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#033: DIY Girl Power: How to confidently dive into DIY + Power Tool Basics with Joanie Sprague

In this episode, Cara sits down with Joanie Sprague to talk all about diving into DIY with confidence and some tips for getting started with power tools. Joanie also dishes some behind the scenes info from her time as a carpenter on Trading Spaces.  You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify – or listen […]

“Brunch Babe” Space — Peak into my design process + Orange Tank Project Update

Time for a little update on my current space transformation! I’m always getting questions about my design process and requests for in-progress shots where I show you how some of my space makeovers progress, so today I’m so excited to get to share that with you for the Brunch Babe space! What is the brunch […]

#029: Thrifting your way to a home you love + Redefining your Dream home with Charlotte Smith

In this episode, Cara sits down with Charlotte Smith to talk all about finding happiness in your home and why that might mean redefining the way you think about your dream home. Charlotte shares her thrifting tips and some strategies for how to transform found pieces into something that fits the style and story of […]

10 Amazing home & decor books to cozy up with for amazing inspo

Winter weather is in full swing and you might want to take a break from cleaning & organizing to just cuddle up on the couch with your favorite throw, heart-warming beverage of choice (mine’s wine), and some books filled with gorgeous images and amazing home inspiration. Yep, that does sound good. Check out my favorites […]

DIY (giant) Upholstered Headboard + How to attach it to the wall

If you caught my GUEST BEDROOM REVEAL COLLAB WITH HOME DEPOT, you probably saw this statement headboard I made custom for the space. Today I’m breaking down the how-to so you can recreate this piece and add some (literally) massive impact to your space. Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin […]


Shower bundles smell amazing and are a gorgeous way to add greenery to your shower and bring more plants into your home. I’m showing you a simple DIY winter shower bundle you can use to treat yourself this season or wow your holiday guests. Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin […]

Holiday Shelf Decor + DIY Merry & Bright Sign

Yay Christmas decor! I’m showing you how I styled my shelves for the holidays — plus a tutorial for a DIY “Merry & Bright” sign that’s super fun & playful. I walk you through the process I used for styling my built-ins, which includes a ton of rearranging. This process will be super helpful for […]

8 Elegant Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas + Must-know gift wrapping tips


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THANKSGIVING TABLE! 🦃 Inspo + Styling Tips

I’m setting my Thanksgiving Table and bringing you along with me to show you some tips for styling a table that’s super simple but amazingly gorgeous. Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. jump to… images & STYLING INSPO // pin this post // shopping links   […]

#019: Decor on a budget & finding your inner diy-er with Kristi & Kelli

Super cute, but make it cheap 💁🏻‍♀️— in this episode, we chat all about decorating on a budget and some super good tips for how to make your home look amazing for less. I sit down with DIY and craft bloggers (and twins) Kristi & Kelli as they dish their tips. We also chat all […]


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