....even lots of somethings out of nothings. My family and friends appreciate my eye for color and design, and are often surprised how little I allow myself to...

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Fantastic Animals and Where to Place Them

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Fantastic Animals and Where to Place Them

Nothing brings character and interest into a space more than an animal.

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Coastal Decor Styles You Haven't Thought Of

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Coastal Decor Styles You Haven't Thought Of

It's all about being original. As an owner/manager/buyer in the e-commerce home decor arena I find this to be true on many levels. Finding unique items for the store, trying to set it apart from every other coastal decor store on the web, has been a challenging yet eye opening experience. Having a naturally creative personality makes it easy to think out of the box. It also makes me one of "those" people who don't enjoy blending in but would rather stand out as an original, unexpected anomaly. Okay, not in the special snowflake way, but in a way that makes me "me". I believe when...

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Thoughtful Gifts Require a Little More.......Thought

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Thoughtful Gifts Require a Little More.......Thought

With Mother's Day approaching, and gift giving holidays always upon us, many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift. Those very special people in our lives deserve the very best. We can always follow tradition and go with the acceptable staples, such as flowers, candy, jewelry or gift cards. Most friends and relatives are appreciative of those things. Especially our moms, because they love us so much, and any form of gifting from their children is cherished. But....it's time to start thinking out of the box. Try something unexpected. Not only will our loved ones enjoy an added...

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How Color Makes Us Feel

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How Color Makes Us Feel

Most of us are aware that our surroundings can greatly affect how we feel. A dreary, overcast day can contribute to feelings of sadness, while a sunny day can help us feel energized and alive.  Spring flowers bursting forth from the earth can make us feel hopeful after a long winter. Yet, a fresh blanket of white snow can bring a sense of peace and serenity. And we know the company we keep has an affect on us. Negative people can bring us down and discourage us, while positive, happy people make it easier to feel positive about ourselves. So it makes sense that even...

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