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Summer entertaining doesn't have to be a lot of work. Here are three ideas to inspire your summer parties. Friday Night at the Movies Celebrations at Home and Sadie James Photography were my inspiration for this idea. Hang a white sheet on ...Continue reading

Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

Is there a big brown cow in your family room? It seems we all have them — those large, brown, leather sectional sofas that sit like overstuffed, worn in, comfy friends in our family rooms. We … Continue reading


I’m not a culinary artist. I like delicious food that requires minimal time and easy clean-up. If I’m speaking your language and you love burgers, you will love my first-ever kitchen creation. Burger Stack-up Ingredients Burger … Continue reading


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Need some decor inspiration for your new (or old) space? My new “Get The Look” series is the perfect place to visit for when you need some new design inspiration for your own home. First … Continue reading


Photo by Four Generations One Roof

In our home, our dining room is our multipurpose room. It serves as our eating, homework, and craft area. It is directly off of our kitchen and we recently removed the wall to create an … Continue reading

Combining rough textures like the ones used in sea ropes or on monkey fist ball with soft aquas and sand colors, can create an interesting sea inspired atmosphere. Try incorporating elements that resemble those found in the beach like the silver coral in the tea candle holder or the ceramic seashell flower pot to emphasize the sea/coastal theme.

Photo by Gloribell Lebron

You don’t need to live near the beach or in a warm, sunny place to update your bathroom now that summer is here. With some basic elements and accents (and perhaps a handful of paint) … Continue reading


Photo by French Country Cottage

I love to change the look of my bedroom for summer. There is something that feels so fresh about bringing in a new color or pattern for the season. I have white bedding on my … Continue reading


Photo by Two Peas & Their Pod

Whether it’s a bar-b-que with the neighbors or a weekend at the cottage with old friends, the summer calls for some fresh creativity with gifts for the hostess. I found some great ideas at my … Continue reading


Photo by My Paper Factory

School is out and finally we have a little more time to enjoy the little things. I needed a little me time, so I escaped to HomeGoods. About 10 minutes into my escape, the cell … Continue reading


Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

I don’t know about you, but I like to change things around every now and again. Even if it’s just a little tweaking or a major redo, it’s therapy. I guess I get bored and … Continue reading


Photo by HGTV

The hand-me-down dresser in your kid’s room is perfect. That coat of paint and touch of personalization were just what you wanted. But now you can’t think of a way to add a headboard that … Continue reading