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GREEN + WHITE

Green and white is such a lovely, classic combination. I love bright, colorful florals, so I usually overlook the muted, understated combination of white and green.  But, when you need something that feels elegant, or minimalist, this combination is the way to go.  It has the ability to be both modern or romantic and rustic, it just has to do […]
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SMEG

A fridge is never the focal point of the kitchen.  It’s monolithic, stainless steel, and sometimes scattered with sentimental ephemera.  Usually the best you can hope for is that it will be invisible, hidden behind cabinet doors, or shoved into a discreet corner.  But then I had a Dorothy after the tornado moment.  I emerged from my stainless steel confines […]
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DIY WALL HANGING

I only do what I would call “DIY for the rest of us.”  I’m a pretty mediocre homemaker.  I can sort of sew, I can sort of craft, I can sort of do a bunch of things, but none of them especially well. So when it comes to projects like this one, I want something I know I can do, […]
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DIY BOOKENDS

Vintage brass bookends are a thing for me, especially the animal figurine ones.  When the lovely ladies from Honestly WTF shot a video with me last Christmas, they decorated the space with pom poms, branches, and darling gilded animals.  I immediately thought they would be awesome in some DIY bookends, so here we are.  This DIY is cheap, easy, and […]
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MONOCHROMATIC BOUQUETS

I love buying flowers from the farmer’s market and then putting together little bouquets at home, and one of my sure-fire tips to creating a beautiful bouquet is the akem’s razor of flower arranging: one color.  The simplest solution to be sure, and one that anyone can achieve.  Choosing flowers in the same hue makes any bouquet a sophisticated blend […]
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DIY SECRET LITTER BOX

Ok, I’m going to sound like a cat lady for like…3 minutes. If you’re a cat owner, then you know the most frustrating thing about owning a cat – other than sacrificing your furniture to the scratch post gods – is that clunky, ugly plastic litter box wedged into an awkward corner of the room. Posed with this aesthetic misfortune, […]
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DIY SPUTNIKS

Sometimes you need a little something to fill a space: an empty corner on a book case, a bare section of a desk, or an unbalance in a vignette. Enter the sputnik, an easy, chic space filler that looks great wherever you stick it.  The supplies are cheap, the process quick, and the results are lovely. You can even try […]
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DIY FURRY STOOLS

Fuzzy benches, ottomans, and stools have been running amuck on Pinterest lately, but hey – not mad.  I love how frivolous and playful they look.  You would never have an entire couch like this, but as an accent? Amazing.  Of course, like all things chic and awesome, the people doing it right know they are the only ones doing it […]
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RAINY DAY HAIR MASK BY ERICA DAVIDSON

Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy […]
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DIY WALL HANGING

I am all about a cheap, easy, quick DIY that looks chic. There aren’t a lot of these that exist. I’ve noticed that most DIYs either require actual skill, a silly amount of supplies or tools, and then quite a bit of investment of either time or money. Maybe it’s my work ethic, maybe it’s my attention span, but I […]
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