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June Roundup + Sponsor Spotlight

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

I swear, summer makes me so forgetful. Must be all the extra sunshine and lazy days… I forgot to post a June roundup, so here goes, the top ten posts from June!

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I beefed up a set of Billy bookcases in the bedroom and shared a tour of one of our favorite wine tasting spots: the Alexander Valley! A bench got a mod makeover, and the spotlight was on dine-in libraries.

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I shared my two favorite sets of slipcovered furniture and how they’ve held up all these years, and also a tour of my childhood home. I have an incurable obsession with virtual makeovers, and the summer mantel got a little glitzy gold restyling. We hosted a sangria party and I shared the best mixed berry preserves recipe.


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Sending out a huge thank you to long time sponsor Shades of Light for their support, hop on over to see all the new arrivals from mirrors to rugs to decor!

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Don’t miss some of the newest fabrics added to the fantastic collections available at Tonic Living, one of my favorite sources for modern fabrics for your furniture, windows, and home accessories!

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Please welcome JamieShop – an online access to luxury "to the trade only" manufacturers at designer wholesale prices (plus a 25% fee). If you’ve got your eye on furniture, tile, fabric, or casegoods that are traditionally “to the trade” only, send Jamie’s team an email and they will get you a quote within 48 hours. 

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Upgrade your ordinary bathroom mirror with a custom frame by MirrorMate, so quick to assemble and install (I’ve done it!), you’ll love the difference it makes!

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Visit Home from India for exotic textiles, pillows, and a selection of hardware for your ktichen, bath, or furniture makeover!

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If you’d like to be a sponsor of Centsational Girl, there’s a summer special going on right now for all 125 px ads, 15% off with the code CGSUMMER (click on ‘your ad here’ in the sidebar).

And thanks so so much to all of you who left such thoughtful comments on yesterday’s hardwood v. lookalike tile post, you gave me (and others who are considering the product) so much information, I’m so very grateful! The 100+ comments are a must read if you’ve ever considered tile that looks like wood!


Best of May

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Hello friends, how’s your summer shaping up? I spent the morning going through my linen closet clearing out everything I don’t use anymore. One closet down, plenty more to go in anticipation of a yard sale later this month.

I’m taking a break this week from the takeaway series but I’ll bring it back soon – meanwhile, here are the top ten not-to-miss posts from May!

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I spent a day sprucing up my friend’s outdoor room; our home was featured in Refresh magazine (plus a peek behind the scenes). Here’s the how-to on the DIY mosaic tile outdoor table and a creative spin on Hawaiian quilting with this aloha inspired pillow.

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I kicked off a summer campaign for Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape and Home Depot with this textured panel dresser makeover, made some fabric covered storage boxes, and shared a full home tour.  Three fun decorating topics appeared on the blog in May, including decorating around a leather sofa, the power of pink, and keeping your sanity during a home renovation.

Enjoy your day,

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