Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Here’s a few simple ways to make the day fun and relaxing for you, your special someone, your family, your friends. Slideshow and story courtesy of Houzz and RedAgape Blog.
The holidays are upon us, and of course you know what that means: it’s almost the new year! 2014 went by fast in a whirlwind of Radiant Orchid dominating every color palette from fashion to home interior. For 2015, Pantone has announced that the color of the year is Marsala, a more earthy tone that is much easier to integrate into the home than bright orange, green, or purple like in years past. This color […]
Having a splash of color in the garden during the gray winter months is so pretty. Garden writer Charlotte Albers shares in this Houzz article 6 plant varieties to consider planting to set your winter garden ablaze during 2015. Check out the container gardens on the 3rd and 6th slides for ideas you can utilize on your front porch right now. Holly, winterberry, dogwood and evergreen trimmings would beautifully decorate the containers you have at […]
Plan some fun downtime creating DIY ornaments. These ornaments featured on Houzz can be used on your tree, given as a gift, or dress up a special package. Several of the crafts feature paper and free printable. The baked citrus slices and cinnamon stick trees would be an easy afternoon craft and smell delicious!! Enjoy!
Positively Positive shared the article Three Steps To A Low Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season. The article outlines a 3-part plan so you can actually enjoy the holidays and find the experience to be memorable and stress-free. The first step is all about reconnecting. I love this quote from the author, “Let me not mince words here: This sense that we are connected and part of a larger whole is the single strongest predictor of happiness […]
From Houzz, “Soy wax is a perfect carrier for essential oils. For a sweet scent, add rose, lavender, vanilla or jasmine; for a citrus scent, add lemon, mandarin or orange; for a masculine scent, add sandalwood, cinnamon, cedarwood or bergamot, and for Christmas use spices and all of your favorite festive smells. Go to any health food outlet to sniff out essential oil scents and have fun experimenting!” This tutorial offers concise directions, using supplies […]
As the winter grey closes in, I’ve found myself searching for some inspiration to bring some light and a little brightness back in to my home. In Brussels, the Pantone Hotel just opened, with each room serving as a crisp white canvas to showcase pops of saturated Pantone shades. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, the colors range from “bright to subdued” to suit any guests. With this new, out-of-the-box hotel in mind, I’ve […]
Halloween is fast approaching, so get those costumes ready and prepare yourself for the sugar rush! This year, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is holding their 4th annual trick-or-treating event for the little ones from 3-5 pm on October 31st. Last year, 68 businesses participated between the south and north ends of Mercer Island. Check their website this week for the updated list and map of businesses participating this year. Be sure to stop by […]
Happy Homecoming weekend, Islanders! This weekend also marks the last farmer’s market of the regular season, so head down on Sunday to check it out before it’s gone until summer! There is one special harvest market on the 23rd of November before Thanksgiving, so mark your calendars! This Sunday at the market the usual food trucks and vendors will be there, so stock up on fall veggies that are in season. Visit the MIFM website […]
Good Morning, Islanders! Hopefully everyone is outside and enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and if not, I hope you’re watching the Husky game! This weekend at the market Caspar Babypants will be featured, playing his renowned music for the little ones. He has released over a half dozen albums with fun songs for the young and young at heart, and will start the show tomorrow at 10:30. A lot of the food trucks will be featuring […]