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...]

How to get Sharpie Marker off the Wall

Four Ways to Get Sharpie or Permanent Marker off a WallFew things are as difficult to remove from the wall as permanent marker. But when junior marks up your foyer with sharpies, don’t fear; it can be remedied.Here are some things you’ll likely find around the house that you can use to remove the so called permanent marks from the wall.• Hand Sanitizer Gel• Rubbing Alcohol• Acetone Nail Polish Remover• HairsprayAll of the above solvents are pretty harsh and will also remove the paint from your walls if you aren’t careful. … [Read more...]

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Stay Worry-Free Over the Holidays with Sears Bundled Maintenance Package

( Sponsored) This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own. With the Holidays quickly approaching, it's time to begin thinking about how we'll get a festive meal on the table, all at once, and have the turkey, ham, and each side dish still warm. Otherwise, you'll have a line at the microwave for everyone to warm their plate. I took for granted, as a kid, how Grandma pulled this seemingly impossible feat off each year. Now, I wish I could ask her just how she managed this miraculous task.While I know we would all love to run out and purchase a brand new bundle of beautiful kitchen appliances, I also know this just isn't in all of our budgets this time of year. What we all can do is take great care of the kitchen appliances we currently have. Did … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen with Sears Home Appliances and Service

(Sponsored)  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own. There comes a time in every homeowner's life when she must buy new appliances. I know, the whole thought of replacing an appliance that has essentially become your best kitchen friend can seem daunting. The refrigerator? It's kept all your fruits, veggies, leftovers, and kids' juices nice and cold over the years. The range? It's cooked countless meals, both on its stovetop and in its oven. You can say it single-handedly fed your kids...nah, you still want to take credit for that. The dishwasher? Now, this is my best friend in the kitchen. Without her, my dishes would be piled to the kitchen ceiling. Not joking, I loathe hand washing my dishes. I have a large family, its my excuse. And, … [Read more...]

On Trend – Decorating with Geometrics

Designing with Geometrics by Rob Colosi-McCann from Inside Home in Chicago This season designers are introducing an array of items from table lamps to wallpaper that recall the bold geometric artwork of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Artist like Josef Albers and Victor Vasarely pioneered the art of manipulating shapes and colors to create unparalleled visual experiences, which still remain fresh and modern today. Here are a few items that can help bring a bit of this timeless style to your home.1. Puzzle Table by Regina Andrew 2. Baroque Box by Arteriors 3. Kimo Container by Arteriors 4.Geo Terrarium From Inside Home 5.Drea Table Lamp from Arteriors 6. Original Painting by Kimberly Creswell 7.Destinations Rug by Surya 8. Hicks Grand Wallpaper by Cole & … [Read more...]

6 Creative Ways to Display Your Photos

In this digital age it's sometimes easy to leave all of your cherished memories on a hard drive. It's time to get those photos off of your computer and into your home! Here are six creative ways to display your photos in your home...1. Create a Canvas Photo Gallery Puzzle - I love this concept of grouping several images from a photo shoot (or special trip) together to form one large shape. You can chose a variety of sizes to create a large square or rectangle - the options are almost endless! When put all together it creates a clean looking gallery of wonderful memories.2. Think Outside the Box - You certainly don't need to stick to just square and rectangles when creating a gallery. Break out of the "box" by creating hearts, triangles or even circles with your photos. Get … [Read more...]