Emergency Preparedness 101

Emergency Preparedness: Dramatic events occur year round so we thought it was a good time to stop and remind our readers to consider their plans and supplies should Emergency strike. On the East coast we have been slammed by some pretty big storms in the past few years so we’ve unfortunately dealt with the loss of power, water, etc. first hand & I’m hoping that our knowledge might help you should you be without some of the things we take for granted every day.I firmly believe that if you are prepared then most likely nothing will happen (it’s that guy Murphy and his law…). However, that doesn’t mean that I’ve got a stockpile of canned goods and water filling up a closet in my basement like the families on “Extreme Couponing”. Instead, I keep battery-powered lanterns, a “wind up” … [Read more...]

How To Organize and File Paperwork

      I am a natural-born organizer but if I may be truthful... I only like to do the fun organizing now that I am an adult and busy and can’t stay up until 3 a.m. every night alphabetizing my cassette tapes and CDs. So until recently, I avoided organizing my files at all costs. Oh sure, once a year at tax time I would vow to finally get it all sorted the right way (you know, the “Martha Stewart Way”). This new system would last 3 minutes and I was back to just cramming everything into a file based on whatever month I received it.When I moved a few months ago (which always gives a fresh start to any area in need of organization in your life), I did some research online (you know, like searched Pinterest for hours) and found some … [Read more...]

Beached Themed Living Room Decor

You don't have to live near the water to embrace beached theme decorating. With just a few touches, your home can reflect the casual attitude unique to the beach...no matter what your style! Check out the examples below, and consider adding some of these beach themed living room decor touches to your home...pretend like you're on vacation every day!Casual beach themed living room by Remodelaholic. Most of these touches independently don't scream "BEACH!" but together they sure do!Sparkly beach theme from What Else Michelle. The chandelier and mirror remind me of sunlight glistening off waves.Literal touches like the oars and the rustic driftwood like furniture bring the theme to life as in this beachy room shown on Design Art House.[sc:adsense ]Bringing in colors of the … [Read more...]

5 Steps For Your Dream Bath

How 5 Tips for Your Dream Bath Can Make Your Life Better Get rid of that boring Builder Bathroom.  Incorporating Stream, Chroma, and Aromatherapy in your bathroom is easier than you think! A stylish and healthy home doesn't don't require a design degree, just some interest and the desire to create a peaceful and organized home with style.  Your home is a place where you renew yourself daily and consideration for the added benefits of a happy, healthy home are important.  When you invest in your home, you invest in yourself. Today we are discussing the health benefits of steam and the ease at which you can add this spa experience into your home.Photo by Stone Creek Builders - 5 Steps for Your Dream Bath Elements of bath and body: Attaining and maintaining better health is a … [Read more...]

Top 10 Design Trends at KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show)

I truly enjoyed my time as a design blogger chosen to share design trends on #BlogtourKBIS this year with a great group brought together by Design Resource, Modenus. I was flown to Las Vegas, NV for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show along with 24 other amazing designers from around the globe for a 3-day adventure of style spotting. KBIS is the largest trade show in America and for anyone interested in design, this was like going to Disneyland for Kitchen and Bath designers. I loved seeing all the new introductions as well as some of the classics. At #KBIS2016, you can find everything from new finishes to copper appliances. This is an Instagram collection of great trends and products spotted at this year's Show.NUMBER 1: COLOR is YOUR FRIEND: This colorful range was a favorite at … [Read more...]

For the Girls

Gifts for that special lady!Kate Spade Pen and Note card Set- Pink quotes- These are great cards to have on hand. The art of writing is not lost on these cards.  Writing a friend or a thank you, or a note of anticipation for an approaching time together, nothing beats the hand written note.Monogrammed Necklace: Have you been over to Stella and Dot lately?  They have a great collection of statement necklaces and accessories.  I love the simplicity of this necklace with your birthday stamped on it. Great for yourself or someone special.Pretty Pink crystal wine stopper - Wine bottle stoppers look absolutely stunning! Perfect for girl's night out, wedding gift or favor, or as a sparkling gift for that special woman in your heart. Pretty in pink crystal bottle stopper arrives gift … [Read more...]