How to Style a Bookshelf Like a Home Decorator

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As well-documented literary enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than stacks of our favorite tomes stretching as far as the eye can see—until now. As it turns out, it’s possible to improve upon the bookshelf concept with a little decorating magic. Learn how to style bookcases and get bookshelf ideas for every room in your home.


How to Create a Kid-Friendly Home

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Your children are your whole life, but they don’t need to take over your whole house. It’s possible to maintain stylish, organized living spaces that meet the entire family’s needs. We’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly decorating ideas, including must-have storage furniture and the durable sofas and couches that will stand up to practically any mess.

How to Master Container Gardening

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Container gardening is a great option for any deck or patio. You can grow herbs, vegetables and more without a ton of space or much of a green thumb. The key is doing a little prepwork before you’ve even touched a seed or seedling. We’ll show you how!

How to Grow a Bee and Monarch Butterfly Garden

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If you’re a homeowner, no doubt gardens and landscaping ideas are on your to-do list this time of year—and there tends to be a lot to do. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a yard that’s gorgeous and low-maintenance? It’s possible! Using a variety of plants that attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, you can have a lush, colorful garden, as well as the free time to enjoy it.


Free Printables! Daily, Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Schedule

Daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules from the Homemakers blog

There’s been a lot of talk about New Year’s resolutions lately, and we’ve noticed that, in 2016, many people are pledging to slow down and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. They’re getting back in the kitchen and enjoying more home-cooked meals. They’re having regular game nights with their families, and they’re hosting more dinner parties with the friends they just don’t see enough.

Doesn’t that sound fantastic? Why aren’t we all doing that?