Boys’ Summer Style

By Merrilee Liddiard /

We’re pining after an Indian Summer going into back-to-school season and therefore refusing to let summer end without squeezing in a few more camping trips (even in if they are in our own backyard) and soaking up the last of our lazy day explorations. And why not do it in style? With comfy linens, cottons and a button up that could double as a dapper school photo selection, these items will transition perfectly into your child’s early fall wardrobe!

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The Chic Blog Personalizes an Ice Cream Social Gift Box

By Rachel Castro /

We jumped at the chance to collaborate with Rachel at The Chic. Not only does she have great style, she’s a wonderful photographer and stylist. Her blog is a go-to resource when you are planning how to style your next party or event. For her son’s birthday, Rachel created the Pinhole Press Ice Cream Social Personalized Gift Box. To get all of the details and to view the full post, check out Rachel’s blog here.

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Gift Ideas for the Impossible to Shop for Friend or Family Member

By Kristin Appenbrink /

We all have that one person in our lives who is just impossible to find a gift for. It might be your dad because he says he doesn’t need anything, it might be your best friend who is so picky that whenever she finds something she likes she just buys it, or it might be your sister-in-law a.k.a. the queen of re-gifting. Whoever your difficult recipient is, there’s sure to be a great gift that will bring a smile to their face, and won’t end up in the re-gifting bin anytime soon.

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30 Minute DIY: Quick & Easy Vase Refresh

By Kim Vargo /

Since Scott and I purchased our big, bad fixer upper of a house last summer (we can hardly believe it’s been one year!), it’s easy to get caught up in one large project after another. Every now and then, we remind ourselves that it’s okay to slow down and mix in a few smaller projects – projects that give your whole mood a lift, brighten your home, and most importantly, do so with minimal amount of time and investment. Today, I’d like to share one of those projects!

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5 Tips: Shortcuts to Clean, Clutter Free Living

By Kim Vargo /

For almost 6 years, Scott and I lived in a less than 700 square foot condo. Last summer, we doubled our square footage when we moved into a house down the street, and to say that our cleaning routine has shifted would be an understatement! (Not to mention, we’ve been renovating room-by-room ever since, causing quite the dust storm on the daily.) During this transition, our little family grew from a three pet household to four, and between juggling full time jobs and every day life, we’re often asked how we’re able to keep things looking clutter free and feeling fresh while keeping pet fur at bay. Here are five tips and shortcuts that work for us, allowing us to live our lives and not be a slave to the chore list.

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4 Tips for your Digital Detox

By Kristin Appenbrink /

I don’t know about you, but occasionally I get a little fed up with the Internet. Yes, I marvel at how the answer to every question under the sun is always at my fingertips. And I would literally be lost without my iPhone as I check for directions every time I’m going somewhere new. But every so often, I just want to shut it all off and go incognito. I’ve tried doing a “digital detox” a couple of different times with mixed success. Hurricane Sandy interrupted my first attempt. I was visiting my sister on the West coast and broke my no-phone rule to check on friends and attempt to reschedule my flight home. My second attempt was a weeklong break from social media this past winter, which was harder than I thought.

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10 Tips for How to Take Photos of your Home

By Rachel Castro /

There are a few things I’ve learned about shooting interiors since I started blogging. It’s different than photographing people. In a way, I think photographing interiors is easier…you can take your sweet time setting up the shot and don’t have to rush to try to capture a certain look or moment before it’s gone. But interiors can be hard too! So I wanted to share my top 10 tips for photographing interiors. Feel free to chime in with your own tips.

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5 Tips: Have a Fun, Successful Flea Market Adventure

By Kim Vargo /

With summer in full swing, it can only mean one thing – the flea market season is upon us! Those that know us well, know that Scott and I live for this time of year. When we’re not DIYing our way around our big, old house on the weekends, we’re mapping out and plotting our next early morning date with fellow hidden treasure lovers. Over the years, we’ve learned what makes for the most successful and satisfying flea adventure, and we’d be amiss not to share those tips with you. Whether you’re on the hunt for home furnishings, a vintage clutch or quirky memorabilia, there are a few steadfast rules we stick to; are you ready?

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