In today’s busy and fast-paced world, spring cleaning on a Sunday morning has become challenging and meticulous. Imagine answering important emails between rounds of deep-cleaning your carpet and upholstery. However, with careful planning and involving the rest of the family, cleaning up your home for spring can be simple and stress-free. It all comes down to setting daily cleaning goals to maximize your productivity.
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” →
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
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.