Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How to Make Your Pet’s Areas Look Stylish

Feeding Area
We all know how messy and unattractive a pet’s feeding area can become. There are a few ways to combat this issue. One way is creating a specific place for your pet food to be stored. You can even make this the same place as where your pet eats. In the photos below, you can see come crafty ways of accomplishing this. One shows a trunk being used to store the food with holes cut in the top for the food bowls to sit, which is a great way to keep the mess contained. 


Attractive + Durable Beds
Pet beds are another place that can become unsightly in your home. Below are some examples of some fun ways to make this area more attractive. There are all types of “bases” you can put your pet’s bed into that will create a more finished look. Everything from pallets to bourbon barrels are good examples of how you can make them more appealing. Although it can be tempting to simply buy the cutest or fluffiest bed you can find, durability and cleaniblility should be important factors in your buying decision as well. 



Storage is a key factor in keeping your pets area stylish as well as organized and functional. People have come up with some clever ways to create storage for pet areas. One of the photos below shows where someone has turned an old cabinet into a fabulous area to store all of their pets needs. Fun baskets and bins are always another good option for you pet storage needs. 


For more ideas on how to make your pet's area look stylish check out this week's video here

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.



For more college grad gift ideas check out this week's video here >> http://bit.ly/1q90Gol

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!



For more Derby party decor ideas check out this week's video here >> http://bit.ly/1M5Q2IT