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Cheap Home Gyms

Life is too short to live unhealthy and unhappy.  If you have been researching cheap home gyms, this post is for you.  Besides being my design assistant, my daughter-in-law Alice, is a personal trainer.  Here is her story about how she created a fabulous home gym.  PLUS, as an added bonus she has written a few home gym workouts to get you started! Cheap Home Gyms So, as you know from my last post, I am actually a Personal Trainer by trade. I have been in the fitness field and personal training … [Read more...]

Unique Headboard Idea

New Content Writer for Jennifer Decorates I would like to introduce you to my new content contributor for Jennifer Decorates.  Her name is Alice, and she is married to my middle son, Joshua.  I could not have asked for a better daughter-in-law!  She is smart, fun, talented, and one loyal bug! Hi there! My name is Alice and I am so excited to be a new contributor to the Jennifer Decorates blog. Here is a little bit about me to start you off.  I didn’t start with the calling to become a … [Read more...]

How to Make a Bow

Have you always wanted to know how to make a bow?  I love, love, love making bows!  I start making Christmas bows in October!  I have created a video with step-by-step instructions on how to make three different bows. Four Looped Wired Bow Don't you adore this ribbon?  It is a very thick cloth material with wired edges.  Here is my advice about choosing ribbon;  for 9 out of 10 of the bows I make, I choose wired ribbon.  It does cost more, but you can reshape it so easily.  And if you are … [Read more...]

Adorable DogHouse Under the Stairs

We have two adorable little miniature dachshunds, named Molly and Emma. When our middle son joined the Marines and left home, his little sister was devastated. So, we did what any normal parent might do in this situation; and we bought her a puppy. To this day, our son says he was replaced by a dog. Then four years later, when my daughter left the house for college, and left her little Emma behind, well that was one sad little pup. So, again we made another emotionally-based decision, and got … [Read more...]

Wood Ceiling Ideas

Wood ceiling ideas are all over Pinterest!  I really love perusing through all of the different and creative ideas people come up with when accentuating ceilings!  We are currently working on creating a unique wood ceiling in my husband's office.  I promise to share it when we are finished!  So, while I have wood ceiling ideas on the brain, I thought you might want to see some really gorgeous ideas. I took this photo in a parade of homes located at Kings Chapel.  Honestly, there wasn't … [Read more...]