Pouf! How to make your own floor pillows*


As part of the West Elm, but at NOWHERE NEAR the cost. Sexy, oui? Here’s what you’ll need: 1 burlap coffee bag (150 lb capacity) 1 yard of muslin or an old white sheet foam, egg-crate style or something with some density. poly-fill thread sewing machine And that’s it! Pretty simple, huh? *Or, conversely, I could make them for you. ...

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It’s the cat’s ass: DIY top loading cat litter boxes!


I don’t know how long we’ve been dealing with cat box drama — essentially, the entire 9 years Mark and I and our respective cats have been co-habitating. Orville, our flame-point siamese, is VERY particular about how clean his box and surrounding area are. So much so that he will “exact revenge” upon us if we don’t keep his terlet ...

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A week in review


Ok, so it has been a light week over here at the Baroness. No posts. Bad blogger! But I’ve been BUSY. If you happen to follow me on facebook, you might have been keeping up with my shenanigans this week. Here’s an update for the rest of you. On Monday, I worked what is the twice-a-year highlight of my job: ...

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Housekeeping?! A round up


I’ve never been known as the tidiest person around, but I do enjoy a clean house. Here are some crafty short cuts and shim shams I use to organize, clean, and freshen my space that I’ve accumulated over the years. One of my most popular posts ever: how to my thrift store solution. Want to her secret for cleaning delicate ...

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Re-Energized! By Design, that is.


I’m incredibly honored to be a design coach for Re-Energized By Design challenge. What’s that about?! Re-Energized by Design is a fast-paced home makeover web series, where 6 teams compete to re-decorate their homes with a focus on integrating energy efficiency into their design. Everything is DIY, and the budgets are terribly small; but with some creativity and some elbow ...

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