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What a gorgeous space! I love the vibrant colors, the mix of vintage and modern elements and the use of different patterns, textures and natural elements. Lots of great living room decorating ideas.

Our formal living room has been in an almost-finished state for years. It’s not so much that the room is an afterthought, but since it’s not one of the spaces we live in everyday, projects elsewhere always take precedence. You may remember that it took me forever to hang curtains in the living room and to […]

Extend the life of your appliance with these tips for maintaining and cleaning a dishwasher.

We’ve only lived here for four years, but our house is nearing its 10th birthday, which could mean we’re in for some major repairs soon. If I had to guess, I’d say the dishwasher will be the first major appliance to go. It’s older than the fridge and washer and dryer, and it gets an almost […]

An effortless picnic menu? It's definitely possible and delicious, too. These are some great grab-and-go picnic food ideas that look and taste gourmet but don't require a lot of effort. #EdwardsPie #pmedia #ad

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EDWARDS®, but all my opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. #pmedia #EdwardsPies http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Where we live, there are lots of free summertime concerts and events. It’s the perfect excuse to pack a picnic and head […]

What a cool idea for a beach house or a nautical bedroom. Use nautical signal flags to spell out someone's name, then add some sailing knots as a finishing touch. Too cute!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We’re working on a makeover in my son’s bathroom to give it a bit more of a mature feel. Jackson is over the monkey shower curtain and other little kid […]

Try this seasonal craft cocktail twist on the traditional mojito recipe. This one combines blueberries and basil with lime juice and rum. Fresh flavors with a kick!

I’m sweetening up summer with Sweet’N Low® and sharing this brunch-worthy craft cocktail blueberry basil mojito recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste Last month cherries were in season, and this month we’re picking blueberries and harvesting fresh herbs from the garden. You can only make so many batches of blueberry muffins […]

Gorgeous Table Decoration Ideas in Yellow & Black

A bouquet of bright yellow grocery store flowers provided the inspiration… … and a beautiful pop of summer sunshine for a weekend family brunch. As much as I love throwing parties and inviting guests to our home, my favorite people to entertain are those who are closest to me. There’s something extra special about elevating an everyday […]

Atta Girl Says: Yorkie Poo McCoy on Living Room Ottoman

We just celebrated a pretty important birthday at our house. This girl, who I’ve raised from a puppy, turned 16. She celebrated with a nap and lots of cuddles and, thankfully, being ignored by our cat, Felix. McCoy entered my life when I was single and living alone, in my late 20s. I first met […]

Famously, Elvis Presley loved fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. This s'mores recipe would make the King of rock n' roll shimmy and shake! Toast up one of these, and you'll say, "Thankyouverymuch." #HersheysSummer

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by The Hershey Company via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of The Hershey Company or Momtrends #HersheysSummer Read my full disclosure policy here. Thankyouverymuch. That’s what you’re going to say to me when you taste this Elvis-inspired s’mores recipe I cooked up. Famously, the king […]

Quick and easy video tutorial on how to fold napkins into a pinwheel shape. This trick works with cloth napkins or paper napkins. Such a fun touch for a summer party or a carnival theme event.

Don’t you just love a 5-minute project? That’s how long it will take you to fold a table’s worth of cloth or paper napkins into a festive pinwheel shape! Things have been really busy around here with projects, deadlines and getting ready for some upcoming blog conferences and travel. So, I needed a really quick […]

Ready to tame the laundry monster once and for all? This one simple laundry trick will save you loads and time. What are some of your favorite laundry tips?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #TotalBleachControl #CollectiveBias I envy people who have a designated laundry day. With a rough-and-tumble 8-year-old boy, two pets and a pair of messy adults, every day is laundry day around here. I […]