Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, home to many Irish immigrants, my memory is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a large St. Patty’s Day parade, lots of corned beef and cabbage, and of course, beer. Now as a mom of four and living in a small town in Southern Michigan, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to recreate a festive, family celebration at home. My first thought was how can I make it a little classier? You know — less crazy green and shamrocks. But honestly, who wants that? That would take all the fun out of St. Patty’s day. So instead, I decided to embrace it with all of its green, pots of gold, and kitsch! Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with Jen Lutz” →
Spring brings back the warmth and colors we missed during the cold holiday months. What better way to welcome sunshine and nature than with a burst of creativity! Start infusing your home with the season’s sights and scents with these simple centerpieces for your table.
A white bowl, trusty masking tape, and freshly picked flowers are essential to create this bright and lovely arrangement from The Sweetest Occasion. Blooms of varying colors and sizes can be used with floral wire and bamboo skewers for support. Floral foam is another practical alternative to hold your flowers in place.
Love is definitely in the air, and we’re all looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s day with our loved ones. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner for two or a hearty brunch with family and friends, a beautiful table setting will help set the mood for your celebration. Here are some table arrangement ideas to help you get started.
Warm and Welcoming
Photo from Between Naps on the Porch
No flowers? No problem. Create a lovely table arrangement with vintage china and candles nested in silver-plated holders. Susan of Between Naps on a Porch used beautifully printed porcelain plates and intricately designed chargers for timeless charm. Eyelet table napkins bring the touch of romance, and dragonfly napkin rings add a bit of whimsy to this classic arrangement.
With the holidays over, it is finally time to get all your Christmas decorations down and stored away for another year. Here are 6 talented ladies and their practical tips on storing and organizing your trees, wreaths, and ornaments with Tree Classics’ Storage Bags.
Dalia Torres of Inspiration by D
Named after her Etsy Shop, Inspirations by D started during the summer of 2010 as a way to stay in contact with Dalia’s loved ones. Now the blog features the author’s work and a variety of easy to do crafts with materials from around the home, DIY projects, recipes, gardening tips, blog tutorials, occasional family moments, and other things that may serve to inspire.
Dalia shares, “I usually keep our Christmas tree up during the twelve days of Christmas. It is at this time after the 12 days that I begin to put the decorations away.”
Dalia’s Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag easily accommodates her fully assembled tree. Follow her storage steps here. Continue reading “Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Storage Bags” →
Now that the trees are taken down and put away, we take this time to thank our blogger partners who shared their time and holiday experience with the Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™. Have a look at these amazing trees and get to know the creative minds behind them:
Amanda Becker of The Tale of an Ugly House
Married for 9 years and mother to a 2-year old boy, Amanda is a full time stay-at-home mom who is passionate about creating a beautiful home on a budget. She started her blog in 2014 as a creative outlet and a way to share inspirational ideas with others.
“If you need to throw up a tree last minute and find yourself scrambling to get the gifts wrapped know you’re not alone! Just think simple. Simple is always beautiful in my book.” Amanda set up her Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™ in the dining room and decorated it with blush and gold glass ornaments and ribbons tied in bows, and it is by far her favorite tree in the house.
To see more of Amanda’s classic and elegant tree, as well as some quick and easy gift wrapping ideas, head on over to The Tale of an Ugly House.