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DIY Holiday Display

    For the holidays I re-purposed steel bird cages to make a a simple, yet striking centerpiece for my dining room table.  This was SUPER re-purposed too because I used the same bird cages for a Halloween display elsewhere in my house earlier, and just switched out the decorations inside the cages.  Definitely a good way to stretch your decor budget!   I actually found all three of my bird cages on various trips to a local thrift store.  They're not too uncommon and you can check garage sales, consignment sales, and if you're really in a pinch even...

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Getting in a Festive Mood with the Badgley Mischka Exclusive Holiday Collection at Rent the Runway

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This is an affiliate post, so when you click the links and make a purchase I receive compensation.   I'm currently in the middle of prepping for the MOCA Artscape holiday show this weekend and what should appear in my inbox but a notice about the Badgley Mischka Exclusive Holiday Capsule Collection  Hello...swoon!  This collection was inspired by magical New York holiday traditions (think seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall or shopping on 5th avenue) and it's available exclusively through Rent The Runway.  I was just trying to figure out what to wear to the art event and this...

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Books for Woman Business Owners - a.k.a a Girl Boss Reading List

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.   Are you a woman entrepreneur, self-employed or the boss in charge?  If so, I'd love to share my current reading list with you.   I've compiled a collection of resources perfect for a girl boss, a work at home mom, or a woman who wants to take charge of her life and work. A little background: Shortly before I had my daughter my business was going full steam ahead. I had recently quit my full time teaching job to run...

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Take Time to Contemplate

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I find as a business owner and designer it is so easy to get all caught up in the hustle and bustle, to always be working on a "to do" list and forget to just pause every now and then. So, today I'm pausing to share a little photo inspiration with you. Image copyright: Valerie Tyler

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DIY Pine Cone Natural Display

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If you live on a property with evergreen trees or have access to a location where you can collect pine cones you have a lovely resource to create beautiful natural displays. I happen to have a Hemlock tree in my front yard that has the most adorable little miniature pine cones.  My toddler simply loves to collect them so I thought I'd put all her hoarding skills to good use and do something with them all. Today I'm going to share an absolutely simple DIY you can do to turn pine cones such as these into a lovely, stylish natural...

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