Small accents actually have a big influence on the look and feel of a room. Simple features like wall plates, switch covers, hooks, stands, and accent tables can complement or detract from the aesthetics in the room. Improve organization and style with decor that no only serves a purpose, but also looks amazing in your home. It will take time to find the perfect accents for your home, but with a little inspiration and shopping you’ll get there. To get you started, I’ve highlighted some of our decorative stands and wall hooks, as that’s a great place to start. I opted for items with a rustic charm, as that is a very popular decorating style (it’s also my favorite). Check out some of the photos below to get an idea of what you’d like to see in your home. Click the photo for more info and pricing.
Mardi Gras is called Fat Tuesday for a good reason. It’s the Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which means most people like to feast. During Lent, participants will sacrifice something they love and partake in often. For most people this is a favorite food, plus you have the fasting days for people who get really into it.
If you’re having a Party Gras, you MUST have a lot of food, and the RIGHT food. Turn your party into a fun fiesta and a”food funeral” with some of these delicious Mardi Gras recipes I found! Someone, please… PLEASE make me the King Cake Cheesecake.
King Cake Cheese Ball
Cajun Potato Salad
Pineapple Black Bean Salsa
Mardi Gras Chex Mix
Mardi Gras Jello Shots
Masquerade Sugar Cookies
Mardi Gras Cupcakes
King Cake Cheesecake
If you’re like me, you love the ridiculous, absurd demonstrations you often see on infomercials. While they sometimes offer useful products, most of the time they’re selling something you don’t really need. They do this with their extremely exaggerated clips of things gone horribly wrong. We’re all aware of the obvious lies in these commercials, but let’s look at a few and laugh at the gross exaggerations. Before you find yourself purchasing new appliances, gadgets, or home improvement items, think about the reason you want it. Is it something you’ve been thinking about for a while? Great. If an infomercial can solve a problem for you, wonderful. However, if it draws attention to an issue you weren’t previously having, you may not actually need it. It’s probably just their hilarious advertising doing it’s job. I must say, they MUST have a lot of fun making these clips. Check them out below!
Cutting Sandwiches is Hard
It’s Impossible to Move Furniture
The Microwave Breaks Your Plates
Normal People Touch Steaming Hot Water
Filling a Bucket While Carrying Too Much is Reasonable
Kids Will Deliberately Throw Food and Drinks on Your Carpet
No Adult Knows How to Cook a Burger that Fits a Bun
Most People Don’t Own Tables or Put Things Down
Your Dog Wants to Wear a Snuggie
This Thing Won’t Rip Tiny Hairs out of Your Head
Sitting Up to Watch TV is Too Hard
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Kids LOVE making giving and receiving tokens of admiration to friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and grandparents. Basically, they’re excited to show just about everyone how much they care. That’s the beautiful thing about kids; they have so much love to give. Try getting the little ones pumped up for Valentine’s Day with some of these extraordinary fun and adorable DIY crafts. Want to share photos of your creations? Post them to our Facebook Page and we’ll highlight the best ones!
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
Glitter Rock Valentines
Fun DIY Valentine’s Boxes
Cardboard Heart Stamps
Folded Heart Mouse
Show your love with elegant, sassy Valentine’s Day decor this year. With a decorative tree, festive lights, and gorgeous window silhouettes, you can creatively display your love for this holiday. I personally love the blends of pinks, purples, whites, and reds during this time of year, so I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day tree. I’ve highlighted a few of our Valentine themed products below to help spark inspiration for your decor. Click the photo to learn more about each item.
Table Top Decor
Valentine’s Day Trees
Valentine’s Day Ornaments
In winter, you’ll do everything from sledding to curling up with a movie and a warm blanket. You might do some cleaning or even go for a winter run. However you choose to spend your time, you’ll want some good tunes to complement the frosty weather. I have mixed feelings about the season. Sometimes it’s the most beautiful thing in the world, other times… it feels like a punishment for every bad thing I’ve ever done. If you follow our blog, you know how much I love music and sharing playlists. I’ve got one for everything! Today’s post includes a winter playlist I made for the season. Share your thoughts in our comments section! If you have a song you think would be great for this playlist, mention it and I’ll include it in the playlist!
Remember to Follow us on Spotify
Mardi Gras is almost here! Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style! If you’re hosting a “Party Gras” event, you’ll need attractive decor, great food, and fun party favors. We’ll get to the food in a later post, but for now… let’s talk about the decor and favors you’ll want. I’ve provided examples below to inspire you. Click the photos to learn more or order today.
Mardi Gras Trees
Mardi Gras Ornaments
Over the next few weeks, football will become increasingly exciting for most of us (there’s always next year Bills fans!). This means parties and game day get-togethers will be ubiquitous. You’ll be invited to some, and maybe even host one, and surely you’ll have something exciting planned for the big game coming up. Whether you’re hosting or attending, you’ll want to make a delicious dish to share with friends as the 2015-2016 football season comes to a close. I’m a big fan of football parties, and making dips. Here are some of my favorite go-to recipes for sports parties! Let us know your favorite football recipes in the comments section below!
Game Day Chili
Cheesy BBQ Pulled Pork Dip
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip
Cheesy Artichoke Dip
Cookies & Cream Football Dessert
We are well into the winter now, and here in WNY, we’ve been having too many of those too-cold-to-go-outside kind of days. Of course, winter activities are great fun, but some days it.is.just.not.happening. Being stuck inside doesn’t have to be a terrible thing though. Living in Buffalo, NY, I’ve endured plenty of lake-effect blizzards that left me without power, heat, or the desire to exit my home. You could let a three-day driving ban get the best of you, or you could do it my way and make the most out of it. The next 8 activities have kept me sane during many power outages and snow days. So dive in and have fun. If you have any things you love to do on the frigid days of winter, share them in the comments section below. I’d love to hear back from our readers!
Host a Family Game Night
Watch a Movie (for suggestions check out Winter Movies to Watch Part One & Part Two)
Make Hot Chocolate or Tea & Read Your Favorite Book
Work on a Frustrating Puzzle (1000 pieces or more)
Complete Difficult Crossword Puzzles
Binge Watch a Popular Netflix Show You Haven’t Seen
Try a Fun Seasonal DIY Craft
Rearrange Furniture & Redcorate