DIY water marble CELL PHONE CASE IS SO EASY TO MAKE

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Isn’t this cell phone cover beautiful? DIY style! I’ve teamed up with SheKnows to bring their readers and you the steps I took to design this water marble cell phone case! Check out the 3 easy steps, the materials I used, and many more pretty photos showing the process.

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CREATE adorable egg faces this EASTER MONTH

For Easter month bring extra smiles into your kitchen by decorating eggs WITHOUT WATER or BOILING. How? Simple, create egg faces! (1) Gather your dozen eggs, (2) draw faces on them using markers, and (3) put them back in the fridge until you are ready to make scramble eggs, french toast, omelets, etc etc. You can make adorable egg faces like the egg couples that I made in which I added red lipstick for the ladies, and mustache and ties for the men. It’s guaranteed to make you and your family smile when you open the box of eggs. Check out my 3 tips to make adorable egg faces easy to do. See below.

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HOW TO economically DECORATE CLOSET DOORS (6 steps!)

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There is an easy, economical, and pretty way to decorate closet doors without using paint. Perfect for renters and home owners. How? By installing gorgeous wall decals! There are so many pretty designs that LOOK like wallpaper. Today’s post I’ll bring you to one of my decal installations, and show you how to ECONOMICALLY decorate closet doors like I did for my clients bedroom. Check out the 6 steps I take to transform closet doors. 

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Tiny space turned into a FUN living room (karaoke anyone?)

For my client Shumon the main priority was creating a design that included his tv projector and it’s screen as well as a space for his karaoke machine - all in a tiny space. Seriously, tiny! I’m happy to report that the mission was accomplished (phew!). And we took it up a notch, we turned the tiny space into a living room area, with a dining area, and an office area - all with a huge splash of sophistication! Check out the BEFORE photos, me on a ladder (again!), and the mega huge butterfly wall decal (about 4 feet tall x 7 feet wide) . . .. you gotta see it . . .

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4 EASY STEPS TO WATER MARBLING OBJECTS with nail polish

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You may be SHOCKED on how EASY this DIY is! Seriously, E-A-S-Y! I teamed up with furniture.com to show their readers and you the 4 steps to water marbling objects with nail polish. Check out the (5) simple materials I used (including water and nail polish) and the (4) steps I took to create these beautiful aquatic marble designs in the outside of the drinking glasses. Oooh, I marbled a piggie bank too! Turned out sooo cute, it now has blue marbled pants (hehehe).

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COLORFUL HOMES in THULHAADHOO ISLAND (our little trip to the island)

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When we stayed in Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives, we had the chance to sail to a neighboring (non resort) island called Thulhaadhoo filled with colorful homes, beautiful smiles, unique hammocks (that I HAD TO swing on since I am obsessed with hammocks). There are no designated streets or sidewalk since the ground is all sand. It’s customary to take off your shoes when you enter a store or home. Check out the serene beautiful colors of the homes, the humongous breadfruit plants, and the beauty of it all. Oh, did I mention that there are bats - that have a wingspan of 36″ wide?  they are awesome! Check out the photos below.

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ELEGANT modern apartment INFUSED WITH EXOTIC DECOR

Welcome to the tour of my client Isela’s elegant modern apartment infused with exotic decor from her client’s travels and my new finds. My mission was to design an open concept space by bringing comfort and elegance to the living room (no more dorm furniture!), modernizing the kitchen, creating a dining area, replacing the apt’s UFO looking ceiling fixtures with modern ones, and sprinkling POPS of colors. Check out several (1) the BEFORE + AFTER photos (2) my design presentation board, (3) and much more. I am still smitten with this transformation. Hope you love it as much as Isela does. See the beautiful transformation below ……

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INSIDE OUR beach hut VILLA IN MALDIVES

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Ready for the tour? The beach hut villa in Maldives that we stayed was perfectly romantic. A hut romantic? Absolutely! Canopy bed with luxurious bedding, outdoor showers, mega high ceilings, and more. See the window behind the lounge chairs (in above photo)? Those open up so we went to sleep and woke up by the real sound of the ocean, no sound machine needed. Plus, views of the sunset from our hut. So magical. So memorable. But enough chit chat, let me show you the photos inside the beach hut villa ……

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SEE CUTEST DIY VALENTINES DAY CARDS USING 1 match book, 2 puzzles pcs, 4 candles

DIY CARD - valentines day puzzle card - we fit together
My brown eyes turned into red hearts as I was reading Real Simple magazine’s article called  “4 New Uses For Old Things”.  They inspired me to roll up my sleeves and give DIY valentines day cards making a try using items that I already had in my home … matchespuzzle pieces …and birthday candles.  Maybe you have these in your home as well. If so, ditch spending money on buying a card (for that special person in your life) and make them a card. Check out how my cards You Light Up my Life (with candles!) and We are a Perfect Match (with matches) turned out. Check out the how-to-make steps ….

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SEE THE (omg!) TRANSFORMATION of Shruti’s HOME OFFICE

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This room is a gorgeous huge transformation - and I am not just saying that bec i designed it (okay, maybe I am, hehe). The room was originally a full blown bedroom with dresser + bed + nightstand + etc, but my client, Shruti, already had a guest room. What she really needed was a home office. Not a zzzz one, but a sophisticated home office. Check out Shruti’s sophisticated HOME OFFICE with before photos that may have you think that it is not the same room. Click below to see (1) the before photo (with bed and all), (2) the furniture placement layout, (3) lots of photos for a visual tour of the room, and (4) the 6 items I suggest you add if you want to create an office in your home.

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