How to get Sharpie Marker off the Wall

Four Ways to Get Sharpie or Permanent Marker off a Wall Few things are as difficult to remove from the wall as permanent marker. But when junior marks up your foyer with sharpies, don’t fear; it can be remedied. Here are some things you’ll likely find around the house that you can use to remove the so called permanent marks from the wall. • Hand Sanitizer Gel • Rubbing Alcohol • Acetone Nail Polish Remover • Hairspray All of the above solvents are pretty harsh and will also remove the paint from your walls if you aren’t careful. … [Read more...]

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Football Tailgate in Style!

Starting in early August it isn’t unusual to hear me humming the well-known Holiday Song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.  Mom’s usually like this time of year because it’s Back to School & our regularly scheduled programming but I like having my kids (college & high school aged) around so BTS is bittersweet, it’s my favorite time of year because it’s FOOTBALL SEASON! I enjoy hosting Football get-togethers but I also want to be able to actually watch the game rather than fussing over food, beverages, etc. so I tried to choose some items that would allow you to do the same. Worst case, I’ve got 2 rules: Help yourself If you cheer for the other team, you’ve got to sit on the floor! Enjoy my picks from Swoozies & enjoy the game the next time you share your … [Read more...]

16 Fall Containers for Gorgeous Porch Decor

Fall is the time many of us enjoy getting outdoors again, as summer heat gives way to more comfortable temperatures. Plus with fall inspiring so many gorgeous colors, it's the perfect time to redo your porch containers. These beautiful fall containers will give you plenty of inspirations as you consider how to decorate your porch for the autumn. 1. Tall Wooden Box 2. Knock Out Basket Container Garden 3. Dress up  Boring Wooden Container With an Upscale Tiled Container by Untrained Housewife 4. Elevated Autumn Urn 5. Singletons Flowering Kale 6. Pumpkin Surprise 7. Make an Accent 8. Easy and Festive 9. Tall and Slender [sc:adsense ] 10. Bountiful Birdbath 11. Topsy Turvy Planter by Cottage at the Crossroads 12. Mix … [Read more...]

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 this month.  Always 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 … [Read more...]

Ultimate College Shopping List!

303fc7c2950e2a00896d7c4d0e4c9a3fc4df3fbe0a6dd14202 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 … [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...]