For The Home

3 Ways to Freshen Your Home Decor

May 3, 2021

With the arrival of spring, it seems ingrained in us to refresh our homes as well. From spring cleaning to switching over closets to doing housework, we’re all abuzz with making things new again. But sometimes we want to pretty-fye our surroundings and have to do it on a budget. So what’s the easiest way [...]

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4 Sweet Retro Kitchen Accents

May 2, 2021

Ah, the 1950s. Chances are, things looked easier on the outside than they actually were, and since we only get to look back at the poodle skirt era through the magic of movies and television, we probably tend to gloss over the frustrations created by the absence of the modern conveniences we enjoy today without [...]

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Color Crush: Posh, Pink & Unapologetic

April 30, 2021

Let’s face it: pink gets a bad rap. Most of us, if we’re being honest, grew up drawn like magpies to shiny objects every time we saw something in a bubblegum hue, but we eventually outgrew it and perhaps even started to resent it. As little girls, we’re expected to love the color pink; many [...]

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The Mommy Files: Kitchen Cleaners in a Pinch

April 28, 2021

Do you ever get in the frame of mind and decide that today is the day you will clean the house. Like, really clean? This happens to me a couple of times each year—typically in the spring and the fall. And not only do I want to clean, I want to clean out. But what [...]

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5 Things Your Elementary Age Kids Can Do With You in the Kitchen

April 27, 2021

Getting your kids in the kitchen doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be an opportunity that results in a positive experience for your both. It will result in a child that not only participates and contributes to the family efforts, but it will result in opening the doors of communication as you work together [...]

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It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere

April 26, 2021

Let’s be real: in appropriate (and occasionally slightly inappropriate) amounts, wine can be our friend. And since life is just a smidge easier when we use humor to take the edge off, we’ve rounded up some home accents that pay homage to the almighty grape. Some are quirky and cute, while others are absolutely elegant [...]

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Site Spotlight: Earth Easy

April 25, 2021

With Earth Day having just passed us by and Spring in the air I’ve been on the lookout for great resources that provide information on the topic of sustainability, lessening my overall environmental “footprint” and ways to remove some of the toxic chemicals that come into our home through cleaning supplies. Well, Eartheasy is a [...]

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The Coolest Bookshelves You’ve Ever Seen

April 25, 2021

As parents, we all know reading is fundamental. Design — well, that sometimes takes a backseat to all the other things we’ve got going on in our lives, but it’s nice to infuse a little major wow factor (thank you, Mr. Gunn) into our wardrobes and our homes from time to time. Since we’re a [...]

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We’ve Got a Crush on Kelly Green

April 23, 2021

Green is a color typically associated with envy, and for good reason: we’re envious of those who’ve incorporated it into their home decor, achieving a perfectly fresh, crisp effect, with all the class and verve of a championship tennis match. There’s something particularly sporty about kelly green in particular; it’s the color of grass, of [...]

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Etsy Therapy: Pull It Together with Cute Jewelry Organizers

April 22, 2021

When you think about it, we’re lucky to live the sort of lives that allow us endless amounts of jewelry, even if it’s all costume plastic earrings and cereal necklaces made with care by the kids… there’s just something great about having infinite options for adornment. It turns into a point of stress, though, when [...]

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The Mommy Files: Starting a Kid-Friendly Garden

April 18, 2021

Last week I talked about Earth Day activities that you could do with the kids … and I promised that this week we’d explore ways to start a garden with your kids. And it doesn’t have to be huge, mind you. Incidentally, we’re putting in our first “real garden,” as my husband calls it, and [...]

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Chic and Green with Stylish and Functional Reusable Bags

April 18, 2021

I just entered the regular reusable bag user phase of my life. I’m sad to say that I still forget them in my trunk and, not to mention that they are so bulky that when placed in my cart, they take up loads of room. Add in my three kids and where do I have [...]

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Trendspotting: Ikat Prints

April 17, 2021

It’s one of the most longstanding forms of textile decor, and it’s making a comeback in a big way: Ikat is soon to be all the rage in every other Etsy shop and home furnishings department across the country. Ikat involves a resist dyeing process similar yet opposite to tie-dye; while it involves immersion in [...]

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