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Living with friends can be a challenge, simplify your living situation by following these easy (and creative!) roommate solutions.

 

1. Group Calendar

Always know what’s happening in the house (or apartment) by having a monthly schedule.

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2. Apps

Easily split the cost of rent and utilities with your housemates by using Splitwise. Download the app on your iphone or android. The best part? It’s completely free.

 

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Assign household chores and share messages with Homeslice. The app notifies you when chores need to be done and when a task is completed. Simplify your life and install the app in your smartphone today.

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Share grocery lists with your roommates by using Our Groceries. Cross-off and add items to “the list” with the click of a button.

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3. Keep Communal Spaces Organized 

Save space and keep bathroom countertops clutter-free by storing toiletries in your bathroom closet. Utilize open shelving to store bigger items like towels and toilet paper.

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4. Color-Code House Keys

Avoid the awkward mix up of house keys by personalizing them with a DIY key cover. CoCo 29 shows us how it’s done in this step-by-step tutorial.

 

5. Label Food Items

Buy a set of stickers and label food items to avoid confusion between housemates.

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Happy Friday!

xxmadison


For the first time EVER Pantone has chosen two colors as the “2016 Color of the Year”—-Rose Quartz and Serenity! As you can tell, we’re pretty stoked about the rad color pairing. Given the palette’s typical nursery-like nature, we’ve put together 5 sophisticated ways you can incorporate the soft color scheme into your home.

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1. With Seating

Make seating the spotlight by opting for pastel hues. Whether it’s a blush pink sofa or a baby blue recliner, Rose Quartz and Serendipity are certain to bring peace and relaxation to any space.

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2. With Linen

Make your bedroom a safe haven with a soothing color scheme. Dreamy pillows and whimsical sheets create the ideal environment for a little R & R.

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3. With Paint

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all you need to bring life back into a space. Whether you decide on Serendipity walls and Rose Quartz accents or vice versa, this palette is certain to brighten up any room.

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4. With Accessories

Possibly one of the easiest (and least permanent!) ways to incorporate this marvelous pairing is through accessories. For a metallic play on Rose Quartz, try an oversize rose gold light fixture.

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5. With Wall Art

Wall decor provides the unique opportunity to express your personality in a space. Plus! It’s a great conversation piece.

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Happy Friday!

xxmadison


It’s time to take a few tips from your grandmother because the art (and appreciation!) of calligraphy is back and here to stay! The pages of wedding invitations, signs, wrapping paper, chalkboards and cakes are overflowing with delicate handwritten notes. Whether you’re a newcomer to typography or a regular attendee, it’s time incorporate stunning script into your home’s decor.

 

Take a peek at Oh So Beautiful Paper‘s elegant DIY Balloon Engagement Cocktail Party Invitation. The gold metallic lettering shines brightest over a muted hue.

 

 

Go big or go home! Style Me Pretty‘s DIY “Cheers” Sign takes cursive (and sparkle!) to a whole new level.

 

 

Who says that script needs to be two-dimensional? Put on your 3D glasses because Oh Happy Day‘s Calligraphy Cake Topper opens up a dimension of an entirely different magnitude.

 

 

Put your favorite song lyrics to paper with Paper & Stitch‘s Large Scale Hand Lettered Artwork Tutorial. It’s simple, it’s easy, and did I mention that it can be done in less than an hour?

 

 

Whether it be custom wrapping paper for the holidays or a personalized bouquet that carries a message on its sleeve, Julep‘s DIY Personalized Flower Wrap adds an extra dose of thoughtfulness to any gesture.

 

It doesn’t matter what your handwriting looks like, beautiful script comes in all shapes and sizes. You just have to give it a shot!

 

Happy Friday!

xxmadison


Have you ever been jealous of the mom who seems to be good at just about everything–including sewing? I have. No matter how hard I try, I’m just not a natural seamstress. The farthest my sewing skills take me is putting a button back on.

However, I’ve recently found a new passion that I’ve begun to enjoy very much–weaving. I’m constantly amazed at the countless things you can make and the vast variety of materials you can choose to work with. If you’re like me and you aren’t loving the whole needle and thread thing (or even if you do), then take a peek at these 5 trendy woven projects. Who knows? You might just discover a hidden talent!

 

Isn’t this Woven Circle Mat by A Beautiful Mess stunning? I’ll take 20 please!

 

 

Dress up a plain lawn chair with Henhouse‘s Woven Chair Tutorial. The new transformation is sure to be the talk of the block.

 

 

Okay, yes there isn’t a lot of weaving involved here, but for those who want something simple (and inexpensive) to spruce up a blank wall then check out I Spy DIY‘s Wall Hanging. It’s colorful. It’s fun. It’s bright. And I can’t think of a reason NOT to love it!

 

 

If you’re looking for something a little more natural, then call off the search because you’ve stumbled upon Free People‘s secret to DIY Branch Weaving.

 

 

Say Yes’ DIY Woven Necklace makes a stunning homemade birthday gift.

 

Give weaving a whirl! You never know, it could become your latest obsession.

Happy Friday!

 

xxmadison


Fall is easily one of my favorite seasons. What’s not to love? It’s bursting with golden and amber hues. It gives you a reason to pull out your cozy sweaters, plaid scarves and riding boots from the attic. It’s a reason to drink pumpkin spice lattes and make your favorite comfort foods.

 

But, perhaps my favorite part of the harvest season is the beautiful hues and fashion it brings with it. In honor of this, I’ve provided 5 ways you can bring brilliant style and color to your day-to-day manicure.

 

From hair color to eyeliner to bedroom accessories, gemstone hues are trending just about everywhere, which is one of the many reasons why I’m obsessing over Love Maegan’s Jewel-Toned Manicure.

 

 

Bring the craved stone style to your nails with Cute Polish’s easy Marble Nail Tutorial.

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If you’re keen on simple or minimalist design, check out LuLu’s White Chevron Negative Space Nail Tutorial. Simply stunning!

 

 

From lipstick to wall color, it seems matte is the hottest trend in beauty and decor. Make sure your nails stay on-trend with POPSUGAR‘s DIY Matte Nail Polish Tutorial.

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Mynt 1792′s Reverse French Manicure transforms a classic design into a contemporary work of art.

 

 

Happy Friday!

xxmadison


Work. Work. Work.

 

Think about it…You probably spend 8 hours a day working at the office. So why shouldn’t your work space be as welcoming as your home? If you’re ready to upgrade your desktop, then take a peek at these 5 quick and easy ways to brighten up your space.

 

1. Maybe it’s time to take the kids’ toys out of storage! Repurpose old animal figurines as desktop decor! All you need is a bit of gold spray paint, super glue and a few glass jars.

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2. Transform drab desktop supplies into fab accessories. Another Glorious Day‘s DIY Desktop Items are oh-so-chic!

 

 

3. You really can have it all! My Fabuless Life‘s Mini Command Center organizes and simplifies life in style.

 

 

4. See your favorite Kate Spade pattern every day at the office with 204 Park‘s easy DIY Kate Spade Inspired Magazine Holders tutorial.

 

 

5. Don’t you just NEED Just A Girl‘s DIY Acrylic Tray in your life?! So cute!

 

 

Try adding a little shimmer to your desktop! You might be surprised how much it brightens up your work space.

 

Happy Friday!

xxmadison

 


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