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How to Survive a Home Renovation

How to Survive a Home Renovation

BJ Massa, Curator for The Turquoise Iris Journal, recently completed a bathroom renovation. Enjoy the before and after photos and BJ's lighthearted approach to surviving your next home renovation project. How to Survive a Home Renovation - The Approach We All Want to Take We recently had our...

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Tips for Choosing a Muralist

Tips for Choosing a Muralist

Are you thinking about having a mural painted in your home, business, or community? Are you wondering how to find a muralist and what questions you should ask? I can help you! As a full-time artist who has painted dozens of interior and exterior murals, I can tell you what to look for in a...

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6 Ways to Make Money As An Artist

6 Ways to Make Money As An Artist

Most of us were raised on the idea of the “starving artist.” We believe, in some capacity, that art couldn't possibly be a real job that provides enough income to let us accomplish our dreams. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Even in this digital age where artificial intelligence is...

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Mapping Out Your Big Goals

Mapping Out Your Big Goals

Setting attainable goals is a lot like planning a road trip. You need to know where you are and where you are going. This is where most people end the analogy, but there’s so much more to consider. You also need to know directions from point A to point B, how long you can be away, how much the...

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How to Host a Valentine Paint Party

How to Host a Valentine Paint Party

Love is in the air and it’s time to make Valentines! Invite your friends over for a Valentine's paint party! Consider hosting your party as a “Galentines” event or a fun date night activity. Or make it a kid’s Valentine's paint party! Just for fun, keep the project details secret and tell your...

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24 Ways to Declutter in 2024

24 Ways to Declutter in 2024

As 2024 approaches, it’s the perfect time to focus on your home, studio, and office to declutter and create spaces that are lighter, brighter, and more organized. Take charge to declutter and start the New Year with a fresh start! Our curator, Laura Louise of Restyled Lemons has put together a...

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2023 Christmas Wish List hand poured watercolors The Turquiose Iris Dionne Woods
2023 Christmas Wish List

2023 Christmas Wish List

As the holiday season approaches, it's time to put together your 2023 Christmas Wish List! With the help of The Turquoise Iris Journal Curators, we’ve put together a list of holiday gift ideas that are guaranteed to make your festive season even more vibrant. Keep reading for a list of gift...

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Keepsake Christmas Ornaments

Keepsake Christmas Ornaments

Does it seem as if Christmas has lost its magic? I remember hearing my parents speak about how commercialized the season has become. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of making and filling a list so you can see the names checked off. Sometimes I just need to slow down and enjoy the...

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Trash to Treasure Dresser Makeover

Trash to Treasure Dresser Makeover

There is something about other people's trash that I find strangely irresistible. I don't mean just regular trash; I am referring to the stuff that people illicitly dump at a public dumpster when they are quickly moving out of an apartment, junk left on the side of the road, furniture left in...

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DIY Fall Pumpkin Decor

DIY Fall Pumpkin Decor

When you put out your pumpkins this season did you question if it was OK to start decorating for Fall? Did it even cross your mind? Did you start in September or October? Well, this year I actually pondered the question because my daughter, a college senior, told me it was too early for...

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