A Home Gift Guide

A Home Gift Guide

A house is a large part of our life. We spend a large portion of our paycheck on them as well as a large portion of our time. Our place of residence, our homes, should be a place that rise up to meet us and give us a place of rest, a place for entertaining, and a place that we consider to be our very own personal castle. This Gift Guide will help you to get the right items into your home for a joyful retreat called home.

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Top 5 Lighting Trends from the 2017 Parade of Homes

Top 5 Lighting Trends from the 2017 Parade of Homes

Every year, different areas of the country host their very own Parade of Homes. This event is an opportunity for attendees to collect ideas and to see what is possible with a remodel or a fresh build. The trends from this springs Parade of Homes include bright kitchens, dark walls and beautiful shiplap accents. What took center stage in this years event was the lighting. With a wide range of styles including everything from industrial to ultra modern, there was something that wowed every taste preference. We spoke with Laura Marrinan, the Twin Cities Parade of Homes Style Spotter along...

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The Art of Making Valentine’s Day Sweet (Without the Calories)

The Art of Making Valentine’s Day Sweet (Without the Calories)

There's a new crush in town. And it's better than chocolates and more affordable than roses. Shoot Cupid's arrow at all those you hold dear with a bit of loving, home décor humor. Spread the love by sending them to more than just your traditional sweethearts. Décor lovers, furniture fanatics, moms, dads, daughters and friends alike will adore the sentiment. All that’s needed is a printer, your signature and lotsa love. Print these easy DIY Valentines Day cards to be original with a touch of quaintness. Supply List: Paper, card stock is preferred A printer Scissors Ruler A paper cutter if...

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2017 Free Printable Calendar

2017 Free Printable Calendar

The beginning of the year brings opportunity for new growth and a fresh out-look. It is a time to set goals and to realize the things you never thought were possible.  Of course, writing down those goals will aid in getting you closer to accomplishing them. Author Henriette Anne Klauser says it best, "Writing separates the dream from the fear." Writing is powerful! Here is a tool that will help you overcome your fear and make your dreams come true. Write out your own personal goals in the floral center of each month to inspire yourself month-in and month-out with the use...

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Insight from The Blonde Abroad’s Professional Organizer

Insight from The Blonde Abroad’s Professional Organizer

We met Jen Robin,  a professional organizer from Life In General, summer of 2016. She was working with international traveler extraordinaire, The Blonde Abroad who just happened to select some beautiful wallpaper from York. After getting wind of the project, we asked for her perspective of the project - to talk us through the process from beginning to end, to see how a professional organizer takes on a project and to see how she integrated the tropical wallpaper.  Here is Jen's story... Kiersten and I had met through mutual friends awhile back and when the situation arose that she wanted to re-do...

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Holiday Printables

Holiday Printables

There are many ways to decorate for the Holiday. Of course, there are twinkle lights, yard decor, poinsettias, candy canes and more. For the tree there are a multitude of tree ornaments such as garland, ornaments, tree skirts, string lights and tinsel. But this year, you may want to layer in a new DIY project that is a fun, easy to do decor item for your mantel, a hall wall, or even for a porch decoration. Make this year extra special with your very own custom printable art. If you have never tried this before, this is the year to try...

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15 FREE Interior Design Resources & Time Saving Tips You Need

15 FREE Interior Design Resources & Time Saving Tips You Need

As an Interior Designer, being strapped for time is not uncommon. If you are running your own Interior Design business, most likely you are always looking for ways to be frugal as well as being efficient. With this in mind, we gathered the best free interior designer resources for you to be as successful as possible. That's right, free! Now you will be able to have more time without spending that jingle in your pocket while doing what you love and helping your clients live the most beautiful life they can live. 15 Free Interior Designer Resources Homestyler. This software helps you...

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DIY Orange Pomander Candles for Valentine’s Day

DIY Orange Pomander Candles for Valentine’s Day

Sugar and spice makes everything nice, right? Well it certainly does when you combine fresh citrus fruit with wintry spices. Orange pomander balls are designed to be a natural perfume, as well as a cute accessory for the home. In the past, pomanders were made using materials like wood, silver or gold and were worn around the neck to keep disease away. Of course, the purpose and design of pomanders have evolved over time, and they are now most commonly made using oranges and cloves. Current orange pomander balls even feature a tea light on top. Keep your home smelling...

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LED Lighting Ideas to Illuminate Your Holiday Display

LED Lighting Ideas to Illuminate Your Holiday Display

Festive garlands, fun inflatables, charming figurines — there are many different decorations available to design a dazzling holiday home display. No matter which accessories you choose, however, one thing is certain: no winter wonderland is complete without a little illumination. The right lighting in place makes sure your setup shines. And thanks to the invention of LED lighting, you won't have to worry about your decorations costing you a fortune each month. LED lighting not only lasts longer than alternative options like incandescent bulbs, but they use less energy as well. It's really one of the smartest ways to decorate...

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