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  • 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 …

    Save Your Rugs from Holiday Stains

    Whether you hosted a holiday get-together with your whole neighborhood, or simply prepared Christmas Dinner for your family, one thing is for sure… inevitably, things get messy.  While accidents are a reality of hosting, the aftermath of Uncle Ralph’s fourth glass of red wine or the ‘artwork’ from your child’s chocolate pudding fingers on your …

    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 …

    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 …

    DIY Handmade Gifts for the Holidays

    ‘Tis the season, friends!  Your budget and gift inspiration might be running low about now, so I’m here to share some amazing DIY handmade gifts to help you finish off your list.  The blogosphere and Pinterest are loaded with creative ideas for gifts you can put together, many of them for only a few dollars.  …

    Rustic Pine Holiday Table

    Rustic is one of my many styles, and this Rustic Pine dining room setting has the perfect amount of class and rustic charm all rolled into one.     Would you like to recreate this look for your own dining space? It all starts with the table! Weathered and distressed, this gorgeous table is perfect for …

    Heirloom Willow Holiday Tablescape

    The holidays are my favorite time of the year! Having the whole family together and the beautiful decorations are things I look forward to all year long; so of course I want to set the best holiday table possible. And, I have to admit, I try to out do myself each year. Pinterest has lots of …

    Need a last minute holiday gift? Make it!

    This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year!  I love that my little neighborhood is jolly with twinkling lights.  I love the empty boxes beckoning from my office corner to become brightly decorated gifts.  I even love the holiday music playing non-stop since Thanksgiving.  Yes, I’m a Christmas-aholic! Sometimes, rather than plow …

    Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids

    While the rest of America was glued to the Super Bowl Sunday night, I was busy multitasking.  Between movie and NFL commercials and Tom Brady’s superior quarterbacking skills, I was feverishly scrolling through Pinterest and planning this year’s Valentine’s Day. Each year, I go all out on the annual holiday of love since it’s also …

    Easy Valentine’s Day Card Craft for Kids

    Valentine’s Day is my absolute favorite holiday! The candy hearts, over-the-top romantic gestures, pink and red glitter hearts, and lots of chocolate all make for the perfect holiday in my book. Every year, my daughters and I have the best time deciding what homemade Valentine’s Day cards or goodies we’re going to create for their …

    DIY Tulle Valentine’s Day Wreath

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start decorating for the holiday that celebrates love! Put away your winter blues and greens and get out your valentine’s day reds and pinks because love is in the air! One of my favorite decorations for all seasons and holiday’s is a …

    New Year, New Rug

    It’s resolution season. It’s also cold & flu season. And winter doldrums/depression season. The broken resolutions, the runny noses, the frigid air and a house that likely feels a bit empty after all the holiday decor is gone…mix them together, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a case of the winter blahs and blues. …

    How to Declutter Your Home Using the KonMari Method

    Talk about the perfect stocking stuffer! This holiday season, Santa decided I was really nice and gifted me Marie Kondo’s magical tome The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing . When I say “Santa,” I really mean my husband and he had been listening to me hint for the past …

    Decorating Resolutions for the New Year

    This week many of us will be crafting our goals for 2019 and mine will include decorating resolutions for my home.  While the home decor resolutions in the past have included routine updates and upgrades that need to happen, this year I am branching out and challenging myself in a few new ways when it …

    10 Winter Wreaths to DIY

    Once that holiday wreath comes down, I find myself scrambling for something fresh and “winter” to replace it.  We can’t leave our front doors out in the cold and looking bare and forlorn, can we?  After paying all the holiday bills I rarely want to spend money, so this year I sought out some festive …

    How to Make a DIY Eucalyptus Winter Wreath

    The Christmas season is in full gear, and I’ve been spending the last few weeks decking the halls with trees, greens, and other sparkly treasures. This year, I decided to tackle a DIY eucalyptus wreath for an interior French door in need of some style and whimsy. Nothing says “Christmas” quite like the beauty of …

    Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Table to Match the Fall Season

    While the holidays can oftentimes feel busy and overwhelming, there are a few traditions that I absolutely adore. Setting the Thanksgiving table is a festive task that I look forward to every year, because the table is the heart of the feast. I love sitting down over flickering candles, beautiful dishes, and accents of warm …

    Favorite DIY Fall Front Door Wreaths

    It’s time to open your doors to fall (and maybe a little winter, eek)! Welcome the season in the most gorgeous way with a beautiful autumn or fall wreath hanging on the front door.  You could even take some of these ideas and add a couple wreaths throughout the home to coordinate your whole look.  …

    Traditional Thanksgiving Featuring Modern Recipes

    Thanksgiving Traditions Like many Americans, our Thanksgiving traditions include watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in our pajamas while eating pumpkin pancakes, spending hours traveling to family for the Thanksgiving dinner, watching football in between courses, and then planning the countdown to the holidays diet that we attempt to start on Black Friday but doesn’t …

    Easy Soup & Dessert Recipes for a Cozy Fall Night at Home

    Fall is finally here, and the cool breeze in the morning is getting me in the mood for oversized sweaters and cozy evenings at home with my family. My house is decorated with fresh pumpkins and touches of autumn, and now I’m incorporating warmer recipes into my menu as well. Easy soups and chilis are …