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Wrapping Tips for Pretty Gifts {Live, Love, Lux}

Have you ever been given a holiday gift that’s been so beautifully wrapped that you didn’t want to open it? Me too! Remember how special you felt?  As a mom of 3 young kids, I’m a strong believer that gift bags have their place.… Keep on reading --->

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Red & Aqua Cheerful Christmas Table {Canadian Tire}

Back in early October, in the midst of Canadian Thanksgiving and a flurry of Halloween decorating, my dining table looked like this…

red and aqua Christmas table decor

 Yup, along with the turkeys and bats, we also had a Christmas tablescape, with all the trimmings, including a hot chocolate bar with marshmallows and peppermint sticks! … Keep on reading --->

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Oh deer, I think I love you. {Faux Taxidermy – Near & Deer}

When you’ve been a blogger for awhile, you get lots of pitches for product reviews. While this might sound great, only a handful are ones I’d consider writing about.

Awhile back, though, I found an e-mail in my Inbox from a company called Near and Deer, inquiring whether I’d like to try one of their faux deer heads. … Keep on reading --->

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A Million Pageviews & Free Printable Art to Celebrate! {Good Morning & Good Night Chalkboard Prints}

I don’t care a lot about blog ‘stats’ around here; and, it’s certainly not what motivates me to keep blogging.  (I’ve written about this before over here.)  However, I did notice something today which got me a little excited! … Keep on reading --->

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Low & Behold: Sold on Gold! (Gold Decor Trend)

When I decorated my first apartment and then our first home in the late 90s, gold decor was considered – in one word – tacky!  Gold tones from ‘the overdone 80s’ were being replaced with simpler ‘white’ metallics like silver and pewter.… Keep on reading --->

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Create Your Own Art? Yes you can. {DIY watercolor effect painted canvas}

Judging by one of my my more popular projects here at A Pop of Pretty (a diy painted canvas I created with an inspirational quote), it appears that a whole lot of you want to know how to create your own art. … Keep on reading --->

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Wallpaper Accent Wall in the Bedroom: Reveal

Did you catch my last post about Wallpaper Aversion Disorder?  Those of us who’ve had the pleasure of removing decades of wallpaper typically swear the stuff off.  After all, what goes up must (eventually) come down. … Keep on reading --->

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Overcoming Wallpaper Aversion Disorder!

OK, so here’s two words I never thought I’d say again: I wallpapered.  (If you follow me on Instagram, you might have snuck a sneaky peaky.)

And, let me tell you, it’s no small miracle. … Keep on reading --->

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DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Halloween Whimsy: DIY Ribbon Wreath

Well, hello my lovelies and happy Monday! It’s starting to look a lot like Halloween around here. I took down my fall wreath today, and added a little Halloween whimsy to the front porch with a diy ribbon wreath.… Keep on reading --->

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Halloween Mantel

Halloween Decorating: Black & White with Polka Dots

I said last week that I wasn’t going to bother with much Halloween decorating this year, particularly a  mantel. Ha! I should know better by now than to say such things!… Keep on reading --->

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