Decorating Tips: Easy and Inexpensive from House

The reality is that we could all benefit from sharing easy decorating tips.  I am a firm believer that your home is a reflection of who you are and I’ve been redecorating my home since the beginning of the new year.

From painting my bedroom, using an electric drill, and hanging photos, getting my home together has truly been a chore!  But I know that it will be worth it once my home looks and feels exactly the way I have imagined.  And with two little boys, the cleaning can be endless (smile) but for us, coming home to a pleasant environment has taken priority.

Some of my personal quick decorating tips are changing the pillows, using paint for a new hue, hanging interesting pictures, or purchasing new floor rugs.  If you want an ultimate mood booster pick a fresh bouquet of flowers and create an arrangement for your dining room table!

With all of my tips, I also ran across an article from House that gives readers small and inexpensive decorating changes.  I love the idea of using trays, changing the shower curtain, and arranging books as a table accessory.

Take a look at the article and trust me you will not be disappointed; give your home a quick makeover!

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British TV host and fashion expert, Louise Roe, is the latest trendsetter featured in Closet Confessions, the beloved web series of leading online retailer, Bluefly. The series gives viewers an exclusive look into the closets of today’s fashion influencers. Known for hosting NBC’s Fashion Star, The Style Network’s Style Pop, ABC’s Oscar Red Carpet coverage, and MTV International’s Plain Jane as well as working as a fashion correspondent and writer, Louise has mastered edgy yet playful London style and shows off a drool-worthy closet complete with an enviable collection of shoes and accessories. She has also curated an assortment of her fashion must-haves at Bluefly’s sister site, Belle & Clive.

Louise’s eclectic style is showcased through her range of clothing, with vibrant prints and bright colors, both High Street and high designer. She says, “I’m not a designer obsessive! High/low is great.” Feminine with a bit of edge, her wardrobe is filled with colorful inspiration and unique pieces. She brings her years of reporting on celebrity fashion to her Closet Confession with red carpet anecdotes involving Mickey Rourke and Oscar dress sightings for an episode that’s hilarious and lighthearted.

But that said, her fashion advice and inspiration is no joke. She dispenses easy and useful fashion tips like a pro. After all, she did just film the fourth season of her makeover show, Plain Jane. “Hats!” She exclaims showing off bohemian chic, wide-brimmed fedoras. “I love hats. I always try to persuade the women I’m making over to wear hats, because for some reason, women are scared of [them].” But as she proves, they give even basic jeans and a tee an unexpected dose of style. Also on her must-have list? Leopard print and white pumps. “I think every chick has to have leopard print in her closet somewhere,” she says.

Louise Roe is the latest fashion insider to be featured in the award-winning Closet Confessions series found at The fan favorite series was launched in April 2010 by designer online retailer, Bluefly, so that customers could get exclusive access to the wardrobes and tips straight from the fashion elite. Other featured style influencers and fashion-forward celebrities include blogging sensations Leandra Medine and Erica Domesek, W Magazine’s beauty director Jane Larkworthy, Scandal star Kerry Washington, indie musicians Tegan and Sara, and E! News co-host Giuliana Rancic. The director, Brian Quist, is an American director of films, commercials and branded video content. From his roots in documentaries, Quist has branched out to direct a wide range of editorial and fashion video campaigns as well as several narrative short films. Quist has worked with luminaries ranging from The Dalai Lama to Natalie Portman.

About Bluefly: Leading online retailer, Bluefly, and its flash-sale sister site, Belle & Clive, are the premier destinations for high-fashion finds at enviable prices. Founded in 1998, Bluefly is a resource for the best and latest in fashion trends—all accessible at

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Spinach and Bacon Quiche Recipe: Perfect for Bridal Shower or Brunch

One of the easiest breakfast recipes that any sophisticated lady can prepare is a spinach and bacon quiche.  To cook a quiche, it requires only a few ingredients, simple instructions, and tastes really good.

I always enjoy preparing a quiche for my family because this dish can be paired with a variety of foods such as fruit, a green salad, or yogurt.


Quiche is also perfect to serve at a bridal shower, brunch, or even for dinner.  Visit the site (below) for the recipe and enjoy eating (and serving) quiche, with a mimosa of course!



Click on the link to view the entire recipe at