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  • 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 …

    How to Set the Perfect Easter Table

    Photo Source: Love the Day by Lindi Haws   Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way!   Even though it’s not warm outside in many parts of the country quite yet, I’m still seeing subtle hints of springtime here and there. It’s hard to believe that Easter is just a few short days away. And if …

    Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Mother and Daughter Tea Party

    Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It may be the overabundance of red, pink, chocolate, and glitter, but the thoughtfulness behind it makes me swoon. Perhaps it’s because Valentine’s Day follows the chaos of the Christmas season, but the simplicity of taping lollipops to cards and buying small surprises for my little ones …

    Mantleless Stocking Displays

    “’Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there,” wrote the nineteenth century poet Clement Clarke Moore in the iconic opening lines of his poem, A Visit from …

    Beautiful Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

    The holidays are here! I’m so inspired by the gorgeous Thanksgiving home décor that I’ve already seen this year. Natural décor is all the rage right now–simple patterns, raw materials, greenery, warm metallics like copper and rose gold, gray/cream schemes with the occasional pop of color. This look is perfectly in-sync with my own laid-back …

    11 Ways to Use Millennial Pink

    Greenery may hold the ‘color of the year’ title for 2017, but millennial pink has been the hottest shade of the season, reaching peak popularity this summer.The soft, rosy hue has become known for its timeless yet trendy aesthetic, popping up in interiors/home accents, fashion accessories, hair and cosmetics. It has the ability to be …

    Picture Perfect Photo Props for Babies, Toddlers and Families (Part II)

    Family photo shoots are so much fun! Whether you have just welcomed a new baby, are chasing a toddler or have a ‘big kid’ in the house, you’ll want to find photo props that are fun, colorful or meaningful to you. Props add personality and really pop in photos, so I’ve put together a list …

    10 Ikea Hacks to Try this Summer

    Put a new twist on your favorite IKEA finds this summer! Busy moms, savvy shoppers and DIYers alike will love these creative and budget-friendly hacks. Keep your countertops clear by mounting this fintorp rail near an outlet. Use coordinating hooks to hang a small basket. Add a cute saying using a white paint pin or vinyl letters …

    Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunches: Part Two

    Easter has always been one of my favorite times of year!  As a little girl, my family would visit both of my grandmothers on Easter Sunday after our church service, leisurely grazing over their Southern cooking and hosting egg hunts with my cousins outside.  Our extended family was spread out, but Easter was one of …

    Kid-Friendly Crafts for Winter Break

    Most likely, your kids are already on Christmas break from school and you know the routine that follows.  By about the third day of vacation, they’re starting to get restless and anxious for Santa Clause to arrive.  Keep them busy this year and away from the television screen with these kid-friendly craft ideas, suitable even …

    Best Hostess Gifts Under $20

    ‘Tis the season for visiting family and friends. And that means needing hostess gifts – you can’t show up at someone’s house empty-handed! Here are the best hostess gifts under $20 – fun ways to show your appreciation without breaking the bank! Gifts to Pamper Your host is probably working hard to ensure you have …

    DIY Gift Ideas

    Do you have a long list of people to whom you give holiday gifts? Or maybe you want to give something unique this year? Why not DIY your holiday gifts this year? It’s fun, it’s usually less expensive than buying already-made gifts, and the recipient knows you put a lot of time and work into …

    Six Ways to Glam Up a Tired Bathroom

    Does your tired bathroom need a boost of glam?  I have two bathrooms in my house that could use an injection of glam, but my budget will not allow a full blown renovation.  So I scoured the internet and came up with six ways I could glam up my tired bathrooms. Add a sophisticated color …

    The Luxe Look for Under $100

    What if I told you a luxe look for your interiors is achievable for under $100?  Current decor trends lean toward a relaxed farmhouse look, but maybe a high end look tickles your fancy.  It’s the price tag that makes it seem out of reach.  If you have a $100 to spend, I am here …

    Chalkboard Lettering Tips and Tricks

    I feel so inspired this time of year as I begin pulling out my most festive decor in preparation for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The house begins to take on an entirely different persona. It feels warmer, cozier and more magical! Aside from my regular decorating, an easy and inexpensive update I …

    Last Chance: Win a Wanderlust Rug and $250 from Mohawk Home

    Your secret is out! We know you’ve been busy on Pinterest (even in the wee hours of the morning) looking for fabulous holiday home decor, stylish winter outfits and delicious recipes to try for your upcoming parties, but you may be missing out on something big. Mohawk Home is giving away an area rug from the new Wanderlust collection and …

    The Antiquer’s Tablescape

    Thanksgiving is almost here! Time to think about setting the table for the holiday meal.   Whether you have sentimental family heirlooms or vintage treasures you’ve found, you can incorporate them into your Thanksgiving table decor for a fun, festive look. Here’s how to create “the antiquer’s tablescape” – one that blends old and new for a beautiful …

    Eight Ways to Create a Cozy Guest Room

    Next week is Thanksgiving and I am hard at work creating a cozy guest room for my out-of-town guests.  A chill is in the air and I want my guest space to feel as warm and welcoming as possible!  Since I know I’m not alone I’m sharing eight ways to capture that cozy feeling in …

    Get Pinspired to Win Wanderlust Area Rug, $250 Gift Card

    The holidays are fast approaching and if you’re looking for ways to revamp your home décor, look no further! Mohawk Home is excited to kick off an interactive social media contest on Pinterest this November, and one lucky participant will win a gorgeous new area rug from the Wanderlust collection and a $250 American Express gift …

    Inexpensive, Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

    I love decorating for fall. Unlike decorating for specific holidays, fall decorating can be left out and enjoyed for months. Plus, the warm colors make my home feel cozy and comfy. Decorating for fall doesn’t have to break the bank, though! Here are some inexpensive, easy fall decorating ideas that will warm up your home as …