Unique DIY Easter Crafts

If you’re like me, then you can’t wait for Easter. When I was younger, I thought that dying eggs was so cool. The only thing that could possibly trump it was the hunt that ensued in the backyard afterwards. But as I’ve gotten older, dare I say it, dying eggs has gotten a little repetitive. So when I stumbled upon this great article from Country Living titled, “29 Easy Easter Crafts,” I knew that it was something that needed to be shared. Take a look at a few of the most unique, Easter themed, do-it-yourself projects I’ve ever seen. 

Ombre Eggs 

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If you live on planet Earth, chances are you’ve heard the word ombre mentioned once or twice. Its popularity surfaced mainly because of the ombre hairstyle, but I think I like ombre eggs better.

Papier-Mâché Egg Nests 

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Papier-Mâché definitely brings me back to the joys of second grade, or was it third? It may be messy but the outcome, this adorable bird’s nest, makes it all worth it.

Edible Easter Wreath 

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Jordan Almonds are something I grew up eating, this is a fun and affordable way put a spin on the classic candy.

Decorative Boxes 

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These small cardboard boxes can be found at any craft store. If you look closely, the eggs painted in white on the box above are actually little finger prints. Who wouldn’t love to receive such a cute customized gift, filled with their favorite treats?

Bunny Ears

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I am not ashamed to say that I would love to make a pair of these Easter bunny ears. Make enough for the whole family and take advantage of a picture perfect moment.

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March’s Most Popular Homes From Coldwell Banker’s Pinterest and Instagram Accounts

Thousands of people visit Coldwell Banker’s Pinterest and Instagram accounts daily. They come for decor and design inspiration, for their fix of beautiful properties, and for information about some of the hottest listings in real estate. We’ve compiled a visual list of the homes that were the biggest hits on our social media accounts for the month of March. Check them out below!

1. Mercer Island, WA

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Can you imagine driving up this beautiful sprawling driveway to your very own luxury oasis. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $18,650,000.

2. Malibu, CA   

March liked 21 e1395679650701 Marchs Most Popular Homes From Coldwell Banker’s Pinterest and Instagram AccountsAn amazing closet inside a magnificent, custom, Malibu estate. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $27,500,000. 

3. Savannah, Cayman Islands

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If privacy and West Indian charm, coupled with extensive gardens and gorgeous ocean views are what you seek- this is the perfect home for you! This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $4,999,000.

4. Beverly Hills, CA

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A master bathroom that exudes luxury and sophistication. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $11,900,000.

5. La Quinta, CA 

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A stunning home that offers the ultimate in luxe desert living. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $4,995,000.

6. Miami Beach, FL

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One of the hottest pieces of real estate in one of the hottest and most beautiful cities in the world. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $8,900,000.

7. Dana Point, CA March liked 7 e1395673910922 Marchs Most Popular Homes From Coldwell Banker’s Pinterest and Instagram AccountsA show stopping fireplace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $19,995,000.

8. The Woodlands, TX

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A hidden Mediterranean villa in Texas. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $3,489,000.

9. Medina, WA 

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An architecturally rich home. This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $3,580,000.

10. Seattle, WA

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An ultra luxe bathroom and shower. Seattle, WA Listed with Coldwell Banker BAIN for $3,495,000.

 

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25 Incredibly Gorgeous Modern Chandeliers

A chandelier can add more than just light to a room, it can become a focal point and a piece of art. These 25 chandeliers certainly do both. Which is your favorite?

 

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16 Genius Storage Ideas You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

When your home has a place for everything it is magical. You open up cabinets to neat piles of Tupperware. Your closet is organized with shoes, belts and accessories organized in a way that would give Carried Bradshaw envy. Your garage is neat and each tool is hung with care while your children’s toys are lined up and ready to be used at their convenience.

Let’s be serious, there are very few who can actually say their home has enough space for all of their things. In the battle of you vs square footage, you rarely feel like you come out on top. Here are some awesome ideas to get you get organized and find a “home” for all of your things.

Underneath Steps

Don’t let that space underneath your stairs go to waste. Depending on the size available you may even be able to create a small office like the image in the bottom left.

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Inside Cabinet Doors

The inside of cabinet doors are hidden which makes them a perfect place for storage. We especially love the idea for the spices below.

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Up!

Look up and you will be amazed at all of the places you can find to store things. From the garage ceiling to the space above doors, it is important to use every inch without making a room feel cluttered.

