Holiday Planning 101 – It’s Not too Early!

Holiday planning in SEPTEMBER? Yep. It’s time! Get a jump on the season and take the stress factor down a notch. There will be details to polish up later, but let’s get going on the majors now. You can plan your calendar: activities, appointments, decorating, etc. These are the big things. What I love about holiday planning is that if you get the plans down now, you can live in the present for the rest of the holidays! Holiday Planning on Your Calendar – Calendaring ( here is one holiday calendar we love! ) is critical during the holidays! It will save your sanity. Schedule EVERYTHING! Daily activities – First of all, Plan School, Work, Athletic schedules and Lessons! (suggestion: use a different color for each member of your family!) Appointments – Schedule every Dentist and Doctor’s visit, Hair, Nail, or Waxing appointment, Pest Control and Pool guy visit! Get it on the calendar through December so you won’t have...

ROCK Your Fall Decor! Here’s How…

Although the temperature is still hitting the triple digits here in Phoenix, September spells FALL on most minds! With the change of seasons comes the change in home decor, therefore, it’s time for fall decorating! The colors and the textures in nature are nothing short of inspirational, so let’s look at some simple yet beautiful ways to bring the out-of-doors inside to decorate your home this fall! ~ LEAVES ~ No matter your style, orange, gold and red leaves absolutely scream fall! Fill glass Hurricane Jars with leaves as a stunning way to capture the colors of the season. You can also add in a tall white battery operated pillar candle for a nice warm touch. Three of these jars in different heights, on a silver or glass tray make a lovely table centerpiece or fireplace mantle focus piece. The idea of using real, dried leaves has ‘romantic appeal’, however, real leaves dry out and turn brown....