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DIY Tassel Necklace

DIY Tassel Necklace

Last week on Favorite Things, I promised that I would share with you how to bring to life a forgotten article of clothing in your closet. I have a cotton skirt that I bought impulsively because I fell in love with the vibrant color pattern. Once I got home, I realized...

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DIY Sparkly Bead Bracelets

DIY Sparkly Bead Bracelets

CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog - DIY Bead Bracelet On rainy summer days, I love to read or bead. I was inspired to make these 5-strand glass crystal bead bracelets when I saw a woman (who was sitting next to me in the salon) wearing a similar...

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DIY Framed Art Ideas

DIY Framed Art Ideas

When I embarked on this journey of becoming a blogger, it was one of those things that I didn't feel was optional. I had to do it. What I did not know was how much I would love it and how it would change my perspective on the importance of happiness. Even though I've...

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Faux Animal Head Decor

Faux Animal Head Decor

The last time I had an animal head on my wall was when I lived in Dallas. I brought back the skull of a steer that I had bought at a flea market in Santa Fe while I was visiting my sister. My apartment at the time was very white and modern with splashes of color...

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Flower Arranging Tips

Connecticut Bloggers - CT in Style is a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. Elevate your style. Flowers make me happy, which is why I cannot leave a supermarket without my arms or cart filled. They always make my days brighter, and it's not just because they are so...

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DIY Distressed Jeans

DIY Distressed Jeans

I've been wanting a pair of distressed jeans (like forever) but wasn't having much luck finding a pair that wasn't too overly distressed. I either saw ones with a single rip in the knee or they were ripped from thigh to ankle (aka destroyed). Free People has some...

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Forget me not

CT in Style - A Connecticut-based lifestyle blog by Sarah O'Brien. Here are some gorgeous jewelry display ideas. Jewelry is by design, one of the prettiest things we own. It seems a shame to tuck it away in a jewelry chest or in a box in a drawer where it can be...

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DIY Rope Lantern

DIY Rope Lantern

One of the many things that I look forward to when the seasons change, is switching out my home's decor. I have a distinctly fall/winter look and a spring/summer look. I begin removing darker elements such as wooden candle sticks, earth toned rugs and velvet pillows...

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DIY Tassel

DIY Tassel

It seems that wherever I go, I am seeing tassels on necklaces and bracelets. Since I have a respectable inventory of bead bracelets, I wanted to try making one of my own tassels to add to a bracelet. I was surprisingly easy and I wanted to share the step-by-step...

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Handprint Art

Handprint Art

Our daughter, Catherine, turned three in February. She's at that age where she is getting very aware of who she is and her place in the family. We are hearing things like "I'm a sister" and "I love my family." She's totally the center of our Universe. I've been...

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DIY Art Project

DIY Art Projects After launching this blog (I can't believe it has only been 3 months!) I've been spending a lot more time in our home office editing photos and writing posts. Our office is perfectly functional but lacked personality. In a previous post I shared my...

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Flower Arrangements

Flower Arrangements

  Flower Arranging - Connecticut in Style Last weekend we spent Easter with some dear friends and I wanted to bring the host and hostess a floral arrangement that I knew would go well in their newly renovated all-white kitchen with marble counter tops. I got all...

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Wine Bottle Tags

Wine Bottle Tags

  Wine bottle tags I was in Pier 1 recently and I came across these really cute drink coasters and thought that I could repurpose them into wine bottle tags. I have a recent obsession with gold polka dots and these immediately caught my eye. The coasters were on...

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Charming Eggshell Vases

Charming Eggshell Vases

Eggshell Vases Just in time for Easter weekend, here is a roundup of some eggshell vases that can be used as a place setting at your Easter table or simply for decoration. The key is to use petite flowers that are available now that spring has arrived. My...

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DIY Stackable Bead Bracelets

DIY Stackable Bead Bracelets

  DIY Stackable Bead Bracelets In the Summer Essentials post I promised to provide a tutorial of how to make stackable bead bracelets. Making these bracelets is quick, easy and FUN! Here are the supplies you'll need, no special tools are required. Supplies: Beads...

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Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

Normally, I will bring a bottle of wine or a beautiful floral arrangement to a friend's house for dinner, but lately I've been gifting my homemade lemon sugar scrub. It is a sweet and unexpected hostess gift and the recipient will love the benefits of the scrub on her...

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IKEA Overlays

IKEA Overlays

  We own several pieces of IKEA furniture including bookcases, swivel chairs and sofas. I've been consistently surprised at how well designed and functional their products are for such a low price. IKEA's furniture design leans towards being sleek and simple...

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DIY Flower Arrangements

DIY Flower Arrangements

I love having fresh flower arrangements year round.  At our home in Connecticut we have a modest garden, however, in the spring and summer there are enough blooms for me to make several arrangements for our dinner parties.  There is something very satisfying about...

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