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My Thanksgiving Survival Kit

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It’s almost here! Turkey Day, the beginning of the holiday season, is tomorrow.  That means that road trips, overnight guests and dinner party prep begins right now! But before you panic, take a look at a few tricks and tips I’ve come up with – with help from the genius mind of Dan Pashman, of course. Read Post…

3 Tricks to Lower Your Heating Bill


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In many parts of the country, winter weather has arrived! Time to pull on a sweater, pull out the warm blankets and cozy up your home. Unfortunately, it’s also time for our heating bills to rise. But don’t worry – I’ve got a few tricks up my (long) sleeves. Check out these tips to see how low your heating costs might go this year. Read Post…

DIY Dip Dye Holiday Cards

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Thanksgiving approaches! But there’s no need to panic. There is still plenty of time to set yourself up for success this season. A great way to do that? Get a jumpstart on your holiday cards.

I’ve been creating my own homemade invitations for weddings, parties and birthdays using one of my favorite techniques – the dip dye. So this year I thought, why not make my holiday cards, this way too? Above, you’ll see one of my mini masterpieces. To find out how to create your own dip dye stationary, check out my video hereIn this case I was making wedding invitations, but simply switch up your words and your stamp themes and you’re ready to go. Read Post…

Thank You, Veterans! Poppies of Appreciation

Maya Angelou said, “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” and today we do just that.

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The beautiful red poppy is a symbol of gratitude that can be displayed in support of our soldiers, past and present. If you’re interested in learning more about the significance of these rosy and resilient flowers, please read this article written by DIY Host and garden guru, Maureen Dilmer. I loved learning about the symbol’s history and I’ve been thinking of different ways to include poppies in our everyday lives.

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Holidays Décor: Scandinavian Inspiration

Halloween is behind us! The holiday train has officially left the station. If you’re as excited as I am for this year’s celebrations, you may already be thinking about your decorations and menus. Last year I went a little flashy, but this year I’m calming things down and exploring the world of Scandinavian holiday design.

Scandinavian style is known both for its simplicity and functionality. If you’re looking to create a cozy, casual and comfortable holiday season for your family this year, this might be the theme for you. If so, take a look at some independent artists I found – from all over the world. Their modest masterpieces will become just the right accents to use in my Nordic Neverland. Read Post…

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