Monthly archives: June, 2016

DIY Summer Jams

  It’s summertime in the south and that means a lot of canning and “putting up” fresh fruits and vegetables. While I can easily admit to have never actually made any homemade jelly’s or preserves. I can promise you, I am huge fan of eating them! As a little girl my YiaYia (that’s Grandmother in …

Plants That Can Beat the Heat

Well the thermometer is spiking everywhere it seems and summer has unleashed its heat on our gardens.  Are you prepared??  My own garden is a bit lacking in heat-tolerant plants so I began researching some plants that can beat the heat and still show off color and texture– something beyond cacti and succulents.  Today I’m …

Sunroom Inspiration

A sunroom is a welcome bonus room in a home. They usually have walls of windows and plenty of natural light, providing a comfortable place to relax. But often, homeowners aren’t sure how to decorate them or how to use them, and they turn into storage rooms or are decorated with a hodgepodge of leftover furniture and …

Tried and True Tips to Update Your Style

Every so often, I like refreshing our home’s style and decor. Updating the style of your home’s decor doesn’t have to be a major project and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are my tried and true tips to update your style. 1. Have an inspiration. When updating your home’s decor, start with a …

Honoring Flag Day

Summertime is always the perfect time to celebrate the red, white, and blue… we begin with Memorial Day, cruise on into Flag Day and then the Fourth of July.  Flag Day is often overlooked, so I’m here today to share some ideas for recognizing this day in fun and memorable ways. Whip up some Flag …

Country Kitchen Décor Ideas

The kitchen is the place to be in my family! All major discussions (good and bad) happen here. It’s the place that homework and craft projects are completed, where neighbors stop in for a visit, and where we all pitch in to whip up family dinner together. Much more than meals are made here—it’s home …

Organization Solutions Checklist

It’s summer and, at our house, it’s a time when we clean out drawers and closets and get organized! I prefer organizing our home during the summer because it’s a great time to evaluate what we used during the school year, what clothes fit and what we’ve outgrown. So, when you decide it’s time to get …

Brag-Worthy Book Nooks

When I think about how I’d like to spend a lazy afternoon, I think about curling up with a good book under a blanket or quilt.  From sophisticated adult retreats to playful and cozy kid spaces, I’ve gathered some great ideas for creating a book nook in your home. Here are some brag-worthy book nooks that …

Celebrate National Donut Day!

It’s National Donut Day and what better way to kick off summer than to celebrate all things “donut?”  The first Friday each June is designated as a national day of donut celebration, so here we go! Studio DIY Have some fun with the day… host an impromptu donut celebration for your children and friends!  Download …