April 13, 2017

5 Ideas to Dress Up an Easter Tablescape

With Easter hopping to town this Sunday, it’s important to capture the precious moments of spring and this fun holiday on your table. Whether you plan on hosting an Easter brunch or dinner having a beautiful tablescape at the center of it all sets the tone and puts guests in the right mood.  Here are 5 ideas to try in your home that you can easily mix and match to create an amazing Easter tablescape that’s not only all your own, but will have guests singing your praises. Add a Pop of Color with Pastels  Pastels are a common color scheme to start injecting spring into your Easter decor. You can make your tablescape as colorful or subdued as you’d like just by mixing pastels with a neutral color palette. By using a combination of one pastel as an accent color with neutral colors and some mixed metals to create an elegant look for […]
April 10, 2017

5 Kid-Friendly Features Home Sellers Should Highlight

A single person may be willing to settle for less on their buyer wish list when it comes to purchasing a property, but that’s often not the case for family-oriented homebuyers who are looking for kid-friendly features. Buying a property becomes a bit more complex when kids are involved because they’re looking for that perfect combination of size and safety. Children influence the biggest purchase their parents are likely to make – according to a 2014 study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, more than 70 percent of millennial and Generation X parents say their homebuying decisions are largely influenced by their offspring. So what are the biggest features to look for when it comes to buying a family home of their dreams? Here are five things you should think about when putting your home on the market when you expect a lot of family-focused interest. Sizable Structure A family home […]
March 30, 2017

2 Potato Recipes for National Tater Day

Who knew that starchy food on the side of your plate had a day, National Tater Day is a time to celebrate the potato a nutritious vegetable that provides essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.   National Tater Day is observed annually on March 31. Whether you prefer the sweet variety, yukon golds, russets, or some color be sure to whip up some of your favorite taters in honor of the national holiday. You can do just about anything to a potato — baked, boiled, steamed, roasted, mashed, hashed, fried, grilled or scalloped (anyway you like them) and they’ll taste amazing. The potato is in fact a major staple in my meals, since I’m a picky vegetarian and it’s one of my favorite go-to foods.  Veggie Loaded Baked Potato One Large Baking Potato (Idaho or Russet) Olive Oil Sea Salt & Pepper Aluminum Foil Broccoli Carrots Snow Peas 1 cup Veggie Stock Cheddar […]
March 27, 2017

Going Beyond Cleaning & Decluttering

When preparing a home for sale it’s important to look at all aspects of the home staging process. While many times cleaning and decluttering the property can provide a vast improvement, it’s not the only projects to check off the to-do list before putting a for sale sign in the front yard. Here are four unconventional home staging tips every home seller should consider to get the maximum return on their investment. Every property has the potential to look expensive, but often times spaces fall short of the sales price because of the home’s features. To get a customized high-end look for less start by going neutral. Neutral colors as your base palette are a classic that offers a timeless appeal in any home. When mixing and matching whites, beiges and grays the color scheme creates an upscale look that’s easy to design with as the seasons change. Want a space […]
March 23, 2017

MUST-SEE Spring Home Decorating Trends | Shop the Look Under $100

Spring is here according to the calendar, however, while writing this I’m watching the snow melt with a chill in my body. Even though mother nature may be up to her old tricks, I’m looking forward to swapping out our winter decor for some refreshing spring-like home accessories. Come shop the look to stay on trend in your home.   This is the season to clear out, clean up and embrace the lighter side of home decorating. Just like shopping for a few spring wardrobe must-haves your home can use a mini-makeover after being stuck inside all winter staring at the same four walls. I always find it intriguing by just changing up a few pieces or moving items around the room it can completely change the look. So, what should you be on the lookout for this spring? Check out these five home decor trends: Make a Splash Watercolor […]