35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes | Cute Beltz

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Every year, as my children get older I plan for Back to School earlier and earlier. This year, I have created a Back to School bookmark on my tablet to include an array of subjects and food is a top priority.  This year, I plan not to be stumped by dinner, so this Momma is getting prepared.  I found these crockpot recipes on BlogHer and they look yummy! Thanks “A Cedar Spoon” blog for this great list, 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes.  Added to the list, now onto the next Back to School item, book bags! 🙂

Have you started to plan for Back to School? – Cute Beltz

 

 

DIY Art Studios – Your Kids Will Love You! | Cute Beltz

So, I have been inspired to create an art studio for my girls.  They have watched me work over the years and all my “creativity” has rubbed off on them.  So, being the awesome mother I am, I am going to give them their own space.  OK, I’ll admit, it is more for me than them because, I WANT MY OFFICE/SPACE BACK!  I said it! Call me selfish if you want, but my babies have taken over.

Here are a few ideas, I have gathered from #Pinterest.  Let me know which one is your favorite.  🙂

Number One:

Kids art studio ideas Birch + Bird Vintage Home Interiors » Blog Archive » Creative Play: Art Room Inspiration

Number Two:

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Number Three:

Kids will love painting, drawing, and organizing art supplies with their new Studio Art Desk™ $79.99

Number Four:

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Number Five:

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Let me know which one you love and why, please.  Looking forward to hearing what YOU have to say! – Cute Beltz

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6 Fresh Summer Bedroom Décor Ideas | Cute Beltz

We’re not saying that you should completely renovate and redecorate your home each time seasons change but it can be very refreshing to add a few new touches to some of the rooms in your house. For example, summer brings many major changes and you can get some inspiration from nature itself in order to give your bedroom a more cheerful look.

Observe the colors found in nature this time of the year and transfer them into the new interior décor you have chosen for the room. You can also take some inspiration from the seasonal plants and flowers and from the multitude of birds and insects that invade us each summer.

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Green painted beaded board walls lend organic appeal to this sunny bedroom. Nature inspired art prints and accessories sprinkled throughout the room also nod to the outdoors. The four poster in blonde maple adds a rustic simplicity to the bedroom, while nearly sheer plaid curtains soften the corners of the bed.

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White walls and sheer patterned draperies allow this bedroom to look open and airy despite it’s small size. The wood flooring and the dark painted dresser introduce visual weight to the room. An eclectic assemblage of bedding citron sheets, sea glass green shams, and block print linens add sink in comfort to the cozy bedroom.

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Accents of royal blue, orange, and hot pink add oodles of color to this otherwise neutral bedroom. The tones play out in less vibrant shades on the antique rug, a move that makes the room look pulled together, but also plays up the modern-traditional style of the room.

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The barely green walls, white architectural details and a palette of grays in this bedroom allow personality-filled accents to truly shine. While the elements of the room are decidedly eclectic, they are well edited and the room isn’t overcrowded. Next to the bed, an elephant shaped statue functions as a tiny night stand. The patterned area rug adds warmth underfoot and style leading up to the bed.

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In this bedroom, a patterned fabric bed frame functions as a work of art. The colorful print blends well with the warm wood accents throughout the rest of the room. Beige and white bedding and curtains echo the look of the bed frame. Scale plays an important role in this room’s design. Because the ceilings are tall, the walls needed to be treated accordingly. The oversize mirror fills the space above the bed better than a regular sized mirror and the large damask pattern on the curtains adds interest to the solid fabric without become too busy.

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Strict symmetry makes a big style statement in this bedroom. The two beds are identical, right down to the arrangement of throw pillows and sunburst mirrors above the beds. The bench between the two beds serves as a nightstand for both, eliminating the need for two pieces of furniture. Warm walls, window treatments, and flooring contrast the dark finish of the traditional-style beds. Handblocked textiles on the beds add unique pattern and interest.

How will you decorate your bedroom this summer? – Cute Beltz

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Curtains | Cute Beltz

The wonderful flow and feel of curtains, these simple pieces do more than just dress the windows. They’re perfect for rounding out a space and finishing a room, but in more ways than just the windows! Wispy chiffon or thick tuile, if you have some extra curtains hiding in the linen closet waiting to be used, we’ve found some wonderful, charming and different ways to use them! Take a peek!

Create a little privacy

It could be a cozy, comfy reading corner. It could be the bay window where you like to sip your morning tea and write out your to-do list for the day. Or it could be your office nook! Use some curtains to cut off the world and create a little privacy. It’s a lighter, softer way to divide a room or space than with doors or folding boards.

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Create a new table

Sometimes curtains can make the most perfect tablecloth or even table runner, depending on the size of a table and fabric. When you just can’t seem to find that most perfect color or print, look to the curtain and use your creativity. You may even save a few bucks in the process!

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Create a bit of cozy

We all love canopy beds, but using ceiling curtains creates something even more magical. It’s whimsical. It’s cozy and at a whole different level of style and design than a classic canopy. Whether it’s your bedroom or your little girls, this is a fun way to utilize some extra sets of sheer curtains.

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Create a little concealment.

For some difference in texture and a unique spin, cover your shelves with curtains. It’s a fun, more feminine way of hiding any clutter! Use this idea in the kitchen, laundry room or even in your wild and crazy craft room! And it’s incredibly easy to DIY and a lot less expensive than installing new cabinets.

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Create a tinge of doggy style.

Have a boring ole black dog create hanging out in the house? Is in an eye sore in the family room or taking up dull space in the kitchen? Well with a bit of DIYing of some leftover curtains or even just laying some down, you can make that crate feel more homey for the pup and more styled for the house! Add some bows, add some ruffles and VOILA! better looking for everyone!

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What are some unexpected ways you would use your curtains?Cute Beltz

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Creative Storage Solutions for Your Home | Cute Beltz

A place for everything: It’s a nice idea, but who has the space? In fact, your home may be full of hidden storage possibilities—you just need to know where to look. Declutter your home and get organized with these storage solutions with ordinary household items used in unexpected ways.

Jewelry Boxes

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Those little boxes are so sturdy and trim that you hate to throw them out. So don’t. Instead, clip them together to create tidy divided storage for pens and pencils, lipsticks, plastic flatware, whatever it is that clutters your drawer.

Glass Organizers

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Decorative glass containers are ideal holdalls for small items in the bathroom, office, or kitchen. They’re the perfect size to store small scoops, tea bags, and muffin cups.

Shower Caddy Gift-Wrap Organization

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Wall-mount a shower caddy for the perfect gift-wrapping center. Store cards and stationery on the shelves. Attach ribbon to a mesh container and hang it from one of the hooks to store pens and pencils. Rest wrapping paper on the bottom shelf and hang scissors from a hook.

Tissue Boxes

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Dispense plastic grocery bags with ease by stuffing empties into an old tissue box stored under the sink; simply pull out one when you need it. For a slimmer solution, try a cardboard paper-towel tube.

Dish-Drying Rack

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Keep coloring books and art supplies organized in a dish-drying rack. Stack the books, like plates, between the prongs. Store markers, crayons, and pencils in the utensil caddy.

Spice Containers

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These squat, clear-topped jars (sold at kitchen supply stores) can keep the loose bits that accumulate on your desktop and in your drawers—stamps, Post-it notes, paper clips, rubber bands, etc., etc., etc.—under control.

Colored Bins

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Assign a colored bin or basket to each family member to hold items they’ll want to grab as they leave the house (keys, permission slips, mail, umbrellas, gloves, etc.).

 What are some ways you use ordinary household items as storage?

 

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