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Underneath Your Counters

If you have a smaller kitchen you know what it is like to open up a cabinet and have things fall onto you…it’s miserable. Clear up some space by taking advantage of the area underneath your counters.

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Do you have a genius storage idea? Tell us about it or leave a link in the comment section. Want even more ideas? Check out these DIY storage ideas.

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Must Have Shower Heads

The obvious objective of taking a shower is to cleanse your body. But, if you’re like me, you know the shower is also a time to enjoy 10-15 minutes of relaxation and thought. There seemingly is nothing that can interrupt this small brake in time. That’s why, having a shower head that you love is really important.  I’ve found a few that are on my wishlist, check them out below. What would be your ideal shower head? 

1. 90 Degree Chrome Eco-Performance Rain Shower Shower Head

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With ultra–modern styling, the 90 Degree collection is a study in minimalism. Geometric forms, squared corners and straight lines create an urban focal point for today’s contemporary baths. (Moen)

2. WaterTile®

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WaterTile bodysprays lie virtually flush to the wall and can be placed almost anywhere. This square 54-nozzle configuration delivers a relaxing spray for a soothing hydrotherapy experience. (Kohler)

3. Symbol®

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Inspired by nature, this Symbol multifunction handshower brings a fluid, organic design to your bathroom. It provides four distinct sprays, including an all-encompassing wide spray, an invigorating massage spray to help ease aches and pains, a gentle aerated spray, and a water-conserving reduced-flow spray. (Kohler)

4. Moxie

Your music. Your shower. Your time. To chill out. To sing. Refresh. Energize. Escape. The Moxie shower head + wireless speaker delivers up to 7 hours of music, news and more by pairing wirelessly with your device enabled with Bluetooth® technology. (Kohler)

5. Pegasus Sunflower 4 in. Dual Showerhead

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Twin 4 inch Sunflowers are made of solid brass with 360 degree swivel brass ball joints. It features a long extension arm with 2 elbows for more space reach and flexibility operation. (Home Depot)

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5 Super Smart DIY Storage Solutions

I recently came across the article Top 31 Super Smart DIY Storage Solutions For Your Home Improvement on architectureartdesigns.com and was impressed by how simple but genius some of their home improvement ideas are. Here are 5 of my favorite budget friendly ideas that will help you get more organized.

DIY Playroom Storage

Bookshelf + Baskets= Stylish Playroom Organization

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DIY Storage Containers for Small Parts

Is your garage or tool room inundated with piles of loose screws, nuts, bolts and other loose items? This simple idea will help you to get organized and find items you need with ease.

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DIY File Box Bathroom Appliance Storage

Create a convenient and safe storage place for your hair essentials.

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DIY Crate Book Storage

An inexpensive and sweet way to store books.

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DIY Mason Jars Bathroom Storage

Great idea for smaller bathrooms.

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The Most Beautifully Manicured Lawns and Landscapes

I usually don’t pay too close attention to what goes into landscaping and maintaining a property–that’s usually my dad’s forté. I can however, appreciate the beautiful final product: a gorgeous, seemingly, endless patch of vibrant and healthy green grass trimmed to perfection. I also have learned to love the specific scent of a fresh cut lawn. My father, who once owned a successful landscaping business, even used to have a cologne that actually smelled like, believe it or not, a just mowed lawn. A perfect yard is truly a sense of pride for a lot of people, specifically my dad. So because it’s Spring, the time when many start to plan their landscaping schedule, here are some flawless lawns and landscapes that are a must see! For more incredible photos, uploaded daily, check out our Instagram and Pinterest pages.

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1. Mechanicsburg, PA

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $2,650,000.

2. Seattle, WA

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $2,980,000.

3. Knoxville, TN

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $999,900.

4. Greenwich, CT

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $6,750,000.

5. Chelen, WA 

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This Coldwell Banker BAIN property is listed for $825,000.

6. Wayzata, MN

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $4,750,000.

7. Pacific Palisades, CA

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $8,295,000.

8. Edgewater, MD

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $3,750,000.

9. Mamaroneck, NY

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This Coldwell Banker Previews International property is listed for $9,950,000.

10. Holland, MI

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This Coldwell Banker Woodland-Schmidt property is listed for $2,995,000.

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Realtor Mag Agrees, Color is a Must in 2014!

