Category Archives: DIY Home/Health/Beauty

Book Review: Feels Like Home

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

This book had me at the title: Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours (Worthy Publishing). A place “uniquely yours” sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?! Why would we want to live amid the blah walls of a home (or townhome or apartment) when we can transform it into a place we love to be—a place that is truly a reflection of our style and personality? Author Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed) and DIY/Home blogger at, shares a volume of helpful and budget-friendly tips, DIY project ideas, and decorating inspiration to help you turn your home into that special place you’ve always dreamed of.

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Fresh Looks from The Slipcover Company

Thanks to The Slipcover Company for sponsoring this post!

I’m definitely a slipcover user, are you? I love the fact that, for a low cost, you can transform and freshen up an existing piece of furniture that you already own, or even may have inherited from parents or grandparents. The table and chairs seen in the photos I’m sharing here were my paternal grandmother and grandfather’s. They weren’t in great shape, but I had them repaired and restored. I had the chair seats recovered, too, but I never really liked the fabric that was used on them. So I’ve always used slipcovers on these chairs. I like the fresh, simple look that slipcovers give them—it’s a look that goes better with my decor.I was excited to have the chance to review these slipcovers from The Slipcover Company—my old slipcovers were pretty worn and I was having a hard time finding the right slipcovers to replace them. After going to the website, it didn’t take me long to discover the slipcovers I’m showing here—I knew when I saw them, they’d be perfect! I just clicked on the Dining Room Chair Covers tab near the top of the site to see the many styles and colors there were to choose from! I could picture the Washed cotton duck Ruffled dining chair slipcover in Khaki going perfectly in my dining area. I also really liked a 2- and 3- Tier Ruffled style they had—that would have looked great, too. Whatever your dining chair cover needs are, I’m sure you’d find what you need from all the options they offer. And they’re all very reasonably priced!

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Clutter Free

For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to simplify my life and declutter my home. I wrote a little about this in a past post of mine called Creating Quiet…about clearing out the unimportant, whether it’s activities or clutter, and focusing on what’s really important. I’ve made good progress, although I still have a ways to go! Continue reading

Hello Autumn

How did summer come and go so fast? Since it’s my favorite season, I’m a little sad to see summer go! But I’m welcoming fall by thinking of all the things I like about this season of change. After the lazy days of summer and vacation time, it seems like the arrival of fall

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The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED-congrats to Marge K on winning the giveaway copy! I’m reviewing this new book on home organizing from the Editors of REAL SIMPLE, and I also am doing a giveaway for one copy of it! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

I think I was meant to have this book! From the beginning of this year (actually, even before that), organizing and simplifying have been on my mind a lot. It’s this year, though, that I’ve really become serious about it. So this new book, The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room and How to Keep it that Way is just what I needed! I Continue reading