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  • Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers

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Creating a meditation corner in my laundry room #meditation #beforeandafter #laundry #diy #yourhomeonlybetter

Creating a Meditation Corner in my Basement Laundry Room

I really wanted to create a corner of my home where no one would find me so I could squeeze in a little meditation time. When the time came to address … [more...]

Outdoor entertaining table setting #yourhomeonlybetter

Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Planning an outdoor entertaining event? No worries - keep it simple and have fun. A few simple planning tips will help your summer party be a … [more...]

Light up the night Patio Lighting #YourHomeOnlyBetter

Set the Mood with Summer Night Lights

As the long days of summer begin to fade, outdoor lights cast a warm glow and keep summer going as long as possible! Here are five easy outdoor … [more...]

Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers #YourHomeOnlyBetter

Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers

Outdoor entertaining may start around dinner, but often finishes after dinner – meaning the perfect opportunity for fire pit fun! A little planning … [more...]

room transitions - kitchen, family room, sun porch #yourhomeonlybetter

Room Transitions: 3 Rooms Connected

Making Three Rooms Play Nice When we renovated our kitchen (here), I only showed you the kitchen side of the now family/kitchen combo because there … [more...]

Family Favorite: Roasted Red Pepper Macaroni and Cheese #easyrecipe #yourhomeonlybetter

Roasted Red Pepper and Cheese Sauce: Family Favorite

Every now and then you come across a recipe that is both healthy-ish AND a kid favorite. Rather than the traditional macaroni and cheese, I use … [more...]

pink and yellow girls bedroom #yourhomeonlybetter

Pink and Yellow Bedroom

While my youngest still likes pink, she recently asked me to add some yellow to her room and make it like a fairy garden. If you've been following the … [more...]

DIY wine rack upcycled from a pallet DIY #yourhomeonlybetter

DIY Pallet Wine Rack

Who doesn't love a happy ending to a good pallet story!? Here's how my husband Leigh turned this old pallet into a rustic pallet wine rack for … [more...]

Tangy Mustard Marinated Steaks

Tangy Mustard Marinated Steaks

Looking for a quick and flavorful grilling option? Chances are you have just about everything you need in your cupboard and garden already! I love … [more...]

French's Mustard #NaturallyAmazing

Yellow – the Naturally Amazing Color of Summer

Summer is finally here, and I’m excited to kick it off by partnering with French’s Yellow Mustard – a longtime family favorite.  Why? Three … [more...]


Tropical Shrimp and Mango Kabobs

I received an impressive stack of recipe cards from the kind folks at French's Mustard, and instantly gravitated towards this one to try … [more...]

Grilling Shrimp on the Grill Mat

A Tidy Way to Grill

Grill what you love, even the messy stuff We love to grill on the weekends, so when my wife Susan was asked to test the Miracle Grill Mat, she … [more...]


Practical Survival Tips for a Kitchen Renovation

Why you need a "B-itchen" You may recall that we took on a major kitchen renovation last year. I mean, tore down a wall and replaced everything! I … [more...]

small apartment hacks

Review: Small Apartment Hacks

Small apartment living has never been so hip! I was asked to review Jenna Mahoney’s book “Small Apartment Hacks.” I am often requested to review … [more...]

expressive trees on a Sunday walk

The Sunday Walk: Finding Shapes in Trees

Weather permitting, my husband and I walk the dog every Sunday morning. Even though we take the same 2 mile path, we discover new things along the … [more...]

trays feature

Containing Clutter with Pretty Trays

How 6  pretty trays help me hold it all together. Trays are fun – they create mini-vignettes that bring form and function together. They keep things … [more...]