Get Organized for the School Year

Does back-to-school mean back-to-disarray in your home? If the school year means endless piles of stray papers and stressful mornings, check out these home organization tricks, tips, and inspirations for getting your house and school morning routine in order. Make a Happy Entry Image via stylemepretty.com Once the school year starts, the entryway pile-up begins. […]

7 Things to Do Before Moving

Your belongings are boxed up, the moving truck is scheduled, and you’ve recruited family and friends to help unload on moving day. Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but before you start unpacking the truck, here’s a to-do list you should take care of before you start filling your new home with […]

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Remodeling

Updated kitchens and bathrooms top the lists of “wants” for today’s homebuyers. Luckily, bathrooms can be updated dramatically, quickly, and on a budget without the need for remodeling.  Paint Image from josephbosco.com Painting is the obvious go-to when trying to freshen up any room of your home. For a simplistic, spa-like look, stick with soft […]

8 Perennials to Grow in Your Garden

If you are from the Midwest, you are well aware that you are likely to experience multiple seasons of weather in one day. So when considering what to plant in your garden, it’s a good idea to pick plants that will easily adapt to the variety of climate conditions we are accustomed to in this […]

Four Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

Summer is the perfect time to entertain outdoors! However, between bees hovering around the lemonade to chilly breezes once the sun goes down, creating the perfect outdoor gathering doesn’t come without its challenges.  Here are some of our favorite tips for being a thoughtful outdoor party host! Snack Storage: Humid weather can quickly spoil all […]

Three Easy Ways to Refresh in Spring

Three Easy ways to Refresh in Spring: Spring is here and everyone’s home is in need of some sprucing up after a long winter. We’ve included some of our favorite easy ways to refresh the exterior of your home for spring! Power wash: Winter brings with it lots of salt, dirt, and grime. Warmer allow for […]

Home Décor Inspiration: What’s Your Interior Design Style?

When it comes to interior design, there are dozens of styles to gain inspiration from. From classic furnishings to retro eclecticism, sometimes it can be hard to figure out where you fall in line. Here’s our list of some of the many top décor and interior design styles to figure out where you land.

Selling Your Home: 4 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Buyers

If you’re selling your home and want it to sell quickly and for top-dollar (doesn’t everyone?), you need to prepare your home to appeal to the widest group of homebuyers. The 2020 Housing Market Prediction project Millennials to account for over 50% of the mortgages in 2021. This generation has been shaping the market the […]

8 Quick & Simple Home Improvements That Do Wonders for Your Curb Appeal

When you think of home renovations, you’re likely dreaming of a kitchen remodel or new flooring. You’re not alone; interior home improvements and renovations are highly coveted but oftentimes, a home’s exterior is put on the backburner. Here are some relatively cheap DIY projects that can transform your curb appeal.

Homeowners Have Missed Out on Billions in Refinance Savings – Is It Too Late for You?

American homeowners could have saved a combined $5.5 billion by refinancing their mortgages in 2010 and 2012, according to a new study published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Despite historically low mortgage rates, homeowners didn’t make refinancing a top priority, which prompts the question: with mortgage rates rising in 2017, is it too late […]