Why You Should Book Your Travel Plans in January

In many parts of the country the weather has cooled off and everyone is curled up on the couch with a warm drink dreaming of sandy beaches and the sound of waves crashing on the shore. It may seem a little crazy to be planning your summer vacation when you can see the snow piling […]

7 Unique Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

  Christmas is almost upon us and with all the gift giving also comes the holiday treats. Cookies, candies, and other homemade delights are often a feature at many Christmas parties. By the time the big day rolls around guests can be a little tired of the usual snacks. So we’ve gathered a few not […]

10 Hostess Gifts for Your Upcoming Holiday Party

It’s that time of the year where your social calendar is all booked up. We try to squeeze as many cookie exchanges, office parties, and holiday get-togethers as we can until the end of December. With all these wonderful events going on, you don’t want to show up empty-handed and appear to be an ungracious […]

Feast Like the Pilgrims: 8 Recipes From the First Thanksgiving

This is the year. The year that you’ve decided to have a truly traditional Thanksgiving feast, just like the pilgrims. You imagine the table set to perfection with a beautiful turkey in the middle, surrounded by traditional side dishes of potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and of course the cranberries. It is basically a Norman Rockwell painting […]

Survival of the Fittest: How to Win Black Friday

The holy grail of American consumerism is almost upon us. The name Black Friday refers to the shift in retailers’ accounting books where many “go into the black” or make a profit the day after Thanksgiving. Every year the deals get bigger, the lines grow longer, and the people get crazier. In more recent years, […]

9 Decorating Tips to Get Your Porch Ready for Fall

It has been statistically proven that our culture loves fall. From the excited back-to-school feeling in September to the crunchy leaves that are ready to be raked up, we romanticize fall as a fresh start. Football season is back for all ages to enjoy and temperatures drop, all while we cozy up with our pumpkin […]

No Carve Pumpkins for Fall

One of the biggest symbols of Halloween is the jack-o-lantern. But carving a pumpkin can not only be time-consuming but messy. And if you are working from a pattern, if it moves your whole design could be off. A less complicated and cleaner alternative is the no carve pumpkin. But where do you even begin? […]

Show Off Your Favorite Team Colors with an Adirondack Chair

Football season is back and in full force. September is the kickoff for both college and National Football League games. Tis the season for fierce rivalries and die hard fans. We have a long way to go before playoffs, bowl games, and Super Bowl picks, but it’s time to start rekindling your team spirit in […]

6 Expensive Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

You walk into a room and finally think, “That’s it. I’ve had it with this room: it’s time for a makeover.” So you eagerly head to the home décor section of Pinterest and start a frenzied pinning all of the beautiful rooms that you are drawn to. Then that terrible moment of realizations hits – […]

5 Recipes Your Labor Day Party Needs

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and beginning of cooler weather. So long lounging by the pool, humidity, and lazy summer days. Fall is coming in full force, which is a great excuse to throw a party before having to layer up for the colder weather. Break out the propane and chill the […]