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30 Ideabooks by Elaina Verhoff
Guest Picks: Galvanize Your Outdoor Entertaining
I’ve had a thing for galvanized metal for many years. I was once actually very tempted to buy a house because I was smitten with all the galvanized accessories on the front deck. If you also have a thing for this zinc-coated, rust-proof metal, feast...
Guest Picks: Catch a Rainbow With Colorful Wind Chimes and Suncatchers
If you believe in the healing power of crystals — or just want to catch a rainbow for St. Paddy’s Day — this collection of suncatchers and wind chimes might be exactly what you’re looking for. Pick your favorite and hang it in the garden or your...
Guest Picks: Add Exotic Flair to Your Home With Moroccan Accessories
I know the “modern Moroccan” look has been popular for a while, but I’m one of the newly obsessed. Whatever you call the patterns — whether it’s quatrefoil, trellis, fretwork, lattice or just plain Moroccan — I can’t get enough of them!...
Guest Picks: Organized, Fresh and Clean in 2014
Out with the old, in with the new. With the start of the new year, I’m itching to clean out the clutter and freshen up my home. I’ve started with an organized art station for the kids, and now I’m ready to move on to simplify closets, laundry and...
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...