• Give Your Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    Home Decorating
    4 Parents Who Gave Their Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    The idea of allowing a child to design the bedroom of their dreams may sound scary to some, but for other parents, handing over the design idea presents a fun challenge. Here are four parents who transformed their children’s rooms based on prec...
    Erin Ollila
  • 5 Backyard Renovations
    Home Decorating
    5 Simple (and Cheap) Backyard Renovation Ideas
    Looking to spruce up your backyard? There are a whole bunch of ways to create an inviting oasis without breaking the bank—or your back. Here are five ways to update your yard so your family enjoys it all summer long. Build a Fire Pit Credi...
    Erin Ollila
  • Mom's Corner
    Live Every Day Like You're at Target With These Home Décor Ideas
    I love following Target on Instagram. They have some of the most beautiful home décor ideas, and they're always up on the latest trends. Here are some of the best ideas I've found for spring. Brunch Brunch never goes out of style. With your own ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Hygge in the Home
    Family Life
    9 Ways to Bring Hygge Into Your Home
    Does your home make you feel warm and cozy? When you come home at night, do you get a sense of peace and tranquility from your surroundings? Honestly, you should. Our homes are a personal extension of ourselves; so when you walk through the fron...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Setting Up the Nursery
    How to Buy Organic Baby Furniture
    If you'd like to know how to buy organic baby furniture for your child's bedroom, and don't know where to begin—or what to look for—we're got answers. (And, yes, we'll get to the word "organic" in a minute...) Meet mom Susan Inglis, Executive...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Home Decorating
    10 Ways to Redecorate on a Dime
    Tired of your boring or outdated home décor but on a tight budget? Not everyone has money for new countertops, floors, and furniture, so check out these cheap and easy home makeover tips for busy moms and families. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Home Decorating
    10 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Feel Special
    Have you recently moved and looking to make your space your own? Maybe you've been there a while and you're just looking for a fresh new look. Whatever the reason, we have some home décor hacks that are simple and inexpensive. 1. Turn your backy...
  • Family Life
    Home Decorating
    The Extra Costs of Buying a New Home
    The Extra Costs of Buying a New Home Money Morsel Remember to consider all the extra costs you'll run into when deciding how much money to pay down on the house. It's great to have a big down payment because it reduces the size of your mortga...
  • Textures Imprints Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Texture Casts
    Texture CastsMaterials Modeling clay or play dough Shoe boxDirectionsWork the clay or play dough into several smooth, flat shapes like pancakes. Now go around the house and make imprints of different surface textures. Press the clay or play dough...
  • Decorated Lamp Shade Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Lamp Shades
    Lamp ShadesMaterials Inexpensive, plain cardboard lamp shades Felt-tipped markers or paint markers Paint Old fabric Glue Fringe Directions Put out the possible decoration supplies and let your child decide on how the lamp shade will be decor...
  • Painted Pillowcase Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Pillowcase Picture
    Pillowcase PictureMaterials Light colored pillowcase (new or used) Fabric paint or markers Large piece of cardboard Directions Decide what you want to paint on your pillowcase. Put the piece of cardboard inside where the pillow usually goes. It s...
  • Personal Wall Borders Activity for Kids
    Collage
    Border It Your Way
    Border It Your WayIn this activity, children make decorative borders for the walls of their room.Materials Drawn pictures or magazines Scissors Wallpaper paste Old paintbrush Directions A border is a line of pictures pasted to the very top of th...
  • Sponge Painting Walls with Your Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Sponge Painting
    Sponge PaintingMaterials Acrylic wall paint Natural sponge Directions Before you begin sponge painting, move all the furniture to the center of the room and cover it with an old sheet. Wash the walls with a rag and a bucket of warm water with one...
  • Painted Room Rug Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Canvas Room Rug
    Canvas Room RugMaterials Piece of plain canvas (the size you want your rug) Acrylic paint Paintbrushes Clear acrylic coating Hot glue gun or sewing machine Directions You may need someone to help you get the canvas rug ready to paint. Fold the e...