it’s hip to be utilitarian.

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it seems just about everybody out there is making being truly tidy an utter freakin’ joy again. a stretch, perhaps? but no — who knew being utilitarian was kinda hip and cool? it’s trending for sure, and having just moved into a new place that’s brand spanking clean and freshly painted, i’m sort of keen to keep it that way. here’s a look... 
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my image inspiration.

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awhile back i posted about glidden’s paint’s tool to help you figure out your color ‘personality’ — My Colortopia. now the folks at Glidden have developed this fun new tool called My Image Inspiration and they’ve sponsored me to try it and share it with you. if you’re in a bit of a conundrum as to how to get the color balance and paint... 
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not your average domestic goddess.

i just love these paintings from artist kelly reemsten. i mean, c’mon, you might not really think of chainsaws and fancy dressed-up domestic divas in the same sentence, but these really work. kelly calls her paintings, “a celebration of dress and adornment of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies”. the unexpected quirkiness and combination of every day tools,... 
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get organized with amy butler – giveaway!

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amy butler is at it again – making our lives beautiful, and this time with her desktop tabletop collection. and to get us organized this year (it’s never too late!) she’s giving one sfgirlbybay reader a great set of organizing tools. the giveaway includes four items from the ‘Garden Collection’ of Amy’s Tabletop Collection for Mara Mi: a... 
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