31 Aug
A Romantic Fall Wedding: The Details
A Romantic Fall Wedding: The Details
Catie Parrish
The night after my love, Chris, proposed, we met our best friends (aka the couple who introduced us) for drinks and dinner. My friend Kaelin (who shares my love for weddings) asked what color scheme I was considering, and I knew I was in trouble. “Slate blue! No, blush pink is so soft and sweet. But should we include butter yellow? Yellow’s my favorite color, after all. And the neutral we go with changes...

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29 Aug
Smoothie Pops
Smoothie Pops
Liren Baker
The little people of the neighborhood have figured something out: if they are at my house in the afternoon, they will be sure to get a cup of the the creamiest fruit yogurt smoothie they have ever had. It is a ritual, part of our daily routine. And play date friends have now come to expect it, and I often get the question: May we have smoothies? I have always loved making smoothies, ever since...

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27 Aug
White Out
White Out
Erika Johnson
As seasons change and trends evolve, a blank canvas serves as a refreshing dose of inspiration.  A palate cleanser, if you will. I love color as much as the next design dreamer, but an all-white room possesses a sense of idealism—even romanticism. I can’t imagine living in a world so pristine that not one dust bunny would evade my minimalist white palette. But in these white images, we can escape to a world of ivory...

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24 Aug
Outdoor Excursions
Outdoor Excursions
Justin Cave
Do you need to get out? Way out? If so, then it's time to plan your next adventure. Not only is backpacking a great way to see the great outdoors, it’s a great way to burn some calories! Before you go you’re going to need a few things. I’m going on an adventure and in my pack I’m bringing…

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22 Aug
Light Up Your Home
Light Up Your Home
House Guest
Hi again! I'm Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove - you may remember me from the last time I posted at My Way Home :) I'm back again to talk lighting! When it comes to choosing the perfect lighting for your home, some people choose to throw in the towel before they even begin the process.  It can be an overwhelming task but it's so worth it when you have found that perfect light.  And...

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20 Aug
Details For A Wedding-Decor For A Home
Details For A Wedding-Decor For A Home
House Guest
Hi everyone! I’m Lauren Grove, the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. In addition to sharing fabulous weddings and the details that set them apart, I also draw on my experience as an event planner to share tips and insight on ways for brides-to-be to get the day of their dreams. One of the things that I love about wedding details is that often the best ones are those that reflect the couple. Sometimes...

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17 Aug
Your Dream Wedding…In Your Own Backyard
Your Dream Wedding…In Your Own Backyard
House Guest
The average wedding in the US costs around $25,000. Over on the Broke-Ass Bride, our aim is to help brides create their dream wedding for less…way less…by using creativity as currency to rock a wedding without breaking the bank. I’ve put all my tips into a book, The Broke-Ass Bride Guide, coming in December 2013 from Clarkson Potter. One of the costliest items on any wedding checklist is the venue. If you’re lucky enough to...

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15 Aug
Back to School Prep
Back to School Prep
Cristin Priest
Like it or not summer vacation is coming to an end and children will be going back-to-school in the upcoming weeks. Many parents welcome the school routine (I do!), but getting ready is no easy task. Planning ahead will make the transition easier for everyone. Here are some helpful back-to-school organizing tips. Photo Credit:Wayfair Label It. After stocking up on school supplies, label all notebooks, backpacks, binders and lunch boxes. I’ve even go so far...

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13 Aug
After School Snacks
After School Snacks
House Guest
Hi! I’m Jules, and I write about life, sweet and savory, at Pancakes and French Fries. Like life, Pancakes and French Fries has a little bit of everything. I write about marriage and motherhood. I write about my home, and how I’m trying to purge anything I don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. I write about books and host a monthly book club full of readers as obsessed with reading...

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12 Aug
Entertaining Weekend Guests
Entertaining Weekend Guests
House Guest
Hi there! My name is Kate and I'm the author of DomestiKatedLife, a lifestyle blog, where I write about some of my favorite topics like living in Boston, the latest fashion and design trends, thrifty ways to make your home and closet look their best on a budget, and creative ideas for entertaining. On the topic of entertaining, I recently hosted Wayfair's #HomemakerHappyHr Twitter chat and had the opportunity to share my tips and...

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10 Aug
A Love and Lavender Wedding
A Love and Lavender Wedding
House Guest
Hello, My Way Home readers! We’re Ellen and Aileen from Love and Lavender where we showcase gorgeous weddings, detailing the story of couples’ love and their big day, and beautiful DIY ideas for your own weddings! We’re so excited to be sharing Aileen’s wedding day with you all today! Putting together a wedding can be nerve-wracking, because it's a one-time event. Unlike decorating your house, where you can change things as you want, once your...

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08 Aug
Hot In the City
Hot In the City
Erika Johnson
With two years of coastal living under my belt, I’m slowly becoming a seasoned suburbanite. Still, summer time makes me nostalgic for my mid-twenties, when hot nights were spent on my little outdoor city sanctuary (which doubled as a fire escape).  Nestled above my neighbors’ miniature gardens, I sunned on my tiny patio set and sipped lemonade by day. At night, I invited friends to escape the heat with mojitos under the magnificent lights...

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06 Aug
Honeyed Goat Cheese and Figs
Honeyed Goat Cheese and Figs
Liren Baker
When summer temperatures creep towards the triple digits, the desire to fuss in the kitchen is not as keen. I find that my summer cooking really differs from my winter style quite drastically—perhaps you are the same way? In the colder months, I love spending hours in the kitchen, sheltered from the cold and the typical Northern Californian winter rain, coaxing braises and baked treats in the oven. Those are the days my oven...

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05 Aug
After the Harvest
After the Harvest
Justin Cave
The time has come and the moment is right for your harvest! Harvesting your garden is one of life's little moments that is worth the effort. The only thing left to do is figure out what to do with all your vegetables. Get creative with your meals and I promise everything tastes better when you grow it yourself! Cream of Zucchini Soup Ingredients: 1/2 small onion, quartered 2 cloves garlic 3 small zucchini, skin on, cut in chunks 32 oz....

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03 Aug
The Joys of Renovation
The Joys of Renovation
Rhoda Vickers
Hi, y’all! I’m Rhoda from Atlanta, GA and I’m so excited to be guest posting at My Way Home.  I happen to be somewhat of a decorating-addicted girl, one who can’t get enough of home inspiration and spend most of my waking moments thinking about the house I’m currently renovating.  You can keep up with my renovations over at my blog Southern Hospitality. Making a house a home has been one of those driving forces...

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01 Aug
First Home Decorating
First Home Decorating
Kate Smith
Building a home together is one of the joys of being married, but it can also be an area of contention when the bride and groom don't share a common vision for how they will decorate their new home. But how do two people blend their styles? Here are some tips to avoid clashing styles and create harmony in your new home. Discover your style Before you and your new spouse start picking out items for...

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