One of the highlights of the holiday season is visits from family and friends you may not see very often because they live far away. To spend more quality time together, they generally stay with you, and the hustle and bustle of more people in the house is both fun and anxiety-inducing. One big concern […]
Once upon a time a misguided soul came up with the idea of spouses not exchanging holiday gifts to save money. But “I won’t get you anything, and you don’t get me anything” is a recipe for disaster!
One of the two won’t live up to the bargain and will buy a heartfelt gift.
Spruce Up the Entryway for the Holidays
If your entryway is strictly utilitarian without regard for style or it’s not really useful at all, maybe it’s time to turn coming home into a special moment with an attractive and highly-functional custom entryway or mudroom. Even a small space can be infused with color, style and beautiful […]
It may be difficult to imagine “holiday entertaining” and “easy” in the same sentence, but don’t despair! There is no real law that says you have to turn yourself inside out over the holidays trying new and complicated recipes. You’re entitled to as much holiday fun as everyone else, so here are some suggestions from […]
The changing seasons can create closet overload. If you’re still sorting through sundresses and sleeveless tops to find your cooler weather sweaters and shirts, you need to get your fall and winter wardrobe organized and front and center in an organized closet. It will save you valuable time and you’ll end up with an efficient […]
Have you already begun the mental search for holiday decorations? You know there are skeletons, jack-o-lanterns and black lights somewhere, along with Thanksgiving pilgrims, decorative gourds and boxes of ornaments and garlands. The question is, where exactly? If you catch yourself answering every “Where is it?” query with “In the garage,” you probably need help.
Can you believe it’s already October? That means the frenzied and fabulous holiday season is literally days away, beginning with Halloween on October 31. Then comes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Now is a good time to start thinking about ways to make your holiday entertaining easier and more fun […]
One thing the tiny house movement has done, besides creating new TV shows and the on-going conversation about its credibility, is reawaken an awareness of dual-purpose spaces and multi-function furniture. More and more people are looking at their existing space with an eye to getting better function from the space they have, by doubling up […]
Do the closets in your house make you cringe? Everything from the hall closet to individual bedroom closets can be some of the messiest places in the home. The ability to close the door on the mess makes it easier to ignore until, of course, you have to go back into the closet. Imagine how […]
Doing the laundry is more than wrestling clothes from the washer to the dryer and back to the bedrooms. While that alone is daunting, add in sorting, folding, stain removal and hunting for “hidden” treasure in pockets, and the task just gets more complicated. If doing the laundry at your house is overwhelming, a little […]