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Cozy Winter Spaces

The holiday decor is packed away, most of us are experiencing cold weather now, and winter is in full swing.  It’s time to “cozy up” your spaces to help you and your family through the winter chill!  My favorite winter decor embraces three key elements no matter which room in your home you’re working on.  …

5 Resources to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Fox News recently published that nearly half of the U.S. population would make at least one New Year’s resolution this January.  Topping the list were a familiar few:  getting out of debt, getting in better shape and becoming a better person.  However, according to a recent CBS News article, an estimated 36% of resolution makers …

Great Hostess Gifts Under $15

With the holidays come a variety of parties to attend, and one of the toughest tasks is finding great hostess gifts that don’t feel cheap or impractical. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the best hostess gifts you can bring this holiday season that won’t break the bank. If …

Five Ways to De-Stress the Holidays

We’re counting down the days and the “to do” list seems endless.  There are gifts still to buy, boxes to ship, baking to do… and not enough hours in day.  Sound familiar?  If the schedule and stress of the holidays is robbing your joy of the season, I’ve got five ways I “de-stress” the holidays …

7 DIY Gifts Your Kids Can Make This Holiday Season

We all love our children but let’s just say it — people only need so much macaroni art. Your kids are generous, creative beings and who can blame them for wanting to share that with the world? Here are seven projects you can use to channel that creative energy (and free labor) into gifts anyone …

Ten Holiday Housekeeping Hacks

A messy home, impromptu guests and a daunting to do list of chores can kill the holiday spirit faster than a sold out sign on Black Friday.  Keep your sanity and housework in check this holiday season with our list of ten smart solution housekeeping hacks.  Swap your cleaning gloves for a pair of mittens …

Fun and Games: Kids Table Activities

Children bring a special brightness to the holiday and if you’re hosting kiddos at your feast this Thanksgiving, you’re in for a treat.  The “kids table” is a long-standing tradition in many homes and it’s easier than ever to make it extra special — and fun — for the young ones.   If they’re engaged, adults …

Avoid the Headache When Hosting Guests For The Holidays

The holidays are coming, and with them a flood of friends and family visiting from all over the country. Preparing your mind and your home for all of that activity and stress can be overwhelming, so here are some quick tips to keep you sane while hosting guests this season.   Don’t get overwhelmed with …

Perfect Live-Work Spaces for Any Style

As someone who works from home, I speak from experience when I say that your home office has to work for you. It has to be functional – you obviously need the basics of a desk, chair, file space, etc. – but it also should reflect your style. And, while you need enough space to work, you …

Dinner Table Crafts to Keep ‘Em Busy

The holidays are fast approaching so it’s a good idea to get a plan in place!  If you have children and family members on your guest list,  the kitchen can become crowded and hectic.  Why not consider some simple dinner table crafts and activities to keep them occupied while you ready the feast?  Today I’m …

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