Decor · Life · tips

Creating a beautiful home with plants

When I flip through home decorating magazines or catalogs, I notice that they frequently include indoor plants to make the space appear more bright, lively, and “lived-in.”  A few well-chosen plants can be just the thing you need to freshen up your space, whether it be a home office or a bedroom. I love the… Continue reading Creating a beautiful home with plants

Life · tips

Summer Travel: Tips for saving money on your flights

If you’re looking forward to some vacation time, now is a good time to start planning.  Here are some tips for finding good deals on flights: 1. Avoid holiday travel This one is obvious.  More people travel around Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and the summer months, so there are fewer deals. 2. Don’t wait until the… Continue reading Summer Travel: Tips for saving money on your flights

Life · tips

4 high tech products for the home to make your life easier

My home life has been even busier than usual recently as my family was adjusting to some big changes.  About four months ago, we changed our childcare arrangements from full-time nanny and part-time preschool to full-time preschool only for both of my kids.  When my boys were babies, we had always used nannies because we… Continue reading 4 high tech products for the home to make your life easier

Life · tips

How to creatively organize and display your children’s artwork

Melissa (circa 2012, sans kids) declared that she would never have a million pieces of children’s artwork plastered on her refrigerator and stuffed in random drawers.  As always, life has a way of teaching you a lesson when you say “I will never do this or that.”  As you can guess, my real life in… Continue reading How to creatively organize and display your children’s artwork

Life · Motherhood

3 baby and toddler products you will love

I didn’t want to be one of those high maintenance moms who get suckered into buying every gimmicky baby product on the market.  Once in a while though, I will discover a product that is worth its weight in gold.  Here are 3 of my favorite baby and toddler products that I love and think… Continue reading 3 baby and toddler products you will love