I see you over there. You've got a pretty nice gallery wall going. You rotate out your family photos and the kids' art regularly. Perhaps you've even got a photo ledge! All these things that make displaying mementos easy.....but you wonder what else is out there. You think to yourself, "Hmmmm. What's missing? How can I have walls that are more unique?". I get it! And for you, I've got some unique and fun wall decor that will take your look beyond the boring old frame.Read More
I just want to put it out there that even I, who decorate people's homes for a living, have a twinge of panic when I invite people over. What will they think? Will they notice how lovingly our cat has left his marks of approval on our sofa? Will they somehow sense that we sometimes put our clothes on straight out of the dryer skipping the "folding/putting away" phase altogether? Do I have to "adult"?
And the answer is, well....complicated. But I've got some no-brainer tips to help you navigate your emotions straight through to an enjoyable visit for everyone.Read More
Dinnertime. It's tough! It's the end of the day. Everyone's tired of each other. Everyone has made it through an episode of Mr. Rogers intact and now it's the last hurdle: eating together. Chances are dinner will EITHER be a hit with the small people or the big people. And, granted, the big people usually are more gracious about this situation? But one can only eat so many chicken nuggets (free-range, organic, happy little chickens until, well, you know). What you have is the recipe for some less than enjoyable family time. And who wants that?
So the fussiness? Eh, some days are better than others. And food? I am NOT by any means a food blogger, so not much help there either. But setting the table (pardon the pun) for a family dinner for all to enjoy? That, I've got tips on.Read More