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How to Incorporate Maximalism Into Your Home (Without Going Overboard)

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How to Incorporate Maximalism Into Your Home (Without Going Overboard)

For the last century, the interior design world has focused on minimalistic decorating. In response, maximalism has swung back as nearly the exact opposite. Maximalism includes filling your home with busy textures, happy color, and art that speaks to you. At first, the trend may seem a little overwhelming, but here are some easy ways to implement it into your home: Gallery Wall The more artwork you can cover the walls with, the better. But remember, maximalism isn’t just about choosing random decorations for the fun of it. You should find pieces you actually love that will show people your...

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How to Prep A Mudroom for the Winter and Holiday Months

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How to Prep A Mudroom for the Winter and Holiday Months

Winter is here and with it comes a mess! Wet leaves, dirty snow, and winter sludge are some of the worries we’ll all face. But you don’t have to bring those little troubles into your home. And your kids won’t either! We’ve got some nifty tricks and how-to’s to help you and your family keep the mudroom mud-free this busy season.   See what type of storage furniture you have. Different types offer different solutions. For example, with a hall tree you won’t need an additional coat rack. And you can always pop on more command hooks if you need more hanging space.   To keep items dry, make sure...

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3 Creative DIY Ornaments: A How-To Guide

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3 Creative DIY Ornaments: A How-To Guide

Decorating a tree is perhaps the best part of Christmas! Whether you do so in the comfort of your own apartment or together with the whole family, there’s no denying the warm, sparkling delight each ornament brings home. Imagine the wonder—and the memories—you can make with a few dazzling DIY ornaments. We’ll take you through three, unique designs that are a breeze to complete. So, rev up those holiday spirits and get your creative working-elf gloves on; it’s time to turn your home into a mini ornament designing station.    Decorative Pine Cones – Whether you want them frosted and snowy,...

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Tips for Writing a Personal Holiday Card

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Tips for Writing a Personal Holiday Card

It’s that time of the year to send out an update and with so many holiday card ideas to pull from, all you need to do is decide what works well for your life and schedule this year. Do you have a lot of time on your hands and a creative bug? Consider making your own. Looking to save the planet? Find a great virtual greeting to cut back on paper waste. Want to amp up the personal touch? Do more than send a photo and write a thoughtful note. Which leads into another big question—what to write? I don’t...

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How to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Parties

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How to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But as much fun as this holiday season is, to say it’s completely stress-free would be a stretch. Especially when it comes to hosting parties. They’re loads of fun but you don’t want the workload to outweigh the reward so here are some of my tried and true ways of trimming the stress out of your end-of-year parties.

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