623Designs: interiors
The Making of Little E’s Vintage Gumball Party
August 20, 2014

623Designs:interiors| Vintage Gumball Birthday Party

I am really happy with the way E’s first birthday party turned out.  Since I made all of the decor myself, it seemed really special to me as a mom.  

And who would have thought that it all started with a napkin….

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"Odds & Ends" - July
July 31, 2014

July, we hardly knew ye! It’s the last day of a month that has been full of fun, busy and relaxing moments.

We started out July celebrating the 4th with a family barbecue at our house.

It was my first time ever using a grill, so it was totally intimidating at first, but not too bad.  I set up a red, white and blue spread and guests brought desserts and sides.  If you follow 623Designs:interiors on Instagram, you saw the patriotic ice cubes that I made for the lemonade.

623Designs:interiors| 4th of July

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Little E’s 1st Birthday Blowout! ~ A Vintage Gumball Party
July 10, 2014

623Designs:interiors| Vintage Gumball Birthday Party

It’s almost time for Little E’s second birthday.

So, I figure it’s about time that I shared pictures from her first birthday party. :)

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"Odds & Ends" - Blog Design Updates
July 3, 2014

What are your plans for the 4th?  Anyone barbecuing?  There’s still time to add a patriotic touch to your yard with these tips from my Red, White and Zebra Patio post.

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Speaking of updates, you may have noticed that 623Designs:interiors has been sporting a new look. After sharing my plans for giving the blog a facelift, I decided to take the DIY route.

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Spray Painted Planting Bed
June 26, 2014

After I got the large front flowerbed looking halfway decent, I turned my attention elsewhere out front.  I didn’t do anything wacky like spray painting the lawn green, but I did make an effort to disguise some unsightly elements of our yard.  

Our house came with these utility boxes smack in the middle of the lawn.

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Eco-Friendly Lawn Care “Weed All About It”
June 19, 2014

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I recently got roped into purchasing a newspaper subscription, which is something I haven’t had in forever.  I’m a news junkie, but I prefer to get my news online since I don’t really have time to sit and read a traditional newspaper. But the paper came in handy with a recent lawn project.

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623Designs:interiors - Blog Tag
June 17, 2014

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I’m participating in my first blog tag courtesy of the sweet and talented Leslie at Oh, the Fun. The Liebster Award/ blog tags are a fun way to discover new blogs that you might not be aware of.

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Rent House Make Ready: Day 2
June 6, 2014

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When I finished Day 1 of prepping the rent house for our new tenants, the painter had finished patching and priming the walls.

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"Odds & Ends" - Stair Banister Top Coat & Headboard Repair
May 29, 2014

In this Odds & Ends post I’ll be sharing a few maintenance tasks that I’ve done around the house over the last few months.  Maintenance is never as fun as creating something, but it’s a necessary step in keeping your home looking good for the long haul.

The stair banister to the second floor in the entryway of our house was stained a rich mocha colored that matched the floors in the house.

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Rent House Make Ready: Day 1
May 22, 2014

Last summer, we finished out our first lease term as landlords. Our tenant informed us that she would be purchasing a home of her own and moving out once the lease was up. A month before the lease ended, we contacted our realtor to put the house up for rent again.

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Entryway Updates
May 15, 2014

Our entryway opens up into the dining room.  Since the two areas are right next to each other, I wanted there to be a seamless flow in the design of both places.image

In keeping with the “industrial chic” theme of the first floor, this meant dark wood, leather and mixed metals.

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Origins Art
May 8, 2014

Have you heard of Fab.com? It’s an online store that has a lot of unique and stylish items. They feature a rotation of different sales, but unlike typical flash sale sites, items are still available for purchase even after the promotion has ended.

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