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  On my iPhone, I have right at 1,400 photos. Some photos are from my recent trip to Disney Social Media Moms, some are from my family's recent trip to Walt Disney World, lots of daily pics of my five kids and so much more. Want to take a wild guess at how many of those pictures I'm in WITH my kids? Maybe a handful. For real. I rarely get in front of the camera with my kids. Us moms are generally the ones taking the photos. We don't stop to ask someone else to snap a shot or, if we're being honest with ourselves, we don't really want to be in front of the camera. We're happy right where we are, hiding on the other side of the lens. Before we know it our babies will be toddlers. Our toddlers will become tweens. Our tweens will become teenagers. I hesitate to say it...but, it's … [Read more...]

EGG-cellent Table Settings for Easter

DIY Tablescapes for Easter

Bringing the outdoors in, and displaying natural elements at your dining table for Easter is warming, enchanting and entertaining. Spring is here, flowers are in bloom and many Easter gatherings are in full swing.  Creating a DIY Easter tablescape for family and friends brings everyone together to surround a natural table setting that can be admired. An Easter tablescape doesn't have to break the bank. Incorporate natural elements by gathering items from your backyard. Shop around or visit your local farmers market for natural greens for your tablescape.  You can even cut grass from your very own yard to give the look of a picnic styled tablescape. The ideas are endless. Be creative and go for it!. Here are few of my favorite  Easter Tablescape Inspirations!  Love Grows … [Read more...]

Home Decor DIY – Gold Leaf Bottles

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If you have looked at any style or interior design posts lately, you have noticed that gold and brass are back in a big way, from personal accessories to home décor.  Although you may not want to commit to a brass coffee table or étagère, accessories are a great and inexpensive way to start.   Rob Colosi McCann  is an interior designer and co-founder of Inside Home, an interior design showroom and retail store based in Chicago.  Here's how he transforms a wine bottle into vase that will add just a bit of glamor to any room (and now you can too- Thanks to Rob!). What you will need: Wine Bottle (I am using the Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay bottle, I love the grey ceramic against the gold leaf) Mini glass scraper razor blade (for removing the label off of the … [Read more...]

Spring Porch and Patio Decor Inspirations

patio and porch decor inspiration

Warm winds are blowing; if it isn't already, soon it will be time to open up those windows and let the fresh air in. Even better will be spending time outdoors on porches and patios. Whether a front, back, side, or balcony, outdoor spaces extend livable areas and help us connect with nature. Looking forward to sprucing up your porch or patio in anticipation of the warm months? Here are some fabulous examples to get you started! Decorate a back porch table with books in birdcage like this creation by Thistlewood Farms. A fire pit, pillows, and throw make a perfectly cozy conversation area as here by Coordinately Yours.   Dramatic porch with curtains accented by lovely potted plants by French Country Cottage. Black and white farmhouse porch makes a dramatic and … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Spring Cleaning – Naturally!

Spring Cleaning Pin

If you're anything like me, you're more than ready for sunny days and the fresh breeze of springtime. It's high time to open the windows, air out the house, roll up our sleeves and get going on that spring cleaning! I tend to be a bit hesitant to pull out the harsh chemicals when it comes to deep cleaning my home in preparation for warm weather. With children and pets running around the house, I'm a big fan of natural ways to make my home sparkle! This week found me scouring the internet (pun absolutely intended!) for new ideas on keeping my spring cleaning safe, natural, simple and effective. Here are a few I've found! // 1 // "To clean and disinfect a laminate counter top or cutting board, cut one whole lemon and in half and squeeze its juice onto the counter top. Work the … [Read more...]

Fabulous Indoor Terrarium Inspirations

10 Creative Terrarium Inspirations for Indoor Plants

By the time the end of winter comes around I'm craving green growing things. And right now I'm kind of obsessed with terrariums - it's a great way to bring beautiful plants into the home and create these magical looking little worlds of growing beautiful things. The cool thing about terrariums is that there are now so many amazing and beautiful glass containers available that a terrarium doesn't have to be a boring fishtank. Check out these fabulous terrarium inspirations. Hanging Terrarium Globes These hanging glass globes are perfect for hanging accent pieces or grouping together for an eye-catching look. They don't hold very many plants so choose an accent plant wisely - Check out this gorgeous tutorial at Ciera Design. Recycled Wall Lantern Terrarium This adorable … [Read more...]