11 Lovely Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

We're entering the season of LOVE. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Of course, I don't decorate quite like I do for Christmas or Halloween, but I do love to hang a few hearts and add splashes of red and pink here and there. It's fun! Today I've gathered 11 ideas to get you started./1/ Heart Doily Decoration - Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Show it how much you love it with a few strands of heart doily garland./2/ Embellished Mason Jar - Something tells me you've got a few Mason jars lying around. Simply add a heart shaped doily a bright heart and wrap it bakers twine. Easy-peasy!/3/ Felt Heart Trees - Trees are no longer only for Christmas decor. Fancy up a few styrofoam trees with felt hearts and you've got yourself a Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Table Settings

  You've gone to all the trouble of cooking and crafting the perfect Valentine's meal for your sweetheart or family.  Now serve it like you mean it -- presentation is everything! Here are 10 Romantic Valentine's Day Table Settings to kick your imagination into full gear.  1. Here's a sweet & charming setting by Between Naps on the Porch. Take a closer look at that Ice Cream Candy-Car Sundae centerpiece. This is one table setting that will shoot straight to your Valentine's heart via their sweet tooth!  2.Between Naps on the Porch is on a roll with this country-elegant setting complete with ruby ring napkin holders. My favorite thing about this design is that a whole host of otherwise unrelated plates were used to pull off the theme. The designer didn't worry one bit … [Read more...]

12 DIY Valentine’s Wreaths!

Who Else Loves Beautiful Valentine's Day Decor? Have you fallen head over in heels in love with Valentine's Day decorations? We certainly have!Showcasing our adoration for all things red, pink and lovely requires bedecking our homes from the walls to the mantle to the front door and we're just tickled pink over all of it.Why not try one of these eye-catching DIY Valentine's wreaths? Let passersby know you are ready for love month! 1/Yarn and Posy Wreath - Craftaholics Anonymous 2/Pom-pom Wreath - Design Improvised 3/Paper Curls Wreath - Better Homes and Gardens4/Paper Heart Wreath - Frugal Frontier 5/Pipe Cleaner Rosette Wreath - Shaken Together Life6/Heart Argyle Wreath - Mine For The Making 7/Candy Heart Wreath - Thrifty 101 8/Rosette Wreath - Our Best Bites 9/Ribbon and Felt … [Read more...]

10 of my Favorite Organizing Products

I’ve worked as a Professional Organizer for almost 18 years & there are a few things that I simply could not live without. There are also some “commandments” that I try to bestow on my clients & it never ceases to amaze me when they tell me that they hear me in their head sometimes… “Laurie would want me to purge this or Laurie would tell me that I don’t need to buy another set of dishes, etc.” I love my job & I hope you love some of my suggestions!Label Maker Thou shalt not hand write on file folders or the sides of boxes! It makes my eye twitch when I open a file drawer & see handwritten file folders. Unless you have the handwriting of an Interior Designer PLEASE use a label maker! You can also use the Avery Label Stock & use your printer to get fancy with fonts … [Read more...]

Easy Printables: Thank You Card Templates

I love my machines (computers) and I love mail, BUT nothing beats receiving a handwritten letter, note or card. Most of them are easy to store and are great mementos. When I receive cards I like to write the date or just the year (in the case of birthday or Christmas cards). They are really lovely to look back on. Download Thank You Bells On Cards Because I like to design things, it is interesting to see each card with different illustration and typography styles. Download Thanks So Much Cards A cost effective and inexpensive way to show your appreciation to someone is to give them a card. These ‘Thank You’ card downloads give you the opportunity to do just that.These cards feature simple design, festive colors and are easy to make; just print, cut and fold along the middle … [Read more...]

Holiday Front Door Decorating

 During the holidays your home will most likely become a revolving door for friends and family. It is the season of connecting with loved ones and welcoming them into your home. Cocktail parties, dinners with loved ones and family gatherings will start to fill our calendars. Setting the tone with a beautiful and welcoming front door will keep the holiday spirit alive and offer a warm welcoming for your guests. Make a good first impression with a stylish front door.  Decorating your front door doesn't have to be a big to do.Here are 1o Inspiring Holiday Front Door decorations   Photo via TALK of the HOUSE Miles of Red RibbonDecorating doesn't have to be brain surgery. Gather some classics like greenery and red ribbon and you have a classic … [Read more...]