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love heart painted on ceramic tea cup

Holiday Ideas: Quick Valentine Crafts

If you’re desperately in need of inspiration for your Valentine’s Day gifting (it’s almost here!!!) try some of our favorite quick and easy crafts. You can make a pretty sweet keepsake in an evening.

platter layered with sweet and savory appitizers

Entertaining Ideas: All a Board for New Year’s Eve

Make your New Year’s Eve celebration a breeze by serving appetizer boards you can assemble ahead of time. That way, everyone’s entertained and you get to have fun, too

Beverage center

Space Makeover: A Reach-In Beverage Center

Formerly an in-kitchen laundry closet, this little nook brings big entertainment value to a small kitchen. I’m not one to keep my family washing tidy at all times…

Autumn porch party

Entertaining Ideas: Giving Thanks

While you’re enjoying not only delicious food and pleasant company but also the efforts to make the holiday feast lovely and meaningful, don’t forget to

guests raising sangria to toast autumn chili party

Entertaining Ideas: Fall for Autumn Parties

Autumn entertaining is a cinch. Freshly harvested produce, fall events such as cider pressing and football games along with cooler temperatures combine to offer an array of

Decorated deck

Outdoor Living: Decorating an Expanded Deck

Two weeks of construction, planting and affordable furnishing was all the time needed to turn this tiny deck into an inviting outdoor living area. An area perfect for…

tipi style tent on grassy field

Outdoor Living: Glamping Southwest Style

Step off the beaten path. Sleep under the stars. Experience a nature-driven getaway without much—if any—discomfort. We’re talking about glamping, a combination of glamour and camping that’s become…

bobo style glamping tipi

Outdoor Living: Boho Glamping

Bring along furnishings you love to turn a tent into a home, and enjoy nature as some believe it was meant to be experienced—intertwined with low-key luxury. Beneath…

Dyed doily table runner

Easy DIY Ideas: Colorful doily table runner

This folksy dining spot channels the designs of Russia and Ukraine with its painted ceramics, tie-dye spray-painted napkins and runner made of neon-bright doilies. Give doilies an artful…

Stenciled napkins

Easy DIY Ideas: Tie-dye napkins

Imprint napkins with an Eastern European look the easy way when you use tie-dye spray paint and a stencil. By spraying paint rather than brushing it on, you’ll…

Folk art dining room

Easy DIY Ideas: Folk-Art Style Dining Room

Folk art reminds us of just how creative and colorful we can be as part of the American melting pot. Pay tribute to an Eastern European background with…

Flea market pantry and kitchen island

Easy DIY Ideas: Flea Market Pantry

See how some imagination, a bit of elbow grease, some home improvement store supplies and repurposed flea market finds lend style and function to a kitchen and pantry….