For The Home

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Tips to Update Your Bathroom

May 21, 2021

It’s the most often visited room in the house: the bathroom. And yet, the bathroom can often be the red-headed step child of the house…no offense to red-heads or step children everywhere. Next time you walk into the bath, look around. What do you see? I see a mess of toothbrushes, make-up brushes and hair [...]

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Need a Pick-Me-Up? Try a Pop of Neon

May 20, 2021

We could all use a little color in our lives; since our kids’ rooms might be awash with brights, it’s natural to want to swerve dramatically in the opposite direction and make the rest of our homes as neutral as possible, trying to make things a bit more sophisticated. But perhaps due in part to [...]

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The Mommy Files: 5-Minute Fixes for the Home

May 19, 2021

Here’s the deal: sometimes you need a contractor, sometimes you don’t. Believe it or not, there’s lots of common problems that occur around the house that can be fixed by even the most fix-it-adverse person on the planet (and that includes my husband!) … are any of these little issues driving you batty? In our [...]

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Fads in Food: Food Storage Resources {Food Storage Series}

May 18, 2021

Food storage is a wise practice for all of us to consider for a variety of reasons - natural disasters, loss of income or family illness are just a few examples of the types of circumstances that can play a role in our needs for an emergency supply of food and basic supplies. In the [...]

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Etsy Therapy: Cool Handmade Wall Art

May 17, 2021

Cool wall art isn’t hard to find, but when it comes to cool handmade wall art, it can take a little while to find just the right thing. We’ve taken a bit of the guesswork away by perusing the handmade items available on Etsy to curate the cutest handcrafted wall decor we could find to [...]

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Fads in Food: 5 Food Storage Tips {Food Storage Series}

May 17, 2021

Food Storage is a wise way of setting your family up for the unforeseen scenarios that come up - the lost job, the family illness that makes it hard to focus on getting to the store for pantry staples or in the worst case, a natural disaster that takes out our normal amenities unavailable. So, [...]

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Fads in Food: Long Term Food Storage {Food Storage Series}

May 16, 2021

Long term food storage is gaining momentum around the country for a variety of reasons - with the economy hitting rock bottom in recent years, to those who believe the end is near, or those who prep for the sake of sanity - you’ve got reasons for food preparation that run the gamut. Common Reasons [...]

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The Mommy Files: Starting a Home-Based Business

May 16, 2021

So you want to work from home? We’ve talked before about some resources to get you started working from home … but what if you want to start working with a company that’s established and you don’t have to do a whole lot to get started … meaning the marketing strategies are in place, the [...]

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Trendspotting: Chevron Chic

May 15, 2021

It’s angled, it’s on trend, and it’s everywhere. At the moment, the chevron stripe is nearly inescapable, and what a lovely prison to find oneself in. When paired with itself in a sharply undulating line, the chevron becomes a chevron stripe, the darling of all patterns on the market in 2012. The ubiquitous zigzag is [...]

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Etsy Therapy: Cute Cute Clocks

May 14, 2021

If we could turn back time, there might be a few things we’d do differently, but since that sort of thing is really quite impossible, we may as well enjoy the here and now. For lots of us, that means delighting in all the beauty of the world around us — a pastime made even [...]

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Color Crush: Let the Sun Shine In

May 13, 2021

It’s been said that the color yellow can promote tension, but color theory aside, isn’t it just warm and inviting? Particularly with an abundance of natural light streaming in from outdoors, yellow can be magical, like liquid sunshine inside a room. Whether it’s a bold, bright lemon or a subtle lemonade, any shade of yellow [...]

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The Mommy Files: Growth Charts for Kids

May 12, 2021

Remember when we were kids and our parents had us stand against a door frame … a pencil or marker perched precariously over the crown of our head? Remember how excited we were to grab the yard stick and see just how tall we really were? It was all so very exciting. In some families [...]

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