Vintage Independence Day Dessert Table

Posted under Holiday by on July 2, 2014

Instead of piling up the sweet treats after the BBQ on the table, take pride in this great holiday in an All-American way! Take these decorating tips to the next level with fabric you may already have hidden in your linen closet, and bring out the 4th of July Decor that you have accumulated over the years. Use boxes or plastic bins to hide under your tablecloths to showcase your dessert plates at various heights, and weigh down the tablecloth with a few vintage American pieces to add that special touch!

Serve up patriotic cupcakes, and dip Marshmallows in White Chocolate & Red or Blue Sprinkles for a White Chocolate S’more Pop! Decorate a cake or prepare your grandmother’s favorite berry pie.  After all, what great American BBQ doesn’t end without some berry pie or cobbler?

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DIY Independence Day Picnic

Posted under Holiday by on June 30, 2014

Whether you are heading to a 4th of July BBQ or not, the Fireworks Show will be the main event. Grab your cutie and set up a romantic fireworks worthy Picnic! Collect these stunning gold and blue accessories to set the mood for one unforgettable night. These Gold Poofs and Navy Striped Pillows offer comfort and support upon a Golden Blanket that you can reuse on your patio. Not your average picnic, add even more ambiance with gold hurricanes and battery operated candles that will last through the fireworks. Serve up berries, cheese, and champagne to toast to one perfect Americana Night!
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What Your Foyer Says About You

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on June 27, 2014

Have you ever entered a home and thought, wow, this is not at all what I expected! This could be a good or bad reaction. A Good Reaction would be one that made you feel welcome, at ease, or even impressed. A Bad Reaction may send you running for the hills, or feel like you’ve entered a museum where tchotchkes go to die.

The latter is obviously the less desirable option, and one must remember that this is your guest’s first impression. Make an impression that lasts. One where your guest feels welcome, can sense your style, and looks professionally done. Your foyer should give you a sense of not only your style, but live in harmony with the rest of your home. Don’t overdo it. Sticking with a side table, bench, or credenza is preferable, and dressing it should consist of an odd number of decor items, such as a pair of matching lamps and 3 small items such as a vase of flowers, and 2 smaller and different shaped items. These images are great examples of an appropriate amount of decor items. Not only do they convey the style, it is not overwhelming. Simplistic style is best. Keeping it simple will not overwhelm your guests, looks fresh, and not over accessorized. The colors should reflect the design you desire, and not look completely different from the rest of your home. Keep your foyer clean and clutter free. Not only will your guests be impressed, you will feel confident about incorporating these design tips in the rest of your home!

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DIY Summer Projects

Posted under For Fun by on June 23, 2014

Summer is here! Beat the boredom with these fun and easy DIY Summer Projects. Keep your children busy and yourself sane by giving them these activities to do and create. Some projects may require your help and attention to keep the kiddos safe this summer.

Bubblicious: Buy a cheap kiddie pool and fill the tub with Bubble Solution, add a hula hoop, and with a few hands, create giant bubbles in the backyard!

Hole In One: Purchase a Corn Hole Kit, or make your own! Get your children’s help by painting the face of the board based on their favortie team, or have your children express their creative side by coming up with their own teams!

Paleontologist in the Making: If your children enjoy dinosaurs and exploring, create these easy and cool Dinosaur Fossils! Be sure to take the digging and chipping outside for one cool mess.

Fashionista: For the little fashionista, have fun creating a tie-dye Swimsuit Cover Up that she can wear all summer long!

Hostess with the Mostess: Having a summer bbq or pool party? Hit up the craft store and local grocery store to make this bright and cheery Umbrella Wreath to welcome your guests. Your children can help too, but be sure you are in control of the hot glue gun to avoid one hot mess!

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Make a Splash with a Pool Party!

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on June 19, 2014

Splash into summer with your very own poolside Cabana. Cool off with this gorgeous minty, turquoise Glass Backsplash, and keep it fresh with white textures and black & white stripes! Not only will you be able to better serve your guests (and keep the water outside), you can host a full bar or serve up your own signature cocktail. Summertime means fun with family and friends, and what would be a better than a pool party to enjoy time with them?

Match the style of your new Cabana with these fun and flirty swimsuits, and be sure to slather on the SPF. Creating a cabana space like this is as easy as catching the rays for a sun-kissed tan. Ask us about our 4×12 Glass Tile in Soft Mint or Pacific Ocean to achieve this summer look!

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Hip Hex’s Take the Floor

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on June 17, 2014

Think outside the box and keep life interesting by applying Hexagon Tile to your floor. From Cement to Stone to Ceramic options, we have a plethora of Hexagon options for your home. By mixing up the colors, stick to 2 to 3 color options, you will have room for pattern play by creating your own scheme.

I love how they ran the Stone Hexagons into the wood planks by keeping the Hexagon shape without compromise, and keep it classic with a simplistic kitchen flooring design with Ceramic Hexagons. The larger shape means fewer grout lines, and creates a fresh updated spin on an old classic. Ask us what our Hexagon options are, and you’ll be amazed how this simple shape can really make a difference!

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