Honest Confessions and Weekend Inspiration

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Happy Saturday, friends!  Remember last week when I shared my 10 tips for creating a fresh, cozy look for the New Year? And all my grand intentions about taking my own advice and sprucing up my post-Christmas space? Gulp.   I haven't. Not even one little spot. Granted, I already have throw blankets galore (they never went away when I cleaned up Christmas), and the kitchen certainly got … [Read more...]

Gray and White and Marble Kitchen Reveal

Two-toned gray and white cabinets, marble subway tile, Carrara countertops, a big farmhouse sink, and brass hardware give this kitchen a classic yet modern look.

Two-toned gray and white cabinets, marble subway tile, Carrara countertops, a big farmhouse sink, and brass hardware give this marble kitchen a classic yet modern look. ______________ A special thanks to Wayfair and Moen for providing products for this space! As a mom of three littles ones who recently celebrated Christmas, trust me when I say that I know the meaning of anticipation.  They … [Read more...]

New Year, New Look: Fresh Neutral Accessories

Warm whites and grays, natural wood tones, cozy textures, touches of metallics... All these fresh, neutral accessories can bring a soothing and clean ambiance to your spaces this year.

Warm whites and grays, natural wood tones, cozy textures, touches of metallics...  All these fresh, neutral accessories can bring a soothing and clean ambiance to your spaces this year. _____________ While I am first and foremost a fan of shopping the house before ever spending a dime (can I get an Amen?!), a new accessory or two is always a fun treat from time to time.  This winter, I am loving … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Create a Fresh, Cozy Look for the New Year

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Sometimes, when I take a little breath, I am amazed by how far this little blog of mine has come in the past few years.  To think that something I enjoy so much can be a creative outlet for me and a source of income for my family is so incredibly humbling.  It's also funny to think about how many things I shared on my blog before so many of you sweet friends were following along.  As such, I … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Organizing Kids’ Closets

No matter the size of the closet (or the number of kids sharing it), these tips will help you create a system that will enable your kids to keep their own spaces organized so you don't have to keep organizing kids' closets over and over again.

No matter the size of the closet (or the number of kids sharing it), these tips will help you create a system that will enable your kids to keep their own spaces organized so you don't have to keep organizing kids' closets over and over again. _______________ Before I begin today, let me tell you that I am NOT one of those color-coded people.  My closets and files are not always pretty to look … [Read more...]

Using Greenery in your Home and Life (Pantone’s Color of the Year)

Using Greenery in your Home and Life (Pantone's Color of the Year): Accessories for fashion and home that celebrate the cheery, green tones of earth and nature.

Accessories for fashion and home that celebrate the cheery, green tones of earth and nature using Pantone's Color of the Year: Greenery. _________________ As a self-proclaimed lover of neutrals and blues, I found the recent Color of the Year announcement by Pantone a little intimidating... but the name had me hooked: greenery.  Even though I look terrible in lime green (and if you've read my … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

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I cannot believe we are a week into January already. We took the kids to visit grandparents last week and got the special treat of beautiful snow and a couple of days of skiing. It was a wonderful way to start the new year, but now I feel a week behind on life!  School starts back up on Monday, and I haven't even thought about this year's goals and plans... Please tell me I'm not the only … [Read more...]

The Best DIY Projects and Decorating Tips of 2016

So many fabulous diy projects, decorating ideas, and home decor! best of maisondepax.com 2016

As I said on January 1 when I shared my favorite cozy blankets this season to enjoy this winter, I cannot believe a new year is upon us again.  Before we blaze ahead to 2017, though, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the top 10 posts of 2016, and I'm so glad to be joining a group of other amazing DIY and home decor bloggers to do the same.  If you want to find THE BEST of THE BEST diy … [Read more...]

Cozy Throw Blankets

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even air modern conditioning is a cozy throw blanket. They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. Click here for a collection of the best cozy throw blankets!

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even modern air conditioning is a cozy throw blanket.  They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. ____________ Happy New Year!  I can't believe it's 2017 already.  As we put away our holiday decor, many of us (me included!) are looking for some blank space, a relief from the clutter … [Read more...]

Happy New Year’s Eve

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Is it really New Year's Eve already?!?!  Where did this year go?  Whether you've got fancy plans this evening or - like us - you're planning on an early dinner with friends and getting the kids into bed at a reasonable hour ;)...  I've got some fun things for you to check out today: most popular posts of the year, New Year's Eve decorating ideas, and organization tips to get you started for the … [Read more...]