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How we did Vegas (with 125,000 construction and design pros) #DCW

Here’s what happens in Vegas when Mark and Theresa (with 125,000 construction and design professionals) geek out on innovations. Every year it’s like a mini vacation-festival-celebration of the coolest innovations and savviest trendsetters in the construction and design world. It’s Design Construction Week. We are lucky to go to the annual celebration in Vegas where [...]

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Yes, LED light bulbs can have a warm glow.

If you love a warm light, you can be happy with LED light bulbs. Having a savvy shopper attitude is an essential when shopping for LED light bulbs. There are lighting specs and lingo that we need to know in order to make sure we’ll purchased the kind of product that’s going to give the [...]

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Argyle as interior decor. I’m obsessed.

Classic patterns — stripes, plaid, polka-dot, and argyle — are like good friends. But lately, argyle risen to the top of my favorites. I’m obsessed with argyle. I don’t know if it’s fashion and interior decor that has dictated my newly recognized love of argyle. It’s the chicken-and-the-egg design question. I honestly don’t know which. [...]

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How do we train for Design Construction Week in Vegas?

If you’ve never been to Design Construction Week, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show or the International Builders Show, keep reading. You’ll thank us later. Yes, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is big. Yes, the International Builders’ Show is big. And yes, when they got married last year, they created the giant Design Construction [...]

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Fur and fringe in home decor… I’m obsessed

It might just be joyous to have ‘Fur and Fringe Fridays’ at our office. When I was a little girl, my mother showed me a few fur collars that she used to wear in the 60s, and I crinkled my nose at the idea of wearing them. But my artist-soul eyed them as good costume [...]

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We’re fixing up our My Fix it Up Life brand in 2015!

We’re remodeling our My Fix it Up Life brand! Yes, we’re addicted to DIY. And it’s not just renovating houses. It’s everything. When Mark and I were reminiscing at the end of 2014, we started dreaming about what we wanted to do in 2015. We also looked around at our talk show, website and brand. [...]

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Happy Holidays! Holly jolly from our family to yours

We’re getting our holly jolly on today! I wrote this post a few days ago, before I wrapped any presents or put up our tree in the living room. So while I feel the holly jolly of the season, we don’t have any 2014 Christmas tree and present wrapping photos to share….yet. So, I’ve procrastinated [...]

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Make a holiday card holder that’s perfect for everyday

There are so many good holiday card holder ideas that I can’t resist making another. And I have a new way to display holiday cards that I think you are going to love. I love using holiday cards as a way to decorate, and I’ve used ribbon, clothespins, and more to display them. But now I’ve [...]

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12 Days of Buckets: Holiday Craft

Decorating for the holidays can take several different kinds of approaches. It can be traditional, themed, crafty, or whatever approach captures your family’s mojo best. Here is one of my holiday craft ideas. We usually start by digging out the boxes of ornaments and decor that we’ve collected throughout our life together and that we’ve been [...]

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Fringe Christmas trees are fun and easy to make

A simple cone can become elegant fringe Christmas trees in just a few steps. I might be obsessed with fringe. But I’m not worrying about it. Instead, I’m running after my love and decorating my holiday mantel with a trio of fringe Christmas trees. Ridiculously easy to make, I started with cardboard cones. Cones can [...]

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