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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

7 Gorgeous DIY Daybeds

 7 Gerogous Daybeds : Gotta love a daybed. It's the perfect place to lounge with a favorite book or mindless magazine...or sneak in a bit of shuteye. Don't have one of your own yet? We've got seven amazing tutorials that show you how to make the perfect daybed!Could this be any cuter? This DIY pallet board daybed tutorial was created by Under the Sycamore for a nursery. LOVE. Scandinavian Style DIY Daybed by Time of the Aquarius. Simple and sleek. Form = function. Gorgeous.Built-in corner daybed; perfect for a porch or patio. Tutorial by Apprentice Extrovert. [sc:adsense ]Adorable hanging daybed swing tutorial by Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club.Have an extra door or two lying around? Repurpose them into a daybed! Those high sides are perfect for leaning … [Read more...]

Must-Have’s in Pantone’s 2017 Color of The Year, Greenery

Have you heard that Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2017? I think the best description for the new color trend that we will be seeing everywhere this spring, Greenery, would be green apple or spring green, but it also reminds me so much of matcha ... which in turn makes me hungry just looking at it.  And seeing as this is my favorite color, it sure does make me all kinds of happy. Pantone has predicted this lovely hue as a fashion color trend for spring, which is perfect seeing as it makes me think so much of foliage, moss, and fresh green shoots appearing on the trees.  So, in honor of this, my favorite color, I've rounded up a few fabulous ideas for bringing a little greenery into your life this year. FOR THE HOME There are so many ways you can add a little … [Read more...]