5 Ways to Engage your Kids on Summer Vacation

5 ways to engage your kids on summer vacation

Most kids look forward to summertime for most of the year. However, it usually isn’t far into the season before you start hearing those three dreaded words. You know the ones… “Mom, I’m bored.” Most kids need a little prompting to help them enjoy their summer experience. Here are five ways to get your kids focused {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}





Creative uses for Area Rugs

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Rugs are a very handy item in the home, adding not just warmth and comfort to a space, but also style. A rug can tie a room’s decor together, make a space feel cozier, cover up less-than-lovely flooring, or provide a place to play, amongst other things. However, there are actually a variety of other {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Use Fruit for the Fourth

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Here’s a quick tip: some of summer’s favorite fruits share the same colors as the American flag! Combine red fruits like cherries, watermelon, or strawberries with blueberries and white fruits like bananas or apples, and you have an instant July 4th themed treat. Mmmmm! Try these delicious 5Ways to Use Fruit for the Fourth.

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