• Decorate the Kitchen for Christmas
    Home Decor Ideas

    7 Simple Ways to Decorate the Kitchen for Christmas

    Earlier this year we updated our kitchen (you can read about it here: https://lizzydesignsblog.com/kitchen-remodel-10-simple-ways-to-update-a-kitchen/). So I was really excited to decorate it for Christmas! It was the first place I started decorating for Christmas in the house. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it is naturally a place you want to have feeling cozy and festive for the holidays! Here are 7 simple ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas. (This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation at no cost to you. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read more about it here. Thank you for…

  • Gift Ideas

    Christmas Gift Guides 2021

    It’s that time of year again! Christmas shopping has begun, and we all have lists of people to buy for. Some may be harder to shop for than others! Maybe these Christmas Gift Guides 2021 can help give you some ideas! (This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation at no cost to you. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read more about it here. Thank you for your support!) I broke down the guides into four categories: Home, Fashion for Her, For Him and For Teens. Just click on the pictures under the guides, and they’ll take you to…

  • Gallery Wall
    DIYs for the Home

    Gallery Wall: 8 Things to Think About When Creating a Gallery Wall

    I recently updated the hallway in our entry including adding a gallery wall with family photos. I love the look of it! It’s a clean, sleek and more modern feel. If you are thinking of creating a gallery wall, here are some things to think about. (This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation at no cost to you. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read more about it here. Thank you for your support!) 8 Things to Think About When Creating a Gallery Wall 1. Location and Amount of Pictures First up is deciding where you want to put…

  • DIYs for the Home

    Kitchen Remodel: How to Fill the Gap Between Cabinet and Ceiling

    Recently we remodeled our kitchen, including painting the natural brown wood cabinets white. (You can read more about the kitchen remodel here: https://lizzydesignsblog.com/kitchen-remodel-10-simple-ways-to-update-a-kitchen/) While doing so, we noticed there were some ceiling gaps that needed to be filled. However, some were too large to just fill with caulk. After some research, we found an easy solution. These kinds of gaps can be problems in all types of situations, so I thought I’d share here how to fill the gap between cabinet and ceiling. Before Here is what the kitchen looked like before: After Here is the kitchen after (with the gaps filled as well): (This post contains affiliate links. This…

  • fall centerpiece
    Home Decor Ideas

    3 Ways to Create a Fall Centerpiece with a Dough Bowl

    A dough bowl is the perfect piece to start with when creating a centerpiece. The possibilities are endless, and they’re so fun to change out for the seasons! (You can find out how to style one for spring and Easter here: https://lizzydesignsblog.com/three-ways-to-create-an-easter-centerpiece-with-a-dough-bowl/.) It is now time to create one for fall. A beautiful fall centerpiece will be especially perfect to have on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Here are three ways to create a fall centerpiece with a dough bowl. (This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation at no cost to you. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can…

  • kitchen remodel
    Home Improvements

    Kitchen Remodel: 10 Simple Ways to Update a Kitchen

    We have been living in this house for around 20 years. About 5 years in, we took out all the kitchen cabinets and replaced them. We also got new counters, a sink and all new appliances. Later we added a subway tile backsplash. Fast forward about 15 years to the present, and the kitchen began to look like it needed some updates in my eyes. The cabinets were in great shape, but I was craving white instead of the natural brown wood. The lights were looking dated as well as the hardware. It certainly wasn’t going to need to be completely gutted, but it did need some changes. I think…

  • Dorm Room Essentials
    Home Decor Ideas

    Dorm Room Essentials

    We recently moved our oldest child into his dorm room for his first year at college. So this was my first experience with moving someone into a dorm room, and I wanted to help make it a cozy and organized space with room for all of the necessities and more! I researched the many dorm check off lists, shopped around, checked out reviews and joined a Facebook group called, “Dorm Chatter.” I gathered all of the info I could, and together we ended up with the following list of dorm room essentials. Even if you aren’t looking to organize an actual dorm room, some of these small space organization ideas…

  • must haves for the beach
    Travel

    15 Beach Must Haves

    My favorite vacation spot is the beach. Growing up we would go to the Jersey Shore, and since my kids have been babies we’ve continued going there for our family vacations. Here are my 15 Beach Must Haves. Over the years I have gone from bringing just a towel and a cooler to a beach wagon full of essentials. (This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation at no cost to you. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read more about it here. Thank you for your support!) 1. Canopy We used to just bring an umbrella or two, and…

  • The Entryway
    Cleaning Tips

    The Best Way to Clean an Indoor/Outdoor Rug

    Indoor/Outdoor rugs are great because they are so durable and easy to clean! Let me explain the best way I’ve found to clean an indoor/outdoor rug. (This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation at no cost to you. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read more about it here. Thank you for your support!) I would bet that the one rug that gets the most traffic in the house and ends up getting the dirtiest is the rug in front of the door in the entryway of your home. Besides the fact that everyone is always walking on it,…

  • The floating shelves in the kitchen
    DIYs for the Home

    Kitchen Remodel: How to Hang Floating Shelves

    It was time to update our kitchen, and hanging floating shelves was at the top of my list! I will be writing more posts on the entire kitchen remodel, but for now let’s focus on how to hang floating shelves. We decided to remove one of the upper cabinets in the kitchen and replace it with three floating shelves. The shelves we used are from Ultra Shelf. They custom make them to the size and color that you want! They also have a built in installation system that makes hanging them easy. The look of floating shelves without any brackets or anything like that creates an open and airy feel.…