Better Homes and Gardens Inspiration

Have you seen the new issue of Better Homes and Gardens yet?  I’m not going to give away all the good stuff, but this issue has to be one of my favorites!  I started getting the magazine about a year ago when Amazon was running a crazy deal – I think it was something like $1 (or maybe $10?) for a FOUR YEAR subscription.  Whatever the deal was, I’m glad I signed up!

This is one of my favorite shots from the July issue. I turned to this sweet photo of Debbie Canada and her pup in her home in Newport Beach, CA, and was immediately reminded of my mother-in-law!  This is very much how I’d picture her “beach cottage” to look if she had one.

Beach House

The issue is full of fun and easy summer projects, including these creative uses for paint chips.  Can you believe the 4th is just around the corner?

Napkin Rings Pennants

A couple other projects I’m itching to try include painting the back of a bookcase a fun color (I’ve been meaning to do this for a year) and sewing this DIY pouf!  Full instructions can be found online at

Painted Bookshelf DIY Pouf

Last but not least, probably my very favorite image from the issue, this room just felt like home to me.  I even mentioned to Stephen how much I loved the dresser pictured below.

Modern Bedroom

His response?  “You already have one just like it!”

Come to think of it, I saw a lot of similarities between this room and items in our home. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

BHG Similarities

Our stenciled wall and my jewelry stand

Closet Stenciled

Our floating shelves with leaning art…

Second Shelf in Craft Room

… and our doppelganger end table!

Window Area Now

It’s no wonder I was such a huge fan of BHG’s latest issue!  Now before I give away any of the other fun stuff, I’ll let you all have a chance to read it yourselves.

Happy Friday everybody!  Any DIY projects on the top of your list this weekend?  Check back Monday to see what’s on ours, and thanks for reading. 🙂

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