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    A living space can go from organized to cluttered in the blink of an eye. However, with some unique storage solutions and organizers for the home, you can make life a lot simpler.

    Think of those mini disasters that give you the most frustration as you try to leave the house each morning. Do you misplace your car keys? Or maybe you can never find that second earring. Over on The Prowl, we've collected some helpful and decorative ways to solve some of the most common clutter dilemmas.

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    I think we all dream of having a special space set aside for our kids to enjoy some quiet time for study or play, and definitely a little creativity! I came across this dreamy one from Rachel at Pencil Shavings and fell in love with the bold use of color and fun details. 

    Click through to see more of this fantastic room below:

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    Whether it be used for homework or for coloring the next great masterpiece, every kid needs a spot where they can get creative! Of course the kitchen table will do in a pinch, but I've found that having a designated space available certainly helps foster a bit more focus, so why not have some fun with it?

    I've put together some rather delightful inspirations (like that spiffy little nook above, a renovated closet if I'm not mistaken). Click through to see 5 more below!

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    by Karen Walrond

    The beauty of being away from my family for any amount of time is definitely the homecoming. I never feel as grateful for my daily routine than when I am removed from it for awhile. Each mundane task feels a little more special from the perspective of deep gratitude. Photographer and mom Karen Walrond’s photo series captures that homecoming magic beautifully -- that moment when every color feels more vibrant, each moment heightened, each connection more tender. It almost makes me want to leave just to come back home again.

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    You don't have to have to dedicate an entire room to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional home office space. There are tons of cool, creative inspirations out there to help you make the most out of the space you've got, no matter where it is. Sometimes it's as simple as setting up shop with a well-designed desk and a few carefully placed treasures like the office pictured above.   

    Scroll through to see 5 more fantastic home office inspirations below:

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    I don't know about you, but I am starting to get some serious spring fever. We may have several weeks of winter left, but that hasn't stopped me from scouting out ways to welcome the sunshine. Here are five easy things you can do to encourage an early spring at your house.

    Spring fever tip #1: Now is a lovely time to force some flowering bulbs like pristine paperwhites. These flowers bloom quickly and will last long enough to give you that extra boost until things start blossoming again outside. Buy a kit, or try this tutorial.

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  • Home ... Improvements?

    posted by Aunt Becky January 12, 2012 at 8:22 AM in Toddler
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    It's shocking to me how ugly my house is.

    It shouldn't be, I mean, I work from home (I use the term "work" loosely here), which means I'm firmly ensconced in my fugly house most hours of the day. But somehow, I started accepting the fug as normal, and that's when the wheels came a-flyin' off the train.

    For years, YEARS, I've worked in an office (read: my dining room) that was painted such an atrocious shade of green that it made me actually angry to look at the walls. I hear green is supposed to be soothing, but let me tell you, this sort of "cat pee on plasterboard look" is what they probably paint prisons with if they want the inmates to start brawling. It's that bad.

    Or it was.

    This weekend, because I have a party in which people may actually show up and see the fug in person, I realized it was time for a change.

    And now.

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    Gone are the days when your only choices for calendars are plain black and white or the kitten ones found at mall kiosks. Now talented artists and designers are creating calendars that are mini masterpieces worthy of framing. Here are six that I've been dazzled by this year starting with this colorful illustrated one from Erin Jang. I love how much character it adds to the wall.

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    We all know what it's like to get lost in a good book, but today, let's get lost in gorgeous bookshelves instead. I've long admired stunning built-ins (especially when they include a rolling ladder!) and hope to have a library filled to the brim one day.

    So enjoy a little breather and admire these beautiful built-in bookshelves I've rounded up for your viewing pleasure.

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    These lucky triplets got a bedroom makeover!Celebrity designers and parents to seven kids Cortney and Robert Novogratz are back this weekend when Home by Novogratz premieres Saturday, July 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. In the new season, Bob and Cortney will take on new design projects and create more totally unique spaces, using their smart, funky, downtown-chic aesthetic.

    Here's a peek at one of the Novogratz's recent room makeover projects -- a stylish and well-organized bedroom for the four-year-old Sternick triplets, who live in Hell's Kitchen, New York with their parents. Keep reading for more shots of the bedroom makeover, storage tips from Cortney, and a sneak peek at the season premiere of Home by Novogratz.

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