Replacing A Soap Dispenser In The Kitchen: Super Easy DIY

April 26, 2016


How To Replace A Soap Or Lotion Dispenser

A couple of days ago, I mentioned to a friend that the soap dispenser on my kitchen faucet was broken and I needed to swap it out. She was surprised that I was so calm about it. You see, she thought I was going to have to get a brand new faucet ~ big money, lots of work. When I explained to her that I was just going to replace the soap dispenser piece she was shocked.

"I didn't know you could do that."

Hmmm.

Thinking In The Shower

April 22, 2016





Lately, I find myself starting conversations with the phrase, "So I was thinking about you in the shower today."

It's odd right...and probably not a great way to start a conversation with your best girlfriend, your dentist or child's guidance counselor, is it?

Don't Register For China

April 19, 2016


Don't Register For China

I have two older sisters. When I was born, they were in junior high and growing up, I completely idolized them. They were beautiful and popular. They had great clothes, listened to fun music, and once married, had fabulous homes. It makes sense that when they gave me advice, I listened.

For example, during my engagement when they told me not to register for china, I didn't.

Garden Flag Door Hanger

April 15, 2016


Typically, in April I dress my home to welcome showers with a really cute tulip stuffed rubber boot. With May on the horizon however, I'm ready to ditch any thoughts of rain and snow and move on to flowers. Unfortunately, my yard hasn't started to bloom yet, so I am adding them to my front door with a sweet garden flag. A little bit of alteration, turned it into a fabulous door hanger.

How To Remove Water Stains From Wood

April 11, 2016


removing water stains from wood

I have mentioned before that I am kind of a selective perfectionist when it comes to decor. Uneven seams on my hand sewn curtains or painting without priming? Eh. No big. Wrinkles on my bed or crooked pictures on the wall? Big deal. You can imagine how I felt about a having water stains on my wood furniture.

They were a huge deal ~ a real thorn in my side.

The Real Reason Why I Always Make My Bed

April 8, 2016




I always make my bed. It's not something that I did as a child or even in my early teens, but once my mom let me redecorate my own room, it became a habit and it stuck. Now, I know that there are very valid reasons why people will tell you to make your bed every day. Some say it's the path to success, but my own personal motivation has nothing to do with personal achievement.

Lies And Other Acts Of Love Plus Two Giveaways!

April 5, 2016



Lies and other acts of love

Last summer my sweet friend Kristy Woodson Harvey sent me an email and asked if I would like to review her first novel. I hadn't read a book in so long, that I jumped at the chance. After all, I would have to make the time if it was for work, right?

Well, I fell in love with her storytelling. I was hooked from day one. I abandoned my normal cleaning routine and everyone ate a lot of pizza while I got lost in the pages for thirty six hours. Naturally, when Kristy told me she was releasing a new book, titled Lies and Other Acts of Love, I immediately lined up for a copy to review and put the pizza parlor on speed dial.

Nuts And Bolts Revisited

April 1, 2016



Exquisitely Unremarkable Posts

Over the past three years, I have shared a lot of pretty here at Exquisitely Unremarkable. Well, at least I've shared what I consider pretty. I have decorated with cake stands, curtains, flowers and throws. I have made banners to add seasonal sparkle and put up lights at Christmastime in an effort to feather my nest and make it look fabulous.

Oh ~ but there was a time when things weren't so pretty around here.

Springtime Shower Curtain Swap

March 28, 2016



Cynthia Rowley Shower Curtain

I am never happy with status quo for very long. I like change when it comes to my home decor and while I may not do much seasonal decorating in a traditional sense, I definitely fluff and swap in just about every room when the weather starts to change. I'm not into big renovations, I don't have the patience or the time, but I want a dramatic change for my efforts. The best way to achieve that in the bathroom, hands down, is by replacing the shower curtain.

So I did.
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