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Wall to Wall

When it comes to home decor, walls can be either huge canvases just itching for your wildest creative expression, or simply the sides of the box that hold all your stuff together, depending on how you see them. It's easy to just grab a few family & friend photos (remember when you had to go to Walgreens to pick up the prints from your disposable camera?), slap frames on them, and hang them in a line on the wall above your sofa.

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Jewel Boxes

I've needed a solution for organizing my jewelry for awhile. When I lived alone, it was more easily justified to leave it all over the top of my dresser, hung on the wall, and in an overflowing jewelry box. But in the effort to keep our new place as gender-neutral as possible, the need to organize all my sparklies became more of a priority.

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Mixing Patterns

I think everyone has at least a little bit of a type-A side in them when it comes to decorating. You know - it's that little part of you that secretly smirks with satisfaction when you find a sheet set with just the tiniest bit of yellow in it that pairs oh-so-perfectly with a duvet with the just tiniest bit of gray in it, and then you find two euro shams in the same exact shade of yellow, and then you top it all off like a wedding cake with a striped yellow pillow and a striped gray pillow.

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Gaga for Agate

Have you noticed the influx of sparkly stone and crystal home decor? Not to mention the avalanche of chunky gems making the rounds on the fashion scene. Personally, I'm a big fan of the trend, especially when it comes to interior design. Gems manage to add an organic, exotic element to any room while still being totally glam.

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What They Don't Tell You About Bikini Competition Prep

It was January 2015 and I was itching for a new challenge. Allan and I were in a pretty good place with our eating habits and were working out pretty consistently, and we had a bit of free time and mental space since both of our jobs were chugging along business-as-usual. So, having always wanted to see what my bod was actually capable of if I put the time and energy into it, I decided to hire a personal trainer...

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