Category Archives for "Beautiful Home"

October 31, 2017

How to Clean Out Gutters – and Why You Should

It's important to clean out gutters regularly. Doing so keeps rain flowing away from your home, and helps prevent water damage. Discover the tools you'll need to diy your gutter cleaning, get product recommendations, and learn a few hacks. Your ladder awaits!

It’s important to clean out gutters twice a year.  Find out why, and how, below.


Drip, drip, drip.

That’s not normal.  It’s raining, but… where is that coming from?  You round the corner into your living room to see…

Big, shiny drops of water trickling in from the corner of the ceiling.

Holy ____!

Great.  Drywall soaked with rainwater, ceiling already mushy and yellowing, mold creeping down the wall in the very near future, along with a side of wood rot.

Guess what?  This particular incident could have been prevented.

Instead of standing here, jaw agape, staring in shock at water pouring into your living room, you could have skipped this whole thing.  That drip, drip, drip didn’t have to pierce your ears.  How could it have been prevented?  Here are a few options:

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October 10, 2017

How to Choose Organizing Containers

Choosing the right organizing containers is vital to keeping your home organized. Plastic containers, woven or fabric containers, and lids can make or break organization in your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. Here are some tips and good ideas for choosing the right containers for the right space, based on your habits and routines.

Pinterest envy.

You’ve felt it before.  Scrolling through your Pinterest feed, you stop momentarily on a pin of a beautiful kitchen, with perfect rows of chic baskets cradling the owner’s perfectly-organized kitchen tools.

You run to Target, drop some change on adorable baskets, get them all set up in your kitchen.

And they’re a wreck a week later.

I just can’t stay organized,” you tell yourself.  But you’re wrong.

By making just one little change, you can keep your home organized consistently.

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October 3, 2017

Dos and Don’ts for a Clutter-Free Home

Looking for tips to create a clutter-free home? Struggling to keep up with your home organization? These do's and don'ts will help you organize and declutter your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, closet, and your whole home.

No matter how many times you organize your home, you’re always tripping over clutter.  Why??  For the love of whatever, why can’t you keep a clutter-free home?

Look, it happens to most of us at some point in our lives.  The good news is that you can break the cycle of a chronically cluttered home.  Here is a list of do’s and don’ts to help you get – and keep – a clutter-free home.

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September 26, 2017

Style Your Own Fall Decor Mashups

Looking to create glamorous, understated fall décor? Learn to mix and match seasonal and non-seasonal décor to create your own fall décor mashup! Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all through fall. Ideas for jeweled pumpkins, fall vignettes, and easy fall decorating!

Fall décor.

Does that phrase conjure up images of cheap paper skeletons, black and orange everything, and expensive animatronic lawn mummies?

It doesn’t have to.

In fact, you can create glamorous, understated fall décor by creating mashups of seasonal and non-seasonal décor pieces.  As a result, your fall décor will blend beautifully with the rest of your home, providing a hint of fall.  You’ll also save money by using some of the décor you already have.

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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

Looking for fall decor ideas for the front porch? Try this quick and easy diy to put a fall spin on the pots you already have! Great decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving, too!

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

Has a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail ever derailed your workday? These tips will give you lots of ideas of products and supplies to keep on hand so you'll be prepared for anything at work.

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

Whether you're flying for vacation or for work, it's important to maximize the space in your carry on luggage. These 3 packing trips for easier air travel will help you choose the right size suitcase and decide what to leave at home.

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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