Saturday, February 15, 2014

If you were to think about the construction of your new home, the first thought to pop in your head would be a stylish and traditional brick or wooden constructed home. However, if you are looking for the most durable, stable and strongest buildings you need to consider metal building construction, especially if you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters. They are simple and easy to construct with plans already made and can be assembled quickly.
According to the history, metal buildings were first introduced for the use of barns. It's intention was to keep your supplies and animals safe from natural disasters such as hurricanes, storms, tsunamis and twisters, as well as man made disasters like explosions. It certainly helped provide resistance better than the traditional wooden barns. Then, metal buildings were implemented in business building construction where the need for style was very minimal; they just required functionality, stability and durability. They had a basic metal structure of a box and were extremely affordable and consisted of different plans that could give a decent appearance to the building. As I said, they were more for functionality than beauty. However, now that they have become increasingly popular you can find metal buildings with more architectural additions to make them more appealing.
Seeing how the popularity of this type of construction for businesses was growing, the attention then turned to home construction. People were starting to look for alternative construction methods to build their home and metal buildings were starting to bring more styles and shapes to the table that was suitable for your home. You now not only had a strong, stable structure, it was also homey as well. The plans and designs are readily available due to the fact that many metal buildings have the same simple construction and are fairly simple to each other.
In the world of architects, there are not a lot of them who have a vast knowledge about metal building construction and tend to carry some misconceptions. They tend to view them as boring and provide only a box type structure. They do however serve their purpose and with the way technology is advancing you have a lot more options available in design than ever before.
People usually think that they need a lot of experience in order to start building a home Internet business but the truth is that you really don't. You can honestly start your home Internet business with no experience because as you go on the Internet you will learn all you need to learn in order to be successful. Many people make it seem that is very complicated to start building an Internet business but is actually quite simple.
All the questions that you may have about the Internet or how to build your business are answered within the Internet itself. The way that you can find these answers is by simply doing your research. So the first thing that you have to do when you want to start building a home Internet business is simply to start educating yourself on the different ways that you can do this. There will be many programs and opportunities that will present themselves in front of you trying to recruit you.
What you have to make sure you do is just simply stay focus on trying to find the one opportunity that you want to be part of in order to build a business on the Internet. The best way to start is to find an opportunity that's affordable and that offers a great valuable service for you to promote to other people. The mistake that many people make is to think that the best opportunities are the ones that pay the most.
The key here is that you're going to be building your business and is not something that is going to happen right away. Once you have chosen an opportunity that you would like to promote it is just simply finding an effective way to promote it. As you continue to promote your business it is going to keep growing over time. Understand that the results won't come right away but as you continue to build your business you will begin to see the rewards of your effort.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I love thinking of unique ways to upgrade something basic and turn it into something custom and special. When it comes to window treatments a small customization can go a long way. I've rounded up some of my favorite ideas to take your window treatments to a whole new level! 

1. Another take on the striped curtain is to do it with smaller stripes. I really like how these stripes are spaced far apart and kept really thin. It seems like you could create this look with some Ikea curtains and ribbon. 

2. I love the way this roman shade is trimmed. It's a fun idea to keep the valance and the trim the same. 

Miles Redd for House Beautiful 

3. I think adding a color block to plain white curtains makes them extra dramatic! 

image via Samantha Pynn

4. This idea takes the bottom banded color look to a new level! By adding a thinner separate band it breaks up the bottom color and the white curtains. 

5. I am so blow away by this scalloped detail in a contrasting color on these window treatments. If you look closer you can see the scallop was even trimmed out in another color. I love attention to detail like that. 

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living magazine

6. Who doesn't love a good grey key trim! You could add it in any color to a pair of white curtains and get a luxe look! 

7. This curtain concept is really interesting. It looks like they did a sheer up top and maybe a silk for the rest. 

8. I think we've seen that you can add color stripes any which way on curtains and it always looks fabulous! I like this idea of adding the bands of color to the top and bottom. 

image via signed by Tina

9. I think the unique shape of these roman shades makes them so beautiful and I love how they are trimmed out in red to add even more drama! 

image via SF Gate

10. Although you don't often see the lining I think it's a fun idea to add a bright color for a little wow factor. 

11. We've seen stripes all the way up a panel but this take on the striped curtain is really unique! What a good idea to just do stripes on the lower half of the panels. 

image via Lonny

12. A great pattern can really be enhanced by a dramatic color. The red on these shades totally pops off of that floral fabric. 

13. I thought the idea of adding a ruffle hem to the bottom of a curtain panel was genius! How sweet would this be in a nursery.  

