Dollar Tree Fall Wreath

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Happy Labor day!! We are celebrating my son’s 9th birthday today. I can’t believe how fast he’s grown! As I mentioned last week, today is the first day of “A Week of Handmade Fall Decor”.   Are you excited?  What’s a new season without a new wreath! Today’s Handmade Fall Decor is a Moss Wreath with supplies from {read more}

Weekend Reflections

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I hope you are having a fantastic Labor day weekend.  If you haven’t stopped by That’s Fresh Friday, it is live until Sunday night. Head on over and share a favorite post and find some new blogs to follow! Here are some of my favorite finds from this week. 1.  If you are in the market {read more}

Another School Year

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 This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. As another school year starts, I want to share with you again an international charity for children, Operation Smile, and how you can support it by using Campus Book Rentals and their sister site Rentback. Operation smile is the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries.  Since 1982 they have provided more {read more}

That’s Fresh Friday #40

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Welcome everyone to another week of That’s Fresh Friday #40! We’re so happy that you’re hanging with us sharing your amazing post. If this is your first time with us and don’t know what That’s Fresh Friday is, it’s a weekly link-up hosted by Southern Girl Blog Community and six other amazing ladies where you {read more}

Best of August {and an announcement}

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Hello! As we are wrapping up August, Up to Date Interiors is getting ready for the Fall.  Join me next week for 5 days of handmade Fall decor! Best of August Decorating tips, home tour, DIY projects, and more! Decorating for You and the Kids    Fred the Flamingo (DIY art and free printable)   {read more}

Eclectic Home Tour

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Hi there! Today, I want to introduce to you a sweet and talented woman I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago in California. She has a passion for style, fashion, interior decorating, diy fashion accessories (among everything else diy) and on top of that home schools her precious children. You can find {read more}

Small Space Decorating Ideas

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I shared with you last week that my family and I went on a last summer vacation beach trip.  We had a wonderful time exploring gardens, shopping, swimming, and eating.  The hotel we stayed in was a one bedroom suite and had a really cute layout.  Since we will most likely be downsizing when we move {read more}

19 Fall Decorating Ideas

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Greetings! I just sent my son off for his first day of school and am already feeling inspired and energized to get back to consistent blogging.  I had no idea how difficult it would be to post regularly this summer but am happy about how much time I spent with my family.  To start this {read more}

That’s Fresh Friday #39

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Welcome everyone to another week of That’s Fresh Friday #39! We’re so happy that you’re hanging with us sharing your amazing post. If this is your first time with us and don’t know what That’s Fresh Friday is, it’s a weekly link-up hosted by Southern Girl Blog Community and six other amazing ladies where you {read more}

10 Back to School DIY Projects

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Hey there! My family and I are enjoying one last hurrah before school starts next week in Wrightsville Beach. Hopefully the rain will stay away.  Either way, it is absolutely gorgeous here.  I’ll show some pics next week of our little trip. Yesterday I shared a back to school DIY and have collected a lovely little round up {read more}

DIY Decoupage Pencils

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Oh yes! It’s time for decoupage.  These easy DIY decoupage pencils are a great way to start school off with a bang.  Perfect for a teacher gift or just a fun craft to do with the kids.  Pull out your extra scrapbook paper and let’s get decoupaging!! ;)   Supplies: Craft Paper mod podge (or 50/50 {read more}

Looking to the Fall

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Hi there!! Can you believe that we are even talking about Fall?  It is by far my favorite season and this will be the last time we enjoy it until we come back from Japan in 2018.  Of course, I will still be decorating for all the seasons and holidays while we are on the {read more}

That’s Fresh Friday #38

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Welcome everyone to another week of That’s Fresh Friday #38! We’re so happy that you’re hanging with us sharing your amazing post. If this is your first time with us and don’t know what That’s Fresh Friday is, it’s a weekly link-up hosted by Southern Girl Blog Community and six other amazing ladies where you {read more}

Thursday Takeaway Tips

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Hello dear readers! After I discovered this beautiful foyer on Pinterest, I realized it’s been a while since I have shared a “Feature Friday” decorating tips with you.  Well, since I co-host a linky party on Fridays, we’ll just move this baby to “Thursday Takeaway Tips.”   Here are five ways to apply this room to your {read more}

Art Around the House

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Hi there! Last week I shared Fred the Flamingo (as a DIY acrylic painting or free printable) and realized I have never shared my personal art around the house with you!  In my undergrad I minored in art but most of my paintings are with different family members and friends. These are a few remaining pieces that {read more}