Pumpkin decorations

I don't have kids just yet (praying), but Kmart shared with me their pumpkin carving videos. Just to note, I DO NOT WORK FOR KMART or REPRESENT THEM, so had to answer the emails I've received :)I just like their videos because I relate to the videos and I find it useful, so I post them because I think other people might find it useful.For pumpkin decorating tips, hope you enjoy: ...more

Decorating a mantle

When I grew up in Florida, I lived in a huge house with mantle and fireplace but now that I live in Brooklyn, I don't have that.Kmart, one of my favorite stores growing up, is stepping up their game. They enlisted their own design experts and they shared with me their how to decorate a fireplace mantle place:...more

Blushing and Sweet!

Hi!Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Marie, I am a 32 year old woman living in Montreal, Canada. First I want to say how wonderful I think your site is. It's a place where women can connect and feel empowered. I'm so happy I found you! I found some other great blogs on your site as well and I noticed there aren't very many blogs from Canada, particularly Montreal....more

Fall Flavor

It is so hard to believe that it is almost November.  Fall is flying by.  Fall has always been a busier time for us and this year is no different.  With all the work on our addition, I scaled back a little on the fall decor.  Besides Christmas, this is the holiday that you will see decorated for around the Stew house.  Here is a snapshot of what the house is looking like these days….  ...more

Bug Painting, Literally!

I think this was one of my kids favorite activities so far. We went outside to one of our flower pots by the pool where we can easily find bugs, frogs, geckos, etc. gathered a couple worms, grubs, a beetle and an earwig. Going on a bug hunt was fun!...more

Kmart Design Gives a Mommy Halloween Makeover

Well, I've been a Kmart fan since my childhood days. They kind of disappeared for awhile, but they're back with a new type of branding. I don't even recognize them anymore, in a good way.Kmart actually held a H-ween makeover contest earlier this year. The winner (not me) was chosen and they posted the video. The video is useful as it offers great design and decorating tips from experts. Best thing - they tell you how to do it on a budget! Check out the videos below or visit www.Kmartdesign.com....more

Looking for fellow crafters to share ideas

I just started a new blog about romantic crafts: www.romanticcrafts.nl and I'm looking for people who want to share there finished romantic crafts projects and ideas with me. I love to sew, Shabby Chic, vintage and woodcrafts....more

Dear Karl Lagerfeld, Kiss My Plus Size Ass!

Dear Karl,Obviously your "art" is more important to you than anything else.  How vacuous, how narcissistic, how stupid.  Perhaps you might emerge from your skinny, black wearing, ego-centric bubble?  You, with your celebrity are more responsible than the average citizen for the well-being of our daughters.  My husband & I have lain awake nights wondering when the next time our child might eat will be......SO, kiss my plus sized, blooming, ass!  Love,Patricia, mother of 3, artist, feminist, writer....more

Halloweeniac: It's Not Easy Being Queen

Every town has one: a Queen of Halloween. It's a heavy burden (mostly because full size candy bars are expensive!) but I love it! Read more at Pajamas and Coffee. (pic of my house:) ...more





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