Design from Dreams: Style & Zen Carpet Diem

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel

Our environment can have a strong impact on how we feel. Depending on how we’ve mastered our interior design, our home can either empower us or bring us down – and nobody wants the latter option. This is the reason why we often turn to Feng Shui. When we think about applying this approach, we usually have in mind big things, such as beds, pipes and furniture arrangement. However, some seemingly small and insignificant items, like rugs, can also make a huge impact on the interior’s Chi (positive energy). So, let us see how you can use rugs to optimize energy and introduce harmony into your home.

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New Mommy? 3 Strategies To A Smooth Transition Back To Work

Becoming a mom changes your world, but it may not change your need or desire to return to work when your maternity leave is up. Without some planning, your first day back to work could be the first time you and your new baby are apart, which can be difficult for both of you. Thankfully, there are ways to make the transition easier for you both.
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Baby On Board: 4 Tips To Finding A Family-Friendly Car

One of the main concerns of new parents is keeping their baby and enjoying convenience when it comes to traveling on the road. When you want to travel in a spacious vehicle that accommodates your baby, it’s important to use a family-friendly car. Once you’re ready to find the right vehicle to purchase for your growing family, there are a few important tips to follow.
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3 Manly Activities To Enjoy With Your Son

Having guy time with your son is important, but life is busy and you may not be as close to your son as you once were. You may be wondering what fun, masculine activities are good to share with your son now. We’ll go over three manly activities you can enjoy with your son that have cool, real-world practical benefits as well.
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Family Dinner: 3 Tips For a More Enjoyable Evening

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

The evening is the time where everyone in the family is home. The kids are finished with their homework and are tuckered out after sports practice, and the parents are ready to retire after returning from work. Days tend to be crazy, but we still want to dedicate our time to family, but sometimes it can be quite a hassle getting everyone together in the evening. The adults are tired, the kids won’t stop bickering, and the teen has done enough whining and complaining. But there is hope! Here are a few tips to make your evening more enjoyable.
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Safety First: 5 Things To Know Before Buying A Family Car

Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson

Purchasing a car is serious business. Besides a home, a car will be one of the biggest purchases that you will make. When you are purchasing a car for your family the stakes are even higher. There are many things to consider before committing to a vehicle. By being an informed consumer you can give yourself the peace of mind that comes with making the best purchase.
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Take Your Family Back in Time at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach #mtfan #Review

Medieval Times  – Kings, Swords and More

Raising two boys (three if you count my husband), there are a few things that are always on our family’s radar. Common questions we always hear are, “What are we doing today?” and “What’s for dinner?”. All the while, trying to find the most adventurous and exciting ways to spend family time. Medieval Times combined both entertainment and food into a dynamic family night!

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Managing a Family Budget for Five

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Managing a family budget is probably about as much fun as sitting in rush hour traffic. The thing is that you don’t want to allow it to consume your entire life. Once you have your budget in place, maintaining it should only take a few minutes. Here is how to manage a family budget for five.

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Great Ideas to Beat Summer Boredom

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So many children look forward to summer vacation because it’s time away from school. When parents have full-time jobs, the kids can easily get bored because of the excessive amount of free time on their hands. Other than helping with chores and yard upkeep, kids need fun activities to partake in too. These simple ideas below don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. I hope they help you beat summer boredom with your kids, on a budget or not, this summer.

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Create a Special Thank You Book with Blurb

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  You know it will be here before you know it!!  What are you thankful for?

Do something unexpected this year.  Why not create a little thank you book for your friends and family?  They would absolutely cherish it.  This year, you can make a small book for each relative or good friend by using Blurb! If you create your books now you will have more time to shop and prepare for Thanksgiving dinner later! 😉

Blurb is offering our readers a 15% off code:  TAKE15 now through 9/9/13.  Create a special thank you book for the special people in your life with Blurb!