Fun with Outdoor Lighting

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Let the summer entertaining season begin! With Memorial Day behind us, we are taking stock of all that we have and all that we are lacking for the many months of outdoor parties to come. Outdoor lighting sets the mood for a great celebration (or everyday relaxation) and keeps it going well into the night. Here are some great finds in outdoor lighting to kick off the season:

Solar Classy Caps-Fencepost Cap Lights
Light up your fence posts in the front and backyard with Solar Classy Caps-Fencepost Cap Lights. They are easy to use and solar powered, perfect for warm, sunny summer months! Read more

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A Smarter Entryway

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With summer activities in full swing, it’s time for many of us to rethink the mudroom. The entryway should act as a sort of filter for the rest of the home, catching shoes, clutter and even debris before they enter the main living areas of the home. This will save you valuable time when cleaning and when getting ready to head out the door in the morning. Here are some great entryway organizers to get you on your way to a more peaceful entry to your home:

Naples Hall Tree
The Naples Hall Tree is great for a large, unused wall. It has a bench for sitting on while getting ready and a lift top that allows for extra hidden storage – great for shoes, beach bags, towels and sporting equipment. Read more

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Garden on Wheels – Product of the Week

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LGarden Elevated Gardening SystemThis week’s featured product will bring a smile to the face of all gardeners, beginners and pros alike! The LGarden Elevated Gardening System is literally a garden on wheels. This handy cart is great for apartment dwellers on their patios, or for enhancing an already busy garden area outside the home. With a powder coated steel frame and wooden accents to soften the look, this rolling planter looks great and boasts a 500 weight capacity rating (anyone who has ever tried to pick up a large bag of dirt will know why.)

Here, the top reasons why this handy garden helper shines: Read more

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Graduation Gifts get a Modern Twist

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Whether you are attending a high school or college graduation ceremony, the same old standard graduation gifts still apply in today’s world. Just be sure to check out these finds to make sure your gift is still relevant in the modern world:

Ladies Computer Handbag
Briefcases are still a great gift for grads, just make sure it is designed to safely transport a laptop, which is an essential part of any student or professional’s world. This one has a feminine design and looks just like a handbag! Read more

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Friday Fun with Beach Decor

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It’s almost beach season! Whether you live on the coast or in the middle of the country, adding a touch of the beach to your home design can be fun and refreshing. As always when changing up your home decor, start small and work your way up to a fully redecorated room.

Here are some great beachy-decor finds for every area of the home:

Coast Hook Single
What a beautiful alternative to a traditional towel hook! These Coast Hooks are made of natural sea stones which are then replaced for sustainability. Use them in the bathroom, kitchen or entryway to hang coats, towels and more. Read more

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Over the Door Hooks – Six Different Ways

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Sure, we’ve all heard of Over the Door Shoe Racks and Coat Hooks. But there’s simply more to closet storage than just that! When space is at a premium in your home, look to the backs of your doors for extra hanging and storage space. Whether it is the hall closet, bedroom or back of the bathroom door, there is an over the door organizer out there to solve almost any storage dilemma.

Here are some of the more unique forms of Over the Door Racks you will find:

Bamboo Accents Game Storage Over Door Rack
Video Game Storage on the back of the door? So smart. Anyone with kids knows how quickly video games and their related equipment can take over your life. This one is perfect for the kids’ bedroom door, pantry or wherever else they like to hang out. Read more

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Products to Make Life Easier… Under $50

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We all could use a little more time. Maybe a little more time to exercise, play with the kids, or simply read that dusty book that’s been sitting on the nightstand for months. Home product manufacturers have responded to this need by creating products that save you a little time here and there while at home, to allow you to enjoy more of the things that truly make you happy.

Here, our best picks, all under $50:

Stainless Steel Hair Dryer Holder
Motels have had it right for years! A wall mounted hair dryer makes this must-have hair tool easy to grab and easy to stash. Read more

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Finally, a Shoe Rack for Boot Lovers

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Adjustable Boot-Shoe TreeWhy hasn’t anyone thought of this before? We ladies love our boots, and so does this week’s featured product! The Adjustable Boot-Shoe Tree can hold up to 6 pairs of boots, or a combination of boots and shoes (3 pairs of boots plus 12 pairs of shoes). With a customizable design, this shoe and boot rack is the ultimate in versatile apparel organizers, taking you through the fall and winter months with ample space for your tall boots, and then allowing you to swap some of that boot storage out for shoes when the weather heats up and the flats and sandals come out.

The makers of this shoe rack have thought of everything: Read more

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Get more “Zen” out of your Garden Decor

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Whether you are are a student of meditation or simply like an Asian-inspired space to relax, there are ways to make any outdoor living space more “Zen”. You don’t have to say “om” or even incorporate Buddha into your design. Simple swaps for items you already have in the yard can be made for a more calming, spa-like feel.

Here are the Best in Asian-style Garden Accents for the Home:

Set of 3 Rock Cairns
Rock Cairns guide your way through the garden with peace and ease. Purchase or make your own! Read more

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Bronze Takes the Bathroom by Storm

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Bronze Cameo Bowl BrushOut with the new, in with the old? Bronze, a color we think of as coming from a different, long-ago time, is finding its way into modern bathrooms in the form of accessories and organizers, taking center stage! Chrome is still the number one choice for many bathrooms, followed by brushed stainless steel, but if you are tired of the cool metallic finishes and are looking for something a bit warmer, bronze is your new best friend! This week’s featured product, the Cameo Bowl Brush is part of a collection of bathroom accessories, organizers and cleaning tools, all with a bronze finish.

You may think bronze is an old fashioned color that will give your home an unwanted antique look, Read more

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