How Artwork Changed My Room from Drab to Fab!

There’s an old saying, “The dress maketh the man.” Well, in this case, the artwork maketh (or should I say minted) the room!A few months ago, I began the process of looking at my family room to try to figure out how to give it an update and a fresh modern feel. Everything in this room was dated and the colors were just very bland – browns and beige! I wanted to add color, brighten the room and end up with a modern transitional feel. A designer pointed me to one of my favorite sites – minted.com for inspiration. Surely there would be something to inspire the new look of my family room.The minted.com site is fabulous. They have anything and everything to get you excited about colors and looks. The art is sourced from a global marketplace of independent artists. These artists submit … [Read more...]

10 Gorgeous Ways To Remake A Shirt

Let's talk about those plain ol' t-shirts hanging in your closet! Wouldn't you like wear them with more than your faded jeans and sneakers on Saturdays? Why not spruce them up with a bit of gorgeous upcycling?Whether your personal style is lacy, cute, or funky, we have a simple DIY to remake your new, well-loved or thrifted shirts into eye-catching wardrobe items!Are your favorite old shirts tighter than you'd like? Maybe you found the perfect band t-shirt in a thrift store but it's a size too small? Using a bit of lace edging, remake it into a flowy, boho style and enjoy the shirt in a beautiful new style! Crocheted Lace Side Seam - Trash to CoutureSimply cut four slits in the back of a shirt, wrap small bits of lace or ribbon around each fabric section and you've got a quick … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Digital Photo Gifts

  Whether you are looking for a gift for your favorite Photographer or your Grandparents who have absolutely everything our picks should help you see all the fabulous options available that are not only fun but practical too!   Personalized Pillows These pillows are so cute & definitely something I hadn’t seen before. They would be a great addition to your family room couch or that of your Parent’s & Grandparents too. The baby pillow could be a sweet addition to the nursery or a great “welcome to the world” gift.Classic Calendars This is a long-time favorite of my family in particular. This is something that I give my brother & sister as well as my parents and nieces and nephews every year for Christmas. You are able to upload your photos and can add specific special … [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...]

8 Great Gifts for the Man in your Life

Men are fun to purchase gifts for but it can be a challenge to find unique and fun items (most of them don’t need another tie). This selection of goodies are great for everyone & I’m sure that you can find something in this collection even for the man that has everything, enjoy!Custom Golf Balls These custom golf balls would be a really fun birthday gift for your significant other (or any other Golfer in your life). Each ball is customized with two lines of personalized text & they can also be packaged individually as party favors for a special soirée.Custom Cufflinks These 5/8 inch square cufflinks are available in many other states besides Texas & would stylishly display your heart on your sleeve. They can be personalized in over 30 colors with either a silver … [Read more...]

3 Amazing Benefits of Cooking with Kids!

Yes, it’s true! Sometimes cooking with our kids can require time, patience, and some extra clean up effort. But experts agree that the extra effort is well worth it. The benefits are countless.Recently I was reminded how fun cooking can be when my kids and I attended a photo shoot for Cuisinart. The shoot was focused on the amazing Griddler! After the shoot, we were fortunate enough to keep the Panini maker and had so much fun coming up with creative delicious panini recipes. One more memorable than the other – the kids even got a little competitive.  As we sat around the table that night, we came up with a list of amazing benefits derived from a day in the kitchen as a family.Family Bonding OpportunityAll children love attention and cooking together requires a little … [Read more...]