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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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Decorate Me Thankful

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and I’m feeling sentimental. Feeling all the thankful feels of this holiday season. Thanksgiving, above all other holidays, gently reminds us to count our blessings. And, so…I write on chalk boards, on plates propped on easels or on dry erase boards angled in corners of rooms. I write words like:   Blessed! Thankful! Welcome, Thankful Hearts! Thankfulness Welcomed Here! Be Thankful! Give Thanks! My Top 2017 Thanksgiving Creative Ideas Are: Pretty Thanksgiving table runners. Scatter small picture frames along your table with pictures of those you are thankful for this year. This is also a great way to remember those who cannot be with you for some reason or another—military duty, death, etc…. Scatter colorful leaves all about and votive candles, too. Print Scripture verses about being thankful in all things and...

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It’s Fall, Y’all!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

I love fall. Love how the leaves gradually turn from green to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and crimson red. Love the chill in the air and the warmth a good cup of java provides. Fall reminds me to enjoy beauty all around, because life should be so much more than stressful days full of getting it done, carpool lines, or staying on the run. It’s fall, y’all! Change is in the air and I’m loving it! Currently, I have a cinnamon apple candle in my kitchen and the fragrance is delectable! I love how a single whiff draws me in, encouraging me to stop for a moment, to embrace this small, fragrant gift of fall and all it has to offer. My summer hydrangeas are dried up, but, outside my home you’ll find multi-sized orange pumpkins clustered together,...

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Making our Bedrooms Havens Once Again

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Fall is a great time to assess our bedrooms. A fresh splash of color, bed linens, pillows and covers can add some pizzazz to the room that we spend a great deal of time in. Sometimes our bedrooms take a back seat when it comes to updating our home decor, but that doesn’t have to be. The reality is that we should give the same attention to this room as we give to the other more public rooms of our house. Nine times out of ten, though, I focus specifically on the main areas, as we can always shut the door to a messy bedroom when company comes over. Ahem … not that I would know. Ha! This fall remember the colors that are strong for the season. Navy, “orangey” corals, and jewel tones mixed with rich texture and...

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Décor that Educates!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

There’s nothing more American than baseball and apple pie. Summer’s long afternoons that stretch into late nights make it prime time for some celebrating. Whether you look forward to grilling out or making s’mores over an open fire, summertime’s fun gives us hope as winter wears on. There’s nothing more fun than celebrating baseball games with our boys or going to get popcorn and hotdogs at the baseball field hosting our favorite teams. This set of lamps brings the nostalgia and baseball memories front and center to their rooms! This particular time of summer, we also look forward to celebrating our yearly traditions. Some folks travel with family and friends to a particular vacation spot at their favorite beach, lake or amusement park. Others may look forward to relaxed mornings and extended evenings with late sunsets. Decorating our homes...

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The Gift of Time

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Do you ever feel like you fall short in prioritizing time spent with the people you love most? I do. Time has a way of slipping through our fingers, no matter how hard we try to make every moment count. Clocks represent the many seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years we are privileged to breathe, create, love, influence, and celebrate the wonderful lives we’ve been given. But, sometimes, we fail to see time as a gift because our ‘to-do” lists demand so much of us. No wonder we fail to live life to the fullest or to be fully present in any one single moment. Today, let’s celebrate the gift of time: past, present, and future. And let’s think of new ways to appreciate the gift we’ve been given. Clocks hold a special place in my heart,...

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