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26 Ideabooks by Elaina Verhoff
Guest Picks: Cool Alternatives to Christmas Tree Skirts
Give your tree a fashionable new outfit for Christmas this year with one of these collars, cuffs, baskets or buckets
Galvanized tubs, wicker baskets and tree collars and cuffs are taking the place of the traditional tree skirt in many homes this year. My kids got a little upset when I mentioned ditching our fabric tree skirt and trying out this trend, but if you’re...
Guest Picks: Snuggle Up with These Cozy Home Accessories
Now that the delicious fall chill is starting to creep into the air, I'm getting excited for cold nights spent snuggling up on the couch. Cozy blankets, mugs of hot tea and a flickering fire will all be involved. I must admit, it's still 80 degrees here...
Guest Picks: For the Dogs: 20 Stylish Ways to Pamper Your Pooch
My family and I got our little Havanese rescue dog in April, and now I'm a full-fledged dog person. While I haven't yet bought too many dog-focused items for the house, I'm starting to realize how many fun and stylish products there are for doggy parents....
Guest Picks: Make Lunch Packing Fun
Until recently, I dreaded packing lunches. I mostly hated fumbling around looking for containers and lids, not to mention deciding what to pack during the morning rush. But that all changed this summer when I bought the kids bento-style lunch boxes that...
Guest Picks: Bouncing Off the Walls for Wooden Balls
I don't know what it is with me and balls. I recently put together a whole product roundup about Matzo balls. This time, it's wooden balls....
Guest Picks: Celebrate Summer With a Sweet Lemonade Stand
Whether you create a delux outdoor beverage stand or use these inside the house, these happy items put a little sweetness in your cup
When boredom strikes, I send my kids out to the driveway armed with a pitcher of lemonade and a stack of paper cups. They love manning their lemonade stand and serving up icy cold beverages to friends and neighbors. In Phoenix, the lemonade stand days...
Guest Picks: Score Points With a Minecraft-Inspired Bedroom
Get rave reviews from your kids with bedroom furniture and accessories that stave off zombies and have winning style
If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13, chances are you've heard of the computer game Minecraft. Perhaps you use "Minecraft minutes" as currency in your household? Or hand your kids the electronic devices when you absolutely need to get some...
Guest Picks: Words to Live By
Motivational posters have come a long way in the last few years. (Remember Successories?) So if you can't always get to a yoga class or have a gab session with a friend when you need a lift, treat yourself to one of these inspirational prints and hang...
Guest Picks: Drench Your Home With Raindrop Designs
These raindrop-inspired home accessories are for all you rain lovers out there. I happen to have a special appreciation for rainy days — probably because they are a rare, joy-inducing thing here in Phoenix. I think the cure for my rainy day longing...
Guest Picks: Have a Ball With Matzo-Themed Accessories
Add some flat-out fun to your Passover table with these accessories and gifts sporting matzo crackers and balls
I'm getting ready to host my third annual Passover seder later this month. A key part of this Jewish holiday is the unleavened cracker known as matzo. Superbland on its own, matzo is quite delicious when scrambled up with eggs to make matzo brie, or coated...
Guest Picks: Make a Meaningful Display Wall
Want to create a gallery wall or update an existing display? Think outside the frame and personalize your collection by tucking in meaningful objects among your favorite photos and art. Clipboards, cloud shelves and metal envelopes let you show off a...
Guest Picks: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love
Throw a card-making party for kids with sweets, heart-themed decor and other Valentine's Day goodies
Spread the love by throwing a Valentine's Day party where kids and adults can get crafty with handmade valentines. From mini mailboxes and munchies to table runners and twine, you'll find everything you need to host your sweet bash! — Elaina from...
Guest Picks: Hot Chocolate Station Fixings
Treat family and guests to a fix of cocoa in a festive mug, accompanied by sweet somethings, from a well-stocked kitchen station
Get in the holiday spirit and set up a DIY hot chocolate bar where friends and family can help themselves to the good stuff. From festive mugs to tasty toppings and treats, you'll find everything you need to stage your hot cocoa station right here. —...
Guest Picks: Casual Thanksgiving Table Accessories
Go for informal tableware and decorations to create a holiday tabletop that both young and old can be thankful for
Pull up a chair and join me for a glass of wine at my Thanksgiving table! My inspiration is modern simplicity and an attitude of gratitude. I hope you get some fun ideas here for your own Thanksgiving feast. Have a happy holiday, and thank you...
Guest Picks: Kids in the Kitchen
My kids love to help in the kitchen, especially this time of year when we start whipping up goodies like pumpkin cheesecake bars and soft pretzels. Here are some of my favorite kitchen tools for kids, as well as a few I'd like to try. Now that I know...