Feb
   27

 

We’re deep into the winter slog, and if you’re anything like me, you are looking for ways to brighten up the winter home landscape. One of my favorite wreaths to brighten a mantel, wall, or door is the Flocked White Fir Wreath. Find out why the Flocked White Fir Wreath is the winter perfect décor with this post from Christmas Tree Market.

The Flocked White Fir Wreath is the perfect winter décor.

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  Feb
   16

 

In my last post, I talked about how to prepare a Valentine’s Day party for friends by making quick and easy Valentine’s décor, great food, and amazing drinks. Here are the photos from this memorable Valentine’s Day dinner party, featuring fun Valentine’s ideas and a delicious menu!
 
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Valentine’s Day Party – DIY Valentine Garland
Made this DIY Valentine garland just for the occasion

 
To liven up the mantel, I made a festive Valentine’s garland by spray-painting old Christmas bulbs, cutting out hearts from felt and burlap, and then hot gluing these items to twine. This garland from Boxwood Clippings was my inspiration.
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  Feb
   12

 

While certainly not as big as Christmas or New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is still a wonderful opportunity to gather friends and host an evening get together. This year, my husband and I are excited to host a few couples for a delicious Valentine’s dinner. Here are a few of my favorite low-stress party planning tips and ideas, from DIY Valentine’s decorations to a delicious yet simple menu. Learn how to plan and host a no-stress Valentine’s dinner for your friends with this guide from Christmas Tree Market.

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  Feb
   04

 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the kids are getting ready to make their own Valentine’s Day crafts for school. That’s 25 per class x my 4 kids = 100 homemade cards! So, my goal going into February is to come up with original, affordable, and easy-to-assemble cards, especially because I have twins in kindergarten. I definitely don’t want to get stuck cutting, pasting, and assembling 100 valentines by myself.
 
From cute mustache pops to superhero suckers, these DIY Valentine’s Day crafts can make this special day even better.
 
Mustache and Lips Blow Pops
 

DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts – Mustache and Lips Blow Pops
The Mustache and Lips Blow Pops is easy to make, especially for the kids; Photos by Jennifer Lutz

 
This year, I bought four (4) bags of blow pops and tootsie pops, and thought of as many simple, DIY cards made from cardstock and construction paper that I have at the house! For my first one, this Mustache and Lips Blow Pops is fun and easy, even for the kids. I found a template on Pinterest, downloaded the PDF, and printed it on white cardstock. Then, the kids and I cut them out. Afterwards, we attached the mustache and lips to the blow pops, and that’s it!
 
My nine-year-old son wants to give these to his classmates. For the mustache, I think he’ll write something like, “Valentine, I found this is my ‘stache.” And “My lips are sealed” for the other.
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  Jan
   28

 

If you’re looking to update a room with minimal investment, window treatments are a great place to start. Dated, uninspired, or ill-fitting windows treatments can really drag down a room. Freshen up your space with quick and easy ideas for finding the perfect curtains or blinds for your windows. From simple shades to textured blinds, these window treatment ideas help create a spacious and welcoming home!
 
Choose the Best Shade for the Room
 

 
A common mistake when trimming your windows is using the wrong type of window treatment for the room. Make sure that the curtain or shade you put up matches the look and function of the room and the season. For example, if your bedroom gets too much sunlight in the mornings for your taste, choose heavy draperies or light-canceling blinds. Sheer curtains are perfect for summer or spring, while blinds are great all year ‘round. You can even combine two types of treatments such as wooden roman shades and light curtains, for a more versatile look.
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