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Lackluster walls at home? Low on extra funds? Think outside the box.

Three things about me – I’m not a fan of bare walls, I don’t really care for standard pre-packaged art, and I’m not made of money. Combined, those facts mean I need to flex my creative muscles when it comes to home decor. Here’s a short photographic tour of some of our home’s walls, and (read more…)

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Subscribing to Blogs 101 : the why, the how, & the where

Simple Mom reader Mindy wrote me recently and asked this question: “I don’t have a lot of extra time but I find that blogs can eat up the little bit of time I do have. I find that some people don’t update their blog daily or even weekly but I can’t remember if I checked (read more…)

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Keep your home clutter-free

This is a guest post from Emily at Remodeling This Life. She blogs about her family’s adventures in remodeling their home and also about simple and frugal living. One of the hardest things that I face in my home with a husband and two children is clutter. I feel like I am constantly battling misplaced (read more…)

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Display artwork in your home : the how, the where, and the what

I love to inspire others to find joy in the simple things in life as well as share my journey as a mom of three little boys. My passions include decorating and design, photography, literature, education, and family life. So many Mt. Hope Chronicles readers are creative and enjoy beautiful homes, but they’ve expressed their (read more…)

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Decorating: use your eyes

Photo by shuna fish lydon We’ve finally come to using the sense of sight, which is, quite frankly, the most obvious one when it comes to decorating your home and making it a haven. Instead of reinventing the wheel and writing things that are already out there, I’ll just write a few tips on what (read more…)

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