Tag Archives: Designed to the Nines

How to Customize a Dollar Store Charger to a Chalkboard Plate Charger Tutorial

This is one of my easiest tutorials, but it’s really meant to stoke your imagination. Be sure to watch until the end for a surprise guest appearance! 😉 Think of all the ways this chalkboard charger makeover/tutorial could translate… What colors do you want? Do you want a matte finish? Do you need a little […]


(**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**) I am pretty excited about this post. Not only to share the before and after photos, how to video, but also to give something I really love away to you… FOR FREE (in my best Adam Sandler voice)!                                 […]

The Young Survivor Sisters

                        While breast cancer under the age of 40 is very rare–less than 5%– it is often more aggressive. Back in 2006 while working on my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and interning at KSL News in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was able […]

House Hunters: Designed to the Nines Edition

I have bee so excited for this post for a while now. We went house hunting to Orlando in April this year. Our requirements were: That it be reasonably close to Disneyworld (sub 30 minutes, the closer the better). That it be short-term rental approved for future investment purposes. It had to have at least 5 […]

Our Tiny Coastal Maine Retreat: Nautical Style on a Budget

When we bought our coastal Maine home, we knew the apartment was going to be a huge asset… a perfect mother-in-law apartment and fun place for our guests to stay. This space definitely underwent the biggest transformation in the whole house… and now is the asset we knew it would be. We’re pretty sure this apartment […]