DIY Candy-Colored Trivets for OSBP

Last week, I shared a tutorial for a set of wooden trivets on Oh So Beautiful Paper - a super easy project with smile-inducing colors. Be sure to check it out!

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Home Tour on A Beautiful Mess

Hands down, my favorite DIY blog is A Beautiful Mess, which is why I'm so beyond excited to have had my home featured yesterday! If you've been around here long, you've seen plenty of pics of my house, but it's nice little full-on tour of the latest updates around the house -- including the new wallpaper in the laundry room! Check it out, won't you?

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Making Emily Happy + $100 HomeGoods Giveaway

My Craftcourse Nashville partner Emily is in the midst of a much needed living room makeover, and she's been begging me for help. I've been selfishly putting her off as I recently started a new day job, Craftcourse has been a handful lately, and together we've been working on decorating our friend Patrick's pad. Just when I think that Emily had given up hope on me, HomeGoods stepped in and sweetened the deal. You may not know it but today is Happiness Happens Day, and on Happiness Happens Day, HomeGoods has not only given me a $250 gift card that I'm going to use to put some finishing touches on Emily's living room (and in the process, of course, make her happy) but will also be giving away a total of $10,000 in gift cards to all kinds of people...maybe even you!

But first! Let's take a look at some inspiration for Emily's space. She lives in a traditional mid-century ranch house. She also loves some MCM, so we're staying true to it, but mixing in some serious color love. These are the rooms that are getting us excited. She's checked off some bigger pieces through some savvy shopping and Craigslist stalking, but what's really going to make the room is the styling details and art. This is where we're going to rely on a little DIY and some serious HomeGoods shopping.

Once it's all done, I'll be sharing the outcome. In the meantime, be sure to read on to find out how to get your own HomeGoods gift card to make someone in your life happy!

Emily's Inspiration
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Now for the good stuff! You've got two ways to win your own own HomeGoods gift card. The first: share how you made a moment of happiness happen in someone’s life – no matter how big or small – either by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter using #HappinessHappens and #HomeGoodsSweeps. Winners are chosen randomly and will be awarded $100 gift cards throughout the day today between 9AM and 5PM EST. Visit this site for a full set of official rules.

The second: enter to win right here on Fabric Paper Glue! Leave a comment below using the rafflcopter gadget to tell me know you'll make someone happy with the gift card sometime between now and Monday. I'll randomly choose a winner on Monday. Awesome, no?!

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House Tweaks: Living Room Record Station

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In my first iteration of our living room, I had grand hopes of keeping a large plant alive...you know, because the blogosphere had somehow convinced me that I could. I'm embarrassed by how quickly I killed the thing. Around the time we bid adieu to it, Michael decided to take up LPs. In short order, he'd inherited his dad's LP collection, and we were in need of a home for this new hobby. Read on for more.


Before & After: Downstairs Bathroom

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bath Before & After

I realized the other day that I never shared a proper before and after of our downstairs bathroom. Not exactly a call-home-to-mom before & after, but we made a few small changes to keep it fresh and clean. The blue walls were brightened up with white paint, and although I'd seriously considered putting up some bold wallpaper, it quickly became evident that wasn't happening. See that big bump right above the tile on the corner there? Yup. No chance wallpaper is going on that.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bath Before & After

Read on for some more changes and pics.

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