Tuesday, May 24, 2016

School is Almost Out! How to Organize Children’s Rooms for Summer Fun

Labeled Storage
Storage is key when it comes to keeping children’s rooms organized and functional while still staying fun and accessible. One of the best ways to best utilize storage is with labeled bins. For the little ones who can’t read yet, pictures of what should go inside the bins will do the trick! Try and make clear categories like blocks, books, cars, dolls, games etc. 



Create Defined Areas
Creating defined spaces is another great way to organize your child’s room for fun. Books are a huge part of many children’s rooms. Create a reading corner by putting a comfy chair or floor pillows near a bookshelf so it is clear what area you are defining. You can repeat this process with the other areas like toys, art, and games. 



Display their Art

One of the most fun ways to get your child involved with the decor that goes up in their room is by creating a display area for their artwork. It is important to make this area easily accessible for your kiddo to reach. It is also important to make this an interchangeable display. This can be accomplished by using things clipboards or clothespins to hold the art up with!



For more ideas on how to organize children's rooms, check out this week's video here

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gifts to Help the College Grad Create their First Post-school Space

Coffee Table Books 
Coffee table books make great gifts because the recipient can not only enjoy reading the book, but it also makes for a great piece of decor itself! Choosing the right book for the grad in your life is simple, just choose a topic that you know they are interested in (ie. cars, fashion, sports, design etc.)



Personalized Trays
Another great gift for the grad in your life is a personalized tray. You can choose to personalize it with their first name or initial. This is a great choice because trays have so many different fantastic uses that they can choose from so they can use it exactly how they need to. Any gift that is personalized is just that much more special.



Mail Organizer

A mail organizer is a perfect gift for a recent college graduate. Grown-up life can be very overwhelming with all the new bills piling up all the time. Having a designated space in your home for these can reduce the stress just by knowing exactly where they all are.



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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Helpful Gifts to Help a High School Graduate Plan for Dorm-Room Decorating

Photo Display Board 

The grad in your life will surely want to surround themselves with photos of the ones they love when they move into their dorm room whether it is 20 minutes or 2,000 miles from home. It can be tempting for them to bust out the old scotch tape and start covering the walls with photos. To help with this, buying them a photo display or bulletin board will be the perfect solution! They make them in all sizes, styles and colors so you can surely find the one that fits your grad’s personality the most!



Stylish and Functional Desk Organization Supplies

We can all imagine just how cluttered and dysfunctional a college students desk can become in no time at all. This is why a fabulous gift for them is stylish and functional desk organization supplies! Everything from tiered paper holders, to pen/pencil cups, to desk drawer organizers are all great options. This may be the type of thing that your grad won’t think to get for themselves which is why it makes a perfect gift!


Fun / Inspirational Art

Something every dorm room needs is fun and/or inspirational art. It can be hard to adjust to living on your own for the first time, so anything that can brighten their day is a great idea. The art you choose totally depends on your grad’s style and personality. There are all kinds of fun and inspirational pieces that you can find inexpensively on sites like Wayfair, Etsy, and Art.com! 



 For more ideas on gifts for high school grads check out this weeks video here >> http://bit.ly/1qmaqeU

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Three Tips for Decorating for a Derby Party

Create a Board with the Horses Names, Numbers, & Silks

Throughout the day at your Derby party, guests will be deciding who they would like to place bets on for the big race. What better way to help them out and create a cute and functional decoration all in one? Simply chose a board (ie. poster, foam, chalk), then number the horses in order with their name and a picture of their silks on the side! This is especially helpful for people like us who choose their picks solely off of the color and patter of the silks. 



 Incorporate Roses and Horseshoes Throughout the Space 

Nothing says Derby more than the combination of roses and horseshoes. These items are easy to come by and to use throughout your home as decoration. One fun way to combine the two is to scatter them along a table runner.. Another great way to combine these Derby-themed items is to buy or make a wreath for your front door out of roses in the shape of a horseshoe!



Print and Frame the Official “Derby 142” Cards

This is a fun little touch to add to all of your other Derby party decorations. Simply find the official “Derby 142” logo online and print them onto 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10 cards to be put into frames. This is a very inexpensive decoration because you can use frames you already have and just print them at home!



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How to Decorate with Horse-themed Items

With Derby being right around the corner, we were inspired to give some tips on decorating with horse-themed items in your home. If you are local, then you know how important horse culture is to the beautiful state of Kentucky. It is always good to choose art and decor that means something to you or speaks to where you come from. You want to make sure not to overdo the amount of horse-themed pieces in your home because it can easily go from being tasteful to being kitschy. Below we have shown some fantastic examples of how to incorporate equine art throughout your space without feeling to “theme” like.

Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors

Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mother’s Day is Soon; Here are our D├ęcor Gift Suggestions

Customized Trays

Trays make a great gift because there are countless uses and spaces for them in any home. Whether you use it on your coffee table or ottoman, in the middle of your kitchen table or island, or even near a wet bar or bar cart. To take this multipurpose gift to the next level you can get it customized for Mom. You can choose to put the families last initial in the center or even the full last name, anything to make it her own is a great option!



Painted Glass Vases

We all know mom’s love gifts that come from the heart and have their loved one’s personal touches on them. This is why hand painted glass vases are a great gift option this Mother’s Day! Simply buy a few vases in her favorite shape and use a few of her favorite colors to paint along the lower half of the vase. One of the simplest designs to create is small multicolored dots like what is shown in one of the photos below. 



Personalized Planter
If your mom is a lover of her garden, getting her a galvanized planter personalized with her name is a fantastic gift for Mother’s Day. This is something she can use for years and she will always be able to think of her children when she sees it in her garden. One place we found that sells planters with personalization is personalcreations.com



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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Home Offices: How to Make them Decorative and Functional

Create Effective Storage 

To create a functional home office it is important to have adequate storage options throughout the space. Both open and closed storage is ideal to have so you are able to easily access items you use the most and the rest can be tucked away. One great way to accomplish this is with built ins. These will allow you to have both closed cabinet storage, as well as open shelving. Another way to create functional storage is with a free standing shelving unit. You can add baskets for the items you wish to be hidden and have the rest open.


Add Personal Touches 

Adding personal touches throughout your home office is another great way to create a decorative and functional space. Just because the area is designated for work, does not mean it needs to be dull or boring. Adding items like family photos in frames, artwork, and pieces with your favorite colors throughout the space will create a positive environment for you to happily work in. 

Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors

Maximize your Lighting

Lighting is important in every room of your home but it is especially important in your home office. No matter what type of work you are doing, good lighting is vital in a workspace. When choosing which room or space to make your home office, choose one with the most natural lighting. The last thing anyone wants to do is work in a dark space. If you do not have the luxury of great natural light in your space, add overhead as well as lamp and task lighting anywhere that you can. 



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