14. It looks like these sophisticated roman shades got a little dose of fun with a pink ribbon fringe. 

Fore more great window treatment ideas visit my Pinterest page.

Monday, January 6, 2014

1 || Amy Meier is one of my design heros. I love this room reveal.
2 || Way to go Kim! This video is beautiful.
3 || I had no idea you could make your own birthday candles.
4 || Any little girl would love this DIY crown.
5 || Teeny tiny adorable shoes.
6 || If you've ever wanted to reupholster a chair on your own this tutorial is perfect for you!

7 || My kids will love this snow ice cream
8 || Pretty sure I could wear these earrings every single day. 
9 || This is a hairstyle even I could handle. 
10 || This trench looks far more expensive then it is. 

top photo: Amy Meier Design // bottom photo: Gimme Some Oven


Friday, January 3, 2014

Today I am featuring the home of blogger Ashley from the blog Houston House. Here is what she says she loves most about here home:

My favorite part about our house is that it's comfortable. I love spaces that are not only pretty to look at but are easily lived in as well. Spaces that invite you to kick off your shoes and stay a while. Our home makes me want to do just that. 


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Thanks to Ashley for letting me feature her home. Make sure you check out her blog here

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Recently I've been on the hunt for affordable neutral chairs for a few of my clients. I've found that there are a lot of great options out there! I tend to love colorful or patterned chairs myself and I usually stick with neutral sofas. But if you have a lot of color going on in a room you can never go wrong with a good neutral chair. Here are a few of my favorites:

Monday, December 30, 2013

I always love rounding up my favorite posts from the past year. It's incredible to me to see all that I've been able to share and do in one little year. 2013 was a year of exploration and discovery for me. With the birth of my little Jane I felt the need to cut back on either my blog or my business and I originally decided to cut back on the business. The decision felt right to me but as the months went by I started rethinking my decision. I eventually decided to refocus on the business but make some big changes to the way I ran things. So far I'm very happy with my decision and as always appreciate all the support from my readers! I hope you are able to spend some time clicking through some of my most favorite posts. 
I rounded up a list of my favorite places to buy home accessories

I shared Jane's birth pictures and shared tips on photographing labor and delivery. 

I revealed some of my favorite items I've ever purchased for my home in this post

I attended Alt at the end of the month and shared my experience. 

February wouldn't be complete without a little Valentine DIY!

Jett attended a fun wild animal party that I blogged about. 

I made a little headband for Jane and then put together a DIY tutorial

I helped my cousin pull together a new living room look with a few small changes.

One of my favorite e-design projects was revealed on my blog.

In honor of Spring I put together a little butterfly terrarium DIY.

I loved sharing tips on using window treatments with plantation shutters

This post is a roundup of some of my favorite unconventional art ideas. 

I put together a living room mood board with sources! 

I answered one of my most frequently asked questions, what to put above kitchen cabinets

In May I kicked off my Good Deign with Kids in Mind series and gave tips on decorating a shared boys and girls room

Our playroom reveal was blogged about at the start of June. 

I shared tips on building a new home on a tight budget.

I also shared tips on decorating a rental.

The Utah County Parade of Homes was one of my favorite things to blog about. 

I threw my sister an easy bridal shower

I put together a DIY tutorial for a clay chalkboard

I dedicated a post to tips for lightening up a dark kitchen

I loved browsing through the Salt Lake Parade of Homes and sharing my favorite rooms. 

I put together a mood board with sources for a Beach House Retreat

My little Jane celebrated her first birthday

My friends and I surprised one of our good friends with a room makeover

I put together a hunting room design for a client of mine. 

The Better Homes and Garden workshop was a blast in NYC! 

I loved sharing a little fall DIY that was super easy! 

I loved putting together this fun safari nursery for a client. 

One of my favorite projects was this room surprise we did for a lucky reader. 

I paired up with my design partner Erin to design a living room and dining room

I co-hosted an amazing holiday party sponsored by the Land of Nod. 

One of my favorite posts ever was revealing how my design style has changed over the years

I paired up with Minted to design our Christmas cards. 

I put together a nautical nursery design board with sources. 

I revealed a fun safari themed room that I helped design. 

I loved designing this little girl's room with my partner Erin. 

This serene Nursery was one of my favorite reveals. 

I am really excited for 2014. I have lots of fun projects that I'll be working on and I hope to create inspiring blog posts that help you make your home a more beautiful and happy place!! 

 Make sure you check out Best of 6th Street 2010 and Best of 6th Street 2011 and Best of 6th Street 2012

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