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....

The Easy Method For Picture Hanging

The Easy Method for Picture Hanging In my last home, I had a FABULOUS idea: Have a photo collage wall! You know, all the kids, random shots, cute frames, perfectly placed. HAH! I tried it freehand and the results were, let’s say, NOT stellar! Some frames closer to some than others, a few frames at a tilt unless I stuck a wad of sticky stuff on the back, and almost NONE exactly level at the top–well I’ve matured in my MAD PICTURE HANGING SKILLZ!! If you love framed photos on the wall and have been hoping for an easier way to get this crazy task accomplished, today is your lucky day! STEP ONE- Decide on the photos, choose your frames, and look through a few catalogs or magazines for ideas. It’s always easier when you have an idea in mind before you pound a nail. Photos should compliment the home decor, not compete with it. SUGGESTIONS:...

How to Create a Fantastic Patio

How to Create a Fantastic Patio It’s Patio Time! The love of a balmy, breezy spring day is universal. A fabulous, welcoming patio can be created with a little thought, a little elbow grease and any budget! You don’t have to be a millionaire to have a beautiful outdoor space. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Planning What are your go-to activities? Are you the Martha Stewart of entertaining? Are you a homebody who would rather read alone on a windowseat? Are you the Monopoly Queen, always challenging your kids to a game? Maybe you are the barbecue guru and adore eating outdoors. Whatever your daily adventures entail, this is what you want to translate to your patio space. If you’re all about friends, you’ll need to consider seating for many, yet open space for guests to mix and mingle. If you are a ‘foodie’, then the Bar-B-Que area might be THEE most important part of the patio to you....

No-Nonsense Holiday Decorating

December is Celebration Time! Hanukkah, Christmas, whatever your celebration, we’ve got some great, easy, budget friendly ideas to make your home festive this season! DECORATING ON A BUDGET I like to change-it-up a little yearly, but who can afford all new décor every Christmas? One easy way to throw some new life into your decorations is by switching colors, or adding in another color! If all your décor is “Country Style”, try adding in silver! Add plain silver ornaments to the tree. Purchase tall, wide glass vases or assorted jars from the dollar store and fill with plain, silver balls. Place them around your house-on the coffee tables, mantle, or place three varying height jars on the dining table. Add in sprigs of artificial pine branches in keeping with the Country theme, and there you go! Any theme can be altered with color. Add in bright turquoise, yellow, and orange balls and stringed beads for a...

How to Host a Swap Party

I recently did some redecorating in my home. I changed colors, bought some new lamps and artwork, purchased a few new accessories and moved some things from one room to another. As I stockpiled all my “old” decor items I realized most of it was still usable and in great shape. In fact, a lot of what I owned I could picture in my friend’s house. The colors, the design; all of it would work. I realized a few of my friends had also changed things up a bit in their homes. If I had a great pile of home accessories, maybe everyone else did, too? With a few phone calls and text messages I found that to be exactly the case. In fact, we all were sort of in the same boat: we had some great home decor pieces that were too good to donate, no one wanted to host a garage sale (ugh!), but...

Time for Pumpkin

      When September rolls around, I start to get a longing for all things autumn. I love the deep reds, golds, oranges, and cinnamon colors that suggest fall. I start adding some fall decor to my home. Thoughts of bonfires, hot chocolate, and s’mores run across my mind. Warm afghans, chunky sweaters, cool evenings…the list is endless. If you’re an autumn lover like me, then you may also have the same affliction I have – a love for anything pumpkin and cinnamon. So, when the calendar turns to September, my heart (and tummy) longs for the warm, spicy notes of something pumpkinny delicioso!  (yup, I totally just made up that little catch phrase) Time for Pumpkin Today was Pumpkin Day. I bought a few cans of organic pumpkin, carried in my box of fall decorations, and decided to focus on all things pumpkin. My first order of business was to fill the house with...

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