Love for the Adirondack

Guess what? Adirondack chairs are maaad expensive. Guess what else? I found a cheaper alternative. Shocker. It requires some paint and some patience, but man it’s worth it. Let’s take this step by step. 1. Pick up an unfinished chair (or 4) from Home Depot. They are currently on sale for $29 which is incredible since most chairs will cost you upwards of $150. Click here for the deal. 2. Open the box and lay out the pieces. Might need to do some spot sanding. 3. Prime the chairs. 3. Decide on colors and pick up

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Deal Alert: Vintage Industrial Baskets

Do you subscribe to the daily home decor deals from Decor Steals? Um, if not, you really need to jump on this bandwagon. Today they are selling a set of 3 Metal Wire Gym Baskets for $22.50! I love using these for storage… whether it’s fruit, books, toiletries… Whatever it is, it looks better with a vintage industrial look! Hurry because this deal won’t last!

Fab Freebie: Online Class

Are you a blogger? Do you have a mild obsession with Pinterest, or want to jump on the Pinning bandwagon? Are you a photog looking for basic DSLR skills? Or do you just love a good freebie? Well my friends, today is your day then because Alt Design Summit is offering 2 free online courses to YOU! Thanks to bing (#thanksbing) you can take 2 free online courses through ALT, by following the steps below. They have some fabulous looking Blog design and tip classes that I am all over! How to score your freebie: 1.

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For the boys…

Living with a boy man has a lot of perks. In my experience there’s always someone there to reach the top shelf, fix the leaky faucet, do the heavy lifting, and remove the giant spiders (ok I actually do that often). And then of course the other sweet things, which I won’t go into here 😉 However cohabitation also comes with a few challenges! For me the biggest challenge is dealing with my husband’s CRAP (love you, Tony) that seems to pile up on every possible empty surface in the house. Now it’s not intentional, and it’s probably not even

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Adios Amigos!

Source of Multicoloured Striped Mexican Serape Blanket I am off for the next few days to celebrate the wedding of one of my oldest and most dear friends Nina (and her amazing fiance, Matt) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! In between celebrating (and some much needed relaxation) I am definitely going to be on the look out for some Mexican inspired home decor items (like the blanket above). Back next week with some fun organization tips! Have a great weekend!

Floor Plans

Have you heard of eplans.com? I stumbled upon this amazing website the other day, and lost a solid hour of what was supposed to be a night devoted to laundry. Oops. So now let me spread the procrastination on to YOU! Check out the website eplans.com and click Architectural styles. You can narrow down your selection based on number of bedrooms, bathrooms, overall size and other criteria, and BAM! it shows you the cost to build the house as well as the floor plan. For example, I chose this beauty (cause why not?) Which resulted in this floor

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Be right back!

It’s getting hard for me to contain my excitement right now…. but very soon you are going to see an entire new HFoP!!! While I work with my new fabulous designer/tech goddess to get set up on the new website, and get schooled in web development/design 101, the blogs posts might be a little slow… Source So I apologize in advance for any error messages and slow content, but I promise to make it all up to you with the new fabulous design. Be back soon! xoxo Jenny

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Hat Attack Giveaway Winner

Happy Monday everyone! And an even happier Monday for Carolyn L. who is the winner of the Hat Attack giveaway! Carolyn, you lucky chick, please email me at housefullofpretty@gmail.com so we can talk shipping address For everyone else, thanks so much for entering and helping spread the word about Hat Attack. *Giveaway winner is chosen using a random drawing tool, www.random.org* So this past weekend was the first weekend since we moved into our new house that we didn’t spend most of it doing house stuff. While it felt good (really good) to get

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Big things ahead…

First off, sorry for the double post on Thursday! Things have been a little wild and crazy over in HFoP land because I am currently in the process of revamping the site! Oh yeah, that’s right…House Full of Pretty is getting a major makeover!!! And unlike our recent house makeovers, this one is far more brain than labor intensive. I don’t want to spoil too much too soon, but what I can say is that the site will be undergoing some much needed changes both on the outisde, and inside…And cross your fingers it’s gonna look smokin hot! And for

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Keep Calm and Carry On

This saying has become quite popular over the past few years, especially in the form of posters and other home decor items. In fact we had one framed in our living room apartment and I remember noticing it during a particularly hard month in my life, and thinking… You know what? That’s some great advice, living room poster! Thanks. But where did the saying come from, and how did it become so popular? Thanks Tony for alerting me to this quick, yet informative video about it’s origin. Enjoy! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrHkKXFRbCI&w=560&h=315] (Email subscribers – click image to view video on YouTube)

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