Easter Entertaining and Decor Ideas

Hop In, it's going to be fun.Get your home ready for Easter with these simple and charming decorations that will bring joy and festivity to your home.Are you getting ready for the Easter Holiday?  We've found a few decorative details that will create a festive mood and add the finishing touches to a wonderful day of memories.  Entertain your guests with this selection of decorative accents and springtime treasures. Greet your guests and neighbors daily with this festive Easter wreath on you front door. // Easter Wreaths 14” Tissue Paper Pom Poms: Add a DIY touch of whimsy to your celebration with these tissue paper pom poms.  The scale and bright color choices offered make this a party essential. Consider hanging them from branches and ceilings, or … [Read more...]

Easter Wreath Tutorials for Gorgeous Door Decor

Greet guests with a Happy Easter look right from the first step with a gorgeous wreath. Easter wreaths? Yes!We've found some of the simplest, most beautiful, and quick-to-assemble wreaths available for all your last-minute Easter decorating needs. From washi-tape decorating on the Easter Eggs, to marshmallow Peeps turned into home decor - the possibilities are endless.1. I love the Easter wreath which could stay up through most of Spring with the fuzzy ribbon "grass" and ribbon daisies. It's so inviting and cheerful! See the tutorial at Capture the Details. 2. This pastel Easter or Spring wreath from Country Chic Cottage has a fabric feel but is actually coffee filters and food coloring. So smart and easy to make! 3. With bright and colorful ribbons galore there is only things to … [Read more...]

Easter Centerpiece Inspirations for Cheerful Table Settings

I love setting a nice table and with Easter on it's way I've been looking for some inspirations about how I want to decorate my tablescape this Easter season. Here are some beautiful centerpieces for Easter I found and love. Which is your favorite?A simple but fun homemade Easter decoration, there are two Easter egg decoration tutorials in this Easter Egg Tree post - one to create the handing egg ornaments and one to create the open, lacey eggs. So cute! Easter Vases for Table Centerpieces1. I love this jelly bean filled vase of tulips - perfect for a cheerful Easter centerpiece display from Moore From the Heart. 2. A great kid's Easter craft, these paper flowers are a charming spring vase from Inside my Hideaway. 3. Small flowers set into colored egg shell vases from Martha … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Lemons

When life hands you lemons...get creative!Lemons aren't just for lemonade. You can cook, bake, decorate, and even craft with lemons. Of course, lemonade is still a thirst-quenching option. Today you will get a sampling of each of these ideas. There's something here for everyone to try!/1/ Chai-Spiced Triple Citrus Tea is sure to quench your thirst on a hot summers day./2/ Hosting a summer barbecue? A slice of Meyer Lemon Cheesecake will be the perfect finish to dinner on the back patio./3/ You just may have the ingredients needed to create this invigorating Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt scrub in your kitchen pantry./4/ Did somebody say pound cake? {Nom.} This Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is both beautiful and tasty./5/ Too hot in your neck of the woods to turn on the … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Create A Calm Home

Do you find yourself chanting this mantra several times a day: "Serenity now, Serenity now!" {Don't we all these days?!} If you are feeling the chaos of life, we need to talk. As important as it is to make visual statements in your home, the ta da! moments we all seem to strive for, it is also very important to create places of calm to counteract the chaos of life. The more you have going on in your life, the more this will resonate with you. Having a home that reflects serenity can truly give you a sense of peace. In today's world, that is more important than ever. Here are five ways to create a calm home1. CLEAR THE CLUTTER The best way to create serenity is to clear the clutter and visual chaos. When your home is filled with stuff, be it clutter, piles of papers, dirty dishes, … [Read more...]

Clean on the Cheap: New Uses for Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

Streamline your cleaning product arsenal by using plain old Dawn dish washing liquid as a multitasking cleanser--it does more than dishes!Floors and CarpetsMerry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. Note: don't use Dawn on wood laminate (Pergo) or hardwood floors--any residue may dull the finish and cause streaking. We've got some smart cookies on our Blissfully Domestic forum! Member Darla offers this tip for spot cleaning carpets:"Vinegar, water, and a little Dawn dish soap will do a remarkable job and it won't build up oil on your carpet (like some products) and collect more stains."Windows and MirrorsClean your windows with this recipe from Merry Maids:  mix 5 drops Dawn in 2 gallons warm … [Read more...]