Archive for August, 2016

Creative Teacher Appreciation Ideas

We’ve been back to school for several weeks here in Georgia, but it’s never too late (or too early!) to show your appreciation for your child’s teachers.  As a former teacher and now preschool director myself, some of my fondest…

Small Spaces that Live Large

When we moved from our 1969 Cape Cod-style home to a 1929 bungalow, we knew that we were going to have less space. The closets are smaller, the rooms are smaller; people just didn’t have as much stuff back then!…

Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home

Look in any home decor store and on Pinterest and it’s no secret that farmhouse style is all the rage.  I mean, who doesn’t love a little Joanna Gaines in their home?  If you’re ready to dive into this style…

Living with Color

Farmhouse style has been all the rage lately. Its signature colors are beige, white, and other light neutrals. But what if you prefer something more colorful?   Injecting color into the rooms of your home changes not only the look…

Simple and Safe DIY Essential Oil Candles

There is something just so eternally soothing about the flicker of candlelight.  For centuries, we’ve lingered in its glow.  And more recently, scents have been added to create an even more sensual experience.  Ahhh… there’s not much better than basking…

Curb Appeal: Tips and Tricks

As summer winds down and cooler temperatures are, hopefully, on the way, it’s time to think about fall planting and yard work. This summer was just too hot for our plants to do well, so I’m looking forward to adding…

Get Your Dream Kitchen on a Budget

When Mohawk Home asked me to write a post about how to get your dream kitchen on a budget, I was beyond excited! I have now renovated two kitchens – one, a full-scale renovation; one, a minor renovation – on a…

Dining Al Fresco

Summertime just invites divine outdoor dining, doesn’t it?   If you’re looking to maximize your time in the outdoors and enjoy a meal al fresco, you’re not alone.  Outdoor dining ideas and spaces are abundant on Pinterest!  Let’s break it down…