PCA 2020

House to Home

Smooth Moving: A Parent’s Guide for Making a New House Feel like Home

"Mommy look for diapers? Mommy no find the diapers?” My bare-bottomed two-year-old daughter repeated this soundtrack of questions as she followed me through a maze of boxes and stacks of bins. I balanced my saturated five-month-old on my hip as I peeked through bags, alternately berating myself for losing track of the diapers, and praying my sort of potty-trained toddler wouldn’t christen our new home with an accident on the carpet.

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Fall Décor Trends

One of the things I love about Fall is pulling those favorite pair of jeans out of the closet back into regular wear. Pairing them with a great sweater, a patterned scarf, some bling somewhere and a pair of great footwear, you’ve practically got a Pinterest-worthy or Instagram #ootd post. I am no fashionista, but Fall really does bring out the best in my wardrobe: layers. When you take your favorites from your closet and think about incorporating similar principles into your décor, you’ve probably got a winning combination.

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Making the Most of Your Space

No matter the size of one’s home, it often seems there is never quite enough space. But the way you organize and arrange your home, as well as the furniture styles you choose, will make the difference between living comfortably versus feeling crammed. Use the following ideas to make the most of every nook and cranny.

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Kids Room Planning: Here, Now and for the Future

There’s nothing easier than walking into a store or shopping online (‘shop this room’) and buying a bed-in-a-bag type deal. When it comes to spaces for kids, there are plenty of options available including buying matching collections or sets that comprise of everything from sheets, quilts and even window coverings. There is nothing wrong with creating a ‘theme ’in your space, but being inventive and stepping away from sets or only using a few pieces from a set will help you create a space that is not only more dynamic but definitely unique to your child. It will also allow you some flexibility in redesigning the space as your child grows.

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