With summer temperatures rising, you have a choice: How will you dress? The impact of your decision escalates around swimming pools and at the beach, where skin is in. Our culture is telling you to bare it all. It hangs a bad reputation on modesty, associating it with frumpy clothes and dated styles. But there’s a different way of understanding modesty and engaging with it in a biblical manner. Beauty is better than a spectacle. There is freedom in restraint. In fact, true modesty is stylish and classy—not to mention God honoring.
It should be no surprise to us that a home overrun by clutter and disorder is unsettling. There is an intrinsic connection between what we see around us in our home and how we feel to be in that space. Melissa Michaels, author of Make Room for What You Love, gives us her best tips on how to love your space.
Don't search for hours when you need your car insurance policy, papers related to taxes or other documents. Put some calm in your life by organizing important information in one household document binder. It will make your life easier and bring frenzied hunts to an end. While putting it together, also create a family emergency escape plan to follow if a disaster strikes.
Presoak to press, doing laundry is hard work. Clean up this dirty job with a pretty, well-organized space that puts everything you need right where you need it—at your fingertips.
Excerpt from La La Lovely: The Art of Finding Beauty in the Everyday by Trina McNeilly
Kid clutter can ruin a house! Yes, we love and adore these little people. However, they can be messy. Manage their mayhem and calm their chaos with these ideas and maybe the living room will be ready when your mother-in-law unexpectedly visits.
Allow your home to be the restorative peaceful space God intended. Clear out all the virtual, physical and mental clutter and replace it with intentional messaging that draws you closer to him. Your house will best serve your family by being a protective, spiritual haven.
With kids spending more playtime indoors during fall and winter, create a dedicated play area in a room or portion of a room.
Overwhelmed with spring-cleaning? Don't know where to start? Turn up your favorite music, grab a bucket of cleaning supplies and follow these tidy tips.
Put more spring in your step with these innovative cleaning tools.
Style smarts and functionality enhance even the most humdrum home work space.
Birthdays, holidays, aniversaries, showers and special events call for packages with pizzazz. Be ready to wrap year-round by keeping supplies on hand and organized in your office, closet or other spot.
Make time and space for God by converting an armoire into a well-planned devotional center with everything you need. Think of it as a mini spiritual retreat—a serene spot where you can focus your thoughts and prayers.
Organize your clothing and accessories with these smart storage solutions for an orderly and beautiful closet space.
Greeting cards are welcome arrivals in mailboxes. Learn how to make your own cards and store them in a handy organizer.
Personalize your home with pleasingly clutter-free photo arrangements showcasing the people you adore.
Store your photos like a pro. There are several ways to do this, but our favorite way keeps it simple.
These three stylish solutions for a smartly designed entryway require little money or time.
Container gardens dazzle with color and life, transforming any space into an echo of Eden.
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