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A Year of Change recap

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Last March we introduced you to the “Year of Change.” Each month we, along with our with our friends Amy of Commona My House, Rosa of Rosa Beltran Design and Sarah of Life on Virginia Street introduced a new challenge that could help you transform your house one doable project at a time. I’ll admit, some months those projects seemed more daunting than others and sometimes those changes happened at the very tail end of the month. But, if we hadn’t set ourselves up for with those challenges, there’s a whole lot less that would have gotten done around our house this year. It was a fun year but now it’s time to kiss the Year of Change goodbye (don’t worry – we’ll be introducing a new long term challenge for all of you to play along with shortly) but before we say syonara completely we wanted to show you that …

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A Year of Change {February Reveal}

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Darn you February and your 28 days. If there ever was a month in the Year of Change Challenge that I could have used 30 or 31 days it was this month. But instead we were presented with only 3 full weeks to get an organization project done for the February challenge. {Tricia’s Project} With such a short time frame this month organization was a good direction for me. Organization is one project you can take on and whip out in no time. When we announced this month’s challenge I had no clue what direction to go in: playroom, pantry or corral all the paperwork etc. in my home. I’m drowning in random papers and never know where all the stuff is that needs to get handed in at school or when to sign up for summer camps so creating a home command center became priority number one.  I can deal …

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Year of Change Challenge {February – Get organized}

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Guys, I totally dropped the ball. We usually announce our Year of Change Challenge for the month on the first Friday and you might have noticed that today is not the first Friday but the second Monday. Oops. I was off on a Girls’ Weekend in Steamboat Springs and it seems my brain was also on a little vacation of it’s own. Even better, on Friday I got to hang out with the stomach flu and when not clutching the toilet bowl I could have been using that time wisely to write a blog post rather than watching meaningless TV. That is if I had enough sense about me to bring a computer. Fortunately this month’s Challenge is just what this brain needs – bringing a little organization into our homes! Could it be a more timely topic for moi? I think not. Our Challenge is all about bringing change …

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Year of Change Reveal {January}

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Yay! It’s time to reveal a new Year of Change Challenge! As we took last month off from the Challenge maybe you need a little refresher on what the YOC is all about. Each month we get together with our blog buddies Sarah of Life on Virginia Street, Amy of Commona My House and Rosa of Rosa Beltran Design and showcase a way to bring big change to your house by completing a project each month. You can catch up on all our past projects here. This month we’re taking on the biggest bang for your buck project – paint. {Erin’s Project} By now you’ve probably already seen the new trend of painting walls dark- like black dark. And I fully support this trend. I think it works best in rooms with windows and lots of natural light, but if you’re going for a cave vibe then paint it black like Mick Jagger suggested. Seeing that …

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One project, two takes {Paint-a-Pillow} & the January Year of Change

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  Many people I talk to are often scared to take on DIY/home craft projects. Sometimes I get it. If it involves power tools there is always the fear of slicing a finger off. Or other projects are so time consuming that you throw in the towel and either hire someone to do it or pay a higher price to get an already made item. Pillows are one of those things. Do you guys know that pillows are really easy to make? It is just sewing two squares of fabric together and if you want to get fancy you can insert a zipper in the pillow case also. But don’t worry, if you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t know how to sew there is another way that you can get custom pillows in your home. Recently we were contacted by our friends at Cutting Edge Stencils and asked …

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