Archive for November, 2011

Gallery wall at last


I have been talking about doing a gallery wall in my living room for FOREVER. I have been collecting frames and organizing photos and art for what seems like an eternity. I have also been keeping gallery wall ideas on my Pinterest page so I would EVENTUALLY be inspired to actually hang something on my bare walls. Lucky for you, the day my gallery wall is complete has finally come. I’ll do a play by play so you can do your own gallery wall, if you’re so inclined.

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A short thanks

Obviously Thanksgiving is a time to think about what we are thankful for and for the past week I have been doing that and one of the things I am most thankful for is this blog.

This blog, for those who don’t know, originally was started as a hobby for me when I lost my job last March. The blog had a different name (Suburban Settlers) and was hosted by WordPress because I was scared about spending money to pay for hosting and a domain. Less than a month after losing my job I found a new one and started working but I still kept up my blog. I really enjoyed it and I did my best to still make time for it. A co-worker encouraged me to get a domain name and hosting and have a real site. He knew I loved writing about decorating and entertaining and told me I should do what I love. His words stuck with me and a short while later The Joy of Decorating was born. Continue reading →

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A fall wreath


Continuing my “I <3 Fall” theme of late, I decided to create a fall wreath and show you all how to make one yourselves. The best part about it? It only cost me about $3 to make! Continue reading →

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A Fall Table


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, fall is my favorite season! I posted a few weeks ago about decorating for fall and now I’ve finally done some fall decorating in my own home.  Continue reading →

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Guest post: Awesome Feature Walls

5 Feature Wall

Hi, Iím Joanna, a writer for Design Shuffle, a cool online portfolio site for interior designers and those looking for gorgeous interior design ideas. I love my work, as I get to look at beautiful designs all day and share them with readers like you. A big thank you to The Joy of Decorating for allowing me to visit with you today to share some ways to create feature walls. Continue reading →

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