Brittney Smart

Brittney Smart

Staff Writer
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on December 1, 2016

DIY Christmas Gift Idea: Mason Jar Lid Wreaths

The Christmas season is upon us, and so is our budget number-crunching. If you’re looking for an inexpensive DIY Christmas gift idea, look no further. These handmade mason jar lid wreaths are easy to make, customizable for that special someone (or family) in your life, and simplistically beautiful. Give one wreath away or make an...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on November 18, 2016

How to Decorate a Bedroom Simply and with Style

Are you intimidated, frustrated, or apathetic when it comes to decorating your bedroom? The bedroom is one of the least public spaces in a home, and yet it is one of the most important rooms to “get right” in terms of decorating. This is because, as a private retreat, a well-decorated bedroom will display personality...

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Posted in Kids | by Brittney Smart, on November 17, 2016

25 Kids and Teens Beds that Transform the Ordinary into the Magical

I read somewhere that childhood is inherently magical. I believe that – that the imagination, fresh outlook, and wonder of a child creates magic out of what, to us grownup types, is the everyday and ordinary. But for those who want to rocket the magical factor of their kid’s childhood into orbit, there are ways,...

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Posted in Living Room | by Brittney Smart, on November 16, 2016

15 Chic Living Room Colors

Everyone loves a beautiful living room. Often, it’s near the front of the house or is part of the space to which everyone inherently congregates. As a result, the living room tends to be the most (best?) decorated to match someone’s style out of all the rooms in a home. Color plays a big role...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 15, 2016

DIY Polka Dot Tablecloth for Thanksgiving Dinner

This DIY polka dot tablecloth project is extremely simple, straight-forward, and quick to do. At a time of the year when minutes and hours are at a premium, it doesn’t get much better than a fast DIY project. Add some sparkle and personality to an existing tablecloth or create your own, and you’ll be ready...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Brittney Smart, on November 14, 2016

Curb Appeal Through Fall and Winter

Talk to any realtor, and they’ll tell you just how important curb appeal is in the value of a home. But we don’t need a realtor to tell us that curb appeal is just as important for the homeowners themselves as it is for prospective buyers – coming home to a house that looks inviting...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving DIY: Gobble Gobble Wood Sign

In the mood to create something for the Thanksgiving holiday but aren’t sure what to do? This very fast, very easy DIY wooden sign is perfect. Not only is the size and “gobble” customizable, but the time it takes is pretty minimal (other than drying time). Hand painting takes the longest amount of time by...

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