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IKEA furniture isn’t real its just 3d!

Did you know that what you are seeing in the IKEA catalog isnt real? What you are seeing 75% of the time in the IKEA Catalog is in fact 3d renders.   The 3d renders look incredibly realistic but at the ...
done-shelves

Revamping some mundane shelves

In this little post I will be showing you how you can revamp even the most mundane of shelving units. The thing I really like about revamping shelves is that you dont need to be an expert only handy with a pain...
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Powder Room Reveal

We've finially finished with our changes to the powder room, just in time for Christmas. I wanted to make sure this room had some wow to it. I figure almost everyone who visits our house will visit this room at...
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Letter cushions! Inspiration

Letter cushions/pillows what ever you want to call them can really put some attitude into your room! If you get it right you can brighten and put some of your creativity into your room. You can put these on you...
Once the petal have gone "white" you can empty out the water from the pan into a jar of some sort and your rose water is ready!

How to make rose water! It is so easy!

Rose water smells lovely and can really do your skin a lot of good as it is packed full of minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants that can be really beneficial for your skin helping  to balance oily skin and ...
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Max wants in on the action too!

Around The Manor Max is included in on everything from shopping trips, to wearing cute outfits. So it only seems natural to include him in our decorating. With all the Green changes going on in the living ...
dog-bed

$1 Dog Bed

That's not a typo, we fashioned a $1 dog bed! Kind of :) Here's the details: I went to Ikea this week, midnight madness and all, and found sofa cushion covers in the AS-IS section. As long as I've been going ...
haloween

The Worst Dinner Party Ever. Halloween!

So we invited a couple over for dinner . . . and let me tell you, it was the worst dinner party ever. It was awful! They didn't talk at all, I totally had to carry the conversation all night. They barel...
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Getting Krafty, with Kraft wrapping paper

This year I wanted to stick with our simple theme, so I decided on Kraft paper wrapping. I've seen all the great ways to dress up simple kraft paper and since we already had a big old roll of it in the closet, ...