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Create a Homework-Friendly Reading Nook

School is officially back in full swing, and with that comes daily homework sessions. Help your kids stay focused and caught up by setting aside a special place at home for homework. With a cozy spot like the ones below, your kid might even look forward to homework time! 5 Reading Nooks That Are Perfect For Homework Closet Turned Book Nook If you have a closet that largely goes unused, why not turn it in to a reading hidey-hole? Get step by step instructions for this DIY transformation at Thrifty Decor Chick. She retained a lot of storage space by installing wall shelves and leaving the bottom of the bench open. Another variation is to turn an entry coat closet…

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5 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

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It’s back to school season soon and pretty hard to believe that the summer has gone by so quickly! It can sometimes be a little overwhelming to go from vacation mode back to the daily grind, so we’ve gathered a few tips to make the transition more organized and a little more fun! 1. De-clutter Before you even think about going back to school shopping, take a look at what you have first. Whether you’re shopping for your kids or are a kid going back to college like myself, be sure to get rid of things you don’t need and won’t wear. There’s no point in keeping clothes that take up space and only add to the overwhelming pile of…

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Dorm kitchens and bathrooms – how to survive in style

r September 19, 2012 | B Home Decor

Read on to find our Dream Dorm Decor question of the week. Leave an answer in the comments and you’ll have a chance to win our Dream Dorm Prize Packs! Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’? Although on-campus dining is a necessity when you need to grab a bite in between classes, there will come a point when you just can’t eat that greasy cafeteria pizza any more. Get the tools you need for basic food prep. This Global Stripes dinnerware set from Corelle has a great graphic pattern and won’t chip or break.   For a truly eclectic look, mix and match this Potter’s Workshop Tableware from West Elm. Plus it’s dishwasher and microwave safe. One meal you’ll be…

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Dream Dorm Decor: Deck The Walls

Now that you’ve settled into the dorm are your walls looking a little bare? In any small living space it can be a challenge to find a wall covering solution that is proportional to the size of the room and conforms university restrictions. We have several ideas that will help you cover up that bad paint job and surround yourself with things you love. Don’t forget to keep your eyes out for our Dream Dorm Question of the week! Leave an answer in the comments and you’ll be entered to win one of our Dream Dorm Prize Packs! Arrange a Gallery Wall image via mattersofstyleblog.com A gallery wall will make a sophisticated statement when frames in gold and black are…

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Dream Dorm Decor: Best Bedding Ever!

In our Dream Dorm Decor Series during the month of September, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite dorm products and design tips to help make your dorm room reflect your personal style. You may already have the basics, but now it’s time to make your space a less generic and more like home. Read on to find out more about our Dream Dorm Decor Giveaway and be sure to comment on this post for a chance to win!   First thing’s first, you’ve got to have a place to sleep. That plastic-covered, bed-bug-resistant mattress that’s been used by who knows how many generations before you isn’t going to cut it for the next 8 months. Let’s start from the bottom up. Make that…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Back to School

r August 31, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves

There’s a wonderful feeling of newness and excitement that comes with the start of school. The movie “You’ve Got Mail” captures this feeling best when Joe Fox asks Kathleen Kelley: “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Whether or not you or a little one are starting school this year, let’s get back that first day of school feeling with these classroom-inspired finds. 1. Smile-inducing school lunch ideas- Pack a lunch that makes your student smile when they open their lunch box, or feel like a kid again by bringing some creative eats to work….

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4 Ways Every Parent Can Help Their Children Succeed in School

r August 10, 2010 | B Seasonal Trends
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Back to School is can be a hectic time as parents struggle to get their homes, refrigerators, and carpool schedules ready for Fall. While all parents think about what to put in their children’s lunches, very few consider taking steps…

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