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Refresh

Friday, January 16th, 2015

refresh

Refresh is defined as, to fill again. I’ve been thinking about this word and how I feel about 2015 so far. I have been filled again with enthusiasm and energy. I’m really hoping it lasts beyond the month!

In the spirit of refreshing I stocked the shop with items to keep this refresh thing going.

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A refreshing motto for the year | pretty planter to help clear the air | a place to jot down new ideas | a scrub to exfoliate all the blech from last year | a little something to revive the wardrobe

For more refresh picks, including yummy citrus scented candles, click here

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Gifts for Him

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

gifts for guys

He’s your supporter, your champion, your rock. He appreciates the finer things in life, like a great Kentucky bourbon and the way a photograph can capture the soul. Yes, he’s got a beard and tough guy exterior, but underneath it, he’s a big old softy. This holiday season, celebrate the guy in your life with a gift that shows his appreciation for things made right—with hands and heart.

Willow Speakers to listen to his favorite playlist

A Wood Table Lamp so he can read in bed

These Ramen Bowls let him eat in style, even if his noodles come wrapped in cellophane

Art that reminds him of the summer he spent camping in California wilderness

Big news! In the spirit of gratitude this holiday season, Great.ly is gifting two lucky winners their entire order every day from December 10th through midnight December 16th. They’ll choose two customers at random everyday to receive their entire order for free.

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Home | Adventures in Housekeeping

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

messy houseillustration by Ellie Cooper

Last week I did something I never done before. I didn’t clean up anything in my house. I didn’t turn off any lights that my family left on, close any doors they left open. I didn’t load or unload the dishwasher or wash clothes. I didn’t put away a single thing all week — and I didn’t tell anyone to put anything away either. (more…)

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Home | DIY Fall Decor

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

1- Color Block Bias Blanket from Purl Soho

I was in the mood for making some things – that’s what the fall and the change in weather does to me. And I wondered if you felt the same way, so I did a little digging and came up with four really great DIY ideas that I think we should try. Whaddya say? (more…)

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Home | How to Update a Tween Boy’s Bedroom

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Bedroom Updates for Boys

I’ll be honest. What tween and teen boys like is a little bit of a mystery to me because I have two daughters. But if they are like girls growing older (and I think they are), they want to distance themselves from anything that seems babyish to them. It’s time to leave behind the puppies and trucks and sailboats for something a little more grown up.

Here are seven ideas for updating his bedroom: (more…)

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Home | Four on the Floor

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

1 - Kate Spade vinyl tape floor via Rebecca June

There are many ways to transform your home with a lot of labor and a little bit of money. Floors are no exception. If you’ve got an ugly or boring floor problem, I’ve got four ideas for fixing them up: (more…)

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Home | Solving Small Space Problems – House Guests

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Solving Small Space Problems - House Guests
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Last Christmas, we crammed an extra six people into our small house for a few days, and we don’t even have a spare bedroom. Or two full bathrooms. Between sleeping bags, an inflatable mattress, and a couch, we managed to stuff everyone in. These were close family members though, and everyone was just happy to be together, so space really wasn’t an issue.

But what if you live in a small space and you have out-of-town guests that aren’t close family members – perhaps they are visiting for the first time, or are used to having more space to themselves? How do you make them feel welcome? (more…)

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Home | Party On!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

party on

When Jen asked me to write about Entertaining Must Haves, my first thought was, “Perhaps if I regularly entertained people in my home, I would know what the must haves are!” Our wine glass collection is a mish mash of those that have survived butter fingers over the years. I’d be lucky to find more than six matching sets of silverware. And I don’t own a cheese board.

Does this sound familiar, or am I the only one?

But get-togethers are about good friends and good conversation and (hopefully) good food too—you know that already. Whether or not you have proper entertaining supplies doesn’t really matter, so long as you make people feel welcome in your home.

Sooooo…I didn’t pick Entertaining Must Haves, but I did pick Entertaining Fun to Haves, all of which are pretty inexpensive and could add a little personality to your next party: (more…)

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