Category Archives for "Beautiful Home"

September 19, 2017

How to Keep Small Spaces Organized

Have a closet, drawer, or cabinet in your home that's always disorganized? Learn how to get and keep small spaces organized in just a few steps. These easy tips are great for organizing the closet, bathroom, or kitchen.

 

We all have that one cabinet, closet, or drawer in our home.  You know, the one that you throw yourself in front of when a guest reaches to open it.  You’re so adamant that they keep it closed, they probably think you’ve stuffed a dismembered corpse inside.

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to be embarrassed by that junk drawer?  That entry closet?  That bathroom cabinet?  With an organizational system and a little discipline, you can keep small spaces organized in your home.

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September 12, 2017

How to Create Classy Fall Decor

Tired of tacky Halloween decorations? Check out these tips for creating glamorous, classy fall décor! Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all through fall. Ideas for fabric and jeweled pumpkins, fall vignettes, and fall color palettes!

Do you find yourself wanting to decorate for fall, but feel repelled by the kitschy, hokey feel of some traditional fall or Halloween decorations?  Fear not, my friend.  With a little planning and design know-how (Plus some serious Pinspiration!), you can easily create classy fall décor for your home.
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September 5, 2017

How To: Decorate Pots for Fall

ShowMe Suburban | How to Decorate Pots for Fall

Of all the seasons, fall seems to be the one that gets people most excited.  Maybe it’s because of the striking visual changes that happen in nature during the fall.

The leaves turn to brilliant shades of red, gold, and auburn.  The air gets a little chillier.  And… it’s sweater weather, baby.

I love to usher in fall with a colorful, cheery update to the planter pots on my front porch.  Here’s how I decorate pots for fall!

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Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

ShowMe Suburban | Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?

  • You spilled coffee all over your dress, and the assistant regional something-or-other is visiting the office today.
  • You got to work, only to realize you forgot to brush your teeth.
  • You’re due to give a presentation in 10 minutes, and you’re so nervous that you’re pitting out your blouse.

Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day.  Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.

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June 27, 2017

3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

ShowMe Suburban | 3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

While travel itself is fun, packing and unpacking aren’t!  Liquids restrictions on flights, obscene checked baggage fees, and the exhausting post-trip to-do list can make travel stressful.

Today, I’m sharing 3 quick tips for easier air travel.  Oh… plus a bonus tip!  You’ll learn:

  • Where to scrimp on regulated liquids in your carry-on baggage,
  • How to avoid checking a bag when flying,
  • An easy way to relieve travel fatigue, and
  • How to check one big task off of your post-trip to-do list.

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June 6, 2017

Severe Weather Readiness: The Step-by-Step Guide

ShowMe Suburban | Severe Weather Readiness: A Step-by-Step Guide

A flood hits.  You grab your go bag, pile into the car, and head for higher ground.

You unzip your bag to find… a box of 5-year-old granola bars, your (expired) passport, and some congealed Neosporin?

This simply won’t do!

Severe weather preparedness is something that most people don’t take seriously enough.

But isn’t there a happy medium between being totally ill-equipped, and stockpiling supplies while wearing your latest foil hat?

Yes!

The truth is, you can effectively prepare for severe weather without spending tons of money or feeling like a doomsday prepper.

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May 23, 2017

Utility Shutoffs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Safe

ShowMe Suburban | Utility Shutoffs: What you need to know

Your electricity just went out.

Your toilet is overflowing.

You smell natural gas in your home.

Would you know what to do?

If your first response is, “Oh, that’s my husband’s/boyfriend’s/random stranger’s job…” uh-uh.

No, lovely, it’s your job.  If you’re ever home by yourself for any length of time, you need to know how to react when your utilities go awry.

And even when you’re not home by yourself, strong women still know how to get stuff done.

In the interest of helping you to be a strong woman and take great care of your home, I’m going to give you the rundown on finding and using your utility shutoffs.

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May 16, 2017

Get your bills organized (Finally!)

ShowMe Suburban | Get your bills organized (finally!) Plus a FREE printable!

Do you forget to pay your bills?  Are you struggling to keep track of which bills are due when?  Have no idea what your monthly expenses are and how you should be budgeting for them?  You’ve officially been thrown a lifeline!

Tracking and paying bills doesn’t have to be a crazy, stressful experience.  I’m going to show you a common-sense method for getting your bills paid on-time, and in the correct amounts.  Plus, a free printable!

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May 2, 2017

A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

ShowMe Suburban | A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

For many people, the kitchen is the hub of the home.  It’s the place where friends and family gather, pass through, and often leave their stuff.  The day’s mail, activity schedules, receipts, and lots of other papers end up in the kitchen.  If you’re like I used to be, you have a pile of mail and other paper clutter on your counter that you frantically shove into a drawer when company comes by.  I made one super easy change in my home, and it virtually eliminated my huge pile of paper clutter.

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