Easy Tablescapes for Your Easter Celebration

Easter celebration is a great time to get together with the family over fun games and a warm, hearty meal. You can still put together an elegant table amidst all the excitement with all the preparations. These creative and easy tablescapes provide you ideas for your Easter entertaining that both children and adults will appreciate. Continue reading “Easy Tablescapes for Your Easter Celebration”

5 Practical and Productive Spring Cleaning Tips for the Family

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.

Spring Cleaning Tips
Photo courtesy of Love Housekeeping.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with Jen Lutz


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”

5 Simple and Easy Spring Centerpieces

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.

Bright Blossoms

bright blossoms centerpiece
Photo from The Sweetest Occasion

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.

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Valentine’s Day Brunch with Jen Lutz

Valentine's Day Brunch with Jen Lutz

After Christmas clean up and recovery, I enjoy doing a few simple Valentine’s Day preparations to add a little fun to the month of February. For our family, celebrating Valentine’s Day is mostly about letting each other know that we love and care about one another. We love brunch, and celebrating Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to set a lovely table — filled with omelet, ham, and muffins. Because the holiday falls on a weekday, we decided to celebrate on Sunday instead to enjoy a more leisurely meal together.

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