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How to Design the Perfect Kid-Friendly Mudroom

With the start of school just around the corner, the weather will soon turn crisp—and us moms will be tripping over book bags, coats, mittens and stray art projects. This year, I decided to turn an empty alcove at our back door into the perfect mudroom so that my family could enjoy some much-needed organization. …

Dorm Ready in 5 Easy Steps!

Getting ready for outfitting your dorm room or your first apartment can be daunting. I’ve interviewed some of the best retailers on what it takes to get campus ready and I’ve compiled the top 5 things here. 1. Make a list and check it twice! The curators at Bed Bath and Beyond have compiled some …

Bridal Shower Brunch Ideas

The bridal shower is hands down my favorite part of wedding season, and I have plenty of Maid of Honor experience to draw upon. From wedding themed tablescapes to hilarious bride and groom roasting games, throwing a shower is a perfect way for the bride’s family and friends to get together and have fun before …

Tips for Selecting the Best Rugs for High Traffic Areas

(Source) Our lives can be very busy and it’s hard to keep up, especially with the wear & tear on our floors! Whether you have a full house with kids and pets, entertain often, your family is making memories with messy meals or you’re just in out of the house a lot with a million …

3 Home Décor Tips for Nesting Newlyweds

Congratulations on your recent nuptials! The cake is cut, toasts have been made and you’re officially hitched- and the stress of wedding planning is finally behind you. If you’re anything like most couples, the past year of your life has been solely focused on wedding planning. You’ve stayed up late perfecting the guest list, creating …

Wedding Registry Ideas

  Summer is here and that means it’s officially wedding season! Sometimes it seems like every weekend from June through August is booked with the nuptials of friends and family, and who doesn’t love a destination affair? It’s a vacation and a wedding in one!     Almost eleven years ago, our family and friends …

How to Make Slime: The Best & Easy DIY Fluffy Slime Recipe

Doing something fun doesn’t have to be expensive, which is why we’ve got the best and easiest DIY fluffy slime recipes that will put a smile on your kids’ faces! Making slime is always a fun and affordable option, using ingredients you most likely already have somewhere throughout the house! Whether you’re looking to make …

How to Create the Perfect Playroom

Children’s spaces are my absolute favorite! It’s the freedom to use bolder colors, light-hearted and whimsical design– and to remember what life was like as a kid. Admittedly, my kid’s rooms, especially the playroom, are among my favorite and most treasured spaces in our home. And because my two girls are transitioning out of the …

Creative Teacher Appreciation Ideas

It’s never too late (or too early!) to show your appreciation for your child’s teachers. As a former teacher and now preschool director myself, some of my fondest memories are the creative ways parents and students expressed their appreciation. Teacher appreciation gift ideas are plentiful on the internet, but simple heartfelt gifts and special experiences …

Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover

Since the living room is one of the most frequented areas of the home, it’s important to keep this gathering space feeling stylish and fresh. If you house is like mine, the living room sofas, coffee table, and rug double as a trampoline, dining room table, and dog bed. Wear and tear on this space …

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