HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Beer and Food Pairings

In honor of football season starting and me watching my first Dallas Cowboys (my boyfriend’s beloved team) game here is a great little list of perfect beer and food pairings! Enjoy!

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HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Pattern Mixing

Mixing multiple patterns in your home decor is a very popular trend right now but it can always be a daunting task for those not particularly design inclined. B don’t fear, there are some really simple and fool proof ways to add pattern to your life and your decor! Here are a few great ways to mix patterns.

the most fool proof way to add pattern to your life is to stick with a monochromatic color scheme. Different patterns all in the same color hue is a beautiful way to start mixing patterns up!

the most fool proof way to add pattern to your life is to stick with a monochromatic color scheme. Different patterns all in the same color hue is a beautiful way to start mixing patterns up!

Sticking to two colors that are complimentary will is also a great way to mix patterns! Its a safe way to create a BOLD look in a room!

Sticking to two colors that are complimentary will is also a great way to mix patterns! Its a safe way to create a BOLD look in a room!

Come up with a specific color scheme that you love and keep your mix of patterns in that particular color scheme.

Come up with a specific color scheme that you love and keep your mix of patterns in that particular color scheme.

Adding a small pop of mixed prints is a great way to start pattern mixing! I love this small hint of color in these dining room chairs!

Adding a small pop of mixed prints is a great way to start pattern mixing! I love this small hint of color in these dining room chairs!

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Moving Tips

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So my time in Texas has officially come to a close. I will be back in August but it is time for me to (once again) pack my bags and move back for summer semester at the University of Cincinnati. Coming from a girl who has moved from 7 different apartments in 3 different cities in 4 years, I have come to gain quite a bit of knowledge on moving and packing. Here are a few of the moving tips I have learned over these past 4 years.

staying organized is CRUCIAL, people! Organization is definitely an acquired skill and is very important in moving. So if you are not the organizing type... find a good friend who is. Labeling everything really helps. If you know the place an item starts at in the move you will know where it is going to end up!

staying organized is CRUCIAL, people! Organization is definitely an acquired skill and is very important in moving. So if you are not the organizing type… find a good friend who is. Labeling everything really helps. If you know the place an item starts at in the move you will know where it is going to end up!

this sounds a little crazy and paranoid but trust me its not! Document everything from the lease contracts and important phone numbers all the way down to how many boxes you have! If you are renting a place you will definitely want to photo document the apartment your are moving in to before you move your things in and keep them in a safe place for when you move out!

this sounds a little crazy and paranoid but trust me its not! Document everything from the lease contracts and important phone numbers all the way down to how many boxes you have! If you are renting a place you will definitely want to photo document the apartment your are moving in to before you move your things in and keep them in a safe place for when you move out!

Research all kinds of things! From the neighborhood to the best place to order delivery pizza from (its a tradition the first night I spend in a new place you have delivery pizza!) Also, it definitely wouldn't hurt to look up deals on groupon and local sites for carpet cleaning and hired mover deals!

Research all kinds of things! From the neighborhood to the best place to order delivery pizza from (its a tradition the first night I spend in a new place you have delivery pizza!) Also, it definitely wouldn’t hurt to look up deals on groupon and local sites for carpet cleaning and hired mover deals!

Moving is a stressful time... VERY stressful time. Know when you are getting overwhelmed and ask for help! Also, know when you should hire someone versus doing it yourself!

Moving is a stressful time… VERY stressful time. Know when you are getting overwhelmed and ask for help! Also, know when you should hire someone versus doing it yourself!

This is important for your sanity! Never wait until the last minute to pack boxes because they will end up a mess! There will ALWAYS be last minute errands to run and something will go wrong! So make sure you have enough time to deal with it and don't over extend yourself and your time during this stressful period!

This is important for your sanity! Never wait until the last minute to pack boxes because they will end up a mess! There will ALWAYS be last minute errands to run and something will go wrong! So make sure you have enough time to deal with it and don’t over extend yourself and your time during this stressful period!

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Decorating with Monograms

If you know me (even just a little bit) you know how much I truly love a good monogram. Clothes, bags, interiors… it doesn’t matter, call me crazy but I think it should have a monogram! Here are a variety of ways to use your monogram in your own home!

use your monogram in your BEDROOM…

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a really beautiful and subtle way to use a monogram in your bedding!

a really beautiful and subtle way to use a monogram in your bedding!

if you don't want to do a full monogram (or aren't ready to take that big jump yet) you can always get throw pillows with your last initial on them!

if you don’t want to do a full monogram (or aren’t ready to take that big jump yet) you can always get throw pillows with your last initial on them!

I adore these linens!

I adore these linens!

use your monogram in your UPHOLSTERY…

now this would cost a pretty penny or would take a lot of upholstery planning... but I love the idea! Even for your dining room chairs too!

now this would cost a pretty penny or would take a lot of upholstery planning… but I love the idea! Even for your dining room chairs too!

use your monogram in your BATHROOM…

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use your monogram for HOLIDAY DECORATING…

really though... if this was in a bright color it could be a year long thing!

really though… if this was in a bright color it could be a year long thing!

use your monogram in your LIVING ROOM…

a simple and understated look for a pair of his and her chairs

a simple and understated look for a pair of his and her chairs

again... using a single letter monogram is the best option for those wary of the monogram look

again… using a single letter monogram is the best option for those wary of the monogram look

LOVE! my dream couch probably... this could be perfect with the same monogram and different fonts or a different monogram for everyone in the family!

LOVE! my dream couch probably… this could be perfect with the same monogram and different fonts or a different monogram for everyone in the family!

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Color Schemes

Color schemes. My favorite part the beginning process of planning a room. A color scheme is not just the color of the walls (speaking from someone who has always lived in a place she could not paint!). A color scheme has to do with fabrics, accessories, furniture, and carpets! Here are a few different takes on brainstorming a color scheme…

the BOLD WITH NEUTRALS color scheme

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the classic BLACK AND WHITE color scheme

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the BOLD ON BOLD color scheme

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the MONOCHROMATIC color scheme

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the MONOCHROMATIC WITH ACCENT color scheme

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the COLOR WHEEL THEORY color scheme

Color Wheel Theory: Colors that lie opposite to each other on the color wheel will pop against one another and go well together

Color Wheel Theory: Colors that lie opposite to each other on the color wheel will pop against one another and go well together

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There are a million different types of color schemes to do for a room. Go grab some paint chips and fabric swatches and see which ones you love the best!

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: SINK-spiration

Here are my current SINK-spiration images (pun intended people!) These sinks really put a unique spin on the kitchens or bathrooms they are in! Love.

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So I didn’t realize, until I actually started to look deeper, how many sink types there actually are. Here is a helpful guide on the different types of sinks and their names for the next time you’re in the market for a new addition to your kitchen, bathroom, or even laundry room!

For KITCHEN SINKS:

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.for BATHROOM SINKS:

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