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June 15, 2017

Summer Reading List For Everyone

This weekend we took advantage of the fact that the kids were home and schedule free and we escaped to the beach. Yes, I know, we live at the beach, but visiting another beach is always fun. We gathered shells, walked in the sand, shared several delicious meals and I read. It's not something I often have time for, but for some reason when summer rolls around I read.

Must Have Crafting Tools | The Exquisitely Unremarkable List

June 13, 2017

The Must Have Craft Tools List

Think you need a bunch of fancy (and expensive) crafting tools to enjoy your hobby and decorate your home? Nope. This girl gets creative without the machines or the mats. My list of most used, must haves are just a bunch of items you probably already have on hand, and if not, you can pick them all up and get your craft on without breaking the bank. 

Best of all, you won’t need a whole room to store them

Paper Flower Garland Banner

June 9, 2017

DIY Paper Flower Banner Garland

I am not a big shopper. I used to be, but not anymore. The idea of browsing just doesn't entice me the way it used to, so if I end up in a store, it's because I need something. And let's face it, unless it's the grocery store, I rarely need. However, my kids seem to need things all the time. So last week, I was at the craft store, passed by the dollar bins and knew I had a banner in my future.

10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home With Fabric

June 7, 2017

How To Skirt A Wooden Table

Hello friends! So last week, when I gave you a sneak peek of my in process, summer living room, I received a ton of comments and emails about my little skirted side table. More people were interested in that piece than anything else in the space...which is funny, since it's been a staple in the room for years. 

It was featured, along with the complete how to, back in 2014, but with so many inquiries, I decided that maybe I should share again. 

Not Before, But Not After

June 2, 2017

White Sofas In Living Room

When I was a little girl, my parents were always entertaining. Always. My mom cooked, cleaned and set up for large parties with very little help. Kids are not really reliable (especially a brood of four with a vast age range) and while my dad was great in the kitchen things like bathrooms and dusting were not on his list.

How To Style Bookshelves For Real Life

May 30, 2017

How To Style Bookshelves For Real Life

From the moment I took the first step into my current home, over a decade ago, I was smitten. We were looking to move and this house, located directly across the street from our old home, no kidding, was on the "if that house ever came up for sale, we'd buy it" list. The yard was big enough for a pool, there was room to add a dream kitchen and there was a large basement for the kids to make their own. Dreamy all the way around.

However, it wasn't until I walked into the living room, that I actually fell in love.

My Sewing Machine Hates Me

May 24, 2017

My Sewing Machine Hates Me

When I was a little girl, my mother told me that I was very mechanical, "You definitely take after your dad!" That was a huge compliment, since my dad could fix just about anything. Well, like most people, when he was motivated to do so. I remember admiring his tools in the garage on a regular basis, tiny drawers full of washers and screws, a peg wall that held hand saws and his favorite sign.

My brother and I would play for hours at that workbench, pretending and creating, making a mess more often than not.

To Blog Or Not To Blog, That Is My Question

May 18, 2017

To Blog Or Not To Blog?

Hello friends. If you have been a longtime reader of Exquisitely Unremarkable you know that when I write a piece, it's generally purposeful. It's usually a crafty DIY or a personal essay about a specific topic in my life that I think you may find relatable.

I try to entertain, educate and empower. But not today. Nope.

Today, I'm just sort of thinking out loud.

Cheap And Easy Curtain Ideas

May 11, 2017

One of the best ways to decorate a room and define its style is with the addition of curtains. Of course, window treatments are not cheap and finding the right ones can be tough. Years ago, I couldn't find the curtains I wanted so I asked a friend to make them. She told me no way, I will teach you. 

You can do it yourself.