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Light Bulb Pumpkins

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Once September hits, I allow myself to officially think about fall.  You too?  I love fall: changing leaves, hot apple cider, plaid and pumpkins and lots of orange {wink}.  And every season is perfect for upcycling, right?  These light bulb pumpkins are a quick and simple project and they'll add a fun touch of fall to your decor. Start with … Read More...

Decorating Trends for Fall

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When I was in Iowa at the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters, we were lucky enough to listen to some of the talented stylists tell us about the decorating trends we'll be seeing this fall.  I was relieved to hear that some of my favorite trends will be sticking around and some fabulous new trends will be popping in.  I figured you'd love hearing … Read More...

Wrapping Up August

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August is over ... tomorrow officially becomes the fall season {at least in my head}!  Before we go there, let's take a look back at the top ten projects on Dukes and Duchesses in August! In August, I made some delicious hatch chile guacamole ... ... froze up a batch of homemade rolo ice cream ... ... personalized some pencils for the back … Read More...

DIY Upcycled Capri Sun Tote Bag

upcycled capri sun tote bag

I created this upcycled Capri Sun tote bag as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.  #CapriSunMomFactor Summertime means lots of heat and lots of cold drinks and Capri Sun Juice Drinks are a staple in our house.  I love the ease of grabbing a pouch, especially when we're on the go, and I feel good about giving my kids a drink that has no … Read More...

An Embellished Dress {and Back to School Fashion}

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean. The opinions and text are all mine. I've just discovered a new website that is fabulous! Fabulously affordable, that is! I love to dress my kids in name brand clothes but I absolutely hate name brand prices {and so does my ultra-frugal husband}. When the kids are growing so … Read More...

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