HGTV Blogger Block Party for the best in DIY and Home Decor

HGTV Magazine's  3rd Annual Blogger Block Party was held in Manhattan this week to coincide with the NYNOW market week at the Javits Center. We attend the super fun and star-studded #bloggerblockparty in New York last week to celebrate HGVT Magazine  and their new September and October issues in the newsstands inspiring us with Home Decorating Ideas, DIY projects and more. HGTV Magazine  showed us they were all about color and the modern style.   Sara Peterson, Editor in Chief of HGTV Magazine. Introducing our speakers was the lovely Sara Peterson, Editor in Chief of HGTV's Magazine.   Genevieve Garder of Genevieve's Renovation Designing for Big Impact: Fall Ideas Lots of talk about trends from the perspective of what we see in fashion, Our HGTV … [Read more...]

Ultimate College Shopping List!

Last year I sent my eldest off to school & so I reached out to some current college students to ask them what items they couldn’t live without. This comprehensive list is a great start to the process & it should hopefully make the task a little easier (maybe even a little fun), enjoy! Click here to download & print As you can see it is packed full of goodies from Lilly Pulitzer & kate spade new york to items you can find at Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Kmart, HomeGoods, etc. I love the “move in day essentials” which include a rubber mallet for pounding your bed together (or the futon you bought for your common room) as well as the tape measure & screw driver. I know that a few of the girls I spoke too couldn’t have done it without their collapsible hand … [Read more...]

10 Back to School Must Haves for College this Fall

Whether you are headed out for your Freshman or Senior year in college here are some of the musts haves to maintain your sassy & stylish study skills this year! I am a BIG fan of pencil cases. I honestly don’t know how anyone can keep pens or pencils loose in their backpacks or handbags without using a pencil case, it’s just fraught with disaster should the pen leak or when the lead of the pencil rubs against the interior of your bag, GASP! Pencil cases make all the difference AND it makes your writing utensils a lot easier to find. This kate spade new york case holds a few goodies inside too: small ruler, eraser, 2 bridge pencils & a pencil sharpener. KSNY pencil case I love Lilly Pulitzer, I honestly do. The spiral notebooks that they have created this year are just … [Read more...]

HGTV Magazine Annual #BloggerBlockParty

Blissfully Domestic is partnering with HGTV to spread the word about the upcoming HGTV Magazine Blogger Block Party in NYC on 8/22/16. We received some cool stuff in exchange for our support but all opinions are our own, of course! Grab your style notebook, camera, and smartphone because HGTV Magazine is coming to NYC for its 3rd Annual Blogger Block Party! On Monday, August 22, 2016 from 12-8pm there will be meeting, tweeting, DIYing, and more! And it wouldn't be an HGTV event without some of your favorite DIYers- like Genevieve Gorder, John & Sherry Petersik from Young House Love, and Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte, just to name a few. You'll be treated to info-packed learning sessions, live demos, interactive opps, all topped off with a swanky … [Read more...]

How to Install Your Home Security Cameras in 5 Easy Steps

Home security is important — only 17% of homeowners have a home security system, and the other 83% are three times more likely to be victims of a burglary. However, professional installation of a home security system can be expensive. DIY-installing video cameras in your home can be an effective way to deter and detect intruders, and the added security can help parents keep an eye on their children from another location. If you live in a large home, you’ll want security cameras to cover all potential access points. If you live in a smaller home or apartment, you likely need only a portable all-in-one device. The great thing about a do-it-yourself security system is that you can customize it to best meet your needs. Below, we show you how simple it is to set up your own DIY security … [Read more...]

Vintage Decor Defined

When it comes to home decor, everything can be charted on a historical timeline with labels like contemporary, antique, vintage or retro.  However since nothing is ever certified with a date, the actual period of a piece can often be open to interpretation.  Add to that confusion about what these terms mean and creating a vintage inspired space, can become a real challenge. According to Merriam-Webster, the term vintage relates primarily to wine and is the modified form of the French word vendage, meaning "the grapes picked during a season." Perhaps a more helpful explanation comes from Ruby Lane, noting that "an item described as 'vintage' should speak of the era in which it was produced. Vintage can mean an item is of a certain period of time, as in "vintage 1950's" but it can also … [Read more...]