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As a recent buyer of my first home (eek!), I’ve naturally become much more involved in this category as I venture into the world of decorating. I also did a couple of posts on what to expect when buying a house – documenting just about everything I learned along the way. I also share my home-decor updates and room reveal in this category as well as buying decisions and styling tips!

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Best of Fall Decor For All Budgets

I showed y’all some of my fall decor a couple of weeks ago on Instagram, but between the move and all the things, it’s pretty much as far as I got. Oh! And I did put some pumpkins on my porch :) While I’m not going full out for fall decor, it’s one of my favorite times to decorate and add little pops of Autumn to the house. Since we’re moving right in the middle of the season, I didn’t think it was smart to buy too much, but if I were…here’s what I’d be buying! I do actually have a few of these items that I’ve used year after year and still LOVE!

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4 Quick Ways to Prep For Your Labor Day Party

I know I sound like a broken record but how the heck is it Labor Day?! LIKE WHAT? Between my trip to Portugal, some wedding weekends, getting engaged (still on a high from that omg), and just life, summer is flying by and I honestly can’t believe we’re already onto Labor Day. While Labor Day technically means the end of the season, it still feels like summer in Dallas until…

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How to Detox Your Life: Home

I hope y’all are loving my new mini-series “How to Detox Your Life”! In the first post, I covered everything self-care and called out all the skincare products I’m loving right now. But for today, we’re switching gears and I’m diving into detoxing your home! When I came home from Portugal (I know I keep mentioning that in these posts, but it’s when I realized I needed to detox my…

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How to *Actually* Keep Your House Clean

Hi Friends! Today I want to tackle a BIG topic – keeping your house clean. We’re deep into spring cleaning season at this point and I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about ways to *actually* keep my house in order for more than a day after a deep cleaning sesh. Because isn’t it the worst when you spend an entire day (or even an entire weekend) cleaning your…

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My Spring Cleaning Faves from Amazon

I think we can all relate to how AMAZING (and cathartic!) it feels to get organized and have a clean home, RIGHT? I mean with all this Marie Kondo-ing going around social media who isn’t jumping into their closets and pantries to get rid of items that don’t ‘spark joy’?! Also, with it being officially March, the spring season is upon us and we know that means the spring cleaning…

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How to Make Spring Cleaning Way Freaking Easier

We’re officially in the Spring Cleaning Season, which I personally kinda love. (I even wrote a whole post on how to clean up your ENTIRE LIFE, which I love thinking about in terms of more than items.) Anyways, it’s funny how it takes a certain season to make us all motivated to finally clean out our closets, but hey, I’m OK with that! My problem most years, though, is that…

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Home Decor Items I’m Loving Right Now

I don’t know about you, but with the new year I always end up wanting to change some things up in my house! I feel like a few new items around the house make your space feel a little updated and fresh! And changing a few smaller items is an easy and relatively affordable way to freshen up your decor. Speaking of fresh, I am really ALL about greenery right now.…

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A Guide to Christmas Tablescapes

Christmas in Color And cue…”It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..” Ok y’all, were finally here, if you’re anything like me.. (don’t sue me those of you who disagree)… I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas and turning on my spotify Christmas playlist! But… IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! And I am all here for it now! Thanks to those of you who voted in…

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Tips for Making an Inspiration Board

Inspiration boards…love to have them, but making them is an undertaking. Thinking about what the vibe of the board will be plus finding all the images THEN printing them off, taping or tacking them up — can take more time than expected and leaves me with NO inspiration, lol.

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A Fall-Themed Dinner Party

Hey y’all, Katie here! With my first ever blog post, so cut me a little slack if it’s not the best thing you’ve ever read, I’m not as slick with the words like Brighton! But if you got a chance to learn about me here, you know I am passionate about any and all things creative. So why not start my first post with how to host the perfect, fall…

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My Laundry Room Reveal

My excitement level is at a solid 1000% right now because I am over the moon pumped to finally share my laundry room reveal with y’all! If you’ve been following along on IG stories, then you know this has been a long time comin’! It just took me a minute to get all my ducks in a row! But finally, here we go! And I can’t stop looking at these…

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How to Style a Coffee Table

If you’ve been following along on Insta stories recently, y’all know that I had to delay writing this blog post because I couldn’t decide how I wanted to style my coffee table (classic Brighton!). So yeah, I get it might seem kinda funny that I’m here giving you advice on coffee table styling but there’s always trial and error with interior design stuff. And I don’t want to be over here pretending I’m perfect and that it’s always a smooth and easy process (especially since I change my mind about what I like EVERY TWO SECONDS).

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How to Organize Your Fridge & Keep it That Way

I actually didn’t realize this until I went to write this post, but I’ve never had my own fridge. Whether living with my family or roommates, I’ve always been in a situation where fridge space was tight. And since most of us share our fridge with at least one person, we all know the struggle of keeping a fridge organized. Heck! Even living solo probably means a disorganized fridge at…

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How to Style Bookshelves

If you’ve been reading BTD for a while now, you know that I purchased my first home a little over a year ago. I’ve shared some home decor slash organization posts over the past year, but I’m hoping to do even more in 2018. Y’all seem to really like it! And if you’re following along on Insta, you might remember that I was styling my bookshelves on an Insta Live…

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Dining Room Details

Y’all. I have been MEANING to put together this post for WAY too long. But hey, better late than never! I get a lot of questions regarding the details in my dining room and I’m so excited to be sharing everything with y’all! I can still think of a few things I’d like to do to finish it off, but it’s good enough for now! And it definitely “feels” pretty…

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How to Organize Your Christmas Decorations

As most of you know, I went full out with decorating my house for the holidays this year. It’s my first official Christmas in my new house and I’m just a tad bit obsessed with the whole my space thing ya know? I’ve actually always been into decorating for the holidays, but this year I wanted things to be PERFECT. The only bad thing about getting more into every year…

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Christmas Decor Reveal

I'm so excited to finally be sharing my holiday decor with you guys! If you've been following along on instagram stories, then you know it's been a long time coming. This is my first christmas at the house so I wanted to make it special for the holidays. I actually got more into it than I thought I would. I've never really been that festive when it comes to decorating for any holiday, but now I'm all about it. Let me know if you have any questions about the decor items; we threw this post together pretty quickly. I plan on doing a shelving post after the holiday, but wanted to reveal the Christmas decor first. Comment below if you're interested in that post; it's been my favorite part of the process so far.

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How to Make Out-Of-Town Guests Feel Comfortable During The Holidays

I don't know about y'all, but whenever I'm a guest in someone's home and they go above and beyond to make me feel comfortable, I never forget it. Now that I have my own home, I want to be like those people! I want to be a place where guests, no matter if it's my dad or a friend, feel like they could stay forevs - and like they can use anything, do anything, and that they're not encroaching on me ya know? Because we can all think of situations where someone made us feel that way too, and it stinks.