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the nesting place book giveaway!

Well, today is a happy day because we are giving away three of my favorite books of the summer: The Nesting Place by the Nester (Myquillyn Smith) A little background: The Nester was the first home décor blog that I discovered almost 6 years ago. I honestly couldn’t believe that there was someone else that loved to go to yard sales and thrift stores and make a beautiful home on a budget and she had made a blog of it! She told us that it was okay to rip and hot glue fabric, expensive custom made curtains were not necessary, and to go ahead and paint that heirloom dresser ....more

tips for buying used cars

Cars?? What the hey? We’ve had some interesting car experiences in our 15 years of marriage and some major car problems the last month, so I’m getting it off my chest today and sharing some advice ....more

courage for the week 7.6.14


tile accents in bathrooms

Here are some tile accents in parade of homes’ bathrooms that I thought would be fun to share: Green subway glass tile with classic white: We mostly saw horizontal patterns, but they took this one vertical: This was penny tile that they used to frame the bathroom mirror that I thought was so clever: This was a small stone mixed with tile: ...more

favorite home from parade of homes

Happy July, 320 Sycamore readers! Last week, I went with my sister in law Kristine to some homes in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. I love visiting the homes for great ideas and inspiration ....more

caught my eye 6.27.14

Burlap flag banner at Uncommon Designs: ...more

3 decorating truths in any home

Hello, friends! I am joining some fabulous bloggers this week for “how to decorate” series that Beth is hosting. I still kind of laugh at myself joining things like this because I have no professional qualifications, but I do like to make things look pretty ....more

the kitchen

Welcome to our kitchen! Most of these pictures our builder had taken before we moved in, so everything looks brand spanking new. Here are some features that we went with: On the top: the range hood! ...more

courage for the week 6.22.14