Ditch the Woman Cave! Helloooo Women Oasis

story board Chairish - part 2 The stylish vintage furniture store called Chairish had a great storyboard idea – to create a Woman Cave storyboard using their vintage items. Ok, I love the idea, just not the name. Woman Cave … eeek! Like, am I hanging as wall decor the animal skin of the mammoth that I just hunted? Not this gal! Especially since my ‘cave’ would have a gorgeous crystal chandelier. Hmm, ok instead of Woman Cave, let’s call it Woman Oasis.  It would be the place to re-energize, to try new exotic tea flavors, to read a book without interruption, to enjoy popcorn & cotton candy guilt free and sip champagne with female friends. And, and of course to gossip without judgment while keeping our 3 sacred rules:

(1) no boys allowed
(2) what is said in the Oasis, stays in the Oasis
(3) must know the latest secret password phrase to enter (probably candy or drink related <– Oops, I have said to much!)

Check out how I created my Woman Oasis storyboard . . . .

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6 STEPS MAKING a DIY journal FOR $2.00

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If you LOVE journals, then you are going to LOVE the DIY journal that I produced for Furniture.com. Oh, did I mention I made it for under $2 buckaroos?! Yep! Here’s a sneak peek:

“When it comes to journals, I am SUPER PICKY! There are soooo many beautiful ones sold at stores. However, I often find them too thick (to carry around in my bag), too small/short (I run out of page room quickly), and too expensive (this costs WHAT?!). So, what’s a economical solutionist to do? Create my own, personalizing it . And, you can too using items that you most likely already have at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . ”

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BE GONE MESS! HOW TO FOLD T-SHIRT to avoid DRAWER CLUTTER

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Are your dresser drawers a hot mess? Ours totally were before I used this OMG technique. The cure? A simple t-shirt FOLD and FILE technique. Its a total of 6 steps that takes less than 15 seconds to do! I teamed up with Furniture.com sharing with their readers and you a documented step by step process (using hubby’s t-shirts!) on how you can magically transform your messy drawers by using this fold t-shirt technique . . . .

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3 STEPS TO MAKING THIS GORGEOUS coffee filter PENDANT LAMP

It’s done! My venture into using coffee filters to glam up a round paper lamp shade is finally completed and it looks GORGEOUS! Even hubby agrees that the coffee filter pendant lamp looks much more sophisticated than it sounds. Ready to see the simple process? Check out the (3) items I used to make this gorgeous coffee filter pendant lamp and the (3) simple steps to it’s creation . . . .

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HERE’S THE CUTE SAILBOAT CANOPY WE INSTALLED IN Sean Kais BEDROOM

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The bedroom of my clients’ son, Sean Kai, not only has a tall ceiling, but it’s also slanted. Which is pretty awkward + awesome at the same time! To balance the tall ceiling I proposed hanging a sailboat canopy with one of the corners reaching toward the elevated ceiling slant. And it turned out AWESOME! Read more to see where the canopy was purchased, how (and why) I painted the numbers, and how the room looked BEFORE the design. Ready? Check it out . . . . . .

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5 STYLING TIPS FOR SELLING AN APARTMENT

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My client Michael was clear that he didn’t want his apt to be listed as ordinary. He wanted his apartment photos to stand out when displayed on the realtor’s website.  Yaaay, fun styling here we come! I was hired to buy new items / style the rooms/ and photograph the entire apt in time to showcase it. Mission accomplish! When styling a home to be sold there is a golden rule – “stay neutral to appease to the masses”. I agree with the rule, but, being too neutral can be also be extremely boringzzz. I believe most people prefer a home that has a warm inviting energy. In today’s post, I will show you how I added a sprinkle of colors within a neutral tone to my client’s 3 bedroom condo apartment that is now up for sale at 1.5 million dollars. See some of the items we purchased and how they look in the rooms (hint: non-boring!). Also check out my (5) styling tips for selling an apartment and you have to see my clients AMAZING window views. Ah-mazing!

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MOSAIC TILES LOOK REAL, BUT THEY’RE NOT (peel and stick backsplash tiles)

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In her kitchen, my client Odessa wanted a ‘splash’ of some visual interest (aka: make it not boring!). She suggested painting it, which we could do, but I had something even cooler in mind. A gorgeous mosaic backsplash! Oh, but did I mention that there would be no messy troweling or grouting involved. How? We ditched the expensive and long process of using real tiles and instead grabbed scissors to install gorgeous mosaic peel and stick backsplash tiles. Check out the (3) steps you need for this installation, (3) stores where you can buy peel and stick backsplash tiles, and many more photos ……

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PAINT ALL, EXCEPT THE WALLS! (see ceiling and doors painted)

1 bedroom design - painted closet doors in black Paint can make a beautiful impact in a room when the right color AND placement is selected. It’s my job to evaluate + advice my clients on what to invest in so they get the most for their money (save mulaaaah!). In this bedroom design, we saved money by not painting all the walls, instead have just the ceiling and doors painted; we also saved money by using some of clients’ current furniture – we relocated them; new placement brings a fresh perspective to a space. See what 3 items we ended up relocating, what 4 new items we added that made a HUGE visual difference in the bedroom, and check out how elegant the beautiful the blue painted ceiling looks . . .

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HOLLOW OUT EGGS (in 4 steps) SO YOU CAN INSERT SECRET NOTES

I will show you how to hollow out eggs using the Blow Out Technique.  Once the raw eggs are hollow you can insert secret messages inside them.  The best part is cracking the eggs on Easter to see the beautiful, inspirational, or funny messages that were written. Perfect as a centerpiece for Easter dinner. Ready to see the 4 steps to hollow out eggs? . . . .

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OUR ADORABLE hatched chicks DEVILED EGGS RECIPE (in time for Easter!)

Just 7 simple ingredients for this recipe. And did I mention, these are ADORABLE and DELICIOUS. You probably have ALL the ingredients in your kitchen right now to make these hatched chicks DEVILED EGGS RECIPE. I recruited hubby to help make the delicious treats (since he’s the chef in our family) and I became the photographer, stylist, chef assistant, and editor). Here’s are the ingredients + steps + more photos . . . . . . .

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