Heidi Milton

DIY Valentine Decor: Heart Canvas

Well, I caved a little on my “no decorating for Valentine’s Day” stance this year.  I have always been a “seasonal” decorator, not one that decorates for every holiday on the calendar. You see, I had a vision. Does that ever happen to you?  And my paint brushes were beckoning.  So I got a little …

Heart-Shaped Foods for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is that easy opportunity to show our loved ones we care.  Why not go the extra mile and add some heart-shaped foods to your menu for the day?  Start the day off with these straight-from-the-heart eats…         When lunch time rolls around, pull out your heart-shaped cookie cutter and serve …

Game Day Worthy Bites

Ah, the big game is upon us… are you Team Seattle or Team New England?  Either way it’s time to think about your game day menu!  And for these games that go on for four plus hours, it’s important to keep the menu easy breezy,  suited for the come-and-go crowd, and filling and that means …

Marsala in Your Home: Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Happy New Year!  We couldn’t possibly discuss decor in early 2015 without exploring Pantone’s newest color of the year.  The color gurus at Pantone have decided that Marsala must hold center stage this year.   It would almost seem that what’s old is new again (remember the burgundies and wines of the nineties?).  But upon …

Resolution Reboot

A few years ago I gave up making New Year’s resolutions.   I usually struggled to come up with that one thing on which to focus my efforts, and though I’d start off strong (and resolute!), by February it had usually fallen by the wayside.  Then I was left with that sense of failure and that …

Champagne Drinks for Ringing in the New Year

2014 is almost in the books and it’s time to celebrate a new year!  We always enjoy popping the cork on our favorite bottle of champagne to ring in the new year, but I thought it would be fun this year to try out a new champagne drink on our fellow revelers.  When I was …

Get Creative with Your Thank Yous

Happy Holidays!  All the packages have been unwrapped, gifts are being enjoyed and now it is time to think about all those thank you notes.   I used to dread the task of thank you note writing as a child!  But as I’ve gotten older I can appreciate the art of a handwritten note.  So why …

Five Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

They are upon us, aren’t they?  We’ve all been running around shopping, baking, entertaining and decking our halls!  Are you ready?  Or more importantly, is your home ready?   Every year I seem to think my home is ready, and then I find myself with house guests or in the midst of celebrating and discover that …

Splurge-worthy Items for Your Home

We spend a lot of time online talking about how to save money when decorating our homes.  There are hundreds of blogs about how to DIY expensive looks or find the same look for less, right?  But I believe there are certain aspects of home decor that it’s okay to splurge on… after all, our …

Five Things Your Guest Room Needs

The holidays are almost upon us and that means guests are in the offing! I love having company year round, but it is always good to reevaluate the condition of the guest room – especially during the holiday season. I always want my guests to feel extra special and I have a few simple additions …

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