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Love is in the Air

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

It’s that wonderful time of year when the birds start to sing, and the flowers begin to bloom. It’s also the beginning of wedding season. As parents, we think many times that those days are far off in the future, but many of us are facing the reality that it’s closer than we think. Still more of you already are walking this road with your daughters and even sons and wedding planning is firmly in your minds. During this time, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the details of all that needs to be done but finding décor to make an event hall or church building more wedding friendly doesn’t have to be one of them. Many times, in an effort to save money, many crafty mamas have taken on the task of putting together the additional décor, but...

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Bring the Outside In

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Spring is piercing through the gray of winter and I’m loving the new life it brings. How about you? Our busy lives sometimes hinder us from stepping outside to enjoy the brilliant colors. But spring delivers—right to our doors. How blessed we are to welcome spring in all its glory, inside of our homes—embracing colorful floral arrangements displayed in vintage vases or tucked inside simple mason jars. Rather than peering through a window to enjoy the beauty of spring, we are blessed to physically go outside to gather its beauty, sometimes in abundant supply. But if we’re not physically able to go, we can ask a friend or a family member to bring them in for us. What better way to cheer us up and de-winterize our souls? Children and grandchildren find joy in picking flowers. Let’s give our...

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Florals for 2018

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

In the midst of winter in the South I find myself dreaming of Spring. I know, it’s the South—how bad can it be? Pretty rough for me because the gray skies and chilly temps keep me hidden indoors and under blankets most days of our winter. After spending the majority of my life in Florida, the winter’s cold can drag on and wear me down. I find I miss the sunshine, the green grass and the flowers blooming all around. Thankfully, the floral and botanical market remains a strong trend for our homes starting 2018. In this season I find it refreshing to be able to bring a bit of color and spring into our home in a variety of ways. From bedding to pillows, and prints to walls, the floral game is strong. Traditional patterns are roaring back...

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A Royal Opportunity for Your Family

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Winter sure has settled in, hasn’t it? This week our county had five snow days. Have I mentioned I live in Mississippi? Unusually frigid temperatures and ice and snow have made this January especially difficult. I’m not sure yet how much more time is left in winter, but I am surely over it! How about you? Dreaming of warmer temps and planning 2018 goals always leads to home projects and this year is no different. The news of the Pantone color of the year has been intriguing as well, and I have to say I personally love the Ultra Violet hue. After a couple years of more neutral colors from Pantone, Ultra Violet shifts the home decorating game into high gear. Not just a regular purple, Ultra Violet is a blue based purple that stands out and makes a...

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Live Current: Creating a Home that Unveils the Best Version of YOU!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

My creative daughter and I had a great conversation this week about how important it is to live current—to create an environment that reflects the BEST of who we are, even in our home-décor. So, I’m going to share a few things that will help you to achieve this goal: First: Walk through your home with pen and paper in hand. Access how long you’ve had the same style. Yes, admit how many years you’ve had the same piles. And, while you do that, also include a bullet-pointed-list that reads something like the one below: Window treatments: 20 years Wallpaper: 200 years Paint color: 5 years Furniture: 3 years Accessories: Have owned these too many years to count! The piles, boxes, and bags? How long have they been here? This exercise is not intended to create a spirit of...

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A Fresh Start in a New Year

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

I find myself spending time reflecting this time of year. Moments to step back and take stock of the time that has past, the good and the bad, and to plan for the new year to come. We’ve just experienced Thanksgiving and been cognizant of the things we are thankful for and spent time celebrating our family and friends—and then Christmas came by in full swing. So it’s appropriate to start thinking now of a New Year and a fresh start. In light of the speed with which time is passing, I put together a short list of things to do as you begin the new year. Tips for Planning for a Fresh Start in the New Year 1. Purge Stuff, attitudes, and anything else in your home that no longer brings you happiness. With a new round of...

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