it’s beginning to look a lot like home

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  This is the last post in the Love the Home You're With series.  I truly hope you found inspiration and motivation to make your home everything you want it to be. Not only did this series push me to work on areas of my home that I didn't love, but it pushed me personally as well. And, I think my home is starting to reflect … [Read more...]

20 family traditions you can start at home

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  I love making up family traditions, and over the years we've created quite a few. As I mentioned yesterday, traditions are a great way to bond as a family and build lasting memories. While the photos I'm sharing today aren't Pinterest or magazine worthy, they are beautiful; beautiful because they capture precious moments in time with … [Read more...]

8 ways to make your house feel like home

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  Last Sunday I shared a quote I found online that said "There's nothing like staying home for real comfort." Remember the definition of beauty that I shared in the very post of this series? Being at home should bring us that kind of comfort and satisfaction. Let's talk about how we can achieve that in our homes. It's not about the stuff … [Read more...]

the home management binder experience

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  Yesterday, we talked about the importance of taking care of our needs so that we can be our best and do our best. Today in the "Love the Home You're With" series, we're going to talk about meeting the needs of our family. I LOVE what Helena said in her post, Home Management or House Management,   "Home Management goes beyond … [Read more...]

on health and happiness in the home

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  So far in the Love the Home You're With series, we've organized, cleaned and decorated. This week, we're going to talk about home management...everything from starting a home management binder to establishing traditions to making our house feel like home. But before we do, we're going to talk about the most important thing we can do to … [Read more...]

the comforts of home

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  I saw this quote on Facebook today.     And I thought, "Amen,"  especially when you love the home you're with. Wishing you the comforts of home. See you in class,   … [Read more...]

recommended reading: 10 must read design blogs

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    Sometimes I need another perspective, a fresh pair of eyes, to help me with decorating dilemmas.  When I do, these are the design blogs I turn to for inspiration.     Designed with Carla Aston - Carla shares her beautiful designs and some great tips.  I've learned a lot from her.  I've had the pleasure to meet … [Read more...]

decorating advice from a pro: a live interview with Jackie Hernandez

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  Today, I'm so excited to bring you the return of "After Class with Mrs. Hines." In this episode, Jackie Hernandez, of Teal and Lime, and School of Decorating shares practical and helpful decorating advice.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox8M9rLBxqs   Here's the link to the color palette post Jackie referred to in … [Read more...]

$0 Fall porch makeover

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  Focus on the positive. Sometimes we get so caught up in what is wrong with our home, that we miss seeing what is good.     So, today we're going on a little field trip to All Things Heart and Home where I'm sharing one of my favorite features of my home; the front porch. It's been cozied up for Fall, and I've got … [Read more...]

master closet organization

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  When we first moved in to this house, I was so glad that the builders had installed shelving.  I had just spent the past few years adding shelving to my last master closet and didn't want to spend the time or money doing that again. But with all of those shelves, I didn't have room for folded clothes, drawers or a hamper.   And no … [Read more...]