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.
Creative Fall Party Décor Ideas Full story

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on October 15, 2021

Creative Fall Party Décor Ideas

After an action-packed summer, fall seems to come at just the right time to slow down the pace a little bit. To relax. To enjoy the crisp air and cool evenings. It’s a perfect season to throw a few parties, what with the fall holidays and all.  It’s also a lovely time to simply gather...

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DIY Halloween Chalkboard Tombstone Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 11, 2021

DIY Halloween Chalkboard Tombstone

This is a fast and very easy DIY project that can help you decorate for the Halloween season in a pinch. It’s a simple process, which is every DIYer’s dream come true. Plus, you can customize the RIP messages to your heart’s content…or leave one on there for the whole month. Who doesn’t love a...

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3 Cozy DIY Autumn Aromas Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 10, 2021

3 Cozy DIY Autumn Aromas

Of all the seasons, fall has the most distinct flavors and smells. Warm and spicy, cozy and comforting are the aromas of autumn. If you want to fill your home with memorable scents, here are three ideas on how to do so. One involves a simmer pot, the other scent absorption, and the third a...

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DIY Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle – Create Fall’s Favorite Aroma Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 9, 2021

DIY Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle – Create Fall’s Favorite Aroma

The smells of Fall and Thanksgiving are probably my favorite part of the season. Along with the gorgeous leaf colors. And the crisp bite in the air. Okay, so there’s lots to love about Fall…including this super fast and easy DIY candle project. It looks great for the season and smells even better. (Bonus, you...

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DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decorations Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 8, 2021

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decorations

Succulents are a huge decorating trend right now. They’re everywhere, due in large part to the rising popularity of terrariums and succulents’ place in those. But this DIY pumpkin succulent project is a fun, simple, and unique twist on the standard terrarium. It’s perfect for fall and Thanksgiving holiday décor – use these on your...

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DIY Fall Pumpkin Terrarium Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 8, 2021

DIY Fall Pumpkin Terrarium

Fall is such a warm, inviting, cozy time of year, and fall décor inherently reflects that. If you love the spicy warmth of pumpkin orange mixed with a little bit of crispness, you’re going to love creating your very own (faux) pumpkin patch in a dome. This DIY is kind of like a fall-time terrarium…in...

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Vaulted Ceilings 101: History, Pros & Cons, and Inspirational Examples Full story

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 28, 2021

Vaulted Ceilings 101: History, Pros & Cons, and Inspirational Examples

Vaulted ceilings are known, formally and informally, by many names in modern design (such as cathedral ceilings, raised ceilings, high ceilings, to name a few). The concept behind vaulted ceilings, however, stems back hundreds of years. Let’s take a closer look at vaulted ceilings – their definition, history, pros and cons, and some inspiring design...

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DIY Map String Art With An Industrial Vibe Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on September 26, 2021

DIY Map String Art With An Industrial Vibe

Looking for a unique handmade gift idea? Or perhaps you’re in need of some great DIY wall art ideas for your home. Either way, this DIY map string art with an industrial vibe is sure to get you inspired! You can create virtually any shape or picture with string art, and a few simple twists...

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