Modenus : Meet the bloggers for BlogTourKBIS

KBIS is the largest Kitchen and Bath Industry Show for 2016 located in Las Vegas, Nevada. #BlogTourKBIS   We are super excited to announce that our Editor and Interior Designer, Deborah von Donop has been selected by Modenus to attend “ BlogtourKBIS”  in Vegas this January for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. BlogTour is proud to return for its fourth and largest design tour ever to KBIS,  in January 2016! This group will collectively offer insights to new and interesting products for your home, kitchen, and bath. This will be a great mix of information, commentary, and a new type of reporting on product introductions and reviews of the timeless classics- online. This is the largest Kitchen and Bath Industry show in the United States. Deborah will be offering insights … [Read more...]

8 Easy Kitchen Hacks for Busy Moms

This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions are my own. It's the holidays, it's the end of the year, and the kids are home for Winter Break. What will all of us busy moms do to stay merry and bright?? How will we remain sane until they go back to school in 2016?? I have 8 Kitchen Hacks that will, at least, keep our kitchen more organized and tidy while the kids are home non-stop for two weeks. /1/ Want to make a quick and easy breakfast using only your waffle maker?? Try making cinnamon rolls or hash browns in your waffle maker! Easy clean and no piles of dirty dishes. /2/ Next time you bake brownies, use a plastic knife to cut brownies and never have a gooey-gooey, crumby mess again. It works, I promise. image via /3/ The kids will surely be in and out of the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Interview for Kids

Capture your kiddos favorite things, special memories, and more with a New Year's interview! This is our third year of interviews and the girls just love hearing what their answers were in the past - lots of giggles! Here's our list of questions: Favorites: cereal vegetable drink toy TV Show game book restaurant holiday animal If you could change your name, what would you choose? What do you love about each person in our family? Where would you like to go on vacation this year? What are some of your wishes for this year? I have these in a little notebook, but this year I want to do something a little more special. I'm typing their answers and printing them out, leaving space for a self-portrait and a photo. I'll put these in a binder or simple … [Read more...]

DIY Table Manners Napkins

How are your kids table manners? I am a mama who’s a sticker for table manners. I am always coming up with new ways to remind my children to mind their table manners! One of my favorite new tools that I use is the table manners napkin. This is a simple fun project that you could do with your kids and a great reminder of the basic rules.With only a few tools and steps, you too can help shape up your children’s manners! The Table Manners Reminders Put the napkin in your lap. Say please and thank you. Try it you might actually like it. Elbows off the table, please. Chew with your mouth closed. Don’t reach across the table. No texting at the table. Is that table talk? Take your dishes to the sink. Table Manners Napkin Instructions The … [Read more...]

Create a Cozy Living Room

Creating a warm and cozy living room isn't just for fall and winter evenings, having an inviting space that you and your family enjoy spending time in, will be something you'll cherish all year long. The following are four easy ways to create a space your family will love.   (PC: Good Homes) An obvious go to for creating a warm space is throws.  Collect different colours and textures, pulling warms tones and thicker knits for cooler months and lighter, brighter options for warm nights.  I love throwing them over sofas or side chairs for added texture, but housing them in a basket is a great too.   (PC: Lush Home) Instantly cozy up a space with toss pillows.  Again choose warm tones for cooler months and lighter tones for summer and spring.  Is there anything better … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Bedrooms

(PC: House and Home) As the days become shorter and the temperatures cool, thoughts of cozying up in bed with a good book and cup of tea become stronger than ever. Creating a warm and cozy bedroom doesn’t require a wood-burning fireplace, a few simple changes and you’ll have an oasis you’ll hate to leave. We switch out our wardrobes when the seasons change, so why not our bedding? Since your bed is probably the most substantial piece of furniture in your bedroom, bedding can play a huge role in the look and feel of the space. Why not switch out lighter summer options for warmer linens in fall inspired colours. Rich fabrics like velvet and seasonal staples like plaid are great options. If you don’t feel like changing out all your bedding a few throw pillows in these fabrics and style … [Read more...]