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Nov07

Holiday Prep-Baking and Meal Prep

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It’s our final post from our Holiday Prep Series. So, we’ve made our lists, finalized decorations, prepped our gift wrap stations and made our gift list. Now, it’s time to get our meal planning on! Are you sticking with the family traditional meal, or setting new traditions with new dishes? Whatever it may be, it’s never too early to start prepping. Here are a few tips to get you ahead of the grocery game and leave no room for rushing when it comes down to cooking.

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Nov04

Holiday Prep-Unique Gift Guide and Wrap

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And so the planning continues! Tis the season for giving and today that’s exactly what we are talking about. Gift Wrapping and Guiding. Does anyone else agree that the wrapping can sometimes be the favorite part of gifting? After all, it does make the first impression. Here’s a tip and some inspiring sources to get you going-

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Oct29

Holiday Prep-Planning and styling your table

Last week we started our holiday prep series with the all important planning and making lists. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out, you’re missing out on some good ideas get you prepped and organized for the upcoming festivities! Now it’s time to talk about that table!

Decor in any room at any time of the year adds personality and jazz, it sets the tone for the overall atmosphere of your home. Around the holidays, it truly does set the mood for festivities and entertaining. Table decor is a fun, sometimes forgotten way to turn a wonderful dinner into a spectacular dinner party. Here are 3 tips to get you started and some ideas for inspiration to create the perfect tablescape-

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Oct15

Holiday Planning-To thrive, not just survive

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It’s October and the holidays are fast approaching! As a working mom I know how hard it can be to balance everyday life…and then layer on top all the “to-do” lists of the holidays! It can be overwhelming for sure! And then we find ourselves in survival mode instead of enjoying the holidays. I speak from experience for sure! So I have learned to plan and schedule out all the tasks and add them to my calendar starting in October. It’s never too early to plan and prep to take the stress out…well, July would be a bit early! Here are my top 4 tips to get organized and start planning to thrive during the holidays, not just survive.

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Sep30

Color Crush: Naval

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It’s color crush time! This months’ crush is Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year – Naval. Yes, you read that correctly… 2020! What a bold start to a new decade with this deep blue hue, a navy like you’ve never seen before. This color is said to be all about embracing a fresh start with color –

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Sep30

Self-Care Series-10 ways to focus on you

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We are back to our self-care series this month. This one is going to be short and sweet, because sometimes it really is just that easy! Here are 10 tips on how you can start taking care of yourself right now. 

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Sep24

How to Fall for your patio

Happy Fall! Can anyone out there agree with me that Fall is a most wonderful time of year? The chill seems to make everyone a little more cheerful. The temps are cooling down, throws are always a good idea, pumpkin spice everything, and orange is everyone’s favorite color. The trends are changing with the season, so it’s a great time to make some changes around the house – or in front.

Last week we spoke about how to create a warm welcome for the busy woman, today we’re talking about creating a warm Fall welcome on your front porch. Here is some insight on the season’s trends and some ideas on how to bring them home. If you’re not into following trends, you really can’t beat traditional seasonal decor that simple never goes out of style. Let’s get straight to it!   Read More

Sep17

How to Series: A stylish welcome for the busy woman

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Are you a business woman with a busy schedule and rarely find yourself with any downtime to focus on your home –  This post may be for you, ladies. In fact, if you are a busy stay at home Mom or work from home Mom with the same dilemma, this post is for you too!

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Aug26

3 tips for designing a kid-friendly home

As a designer and a busy Mom of 2 teens and a college student, I’d like to share some tips on how to create a beautiful home that will withstand the everyday life of a toddler or growing teen. If you are a parent, I am sure you can relate to the mess these special humans are capable of creating! From muddy cleats to sticky fingers, crayon scribbles to gatorade spills and the list can go on and on. The mess is inevitable, but with the proper design choices, it can be cleanable and preventable. Here are 3 tips to get you going:

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Aug22

Color Crush: Metropolitan

We all know about the Pantone Color of the Year, but did you know about the other color’s of the year? Benjamin Moore announced theirs earlier this year and it is right up my alley!

Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty and balance.

“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

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