Appreciating Every Moment in Your Home

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  • 2 Mistakes Exec...

    September 19th, 2014

    When you are a business executive, having a nice office is important. The space will be used to conduct business interviews, meet with potential investors, and offer you a little comfort during your tough workday. Unfortunately, making the wrong choices can cause problems. Here are two mistakes that people frequently make when selecting new office furniture, and how you can avoid making the same errors.
    1: Forgetting About Function
    As you look [...]

  • How To Create A...

    September 19th, 2014

    Are you searching for decoration ideas for your autumn nuptials? There are a variety of seasonal goodies to choose from such as apples, pinecones, ears of wheat, and maple leaves to scatter around your tables, but you will still need a noticeable table centerpiece. If you’re interested in creating your own centerpieces, use these simple instructions to transform ordinary mason jars into beautiful autumn leaf lanterns. 
    Materials:

     8 oz., 16 oz., & [...]

  • Swarming Insect...

    September 19th, 2014

    Have you ever sat on your porch and witnessed a swarm of small insects buzzing a few feet off the ground? Or perhaps you’ve been camping and suddenly a swarm of insects flying in a perfect circle pattern invades your space? Insects swarm for various reasons, but whatever the cause, it’s best to avoid them.
    Let’s Get It On
    Yes, those tiny gnats flying in a chaotic sphere are looking to mate, [...]

  • Critical Home M...

    September 19th, 2014

    The whirlwind pace of everyday life often prevents you from accomplishing everything you mean to do in a 24-hour period. As a result, many household repair and maintenance tasks get placed on a list that “will be done” at an undefined future point in time. The problem is, that time often never seems to actually arrive until the tasks evolve into major problems. If you have a list of things [...]

Appreciating the Simple Joys of Home

The Art of Home Cooking

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There is something special about a home-cooked meal or freshly baked cookies. I remember my mother would bake chocolate chip cookies every Friday. We would come home from school that day and immediately smell their deliciousness wafting through the house. I loved how my mother would use food to bring the family (and friends) together. Each night we ate a wholesome meal prepared by my mom. While there are definitely a lot of distractions pulling family members in every direction throughout the week, it is important to remember the art of simple home cooking and togetherness.

Making Time for Family

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One of the simplest, and most treasured joys of the home is spending time with family. Growing up, my parents made it a priority to limit outside activities and commitments so that there were always opportunities to be together as family. Even when we did have plans (what family doesn’t these days?) every effort was made to show support. If I had a soccer game, the whole family came to cheer me on. If my sister had a ballet recital, we all attended. Because of this I always felt loved, and my relationships with my parents and siblings were strengthened.

Adding Personal Touches

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Making a house a home isn’t always easy. I have found that the best way to create a space of cozy hominess is through the personal touches. In other words, it is less about the style of your furniture as it is the small additions that made it our own. For example, in my home I have added homemade pillows to my couches. On the mantle I have pictures of my husband and children. In the kitchen, I have personalized labels for my jars and spices. It doesn’t take much to really bring your home together. Simply make it personal.