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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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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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