December 23, 2015

What’s The Most Important Home Staging Tips When Selling?

Home Staging Tips: Before you even begin to declutter, clean or rearrange your furnishing when putting a for sale sign in your yard there is ONE main ideology that I find successful home sellers have. I’ve studied my clients and found that most success when selling a home comes from within the sellers themselves. It’s about the psychology and practices of the seller, what is driving this person to sell their home, and what they are willing to live with—or in some cases live without—to get to the closing table. So, the most important home staging tip I can share with you is to obtain a seller’s mindset because selling a home is no easy task.  Within this seller’s mindset you must also be realistic about the three key factors of home staging tips—product preparation, marketing, and price—that help close the deal. Without this framework, sellers lose focus, lose money, get […]
December 10, 2015

Christmas Decor |Building a Christmas Village by Tori Toth

It’s that time of year again, where Sal (my husband) has to head into the eaves and grab all the Christmas decorations and make a christmas village…it’s a job he just loves (not!) Some of the boxes he pulls out as he hits his head on the ceiling is filled with tiny ceramic houses and shops. We began collecting props to build a Christmas Village a few years ago and every year we add a little bit more to build upon our village, more houses, more people, more trees and a taco truck (yep, it’s true!). So, how do you properly put a Christmas village together that doesn’t look like clutter and corrals all the moving parts of a village? Consider these eight tips before constructing your village: Christmas Village Tips # 1: Determine a Location First you want to consider where you will be placing your village.  The space […]
December 9, 2015

Christmas Decor | Criss-Cross Ribbon on Christmas Tree

Decorating for Christmas is no easy task, especially the tree. I mean come on you can’t just throw up a tree and call it a day. You have to stand up the Christmas tree, string the lights, place the ornaments and of course the tree topper.  Well, let me show you one more step that is a tad time-consuming, I’m not going to lie, but looks absolutely stunning. It’s called the criss-cross ribbon technique and I began doing this to my tree last year. Well, when I posted a picture on Facebook of the tree decorated like this in 2014, everyone fell in love and many even tried it on their own. So before I show you how it’s done let me tell you what you will need. First off, when purchasing the ribbon being used you want to make sure you get the right amount and of course that […]
December 9, 2015

DIY Home Decor: Decorate with Old Sweaters

After recently pulling out my warmer weather clothes, I stumbled upon some sweaters that had seen better days. Rather than tossing them into the donation pill or the trash I decided to repurpose my old sweaters and incorporate them into our home decor this winter season. These easy ideas will give your space a warm and cozy feel during the cold-weather months. There are so many ways to incorporate a sweater into your home decor here are 5 ways you can add the effects of a sweater in your home: Sweater Home Decor Tip # 1: On the Floor Try adding this texture pattern to your rugs. FLOR Carpet Tiles have soft, irregular braid patterning in complex yarns for a familiar and comfortable look that works for any space. In not only feel great under your feet, but this product is easy to maintain. Check out what a sweater material […]
December 8, 2015

Set the Table for the Holidays

Before the end of year chaos sets in- holiday decorations, shopping, partying it up and planning your business and personal goals for the New Year I wanted to share with you my latest decorating videos to make your home looking amazing this holiday season.   Let’s start with my Christmas favorites a collaboration I did with a bunch of You Tubers. Cathryn Holt from Amateur Decorating Like A Pro created this collaboration with nearly 50 participants to share our favorite thing to do this time of year and to show you how to decorate something for the holidays. Find out what I love to do and learn how to decorate a winter wonderland table scape for your guests. What you’ll need: Tablecloth Snow Batting Bottle Brush Christmas Trees Glass Mercury Christmas Trees Gold Reindeer (similar) Charger Plates Table & Glassware White Napkins Monogram Letter Ornaments See how we used these materials to create […]