3 Tips for How to Style a Bed

Beds should be for comfort and beauty. It’s not just one or the other.  So when considering how squishy your mattress should be or how fluffy your pillows, you should also decide what colors you want to see on your bed, how many blankets your prefer and what types of throw pillows to use.  Here are a few quick tips on styling the perfect bed.

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Sunday Links

I don’t know why, but this Sunday I feel particularly alive.  I have been reading a lot of blogs about life in general and I feel that so many people have been sharing their true stories.  Not just the pretty pictures or perfect family meals, but the true struggles and surprises we all go through.  So I thought that for today’s Sunday links I’d share a few real stories and few pretty ideas.

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Spray Painting with Less Mess using a Spray Shelter

Spray painting can be a messy job.  I don’t care what the paint manufacturers say about the nozzles or the paint mixture, it can get everywhere if you aren’t careful.  But the folks at HomeRight came up with the ingenious Spray Shelter to keep you from getting overspray on your car (yes, I’ve done that.) or all over period.  It works great to block wind and sun and to catch overspray.  It also keeps little bits that fall from the trees out of your wet paint, if you paint outside.

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New Cookbook from a Local Favorite

Who here has been to Myrtle Beach, SC?  If you haven’t, it is the summer playground of the Carolinas.  And right in the heart of Myrtle Beach is a cafe and bakery called Croissants.  Since 1995, the owner of Croissants, Heidi Vukov, has been keeping folks coming back for more of her amazing pastries and her unique way of infusing Southern charm into her old world style of cooking.  And now you can experience it for yourself in her new cookbook, Bonjour Y’all!

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Confessions of a Design School Drop-Out

…. who re-enrolled.  Yep.  You read that correctly.  I’ve already dropped out once, but the second time is the charm, right?  Here are the reasons I dropped out, what I’ve learned since then, and why I’ve decided to start all over.  (And I think it will really be worth it!)  Beware: this post is looong!

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Sunday Links

This week was a whopper for me!  The kids went back to school and the routine began.  As much as I love having a routine, it can sometimes be tough to get back into it!  So once the kids were at school, I played catch up all week.  You know, just those little things that needed to get done (i.e., cleaning).  So I am really happy to be sitting down and sharing with you some AMAZING projects in this edition of Sunday Links.

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Home Office E-Design

Home offices are some of my favorite places to design, especially for women.  I say this because I believe that men and women work differently.  I think men like to be surrounded by their favorite “man stuff”.  Sports paraphernalia, big TV’s, autographed items, etc.  They like background noise and everything they need within arms reach.  I think women like a room that is neat and clean where they can cut out the noise of all the demands placed on them and get down to business.  So when I was recently contacted to do an e-design home office for a home based business owner, I was very excited.  She told me that all she wanted to do was to click on links and have it all shipped to her.  So I made it easy.  Each and every item came from one place, One Kings Lane.  Don’t you just love that site?  Here is what I came up with.

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A Peachy Mom’s Morning!

The joke with all of my friends is that we deserve champagne on the first day of school to celebrate surviving the summer.  That joke got me to thinking, mimosas perhaps?  What about swapping the champagne for prosecco and diluting it a bit.  And making it peachy!  So I came up with these great cocktails for a mom’s morning celebration, whether it’s the first day of school or just a regular Wednesday.

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Simple First Day of School Teacher Gift

Yesterday was my children’s first day of school.  They kept telling me to stop being so happy about them going back to school.  I can’t help it!  I love back to school time.  I was that kid who had to organize her desk just so and sharpen all of my pencils and write my name as neatly as possible inside all of my notebooks.  Sleep never came to me the night before the first day of school.  Now, with my children, I find myself more excited than they are.  Mostly because I love the organization and the schedule we have during the school year.  So, of course, I had to send in a teacher gift on the first day, just to share my enthusiasm.  This one was very easy and can be pulled off in less than 5 minutes.  Seriously.

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Back to School Lunch Made Easy

It’s that time of year…. back to school time!  I don’t know about you, but I am jumping for joy!  I miss having a schedule.  I miss my kids seeing their friends every day.  I miss having my time to create, uninterrupted.  So back to school is a joyous occasion, for me, at least.  One thing I don’t enjoy though is packing lunches.  My kids are picky eaters and it just gets boring.  However, I have found a few great products that will make packing school lunch a breeze.  Plus they are colorful and fun! (affiliate links used)

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