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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Hey Hey Hey!

This post has been a loooooooooooooooooong time coming (see what I did there 😉 ). This project is something that I didn’t want to take on myself (mainly because I saw this project as an opportunity to bond with dear ol’ Dad).

This project isn’t a project you complete in an afternoon, but I can promise you that completing these raised gardens will take your landscaping to another level (without bringing in the big Bobcat and tearing up your yard). Enough chit-chat, let’s get this show on the road!

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Mudroom Makeover (Under $150)

Hey Embarquers!

One of my goals with Embarque & Co. is to create inexpensive solutions to expensive problems. The number one problem that I hear about is staying organized during this busy time of year (especially when it comes to getting in and out of the house).

Many of us dream of having a mudroom to keep us organized, but very few of us have the space or finances to make this dream a reality, so I decided to use some creativity and create a makeshift mudroom for less than $150.

Let’s do this!

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My “Why” Behind Embarque & Co.


This isn’t a traditional post that is some tutorial on some yummy dessert or how to host guests in your home, but an honest heart-to-heart with the Embarque community.

I wanted to take a moment to share my, “Why” behind Embarque & Co. I started this blog almost two years ago because I felt that there was a large gap between the millennial generation, and our parents’ generation.

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How To: Pick a Paint Color for Your Home

Hey Embarquers,

I don’t know about you, but I feel like these past few weeks have been a whirlwind! I recently closed on my home, and wanted to make sure the entire interior of home was freshly painted to give a clean and fresh feel.

A decision that can be difficult to make is a paint color. I understand that paint can be one of the least expensive decisions when it comes to making a major design difference in your home; however, painting is time-consuming, and laborious. I want to take the guessing out of paint, and make this a much easier decision to make.

Ready? Let’s get to it!

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Refresh your Deck

Hey Embarquers!

I apologize for the delay in a post. I have been processing some life-changing decisions, and I will have an exciting announcement in the weeks to come (all good things for the blog, I promise 😉 )

In the meantime, I have a project I’ve been working on over the past few weeks in my home that could help you improve your outdoor space.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Upgrade your Landscaping

Hey, Ya’ll!


Hope your Tuesday is off to a beautiful start, and you had a lovely Mother’s day with your mom or being celebrated as a mom.

Personally, this weekend was a triple whammy of fun; my mom came into town to go wine tasting, celebrate my birthday and celebrate Mother’s Day. It was lovely, and it didn’t even stop us from being productive. On Saturday afternoon, we did a little tweaking to the landscaping to make it look richer.

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Inexpensive DIY Wall Art

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I was briefly chatting with one of my cousins last week and she was talking about the blog and how some of the DIY projects are difficult for those who don’t frequent Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Fear not! This project is (honestly) as easy as pie. You can make your own custom art for $5-7!

Nikki, this one is for you!


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Pick Your Outfit in 60 Seconds- Closet Organization

Happy Tuesday, Ya’ll!


Something that causes a huge struggle for millions of people everyday is getting out of the house on time for work…Sound like you?

The closet organization that I have done has helped me pick out an outfit in 60 seconds flat (something that has greatly reduced the morning stressors).

No, this is not my closet, but a great example of closet organization. This makes getting ready in the morning, that much more efficient.

This closet organization may seem like extreme OCD, but it works.

Let’s get started!


1.) Spring cleaning! Although it’s not Spring yet, you can get a head start by getting rid out those garments that you haven’t worn in years. This in mandatory step in the process. You will be surprised to see all of the items that you find in the back of your closet.

When cleaning out your closet, remember these three criteria:

  • Have I worn this item in the past year?
  • Does this fit/Is this still flattering on me?
  • If I were to see this in the store right now, would I buy it again?


2.) The key when organizing your closet is separating the garments by:

  1. Occasion (casual, formal, date night, dresses, business attire, etc)
  2. Sleeve length
  3. Color

It’s best to do this section by section.


These closet tags are game changers. They help you keep your clothes sectioned off and allow you to pick out your outfits in a quick and efficient fashion.


Click HERE to buy- $10 for a 12 pack

Let me break this down with an example, let’s use casual tops… I put all of my casual tops in a section together, (you can go from right to left or right to left, whatever works for you) then I put all of my tank tops together, and go from lights to darks. Next I move on to the short sleeves, then the long sleeves.

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This is an example of my business wear section


If you want to take your closet to the next level, I would change over your hangers from plastic to velvet. This is something I am in the process of doing, and I already love the difference.

velvet hangers

You can buy them on Amazon HERE– $25 for 50 hangers

I know it may sound like this is a huge project, but it’s worth the time investment. The amount of time you save getting ready in the morning will change your day.

Now put aside the time and get your closet organized 🙂

With Love,


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DIY Bath Shelf

Good Morning!

I hope ya’ll are having an awesome Tuesday so far! Can we take a moment to say that bath time is so important? There are few things more relaxing than grabbing your epsom salts, a glass of wine, filling your tub with piping hot water and just… being.

For those of you who relax in the bath frequently, this handy dandy bath shelf- which I am going to teach you how to make- will be a game-changer.

Let’s do it!

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