May
   16

 

Don’t let your busy schedule stop you from creating a patriotic tablescape for your Memorial Day party! When you need to decorate your table with the least amount of effort, simply use what you have on hand and improvise!

Here are some quick and easy Memorial Day tablescape ideas you can use!

Set the Atmosphere

 

Red and blue bunting displayed above a mantel - Memorial Day Mantel Display
Make your own Memorial Day bunting using red and blue bandannas

 

Pulling off a successful Memorial Day party involves setting a patriotic tone for the event. Whether you’re holding the party inside or out, decorate with Americana-themed décor and references.

An easy way to do this would be to grab all the red and blue bandannas you can find, and then tie them together to create a bandanna bunting! You can hang this bunting against the wall or above the dining table. You can also make a Memorial Day wreath using a simple grapevine wreath decorated with berries, an American flag, and a burlap bow.

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  May
   09

 

A coffee table doesn’t need much to look beautiful and remain functional. Sometimes, simple elements like flowers and personal accessories are enough. Here are some easy styling tips you can do to create a lovely coffee table display.

Start with a Tray

A tray allows you to organize and decorate the coffee table without taking up too much space. It lessens the clutter and makes it easier to remove the decor when you need the area for entertaining guests.

Wooden or metal trays work perfectly for the task. Make sure to choose the right size for your table―not too small that your accessories won’t fit, and not too big to take up the entire surface.

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  May
   02

 

It’s not easy to make Mother’s Day special. Since no two moms are alike, pre-packaged gift baskets may be too impersonal and not memorable enough for your mother. When you’re thinking about how you can make her feel special this Mother’s Day, keep these simple yet significant gift ideas in mind. And the best thing? Gift-wrapping is optional.

1. Meals for Mom

Breakfast in bed

Give mom a break from cooking by making all her meals instead! Starting with breakfast and make her favorites. As a mom of four school-age kids, the family serving me breakfast in bed sounds blissful! There’s nothing like French toast, fresh fruits, coffee, and juice served in bed to jumpstart the day.  Or if you have multi-generational moms to celebrate, pitch in as a family and make brunch! As for the rest of the day, ask the rest of your family for help to cook and clean up!

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  Apr
   04

 

Kids are always excited when Easter comes, especially when thinking about egg hunts and games! As they grow older, however, their interest in the usual Easter activities wanes. Help them enjoy Easter with these quick and easy Easter crafts for kids!

Brighten Up Your Easter with Colorful Eggs

The Easter eggs I started decorating for a garland

Easter egg hunts are tradition when celebrating this holiday. If the kids don’t want to join in on the hunt, you can make these Easter decorations with them instead.

No-Dye Easter Egg Centerpiece

You don’t always need dye to decorate Easter eggs. This no-dye Easter craft makes use of double-sided tape, colorful glitter, and a crafts punch. Punch some circles and then attach them to the egg. Peel back the other side of the adhesive, and then roll that part in a bowl of glitter. Do the same for the other circles, and put the finished eggs in a glass hurricane or bowl to create a centerpiece. If you want to use different-colored glitter on the same egg, peel and roll the adhesive one color at a time.

Easter Egg Garland

Our Easter egg garland at home

Our Easter egg garland at home

This holiday decoration is a bit more complicated than the first, so your older kids may need help. To start, just paint your eggs like you usually do, then puncture one end to attach a string or ribbon. Afterwards, attach those eggs to one string to make a garland or hang them on the wall to make a wall decoration.

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  Mar
   05

 

Even if you’re not Irish, it’s still fun to deck your home with fun decorations for St. Patrick’s Day! These St. Patrick’s Day decorations are simple, easy, and delightfully Irish that you and your friends will have a great time celebrating this festival. When thinking of what to display in the different areas in your home, try checking out these simple and fun holiday decorations for St. Paddy’s Day!

A Welcome Sight on St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Wreath for the Door

 



 
Start the celebrations right with an Irish greeting right at the entrance of your home! A twig wreath looks nice hung up on your front door. Decorate it with felt flowers in varying sizes and shades of green, and a few felt shamrocks in white or light green hues. You can round up this St. Patrick’s Day decoration with some burlap or felt ribbon.  
 

Pre-lit white Christmas wreath, shamrock garland, and green candles on a mantel
Our St. Patrick’s Day display with a pre-lit white Christmas wreath

 
If you don’t want to buy a twig wreath, you can always use your green artificial Christmas wreath and adorn it with white shamrocks. The clear lights of your wreath can act like specks of gold! A white artificial wreath also creates a beautiful centerpiece that complements your St. Paddy’s Day display! For my mantel décor, I used our white wreath and displayed it along with white shutters, providing a tranquil contrast against the green decorations.
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