I don’t know about you but I am (figuratively) jumping for joy because Spring is finally upon us! If you are like me, you’ve already begun opening the windows at your house to air out all of winter’s remains. Spring is about rejuvenation so adding small details to your environment like a little bright paint, some new furniture, or fresh flowers is really the best way to waken your spirit.

If you’re looking for an idea on how to renew your space first consider how you can add some color. Even Realtor Mag agrees that in 2014, decor and design is all about eclectic color schemes.”After years of beige and whits grabbing all the attention as a way to appeal to potential buyers, many home owners now opting for more varied colors. Color forecasters agree that gray, especially a warmer hue, is the “it” gal in home design for 2014.” (Realtor Mag)

I understand that having a red or yellow accent wall could be overwhelming for some. If this is the case, as you’ll see referenced in the photos below, implementing small decor pieces like a bright frame or chair is a great start. For more incredible photos and design inspiration visit Coldwell Banker’s Instagram ig badge 16 Realtor Mag Agrees, Color is a Must in 2014! and Pinterest Coldwell Banker  pages.

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Calming purple lawn furniture.

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Regal violet walls.

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Various hues of pink to brighten this guest bedroom.

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A neon yellow staircase.

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Dandylion yellow furniture and decor.

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Natural lighting and an orange couch.

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This pastel blue definitely makes this work space inspiring.

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An interesting way to spice up ordinary picture frames.

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Interesting bedside lamps with great pops of color.

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Vibrant and inviting furniture.

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A bright and beautiful flower arrangement.

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The most wonderful tulips to brighten up your spirit.

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Deep but rich colors make this bouquet special.

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What color will you be adding this Spring?

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6 Things You Need In Your Kitchen To Make Your Life Easier

Make life easier in the kitchen with these six affordable items.

Organize Your Pots & Pans with a “Pantree”

Now you can quickly find and use your pots, pans and lids. And even better, it’s easy to keep them this way so your cabinets will always be organized. More info here

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Fridgepad for iPad

If you like to use your iPad while you are cooking for music or recipes then this item is a must. This is a great way to protect your iPad from getting damaged from liquids/food while still keeping it accessible. Get it here.

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Can Cabinet Wall

Stop wasting that space between the wall and your fridge with this amazing space saving idea. Learn how to build one.

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No More Tupperware Avalanche

Win the battle against rowdy and unorganized Tupperware with this storage idea.

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Pull Out Cutting Board

A pull-out cutting board has a hole, which makes it easy to brush the scraps straight into the trash bin just below. See it here.

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Silicone Bowls

One of my favorite things to make is pancakes but making them is so time consuming. You have to measure out all the ingredients, pour them in a bowl, then pour them into something else so that you don’t make a mess once you pour them in a pan. These bowls make make the entire process so much easier. (Bakers: think about how much easier it would be to pour your ingredients into muffin tins!) Get it here.

Here is a look at the “prep” bowls but they come in all sizes!

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You Might Hate Yourself For Buying One Of These

I recently discovered I could set the alarm clock on my iPhone to one of my favorite songs. The only problem is I am a compulsive snooze-button pusher and have since ruined the song for not only myself but my husband as well. (He now cringes when this song comes on the radio…oops)

For me, and I am sure many can agree, the hardest part of waking up in the morning is actually getting out of bed. My plush pillow, warm down comforter and comfy pjs make is next to impossible.

If you are like me and have trouble getting up because of the Snooze Button then I know you will also love this post I found from Woman’s Day that lays out the most jarring but effective ways to wake up.
Granted if you buy one of these you will no doubt hate yourself but I guarantee you will rise and shine faster than ever.

 

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The Rocket Launcher alarm clock will really “launch” you from your bed. When the alarm goes off, it shoots a rocket off in your room, and the only way to turn it off is to locate the rocket and place it back on the launch pad.

Get Up, Stand Up

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The toughest part about waking up for many people is physically getting out of bed. Luckily, the Carpet Alarm Clock helps you work through the hard part, by forcing you to stand up and step on the mat to turn it off.

 

and for those who REALLY hate themselves…

Don’t Drop the Bomb

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You know that moment in a movie when the hero has mere seconds to dismantle a bomb before it explodes? You can experience that excitement every morning with the alarm clock. When the Banpresto DangerBomb alarm goes off, a series of loud explosive noises will sound until you’ve successfully disconnected the correct wire.

Check out the full list of insane alarm clocks here: Best Alarm Clocks – 10 Funny Alarm Clocks and Reviews

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