Get Ready for Summer! + HM #183

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #183! Our theme today is Get Ready for Summer! (It’s hard to  believe I just typed that – it’s the middle of May, folks! What happened?!) As fast as 2018 is moving along, it’s best to go ahead and get ready for the next season. At least WE thought it was a good idea! So let’s go for it! #Summer #HomeMattersParty

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Get Ready for Summer! + HM #183 

I have twin 20-month-old girls, so my motto literally is PREPARATION! Hopefully I’ve found you some great ways that you can implement in your summer preps! Check these out…

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Making Plans for Home Improvements

As homeowners, many of us reach a point where we want to make some changes to the house. It could be renovation to upgrade some outdated or inefficient home features. You may need to add some extra space or just do some things to improve energy efficiency. We have a running list of things we want to do around our home, and today, as a matter of fact, our driveway is being finished with asphalt, so…CHECK!

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Whatever you get into, it will cost you some money. For that reason, a lot of people put off home improvements until they reach a point where they are forced to take action. It is best not to let it get to that point; it’s much easier to make a repair when you need to than when you have to.

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It’s essential that you start planning for improvements as soon as you get the home. It may sound overwhelming on the heels of closing costs and down payments, but it’s well worth it by saving you on interest and avoiding price increases. 

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Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas + HM #182

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #182! Our theme today is Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas! Do you have specific ways you celebrate Mother’s Day each year, or is it different depending on your circumstances? Are you looking for some fresh ideas? I hope I can help you with that today! #MothersDay #HomeMattersParty

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Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas + HM #182 

From cards and printables to decor and food, and of course, gift ideas, check out what I’ve found for you this week! 

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New Product Review – PurpleTrail Planners! (And a Discount for YOU!)

I. LOVE. PLANNERS.

There’s probably no one reading this who is really surprised by that statement! HA!

I really do love them! Over the years I’ve had a wide variety of planners…hardcover, softcover, no cover. I’ve used my phone, I’ve used my computer, I’ve used my email. I’ve even used a Palm Pilot! Remember those?!

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What I’ve learned over the years is that I personally do BEST if I’m actually using a physical planner – putting pen to paper. And I’ve used a few different ones: Erin Condren, Plum Paper, Day Designer, Martha Stewart…one I found at Walmart…) I’ve learned that I like to be able to customize that planner a bit, and that if it’s PRETTY, I use it more. (That sounds ridiculous, but it’s totally true.)

So when Tamese from PurpleTrail contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their planners…UM, YES! Sign me up, please!

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Tamese provided me with a lovely little code that allowed me to hit up the PurpleTrail website and design my own planner. How FUN is that!? I must admit, at first I was a tad bit overwhelmed – the options seem endless, and I wasn’t quite sure where to start! But I stopped and wrote a few priorities down, and the next thing I know I had designed this:

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I decided to try one a tad bit smaller than I normally use, because I’ve been on a simplification kick these days, so I figured, hey, if I can do a smaller planner, that’s awesome! This one is 6X8, but they also offer a larger one at 8.5X11, and a cute little one that’s only 4X6! You can customize each of these for daily, monthly or weekly uses for moms, students, teachers, brides, or just good ol’ regular people! (We all need some good ol’ regular people in our lives, don’t we?)

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas + HM #181

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #181! Our theme today is Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas! How do YOU celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your house? Big deal? Little deal? No deal? Hopefully you can get some great ideas from today’s post! #CincodeMayo #HomeMattersParty

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas + HM #181 So, one of my favorite things to make and look at are…CUPCAKES! I figured for this lil’ roundup, I’d share some AWESOME Cinco de Mayo cupcake ideas! Because, really, who DOESN’T love a good cupcake?!

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