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28 Ideabooks by Lemonade Makin' Mama
Guest Picks: Giving Mom a Trip to the Home Spa
Mothers’ Day is approaching, and if tradition holds, I’ll soon find myself looking forward to one delightful yearly event: a trip to the local spa. My family loves to send me for a couple hours of pedicure pampering this time of year, and they’ll...
Guest Picks: Bring a Bit of the Outdoors Inside
Rocks, moss, terrariums, vases — I long for more of these items in the springtime! When I was a little girl, my mother had a huge modern terrarium with a big glass globe top. I can remember standing on my tippy toes and peeking over the rim to stare...
Guest Picks: Glam Central Home Office
I currently share a home workspace with my husband. Though we share nicely and take turns, I never feel like I can completely personalize the desktop and make it reflect my more feminine style. Lately I’ve been considering creating two separate areas...
Guest Picks: Slices of Orange for a Cheerier February
Whenever February hits I characteristically find myself longing for spring, yet still I’m in the grip of winter. The kiddos often troop home from school with drippy noses, a chill finds its way inside, and the skies are often a dull gray color. It’s...
Guest Picks: A His-and-Her Closet Makeover
Turn a shared closet into a stylish and organized space that appeals to you both, with these 20 furnishings and accessories
It’s almost January, and I’ve got the mad urge to put my closet in order now that the ripped wrapping paper has been gathered up into the rubbish bin and the lights have been carefully wound up and stored until next year. To be honest, I’ve...
Guest Picks: Add a Touch of Winter Whimsy With Birch-Inspired Items
As the leaves begin to drop their showy autumn colors, I find myself drawn to the clean and uncluttered lines of the naked birch tree. When grouped together, winter whites with slashes of bold grays and black add a whimsical touch to holiday decor that...
Guest Picks: Comfy Touches for Holiday Guests
Set the right tone for togetherness with soft rugs and throws, handy storage and considerate amenities
Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Leaves are falling, and plans are forming. Family and friends are pulling out calendars and plotting ways to gather everyone together for celebrations, feasts and memory making. Travel plans are happening, and...
Guest Picks: Hunt-Inspired Picks for a Cozy Fall Home
Chilly, foggy weather has wrapped itself around my town and turned my thoughts to autumn decor. This season, I'm leaning towards hunt-inspired items such as feathers, antlers and plaids. I love the woodsy, homey feel they add to a space. So...
Guest Picks: Dual-Purpose Items for Fall Streamlining
As summer fades, I find myself in nesting mode around the house. I tend to seek out every scrap of wasted space and make it more functional. It's a lot like that age-old saying, "A place for everything, and everything in it's place." I don't always...
Guest Picks: Creating a Family Command Center That Works for Your Needs
This month, I am preparing to send one of my children off to middle school, while the other remains in elementary school for a final year. Having two children in two different schools is going to require some streamlined planning on my part. The paperwork...
Guest Picks: 20 Hints of Mint for a Cool Summer Update
I love the color mint in the heat of the summer; it's the perfect cool-down color. Just rolling the word "mint" over my tongue brings cool, refreshing images to mind. It's popping up in each room of my house because I enjoy sprinkling tidbits of minty...
Guest Picks: 20 Almost-Unbreakable Mealtime Pieces
Sure, you could run 'em over with a bulldozer. But these sturdy and shatterproof glasses, dishes and accessories are much more fun to use
I love to gather friends, family and neighbors together to watch as the sun sinks into the horizon on warm summer nights. I revel in the chaos of children running in and out of the house and yard, flashlight tag and conversations over the fire pit or...
Guest Picks: Watercolor, Ombré and Dip-Dye Inspired Items
I have been in the mood for happy color lately. And after the often rainy month of April, I plan to bring the color of May flowers inside with these graduated color schemes. I have gathered all of my favorite ombré, watercolored and dip-dye inspired...
Guest Picks: Set Up a Casually Patriotic Patio
Show your pride — and your great decorating taste — with subtly elegant red, white and blue patio furniture and accessories
Now that spring is here, I am turning my thoughts toward the great outdoors and preparing a plan for a spring filled with casual gatherings, barbecues with friends, s'mores prepared over a fire pit and maybe some occasional stargazing. I've gathered...
Guest Picks: Spring-Inspired Pieces for Your Home
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It's a new awakening period to refresh and update old, sagging pieces, tired decor and heavy winter items. It's a promise of warmth and sunny days to come. I've gathered a few of my favorite spring-inspired...