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5 Tips to Decrease Your Stress at Thanksgiving

The holidays are such a joy, but also can be such a stressful whirlwind if you’re not careful. Over several years of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, I’ve developed a few small tips to help stress less and enjoy the beauty of the holiday. Source: Style Me Pretty 1. Delegate. I know within some families the host […]


Love the way you lift! Explore control type options for window treatments

In honor of National Window Covering Safety Month, we’re reposting one of our most popular blog entries about control types, such as cordless lift. Read on to learn about the safest options for homes with young children and pets. We believe that you should fall in love with every part of your window treatment, from […]

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How to make a Halloween wreath decoration

Halloween will be here before we know it! When I think of Halloween, my first thought is always of that amazing smell pumpkins make when they’re lit at dusk. The smell of the pumpkins, the light fading away from the day, the families all outside—it’s magical. As a kid, it was all about how much […]

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10 ways to ‘feel the fall’

It’s that time of the year and I couldn’t be more excited. When crisp evenings start to become the norm and I am pulling more and more layers out of my closet, I know fall is here. It’s my favorite time of the year and I always have a long list of to-do’s to help […]


Mix up fall fabrics for a cozy home

You guys—it’s almost October (!!!). Fall is here. Depending on where you live, Mother Nature may already be shifting to cooler temperatures, rain, and autumn leaves. Stores are debuting their fall collections, and my Pinterest feed is full of boots, pumpkins, and caramel. Which means it’s time to get my house ready for fall! I like […]

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Top five tips for speedy cleaning

  Let’s be honest — nobody loves to spend time cleaning. I have ten other things I’d rather do than clean, so I want to get it done quickly and efficiently. Luckily, over the years, I’ve perfected a few moves to get my cleaning done in record time. Image Source: Happy Interior Blog Laundry Bin […]

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Choosing and using vintage linens in your home

Vintage linens are some of my very favorite things. They are usually soft and maybe a bit worn. They have a history, and usually they have a lot of detail that you just don’t see these days in new products. Here are some of my favorite vintage fabric items to buy: 1. Grainsacks My favorite material, […]


Decorating your mantel for fall

With colder weather just around the corner, you’re more likely to be inside and snuggled up by the fire soon. So it’s the perfect time to update your mantel and decorate it for fall! There are lots of different ways to approach seasonal decorating. Whether you go all out or keep your changes more simple […]


How to Make a Room Cohesive

I recently surveyed my readers to find out their biggest decorating problems. Want to guess what they said? Making a room look cohesive was one of the top problems, which makes sense. Selecting one thing you like is fairly easy, but finding a room full of things you like that work together is much more […]