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Creating a Cozy Home

It’s almost here!  Can you feel a twinge of autumn in the air?  We are just now having some cooler mornings and breezy afternoons and I can almost feel it!  This year I am more than ready for fall and have been busy working on some fresh fall decor for my home.  But there are …

Fall Perfect Pumpkin Fluff Treat

  Looking for a fun, yet easy, fall dessert? Look no further! This amazingly simple recipe known as Pumpkin Fluff is perfect for all of your fall festivities.   This amazing pumpkin dip recipe is a staple at my family’s annual Halloween get-together. Pumpkin Fluff is exactly what it sounds like … a light and …

Color: Hemlock Green

I first heard the term “hemlock green” last spring, in reference to Pantone’s color palette for spring 2014.   This green walks a wonderful line between mint green and sage green, with a decidedly gray undertone… much like the hemlock foliage itself. Once you study the color, you’ll see it everywhere — in fashion, jewelry, decor, …

7 Ways Beautiful Fall Porches Can Transition through to Winter

As Halloween transitions to Thanksgiving in the US, what do you do with pumpkins or your other fall décor? How do you make it last as long as possible and still be attractive and appropriate to the season. 1.       Keep it Classic Elegance is timeless. This beautiful porch repeats the black from the front door …

Cooking It Up with the Kiddos

Some of my most cherished memories from childhood include holiday baking and decorating cookies with my grandmother and cousins. The kitchen has always been the hub or the heart of the home in my family. So, it was only natural that I became curious about the flurry of culinary activity that unfolded in that particular …

Accent Pillows to Cozy Up Your Home

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to change your decor seasonally is to add in or change out accent pillows.  Any spot in your home that has a place to perch can benefit from accent pillows — not just your bedroom or living room, but also your porch, entry hall, and dining spaces.  …

Showcasing Your Child’s Artwork

Back to school and the flood of papers and art projects has already begun!  Your child will be bringing home some masterpieces this year and it’s time to rethink using the refrigerator as your only means of display. Creating a gallery space for your little Picasso’s works can be quite simple.  Start by choosing a …

Modern Mirrors: Get the Look

One of my favorite go-to decor pieces when I pull together a room is a good mirror.   They allow light to move around a room, visually expand your spaces, and can add some serious style all at once.  Traditional mirrors are easy to find and a safe choice when designing rooms in your home.  But …

Three Steps to a More Organized Closet

Ever since I launched my Small Space Project back in January, the master closet has been inching toward the top of my list.    It really doesn’t fall into a “small” space category, but it was in desperate need of reorganization, and was growing fangs from weeks of me sticking things in there to be dealt …

Children’s Play Room Overhaul with Mohawk Home

We are in the process of doing some updates at our church, which was originally established in 1835 but destroyed by a fire in 1955. The church was rebuilt and held services within a year of the fire. Fast forward to today, and we are in need of some dire decor updates. We have added air …

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