Styling Ideas for your Bed

Last week I wrote about some of my favorite bedding picks for your little ones. In keeping with the theme of bedding, I thought a post on styling beds would be interesting.

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We’ve all seen the days of big bag 7 and 9 piece bedding and comforter sets on sale and beds decked with matchy matchy pillows and bedding that screams store catalog! And I’m sure you’ve seen enough matchy matchy crib bedding sets too!

To me matchy bedding and sets are a beautiful personal space’s biggest nightmare! They take away the element of personal and box you in a category of colors and prints leaving you with a bed that looks right out of a catalog.

But how do you achieve that mixed but not matched, eclectic and cozy but not crazy, comfortable and dreamy but not bland look for your bed?
Here are my top styling tips for creating a bed that’s not only comfortable and cozy but is reflective of your personal style. {…}

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Surf’s up… summer days at the beach

During the summer, my Family loves to spend time at the beach. I guess we are spoiled with the Southern California weather, that pretty much anytime is a good day to hit the sand and the pacific ocean blue waters. This past May we celebrated my son’s 4th birthday party with a family picnic at the beach. Here are some super easy DIY party decor ideas that you can use anytime when surf’s up.



Posted on: July 28, 2014

Tips for a fun Princess Party

My little girl is turning 3 soon and she is crazy about princesses. crowns, castles and magic wands.  Here I ve gather some easy DIY ideas I found browsing, to set up a beautiful princess birthday party.

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Favorite bedding picks for your Little Ones!

While vacations are on and before back to school comes in, I thought a quick round up of some bedding ideas might be something interesting. Wouldn’t it be nice to switch out to some new and fun bedding before school starts!

Here are my 5 favorites for little boys and girls. All 100% cotton and in a variety of fun patterns and colors…..there’s something for everyone!

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

A blockbuster movie night at home party

Whether you are planning to make it a family or small gathering with friends movie night, add a special touch with simple decor or movie snacks that will rock out any concessions stand. Check out these ideas to make it extra special to all and have a super fun time.

Decor and set up: make a simple colorful snacks stand.
Here is a cute idea by to serve any movie snacks. Just make colorful paper fans for the backdrop , then serve in trays or jars all of your movie theater favorites: hot dog, popcorn, candy cups, and fruit skewers.




Posted on: July 21, 2014

Top 5 paper flower Ideas and DIY

I’m sure im not the only one who has been admiring and trying to do projects or decor with the beautiful paper flowers. Here I gather 5 ideas on how to use them as well as the links for DIY.  Once you go through the top 5 ideas, you will realize its so hard to pick one for you next event that you will want to do them all.

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

10 Honey comb ball decor ideas

Recently I’ve been obsessed with honey comb balls, I want to use them for everything. Love their fun design, shapes, colors and that you can use them for different themes and ages. ankelle

Here I have gather 10 ideas for using them into your decor: {…}

Posted on: July 17, 2014

How to find the perfect wedding dress for your body shape?

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Every bride wants that astonishing dress so when her guests turn and see her it’s breathtaking. What most brides’ biggest mistake is not educating themselves about what type of dress best matches their shape. This will help give you that “WOW” factor that every bride wants.

The hour glass shape is where your hips and shoulders are similar in size with a narrow waist. Some dress types that would best demonstrate this shape is the mermaid or trumpet, with its curvy fit and flare that will best feature the hour glass shape in all the right places.

The triangle or pear shape is where your hips are wider than your shoulders. The most popular dress for the apple figure is the A-line. A fitted bodice with a skirt that flows away from the body best displays the figures strength.

The inverted triangle or apple shape is where your shoulders are wider than your hips. Even thought the Ball gown and the Mermaid are great style of dresses for this body shape I would suggest going short. This will help balance the top half by drawing attention to the legs, so great pair of heels is a must.

The rectangle is where your shoulders, waist and hips are similar in size. With this shape you have to create the shape you’re looking for. The Empire has a high waist bodice that can hug the right place on your body and with the gently flowing line to create the illusion of height and also hides the hips.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Creating an outdoor play space for your kids!

We all know how much fun kids have outdoors and while its great to head out to the park, beach and zoo, its also fun to have a little play space in your own backyard or patio!



And when it’s as easy as these ideas I’ve rounded up, it sure is going to be a hit with parents and kids alike {…}

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Summer delight with MLC Baked Dill Salmon

I would like to share with you this easy bake dill salmon recipe to enjoy it anytime this summer. This recipe is not only delicious but packed with flavor,  is light and healthy and great recipe for entertaining. It could be serve warm as a main dish or make it into a salad, either way it is amazingly good.



Prep time : 15 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Yield: 6 main dishes or 8 salads


Posted on: July 14, 2014

Planning a Wedding: Key points

Planning a wedding can be so stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. The key word to a wedding is organization. Once a date and budget is set then you can set up a time line for all the tasks that need to be done before the big day.

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

Add some color to your day at the beach!


July is all about beach and pool season! It’s that time of the year to cool off in style and I’ve had my eyes on all the colorful beach/pool towels this season for kids! {…}

Posted on: July 8, 2014

MLC team 4th of July… simple and fun!

This past Friday, 4th of July 2014, marked the 238th year of the Independence of the United Stated of America. All around the country, it was a big day of celebration.   From parades, beach day, poolside or grilling, which I’m sure it was the perfect time to get together with family and friends.  But my favorite part is to see when the sky lights up with the beautiful display of fireworks shows, what an amazing way to celebrate our country’s birthday.

The MLC team got together to celebrate America’s birthday with B.B.Q. and fireworks show, but we couldn’t help ourselves in making a fun backdrop to our meal. We used a blue cardboard decorated with foil stars and a 4th of July banner.  Also added some red, white and blue tissue tassels.

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

15 minutes Creative Ideas


Browsing for some great and easy ideas for tomorrow’s get together? Here we are sharing some we found at the Real Simple website. I love these amazing and simple ideas to make your get together more fun and celebrate the Happy 4th with lots of colors!!!! {…}

Posted on: July 3, 2014

DIY color tassels for 4th July

Follow these easy steps to make two color tassels for your festivities this 4th of July!! {…}

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Easy décor for a fun 4th of July celebration!

Its 4th of July weekend and I bet everyone has an outdoor celebration planned. What better way to celebrate freedom that get together with your friends and family and have a red, white & blue bash!

Here are some easy décor tips that are inexpensive, fun and make for a gorgeous setting! The best part is that they can be used all year round in a variety of situations and don’t have to be part of your annual 4th of July stash away!

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Posted on: July 1, 2014