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When Cupid Designs: Valentine’s Color Showcase

Love is in the air and the most romantic of holidays looms near, prompting many to find new ways to incorporate romantic colors in their interiors. Contributing to the perfect storm of pinks and purples, Pantone recently announced 2014’s color of the year to be radiant orchid, a rich berry purple perfect for the season. …

Storing Kids Toys Around the House Without the Clutter

Let’s face it… I’m a mom and I have four children. Their toys, books, games, art supplies and drawings – no matter how hard I try to keep them contained to one room – almost always end up in the living room, kitchen, hallway, bathroom… basically every room is fair game. Instead of stressing about …

DIY Nautical Themed Valentine’s Day Treat for Kids

Have you caught yourself browsing Pinterest while dreaming of all the amazing Valentine’s you could make for or with your child? Personally I’ve seen unique Valentine’s Day cards and gifts that range from expert crafter level to easy enough that a 4-year-old can do the majority of it, but if you decide to forgo the …

Everyday Winter Mantel Ideas

With the holidays behind us, trees removed and ornaments packed away, the house can start to look empty and sad. But even though December has passed, you can still create a beautiful mantel vignette as a nod to winter, without a holiday feel. Here are a few ideas to decorate your mantel after the holidays, …

Worry-free New Year’s Party Ideas

As the last days of 2013 are winding down, it’s time to start planning the arrival of a New Year. Don’t let hosting your own New Year’s Eve celebration become stressful.  We’re often a little weary and worn from all the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday festivities . . . food preparations, gifting, traveling, etc. Have …

Tips for a Luxe Holiday Home

It’s the time of year when friends and family gather, laugh and make memories: the perfect time to fluff up your home and make it feel extra special. Ready to step up your holiday decorating game and give your home the luxe treatment? Try these tricks to make your house feel warm and luxurious this …

Five Perfect Christmas Cookies

There is an annual Holiday tradition in my house called “Baking Day”. My father-in-law comes over and we roll up our sleeves in the kitchen together to do all sorts of holiday baking. He inherited his love of baking from his mother, and hopefully we will pass down this tradition to my son who also …

Go Bold with Reds

The holidays are approaching and when I think of the staple color of the season, I think of red. Sure, this cheerful color is great during the winter season, but it’s equally delightful to see year-round. Look for red as you decorate, but infuse it within your home décor as well. Shades of red will …

Special Touches to Give Thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one my most favorite times of the year. For me it is sort of the official kickoff to family get-togethers, delicious meals, and a time to reflect on all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.  Traditions develop and end up sticking around for years to come.  At my family Thanksgiving …

Let it Snow with a Frosty Vintage Tablescape

Tis the season for family and friends, and this year the hosting of the festivities fell squarely in my lap!  I lucked out last year as we had just move in to our first home and were still settling in when the holiday season arrived, but this year it is on, and I am ready …

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