How To Choose the Best Size Chandelier for your Dining Room.

Picking the right light fixture for your dining room, foyer or entry hall can be confusing and difficult.  Then, once you have figured out the right size, then you have to decide the perfect height.  There are universal rules for you to consider to make the process easier.   (PC: HGTV) Follow these easy tips to ensure your room is well lit and comfortable for your guests to enjoy. If you've just moved into a new home and haven't picked out dining room furniture, but want to start with a lighting fixture, simply add the length and width measurements of the room together. The number you get is the right size diameter a chandelier should be. For example, if your dining room is 12′ x 12′, a 24″ diameter chandelier would look great. But If you already have a table, it is … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Bedrooms

(PC: House and Home) As the days become shorter and the temperatures cool, thoughts of cozying up in bed with a good book and cup of tea become stronger than ever. Creating a warm and cozy bedroom doesn’t require a wood-burning fireplace, a few simple changes and you’ll have an oasis you’ll hate to leave. We switch out our wardrobes when the seasons change, so why not our bedding? Since your bed is probably the most substantial piece of furniture in your bedroom, bedding can play a huge role in the look and feel of the space. Why not switch out lighter summer options for warmer linens in fall inspired colours. Rich fabrics like velvet and seasonal staples like plaid are great options. If you don’t feel like changing out all your bedding a few throw pillows in these fabrics and style … [Read more...]

Stay Worry-Free Over the Holidays with Sears Bundled Maintenance Package

( Sponsored) This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own. With the Holidays quickly approaching, it's time to begin thinking about how we'll get a festive meal on the table, all at once, and have the turkey, ham, and each side dish still warm. Otherwise, you'll have a line at the microwave for everyone to warm their plate. I took for granted, as a kid, how Grandma pulled this seemingly impossible feat off each year. Now, I wish I could ask her just how she managed this miraculous task. While I know we would all love to run out and purchase a brand new bundle of beautiful kitchen appliances, I also know this just isn't in all of our budgets this time of year. What we all can do is take great care of the kitchen appliances we currently have. Did … [Read more...]

10 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make with Your Kids

Do you smell that? Mmmm...that's the smell of fresh baked sugar cookies and gingerbread men coming out of the oven. Do you see that? Wow! I can see twinkling lights and stockings hung by the fire. I'm daydreaming, of course, but it's Christmastime!! It's time to pull out the totes of Christmas decorations. It's time to dig through our favorite cookbooks and find those yummy recipes we make year after year. It's time to make memories with our kids and make some new Christmas ornaments for the tree. Today I've got ten DIY ornaments you can make with your kids. They're easy enough for all ages. So, pick your favorites, make a list, head out to the craft store and pick up the supplies needed to have an afternoon of ornament making. {You may already have the supplies in your craft closet if … [Read more...]

18 Make Your Own Scarf DIYS

Fall, winter and even early spring in some areas means scarves, scarves and more scarves! There are so many awesome ways to wear a scarf that you can wear a scarf every day and have unique and stylish look no matter what. But in order to do that you need gorgeous scarves in a variety of colors and styles. And that could get pricey unless you make your own! Here are over a dozen fabulous homemade scarf ideas that will have you looking gorgeous (and staying warm!) in no time! Bleached Scarf by Tried and True Blog - Such a cool twist on the bleached tee-shirt DIYs people did this summer. Impossible Scarf Three by The Pink Samurai - Perfect for those who love color-blocking. Quick Checkered Crochet Hat and Scarf by Craft Foxes - Make a matching hat for double-the-warmth! Blue & … [Read more...]

5 Things you can do now to have your most Organized Thanksgiving EVER!

Over the past few years I have offered a “Virtual Organizing” Bootcamp on my blog. This year we thought we’d feature some of our favorite “missions” with you for FREE so that you could enjoy being organized this Holiday Season. Starting with Thanksgiving, here are a few of our suggestions to get on top/stay on top of things this year: Mission: Clean out the spice cupboard Go through your spice cupboard and pantry and make a list of everything you will need for holiday baking.  Make sure to toss anything that is passed its prime. Things to double check: Baking powder expiration date (on bottom of the can) Toss spices that are older than: Whole spices – 4 years Ground Spices: 2-3 years Leafy Herbs: 1-3 years Let your nose be your guide! Don’t forget flour, sugar, and … [Read more...]