Category Archives: Making A Happy Home

Falling Back In Love With Your Home

You bought or rented the house you live in today for a reason. What was it? Maybe it was the right price for your budget. Maybe it was in an area with lots of great schools? Perhaps it had a feature that you’d always wanted, like a pool or a balcony!

Whatever it was, there will have been at least one other thing. Because you liked it, of course!

20 Expert Tips to Makeover Your Family Room

I don’t know about you, but we spend so much time in our family room with our friends and family. Most of day-to-day activities center around this room. Recently, we did some moving around of furniture and I love how much it has opened up the room. Most of my family and friends are used to me moving things around on a regular basis. I believe it’s important that you give your family room a makeover from time to time.

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The Biggest Home DIY Blunders You Can Make

There are so many things that can potentially go wrong when you are carrying out a DIY (do-it-yourself) project. Doing it yourself is inherently risky when you’re not a professional. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should avoid carrying out DIY jobs. There are many great reasons to do DIY. It’s often cheaper than hiring professionals, and you always take more pride in the outcome when you’ve done the work. But there are some key mistakes that are often made when people take on a DIY project.

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Fun and entertaining cleaning activities for you and your kids

It’s summer time which means I am home with my younger two kids and they are constantly looking for ways to be entertained. Of course, with the heat we have here in South Carolina outdoors play is not always feasible during the day so we find indoor activities to keep us occupied, like our Summer Camp at Home Series. With all that indoor play, it is essential for me to include cleaning activities to ensure they are cleaning up after themselves.

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6 Must-Haves for Your Overnight Guests

Disclosure: This article on must-haves for your overnight guests includes affiliate links and a review of  a product that was received free of charge in exchange for sharing my honest opinion with my community.

This is the time of year that we have frequent overnight guests in our home – friends traveling during summer vacation, staying over after barbecues or just because trips to catch up. As someone who does her share of traveling and is blessed to have friends that welcome me in their home as an overnight guest with open arms,

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Smart Ways To Create A Child-Friendly Bathroom

Kids have a habit of taking a fairly innocuous-looking situation, and somehow turning it into something ominous and dangerous. An innocent looking coffee table can quickly become a climbing frame, which, just as quickly, becomes a heavy object, destined to land on the top of their head. The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. From spilled water, to choke hazards, chemicals, and electricals, it takes quite a lot of work to make it safe.

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Dream House: Why Not Build It From Scratch?

Have you been searching for your dream house but nothing seems to do it for you? Maybe you’ve been looking for weeks, months or even years, but you just can’t seem to find anything that meets your expectations. – Well if that is the case, why not take matters into your own hands and build your dream house?

Sure, the idea sounds pretty intimidating; it takes a serious amount of planning,