Unless you have a natural eye for seeing how textile patterns go together, a simple thing like combining throw pillows presents a challenge. Throw pillows can enhance a corner of a sofa, a corner chair or a chaise lounge. Or, they can draw the eye in an unnatural and uninviting way. Here’s a guide onContinue reading
Letting your child to fall asleep and stay asleep can be a never ending challenge. These 6 tips and tricks will help you get your kids to sleep in a flash: Establish Routines When you establish a bedtime routine, it provides your child with adequate time to calm down and get ready for bed. Common componentsContinue reading
A light, refreshing cucumber cocktail with fresh lime, mint and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Ingredients 1.5 oz gin (or 3 Tbsp) 4-6 cucumber slices 1/4 lime, sliced 4 oz tonic water 4 mint leaves 1 Tbsp sugar (optional) Dash of Cayenne Pepper Instructions Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle. AddContinue reading
It’s official. Too much heat makes sleepers restless. Summer brings on high temps and with the AC pumping, your body does not know what to do- sweat or shiver. Bedding should be changed to meet the needs of your body and provide a comfortable sleep. Find bedding that naturally encourages the transfer of your bodyContinue reading
With proper care and cleaning, a down comforter can last for years or even decades. Below are tips on how to keep your comforter in tip-top shape and sleep comfortably through the winter months. 1. Let it fluff. Manufacturers pack comforters tightly to make them easier to ship and sit on store shelves. When you removeContinue reading
Sleep is an essential part of overall health, but most people are quick to skimp on sleep when life gets too hectic. Getting a better night of sleep involves a number of aspects that can be helped by different apps for your smartphone.
It is summer. Let’s go to the beach. It seems like an easy concept but when there are children in tow it becomes much more complicated. Parents need to plan for the comfort of their children and themselves. It also helps to think about outdoor activities that keep kids entertained during lulls. Prepacking a few necessary itemsContinue reading
It is time to move the party outdoors. On some summer days and nights it is a crime not to be outside with guests. Outdoor entertaining can be anticipated with great delight. 11 Tips make it easier than ever for hosts to prepare for a summer party.
Breakfast doesn’t always have to be boring. While oatmeal, yogurt, and fruits are the staple of a good morning’s meal, sometimes all you need is a little bacon-sweetness while relaxing in bed.
The dog may be humanity’s best friend, but dog ownership is still a challenge. Dogs can be restless, destructive, and dirty, and many owners overcompensate for these traits by placing excessive restrictions on their pets.
The other night we walked into the house and the first thing that popped into our mind: toy story. And not the classic animated movie. Toys, toys everywhere! Again! With three little kids running around all day, and the colossal failure of our “let’s put one toy away before we take out another” campaign (weContinue reading
You’ve heard of Spring Cleaning but have you heard of Fall Cleaning? Spring isn’t the only time of the year for a thorough home cleaning session. Autumn is perfect for storing away all the accumulated summer-specific items–like outdoor sports gear, toys, and clothing–and bringing out the cold-weather essentials–snow shovels, heavy coats, and driving gloves. PuttingContinue reading